Thursday, May 15, 2008


Before I had kids, I never understood what all the percentile talk was about. Now that I have two kids of my own I find myself talking percentiles with the rest of them. Alyssa had her 2 year old appointment today she got her last HEP A shot, and here are Alyssa's Stats and then I will explain the percentile:
Inches: 35 1/2 (90% percentile)
Pounds: 30 lbs. 11oz. (90% percentile)
Head: 48 CM (95% percentile)

OK so if you are in the 90th percentile that means that 90% of 2 year old girls are shorter than Alyssa's height and 90% of 2 year old girls weigh less than Alyssa and 95% of 2 year old girls heads are smaller around than Alyssa's. And 10% of 2 year old girls are taller and weigh more than her, and 5% have a larger head around than her.
It's crazy, I know!


Anonymous said...

All my group, except Margo, were 100% or better - they were all sooo tall. Margo was average if I remember correctly. She didn't hit 50# until 1st grade whereas the other 5 where at that weight at age 4. We are having Emma's (Nora's oldest) 7th birthday party on Saturday. I'll try to remember to take photos and Margo is lined up to help me create my own blog site. -- Viki (the Aunt variety)

Chad and Kristen said...

Oh good!!!! I can't believe she is going to be 7!! Isn't that funny.... This is Alyssa's first appointment where she isnt off the charts for her height and weight. In fact she hasnt gained any weight since she was 9 months old. Crazy!!!!

Carmen (Cholico) Lynch said...

I'm glad both of my kids are in the 90th pertile of there height and weight. It stinks being short sometimes! I'm jealous of all of you long legged ladies!

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