Today was Hannah's 9 month well check-up and I was stunned to see that she was in the 75th percentile for height (28 inches) but only in the 25th percentile for weight (17 lbs. 5 oz.)! Christopher and Sarah have NEVER been below the 70th percentile in either category, with the exception of Christopher who was briefly in the 50th percentile for weight when he was 2 weeks old. He has more than compensated for that little dip ever since. For fun, here are the comparative weights and heights of all 3 kids at their 9 month check-ups:
Hannah - 17 lbs. 5 oz. (25%); 28 in. (75%)
Sarah - 21 lbs. 11 oz. (75%); 29 in. (90%)
Christopher - 21 lbs. 13 oz. (75%); 30 in. (94%)
After the doctor saw the shocked look on my face upon hearing "25th percentile", she assured me that it is normal to see a dip in the growth curve around this age due to increasing physical activity. I said, "Yes, but that just never happened with my other two!" I'm not worried at all because Hannah is as healthy as a horse and I must say that she is delightfully easy to carry around on my hip.
The next couple of videos will display her increasing physical activity. The first video is a cute one of her playing peek-a-boo with a blanket (endless entertainment) and the second video shows her moving around the floor with her newest abilities of pulling herself forward from sitting to semi-crawling and then scooting backwards until she is sitting upright again.
The second video is a bit longer and perhaps a bit boring for those of you who don't find the giddy excitement over a baby's milestones. Even though this is our 3rd child, we still gush over every little new ability of Hannah's as if we'd never seen it before.