Clarification and New Info
Having said that - and we truly mean it - we have some rebuttals and commentary on the comments! :)
Cait responds to the comments from yesterday: I'm not at all worried about Natalie's size. I know she's healthy, and I actually adore her chub. I'm not even that terribly worried about the ped saying something next week. We're good at ignoring the information/opinions we don't need. I just like to go in prepared. And it does annoy me a little when people focus so much on her size.
Jen created these charts today (thanks, Trista!), which actually make me think they probably won't say anything.
Her height hasn't really changed in proportion to her weight--I just thought she'd been in a higher band for height than she had been--and she's following a lovely curve.
Jen adds: I think yesterday's post was at least in part an outlet for some stress that had nothing to do with Natalie. We all had a bit of a frantic day yesterday starting with the 7 am doctor's appointment (and as an aside to my aside, who in their right mind makes a baby's appointment at 7 am? Me, that's who, but the right-mindedness is quite debatable. Getting us out the door to an office that is 15 minutes away without traffic was ludicrous - but we were only 4 minutes late!) and things went a bit haywire at each of our jobs, such that Cait went in with Natalie on her day off and I ended up going over to help after my school let out. So instead of worrying about the crisis (now resolved) at Cait's school which was the real problem, we got anxious about Natalie's height curve slipping. Which, when we look at the chart, it really didn't. I knew it seemed crazy that her height would suddenly be so out of sync with her weight, when her general appearance hasn't changed, but I couldn't remember the name or address of the growth chart website (and didn't have time to engage in major Googling, since my work stress just continued today). Trista was on our wavelength, though, and inadvertently did the research for me! I tell you, girl, you're a born librarian!
And now we're off to pack for another trip. We're off this weekend to see Natalie's grandma - another four generation gathering in the rust belt. Whee!
P.S. If you want to use the growth charts yourself, they're over here.