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Saturday, September 1, 2012

More Details from Last Week's Appointment

We got a summary in the mail from Belalu's appointments last week. They used the AH growth charts for her.

Weight: 18lbs 13oz = 35th percentile
Length 25 inches = less than 3rd percentile
Weight for Length = 90th percentile
Head Circumference the letter says 19in (it's actually 18.75) = 1 standard deviation above 100th percentile

For the PT appoint, they looked at tone, motor patterns and fine and gross motor skills, using the Infanib and Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (2nd edition). Her total Infanib score was 92. For a one-year old, any score above an 82 is considered within the "normal" range. She had appropriate responses for all items except: greater hip abduction "than we might expect," very minimal foot grasp and is not yet showing backwards protective responses. "These last two are likely relation to not yet walking independently." It said the increased hip range "is related to her mild low tone." No mention made of her hypochondroplasia and how that is affecting her tone and flexibility.

On the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, she was actually above her age range in some areas:
Stationary and Grasping at 14 months and Object Manipulation at 13 months. She was 12 months for Visual Motor Integration and 11 months for Locomotion, which are both considered "average" scores for her age.

Showing Off that Increased Hip Range :)
Her overall gross motor quotient was 100 and her fine motor quotient was 106. Any motor quotient score between 90-110 is considered average.

It was overall a pretty uneventful day, which is good compared to the last few visits there. I still need to schedule her one year well-check visit with her regular ped at the hospital in town. I keep forgetting since we've had so many Dr.s' appointments in the past few months.


  1. Everything sounds great! She is so cute!

    LH is so used to all these doctor appointments, he just lays on the table now. Even at the dentist, he just layed there without moving.

  2. Firstly, I think she is doing amazingly well!!!!

    Dr Pauli will tell you to always use the wight for lengths charts for achon - otherwise you will always have her on the 95th :-))) and may worry about over-feeding her, which you are not...
    I love these doctors... They never quite state the obvious, I wonder why Fi and Belau aren't walking yet... Hmmm, could it be some kind of a mechanical challenge... Might it be harder to walk if there is 4 SD difference between the size of your head and your height... Or their really obviously loose ligaments... Bless...

  3. Look at Belalu!!! What a beauty! It sounds like she is doing well! It's so hard to keep track of all the Dr. appointments! LOL