Thursday, January 15, 2009

Who's the Big Brother?

Coming home from Blake's pediatrician visit, I had his latest stats: height and weight. As I came home with this data, I tried to remember how big Trev had been at his 3 year appointment. While I know they are closer and closer in size and weight, when I actually took a look at the numbers, I was SHOCKED at the reality of the situation.

Blake 1/14/09: 39 1/4 inches (90th percentile), 34 pounds 6 ounces (75th percentile) age 3

Trevor 12/0: 8 : 41 inches (50th percentile), 34 pounds 3 ounces (25th percentile), Age 4 and 5/12
Trevor 7/17/07: 37 3/4 inches (50th percentile), 28 pounds 3 ounces (25th percentile), Age 3

Do you see the disparity?? They are currently less than 2 inches apart, and probably the same weight (give or take!). At the same age, Blake is 1 1/2 inches taller and 6 pounds heavier!! Yikes!

In fact, looking over their growth records since birth, this really isn't surprising.

At Birth:
Trevor: 6 lb 13 oz , 20 inches
Blake: 7 lb 11 oz, 19 3/4 inches

So, while Blake was technically shorter at birth, he was almost a pound heavier. But since their 2 month appointments, Blake has been at least 1/2 an inch taller and 1/2 a pound heavier at each milestone age. In fact Blake at 6 months, was the size of Trevor at 12 months!! No wonder people were shocked to see Trevor walking at 9 1/2 months old, he must have been tiny!!!

So for kicks and giggles, I searched online and found growth charts for boys ages 2 through 20. And here's the very interesting, yet not really surprising, future that it shows for my T&B when they are age 20...

Trevor at age 20: 5'10" 140 pounds
Blake at age 20: 6'1" 175 pounds

Basically, Trevor will be my size, but about 2 inches taller, and Blake will be 4 inches taller than Daddy and weigh about what he did at the end of high school!

So, Trevor better get used to the idea of being the older but not bigger brother!!! And I have to get used to the reality that there are no hand-me-downs in this house.... B needs new shoes and T hasn't outgrown them yet! Time to go shopping. Maybe one day B will give T the clothes that don't fit him anymore!!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Drew is bigger than Colin at all the same times too...Crazy!