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Old 02-01-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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Interesting question, I'd be interested in the other spectrum too, those who have been on the higher end, did your kids end up tall or level off?

My daughter is in the 99th percentile for height so I'm curious where she'll end up. Mom is short (5'2), while I'm 5'10.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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Interesting question, I'd be interested in the other spectrum too, those who have been on the higher end, did your kids end up tall or level off?

My daughter is in the 99th percentile for height so I'm curious where she'll end up. Mom is short (5'2), while I'm 5'10.
My oldest daughter was always in the 95th percentile for height. She got her period when she was 11, and her growth has slowed down quite a bit. She's now in the 77th percentile for height at age 13.

My younger daughter was in the 50th percentile for height when she was six months, then she dropped suddenly to the 3rd percentile and has remained there ever since. I think they measured wrong at six months, because she was always small for her age. She's 10 and not showing any signs of puberty yet, so maybe she'll continue to grow for a while...she's 4'3" right now and very aware that most other kids her age are much taller.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Interesting question, I'd be interested in the other spectrum too, those who have been on the higher end, did your kids end up tall or level off?

My daughter is in the 99th percentile for height so I'm curious where she'll end up. Mom is short (5'2), while I'm 5'10.
My daughter just turned 12 and is about 5'3." She's the tallest girl in her class and with just the very beginning signs of puberty we expect her to grow quite a bit more. She has always been around the 95% to 99% in height and has hugged that curve her whole childhood, although we've struggled with keeping her weight on the chart in the last few years. She's very thin. It seems to me that girls are more consistent than boys but who knows.
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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My daughter just turned 12 and is about 5'3." She's the tallest girl in her class and with just the very beginning signs of puberty we expect her to grow quite a bit more. She has always been around the 95% to 99% in height and has hugged that curve her whole childhood, although we've struggled with keeping her weight on the chart in the last few years. She's very thin. It seems to me that girls are more consistent than boys but who knows.
My 13 year old was at the 16th % for weight and the 3rd for height (4'8"). She was devastated! Since she hadn't started her period, I knew she'd grow some more and tried to reassure her.

At 14, she was 13th for weight and 5th for height, having grown 3 inches that year. She got her period at about 14 1/2. By graduation, she was at the 10th for height, 5'1". I don't remember her weight.

She was just a late bloomer.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:20 PM
 
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Interesting question, I'd be interested in the other spectrum too, those who have been on the higher end, did your kids end up tall or level off?
That describes my daughter! From birth, she has been 95th %ile and above in height. She has always been mistaken for a much older child. She recently turned 12 and is 5'6 (compared to her almost 14yo brother who is a good 5 inches shorter at least). I don't know if she'll keep up on the chart for height, but so far she has. Most people think she's around 15.

My husband, at 6', is the tallest in his family by far (all the other men in the family are 5'6 or 5'7, his mom is less than 5'). I, at 5'8, am pretty short for my side of the family (all my girl cousins are 6', my brother is 6'8, we have many very tall men in our family). We may end up with a very short son, a medium-tall son, and a very tall daughter. Or maybe they'll all be short. Or tall. Who knows?
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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Thanks everyone, for the continued responses. Although we've had almost every test imaginable, one thing the Pediatric Gastroenterologist suggested is a food study for potential lactose issues. So we're going to try an elimination diet and see if that helps w/ the symptoms. I suppose the next step would be to do the same for glutens (even though he's had two negative celiac tests, I suppose he could have some type of gluten allergy or intolerance).
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Thanks everyone, for the continued responses. Although we've had almost every test imaginable, one thing the Pediatric Gastroenterologist suggested is a food study for potential lactose issues. So we're going to try an elimination diet and see if that helps w/ the symptoms. I suppose the next step would be to do the same for glutens (even though he's had two negative celiac tests, I suppose he could have some type of gluten allergy or intolerance).
Do follow the advice of your physician on all this testing. I have a friend with celiac, and she says she can't understand why anyone would WANT to eliminate gluten from their diet. It makes eating difficult.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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Thanks everyone, for the continued responses. Although we've had almost every test imaginable, one thing the Pediatric Gastroenterologist suggested is a food study for potential lactose issues. So we're going to try an elimination diet and see if that helps w/ the symptoms. I suppose the next step would be to do the same for glutens (even though he's had two negative celiac tests, I suppose he could have some type of gluten allergy or intolerance).
By chance are his fingernails/thumbnails abnormal?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Growing up the doctors all said that I would be very short and small because I was in the 30th percentile for height and the 15th for weight. By 14 I was average height but still very low in weight. I hit a monster growth spurt from 17-18 or so and I reached my adult height of just under 6'4, but I was very skinny, around 150 lbs. During my early 20s I bulked up a bit to my current size, about 220 lbs. Being a late bloomer runs in my family, though, so it was somewhat expected.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:11 PM
 
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By chance are his fingernails/thumbnails abnormal?
No, I don't think so. They seem normal.
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