Here are Allie's measurements:
Weight - 24.6 pounds (below the 5th percent)
Height - 34 inches (below the 5th percent)
Head circumference - 45.5 cm (below the 5th percent)
You got it, Allie is off the chart for everything!.
To give you a better perspective, here are a couple pictures I took this morning. I was going through Allie's old cloths to donate them and I had this idea of trying a pair or two on her.....here is what I discovered.
Here is a cute little outfit that Allie used to wear (a long time ago)
Here is Allie in this outfit TODAY - 33 months old - almost the big age of 3................. Don't forget this outfit is the size 6 MONTHS!
I also pulled out a 12 month pair of shorts thinking they would fit but probably bit too short. Here is what she looked like in them.....
Allie showing us how big she is!
I see Allie everyday and I know she's tiny but until I get her next to other kids her age, I forget how tiny she really is. A couple weekends ago, we went back home for our niece, Bella's first birthday party. My friend Brooke was there with her family and she has a 14 months old. Here is a picture of Reese (14 months) and Allie (33 months).
I don't know what my intentions are for showing you how small Allie is but posting this and sharing it with everyone is "proof" to ME that Allie needs to grow!!! Sometimes seeing it in black and white is a reality check and for some reason I had the urge to try 6 & 12 month cloths on Allie. I know deep down I was praying that I couldn't even get the cloths on Allie, but unfortunately that wasn't the case.
So today - I am reassured that my goal is to start getting MORE food into Allie so she grows. I spoke to our Dietician this morning for 2 hours discussing what we can do to increase Allie's free water fluid intake (she currently receives 24 oz of fluid a day and she needs 38 oz). Her free water fluid intake consists of Neocate Jr, E028 Splash, a homemade blenderized diet and water. Upping her intake by 14 oz a day is huge and honestly I highly doubt we can do it without excessive vomiting. Allie has been vomit free for a little over 2 weeks and it sure is nice - for all of us, especially Allie.
We will start slowly and try increasing Allie's fluid intake and pray for no vomiting. As a mother - I hate being the one who pushes her too far and she vomits - it's just not fair for her.
Remember.....Allie may be small but she has a lot of spunk in her and she is one strong little girl!