I've always been very good about not comparing my baby boy to anyone else or worrying about him being on track as far as milestones or growth, he's healthy and happy and always within the milestones goals just right. He's always measured on the short side at his ped appointments (like 3rd percentile!) but they're always like, he's growing perfectly, nothing to worry about, these measurements aren't always right etc, so I haven't worried. My husband jokes about him being short because my whole family and I are pretty petite, and didn't like us calling him a "peanut", but obviously loves him unconditionally! Anyway, we took him to the daycare where he'll be starting soon just to get him aquatinted and play and to meet the teachers, and since he hasn't really had play dates since he was a few months old (our family was childcare up until now), this was the first side by side comparison we've seen to him and others his age and we were both left feeling a little surprised and wondering if everything is okay. Like I said, HATE the comparison game, but he was closer in size to the 6 month old babies than the 12-14 month old babies there and he's going to be turning 1 in a couple of weeks!! He wasn't a preemie, born 10 days before due date at 6 lbs 5 oz, and increasing steadily since then. No illnesses, never even a fever until his most recent cold last week. Breastfed and still breastfeeding and solids. I think we are both kind of sad and trying not to be concerned that (as first time parents) have we given him enough milk? Food? Is he growing?? Is he developing properly?
Anyone else have lil shorties?? It was kind of shocking to have the staff ask if he was 6 months old. People who are around babies for a living everyday. When we go out with him people often are way off with their estimates of his age but again, never thought much of it til now.
Just looking for a little support and reassurance I guess. His 12 mo checkup is in a couple weeks so we'll obviously run it by the doc too.