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Little Bean's 9 Month Check Up

By Roni |

Little Bean is a little bean!


My first was a giant. Still is. He’s off the charts in height even though he’s of average height and weight. Little Bean is average height but way below average for weight and head circumference. Doc said all is perfect and he’s following his own growth line just as he should.


Am I the only one that gets nervous at their check ups? I’m always relieved when I get the thumbs up from the doc.

Here’s his growth to date….

  Height Weight Head Circ.
3/24 19.25 in 5.22 lbs 12.5
3/31 20.25 in 5.75 lbs 13
4/15 21.25 in 7.41 lbs 13.5
5/17 23.5 in 10.19 lbs 14.75
7/15 24.88 in 11.10 lbs 15.67
9/20 26.75 in 14.22 lbs 16.5
12/21 28 in 17.63 lbs 17

This was taken on his 9 month birthday. The little bugger is always on the go…

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8 thoughts on “Little Bean's 9 Month Check Up

  1. Lissa says:

    Yay Bean! At my daughter’s 1-yr appt yesterday — she was only 19 lbs 2 oz and 28.25 inches tall – a peanut in the 20th percentile (where she has been since she was 3 mths old–previously in the 5th and 10th at birth and up til 3 mths) — so I try to take it as just a point of reference and not the be-all end-all but it’s hard when I hear other parents talking about their kids’ sizes and mine is just tiny. The good thing is,she can wear clothes a looooot longer than most kids!

    1. Roni says:

      @Lissa – That is a TOTAL plus. I love that we can still get him into some 6 months stuff that I love!

  2. Amanda says:

    Both my babies were 20lbs by 4 months! I’ve still got one who is a giant, but my “baby” is now just tall and skinny like is daddy(lame). He is so cute! I could just squeeze him!!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    My daughter’s 9 month checkup is next week and I’m nervous! She has always been average to above-average in height but below in weight. Our Dr. says to focus on her growth curve, which is a normal one for a breastfed baby. I still can’t help but to worry… I guess that’s because I’m her mom and it’s what I do.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    What a cutie.

  5. Kali says:

    He’s adorable!

    And I’m happy to hear that your doctor is cool with his own growth plan. I have a gigantic kid, off the charts in height, weight, and with a giant noggin to boot. His doctor is always on my case that he’s not “average” well nobody told J that he was supposed to be following a preset plan.

  6. Susan says:

    So cute! My now-8 year old daughter weighed 19 pounds at age 2;-). Really. She was 5 pounds /18 inches when she was born, full-term. My friends all had these honking babies but … Little is adorable. Today she is petite but not unusually so. Our pediatrician gave us similar advice – she said that Allison was growing on a nice curve and not to worry. So we didn’t :-) .

    He is perfect! :-)

  7. Koreen says:

    Roni I’m always nervous. Always asking my husband before we go in, “Do you think he’s alright?”. Then when I get the all clear I feel so much better. I attribute it to the fact that he’s a late pre-term baby, like your bean he came a month early. Thankfully he’s doing better with his weight and height. Managed to get to 17.3lbs at his 4month appointment.

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