22 hours ago
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
My son James turned 3 years old recently. At his checkup, the doctor said he was 40 squared--40 inches tall and 40 pounds. Not only is he in the 95th percentile for height and weight, but when they calculated his body mass index, he is technically overweight. What??? I know childhood obesity is a serious issue, let's use some common sense, please, and not scare parents by measuring their toddlers' BMI! As these pictures show, he's just got some baby fat left. My older son, Ethan, was technically overweight when he was 3 years old, and then he thinned out and now looks like a string bean. The baby fat phase goes fast, so I wanted to capture what's left on James on film and submit to "Weekly Winners." For information, click http://sarcasticmom.com/?page_id=137.
I especially love the chub on his legs and hands.
Posted by Cathy at 12:34 PM