Friday, October 10, 2008

2 Year Stats!

OK, so I missed posting yesterday. Working 5 out of 6 overnight shifts put me into pure exhaustion!

Maggie and Molly had their 2 year physical yesterday. And the verdict is:

Weight: 26 pounds (40%)
Height: 35.5 inches (85%)
Tall and skinny

Weight: 22 pounds, 11 ounces (50% on the DS chart)
Height: 31 inches (30% on the DS chart)
Perfectly proportioned. If you are interested, her height and weight do not even measure on the "typical" growth chart.

Compared with normal standards for children without Down syndrome, growth rates of children with Down syndrome are reduced by 20% between ages 3 and 36 months, by 5 to 10% in childhood, and by 27% (girls) and 50% (boys) during adolescence. Reduction in lower segment length (pubis to floor) appears to be the major contributor to the decreased growth seen in children with Down syndrome. Average adult heights are 145 cm/4 feet 9 inches in women and 152.5cm/5 feet in men.

This is going to be so fun watching my very "untypical" twins grow (in the literal sense) up together. Maggie will probably be 5'9" and Molly will be 4'9"--too cute!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Your girls are so darn adorable!!