What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

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Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by paljane8 » Tue Nov 25, 2003 09:35 am

I agree! Our dr. asked us to start Janie but we have to use a cereal plunger because she can't get the food to the back of her mouth yet. But, she is progressing and I bet she will be using the spoon soon. (Luckily I have older ones to employ for the job [:D])

Nancy-35
dh-34
ds-8yrs
dd-7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
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Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by catherine » Mon Nov 24, 2003 09:31 am

Nancy, I'm waiting until she snatches my toast out of my hand![;)] Seriously, I prefer to wait until the last possible minute. I have a history of exzema and allergies and the girls have the exzema too. I feel that the longer I delay exposure to food allergens the better. It's also so much easier when the kid really wants to eat the food and can play with the spoon. I learned that with Lucy. Finn (1st time mommie etc.) I couldn't wait to try him and it was so messy and sloppy etc. As a result, I always skip the rice cereal and start them on a mixture of oatmeal cereal and apple sauce. Our first pediatrican recommended that, he claimed that rice cereal was cruel and unusual punishment and after my first taste I agreed with him. I'll try and hang on for another month then go for it.

Catherine (37)
DH, Dave (40)
Finn (6)
Lucy (2)
Chloe (7/2/03)

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by paljane8 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 07:25 am

Wow, Catherine! That is fantastic! Way to go Chloe! Are you starting her on rice cereal yet?

Nancy-35
dh-34
ds-8yrs
dd-7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by catherine » Tue Nov 18, 2003 07:32 am

Chloe this time!!!! Went for her four month check up and was offically pronounced "BORINGLY HEALTHY". Got to love that!!!! 50%, and a huge 13 lb 4 oz for a baby that started life at 5 lb 5 oz. I'm feeling like a jersey cow right now....full fat!

BTW, don't know if everyone knows but there are vaccine formulations out there that combine DPT, Hib and Polio in one. Yup just three shots instead of five. Got to love that! The clinic told me that the state was providing so it wasn't being charged to insurance. Surprisingly evolved for my "banana republic" state.

Catherine (37)
DH, Dave (40)
Finn (6)
Lucy (2)
Chloe (7/2/03)

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by tgenco » Wed Nov 12, 2003 09:49 am

Catherine,
My daughter also had a big head and stayed larger, still is. The reason for consern is that it could be a sign of cancer, or tumors. That is what the pediatrician told me. They wanted to do a mri and since she was an infant she would have to be put to sleep to stay still.
The good news is it was nothing and ALOT of babies born of csections have larger than normal heads for their size, because they dont get the advantage of being squeezed through the birth cannal!
Tonia

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by kathyc » Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:26 am

Hey Catherine-

I've read that most big-time movie stars and politicians and othe celebrity-types have larger-than-average heads...supposedly makes them appear more charasmatic (and intelligent). Maybe your little "maniac" will be President someday...or the next Julia Roberts![8D]

Kathy (35)
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Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by mada » Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:48 am

Oh Absolutley it's their job to make sure everything is okay and right!! I just meant that a lot of times, we get so worried about the worst possible senario and everything turns out to be okay[:D] It's great to have a doc on the look out!!

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by season » Wed Oct 15, 2003 09:42 am

It's a pediatrician's job to lok for possible problems; that's why we take our childrne in for well baby/child checks. A big head, in general, is not a concern. But, head growth that increases drastically, out of porportion to the amount the body has grown is worth watching as it can mean nothing or it can mean a problem such a hydrocephalus (sp?.)

When ds was a few months old his pediatrician had us do a cranial U/S (can be done as long as there's still a soft spot) because his head was growing so much more than his body. Fortunately everything was fine, ds just has a dispraportionately largee head (5th percentile for height and weight, 75th for head.)

SueAnn
dh Kwame
ds Ezekiel 1/2/02 (34wks due to pre-e)

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by mada » Wed Oct 15, 2003 06:48 am

Pediatrtions tend to make people "freak out" over nothing. It happend to me too. My doc told me that Ben had grew so much in a 4 month period that she wanted to check his thyroid and he might have hypothyroidism!! I was like What!!!!! Aren't tots from 1-3 suppose to grow like weeds?? He is fine happy to say..so don't stress it I am sure Lucy is fine[:)]

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.

Re : What the heck is wrong with having a big head ?

Post by taras mom » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:42 am

I like the big-brain explanation! Seriously, everyone is proportioned differently, so it's reasonable to expect that they would cross percentiles now and then. I can understand your concern, but I bet your little maniac will be just right next time they measure her.

Tara Mairichi
12/7-12/9, 2002
My little angel

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