AppleBlossom Less than 1st Percentile

In previous posts, you may have heard minute mention about my daughter AppleBlossom being small. Well today we went to see an Endocrinologist. Our pediatrician said, it was not “absolutely necessary” at this point, but might be a good starting point to see why she is so small. Her height is fine with an average mama and above average father (according to the endocrinologist) at 30 inches, she’s growing there fine, I believe that is now the 25th percentile, when she had been steady at the 10th. Not a problem, just fine and neat. It is her weight that is in question. Up until about 12 months she was right on proportionally, but then she lost weight, and has since then not really gained any back. No it was not when she started walking and no it was not when she changed from 100% breast milk to some whole milk. . .

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Winter Clothes???

It’s cold. Really cold. What am I suppose to dress AppleBlossom in? The rental house we’re in has gas heat, so we’re keeping it low and have a few little electric space heaters to save some money. It works, but it’s still cold in whatever area the space heater is not. I’m good with long johns, long sleeves, sweater, jeans whatever, but what about my daughter? I know the whole layers bit, but what kind of layers? Today she is in a onsie, fleece pants, and a fleece shirt set. But that’s the only one of those I have in her current size. Right now she’s wearing some 12 months, some clothing her torso is toward an 18 month size, but her legs are definitely still in the 12 month size. I’m not sure what the onsie is she’s wearing today, but one she wore last week was a Carter’s. . .

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