B has never been on the weight growth chart. In height, he has always been between 5th and 10th. I never even knew where Mattie was on the growth chart because her pedi didn't ever really worry about it. We had to switch dr. because we moved, and the one that we switched to came highly recommended by several people.
She focuses on that damn chart like its the only indicator of how a child is doing. I have really liked her for the most part. We get in fast when the kids are sick. I always just blow it off. Well, in April (I think) she wanted us to have some test run on him to make sure there wasn't a medical reason why he is so small. They did a urine test, blood work, and a chest x-ray. I didn't really want to do it, but dh and I talked about it and thought that it was better to make sure. All the test came back normal. Dh and I were happy, and I was hoping she would just chalk it up to genetics and leave it be. I would like to point out that I am 5'2, and dh is 5'7. We are not big people, and really there are not big people in our families.
Well, she didn't leave it be. At his 15 month appointment a few weeks ago, she started in again. She wants us to take him to Children's Hospital to see a growth specialist. She thinks it would be good to get him on a growth hormone plan. Then she backed this up with saying, "If he was a girl, he would be just small and cute. Since he is a boy, you are going to want him to play sports and a few more inches would be good."
Um, if I had wanted my kids to play professional sports I would have found a man that is A LOT taller than my husband. Sports are not a high priority. So, I have switched dr. Now, my dh has been thinking about it and wants to go ahead and take him to get checked out. There is nothing wrong with him. He does everything on her stupid development checklist. I am so frustrated. It makes me feel like it's my fault because I bf him. DD was formula fed, and she wasn't this small. I guess if the new dr thinks this is an issue then maybe we will take him.
Sorry so long. Thanks for reading it if you got this far.