Friday, May 7, 2010

Little H

Henderson had his 2 year check up yesterday and he looks GREAT -

except for one thing.

The one thing we've been through the gammot and back with Wilson - he's TINY!!!!! He weighed 24 lbs, which was about 7th percentile, and I can't remember his height, but it was in the 20th percentile. Our doctor said he looks fantastic - he's reaching all his milestones ahead of time and is a very smart little boy. Our doctor has suggested we go through the plethora of tests that we did on Wilson - CBC (blood work), liver function, thyroid function, sweat test to check for Cystic Fibrosis, Celiac Disease Test, etc. In my heart and mind, I KNOW he's fine - he's happy, healthy, has no issues, but he's just TINY. If you've followed my blog for long, you know that we went through all this with Wilson - he was (and is) still very tiny (27 lbs at 3 1/2 years old), but Wilson has never been a good eater - NEVER - not even as a tiny baby. We searched and searched for a reason why he wouldn't eat and everything came back negative. So we just accepted that he takes after his mama and is very small. He has HUGE strides in the last year and actually eats like a normal 3 year old now, but is still VERY small.

Henderson on the other hand eats GREAT - his teacher at school often comments on how he eats all morning long. He eats good food and has no issues. So why is he still so little? Yes, I am very small, but their daddy is VERY tall - 6'4" (really closer to 6'5"). I joked with the doctor that it's about time daddy's genes start kicking in!!!!

Part of me just wants to hold onto the fact that I REALLY think he's just fine, but then there's the big "WHAT IF". What if there is something going on and I don't have him tested now? So, we will commence with putting Henderson through the rigors of drawing blood and sweat tests and whatever else is needed. And pray that God's Will be done, whatever plans he has for Henderson are perfect.

God is good.

5 comments:

Ford Family said...

your kids are like my Davis--tiny, Davis will be 4 the end of august and is a whopping 29 lbs..eats nothing. & when I say nothing, I mean nothing that doesn't contain SUGAR..scares me to death, hopefully one day the boy will grow to love healthy stuff like his big sister!! : )

Eric and Amanda said...

Reagan is small...28 pounds and already 3. Her pediatrician always tells me her low percentiles, but never has mentioned it being a problem! A mother's intuition is so strong...if you feel he is fine, he likely is! But peace of mind is always good, too!
I think there are SO many overweight children these days that thin, healthy ones stick out like sore thumbs on medical charts! Keep up the great work of feeding your kids a wide variety of healthy foods, mostly fruits and veggies and it will all turn out fine!!!

Dana and Chris Sheheane said...

We are the same way kelly and i'm so glad to read wilson went through this and is fine and now you feel that way with henderson. Wells is going to be 2 in august and he is 22 pounds. TINY! He does eat great too so who knows. i'll keep in touch with you and i'm sure i'll have questions! :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Since Wilson is small too, I think Henderson is just going to be like his brother. Your Mommy Heart will tell you when he needs to go. Trust your instincts! As always, precious children!

Leigh Collins said...

Everytime I hear you talk about your boys being so small and all of the "tests" and worry you've been through, I am just totally baffled. Both of our girls are not even on the growth chart - Anna is 3 and weighs 23 lbs (less than H and older) and MM was exactly the same at the same age. She only weighs about 33 lbs at 5 1/2! Our doctors (including Anna's pediatric cardiologist)have never thought anything about it and never even suggested that there is a problem much less run tests! He says he thinks they are fine since I am small. And you and Will and Sam and I are almost identical sizes! CRAZINESS! Oh well, I agree with Amanda on this one! I mean, you do have a license in this area, for Heaven's sake!!!I think you do just fine feeding/offering healthy food!

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