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Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 3:18am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

My PA dd has never reached the growth chart. She has always been at "negative" 10 percent. She was born nine weeks early. She is now 6 and weighs only 31 pounds. I don't cringe anymore when people call her a little "peanut!"

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 3:27am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

both cubs PA
oldest (8): last weight 105 lbs. over 5 foot tall.
youngest (4 in October): last weight 42lbs. tall for age, but the "runt" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 3:45am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

of my two pa girls....the 7 yr old looks "solid" to me this year but is still wearing size 6 pants from old navy...so she can't really be all that solid. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] i think i compare her, build-wise, to her younger pa sister who just turned 5 over last weekend and is a delicate looking, thin child. the 7 yr old is very athletic and much more muscular than her younger sister. i wouldn't say either is dramatically larger or smaller than the norm for their age. i do think the fact that they cannot eat most candies (particularly chocolates) and do not consume any bakery products at all contributes to the fact that they stay so fit looking. i was a very thin child and always one of the thinnest girls in high school, college and beyond. however, after having four pregnancies (two sets of twins included), i turned into one of those people with "weight issues." after being on atkins for the last 3 or 4 months and consuming almost no carbs at all, i have found myself back down to almost my prepregnancy, college days weight! thank God! i have lost a little over 30 lbs now. yeah!!! it is so wonderful to see my waist again. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] my birdlegs are back! it's wonderful. but...i will never again think i'm immune to weightgain (like i used to feel). it happened to me and i used to be thinnest person around. i'm not ever letting my guard down again because i know it will sneak back on my 37 yr old, allergic-to- exercise fanny again REAL quick if i do. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
back to the original question....my pa kids do seem "fit" as compared to their peer group. i think pa has a lot to do with it. their junk food list is drastically whittled down to just a few things. lots of times they forego snacks altogether because they've tired of the limited things they can have. bryce always says she doesn't understand why they have to eat a snack at school anyway since they are all still full from lunch. she no longer eats even her own snack while the class has theirs. she just busies herself with something else. i wish i had her willpower. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 4:04am
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Anna Marie, this has always been an interesting discussion to me (I've seen it in the picky eaters thread, etc.).
My PA son is underweight. He weighs 52 pounds and is just 4' tall. My non-PA daughter, 21 months younger than him weighs at least 60 pounds and is just one inch shorter than him.
Jesse is a picky eater and I have discussed here on the board whether he is a picky eater because he simply is or because he is psychologically afraid of trying new foods (my daughter will try any new food once, Jesse will not).
Then, there's the gene thing. If you look at Jesse, he is built EXACTLY like his Father. His Father still only weighs 148 pounds and has for all of his adult life, except for some times when he's dropped even lower. He would be 5'10".
Me, on the other hand, I weigh exactly the same as my DH even though I'm only 5'-5-1/2".
So, sometimes when I look at the two kids, I think that Jesse simply takes after Dad and whereas Ember certainly isn't overweight (and I would be considered by some [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) , she's built more like me, or say her Aunt on her Father's side.
As I said, this has always been a really interesting discussion to me because I can't figure out if Jesse is underweight because he's a picky eater and if he's a picky eater because he's PA or he would have been one regardless or if he's just going to be built like Dad.
I haven't had him done on that chart thing that they do at the doctor's office in quite some time but I know that he was in the low percentile, meaning 60% of children his age weighed more than he did at the time we had it done (this was at least two years ago).
I can't believe I didn't post on the board for more than a week and no one was concerned! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
My computer monitor decided to finally die rather than fall asleep after a power outage and I just had it replaced and also got a printer (finally you all sigh [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) only to find that now my D drive isn't working. But hey, at least I have my internet access back!
Great question! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 4:13am
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by deegann (edited March 15, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 5:24am
StaceyK's picture
Joined: 05/06/2003 - 09:00

I find it interesting that so many people have reported one or more family member who is naturally thin. I wonder what that means - if anything?

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 5:38am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

My PA son is underweight. In fact isn't even on the scales for his age. He is 24 lbs and is 28 months. He was 9 lbs when he was born, but around 8 months he started to level off and slowly decrease from there.
He has been tested for other allergies, diabetes, grow disorders etc and everything was negative. I am smaller and 5'3" and my husband is stocky, and 5'7". The dr has simply chalked it up to genetics and told us not to expect to have a center on the basketball team. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 5:45am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by sport:
[b]My pa daughter is right on target, but my pa son is a bit underweight. I think it may be bacause he is not still for more than 60 seconds. He really does eat a lot for a little fellow his size.[/b]
That is my son to a tee. Not hyper active/ADD, but constantly on the run, loves to tumble, loves to play, loves to "wrestle" with his dad, add to that not a great sleeper. Always up at the crack of dawn ready to go.

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 5:54am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

I don't think that it is lack of social eating...we often eat out with our son, have family parties etc, but it is hit or miss with him. He will eat on average 2 waffles and fruit for breakfast, about a half of a sandwich, veggies, and treat for lunch, 2 small snacks, and often pushes away dinner. Add to that, we don't give him juice any longer, but only milk and water..about 24 oz a day (mostly milk, sometimes with chocolate or flavored syrup).
It is funny that you ask about the over active metabolism...I am preggo now, and recently was told that I had a hyperactive thyroid. Upon further testing, it was determined that I was not clinically hyperactive, but that I had simply a fast metabolism. I am not underweight, but I am of a medium build/bordering on smaller build.

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 5:57am
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Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

I can relate to the skinny gene thing right now I have been working to gain 10 pounds for about 6 months now, my pa son seems to be the same way



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