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I am growing string beans

This may be hard to believe, but Simone is actually in the lower half of four-year-olds in terms of weight percentile.

And in the 80th percentile for height.

(April is the same height and smack on the 50th percentile of weight.)

This information brought to you as a side effect of yet another doctor visit, as Simone is also now sporting a double ear infection. I am strangely glad she has decided to get it all over with at once, as this is the third doctor visit in, um, four weeks I think? It's all getting kind of hazy. Maybe it's the string for 2 a.m. wake-ups that's affecting my cognition. And thus the only logical conclusion I can really draw from any of this is that it's a good thing we never switched away from whole milk. Also: more ice cream for everybody. That's always a good conclusion to reach, yes?

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I called Frank snake hips in the year before kindergarten. He wasn't tall, but he was really skinny . . . for a while.
Whole milk = more calories per volume. Lots of kid nutrition experts recommend switching to 2% milk around age 3 or 4 as a general rule -- this is what the preschool I used to work at did, in fact. And on the flip side, I often see switching back to whole milk recommended for underweight toddlers and preschoolers. (My kids are not underweight, just skinny.)
So far, I've had 3 kids get to their 2-year checkups and be in a much higher percentile for height than for weight (Neil was something like 90th for height and 30th for weight), and both pediatricians have reminded me to switch to 2% milk. I pointed out that the kids seemed rather on the skinny side, but they still said 2% milk and couldn't give me a reason why.