Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2 month appt stats + something to worry about

Height - 22.44 inches aka 57 cm
Weight - 12.103 lbs aka 5.49 kg
HC - 15.04 inches aka 38.2 cm

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Based on the data you submitted, your child falls into the following percentiles:
Length = between percentile 25 and 50
Weight = between percentile 50 and 75
Head Circumference = between percentile 10 and 25

DR said she was looking good, healthy and alert but he had one concern.

He said that her fontanel was about the size of his fingertip and that that was really small for her only being 2 months old.

He said that we needed to monitor it and if it appears to get smaller than a fingertip that we should come back in. But that he did not want to x-ray her at this point and expose her to radiation since it is still open albeit small.

I really didn't understand what this could mean but I googled it as soon as I got home and found:


Cranial deformity produced when the bones of the skull fuse too early. Pressure from the growing brain normally causes the skull bones to grow along the seams (cranial sutures) between them. If all the sutures fuse early, the head remains abnormally small, which can cause intellectual disability or blindness. If only one or some fuse early, the skull grows in other directions and becomes deformed. Surgery in the first two years to keep the sutures open longer minimizes these complications.

And now I am feeling extremely concerned and freaked out...