Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Jenna's Doctor Visit

*ugh* The doctor says that Jenna is too skinny. I didn't realize you could be too skinny, but apparently you can. Jenna is in Level 4 gymnastics. She works out at the gym a total of 6.5 hours each week. She competes in competitions at least twice a month around the state. She eats a ton of junk food daily, but she doesn't gain any weight. She's 10.5 years old and weighs 58.5 pounds, and is 54 1/4 inches tall. People...she has a 6X waist, but needs a size 10 for length! *lol* Thank God for those new stretch jeans!

Anyways, the doctor recommends that we make Jenna eat more often during the day, and he also wants her to take more calcium. He's worried - even now - about osteoperosis (sp) developing when she's older....

In other news, he also said that he wants her to stay on 20 mg of Focolin XR for her ADD. We may increase it to 30 mg in a few weeks; but he wants to wait and see what kind of response we are getting from the teachers before we do that.

2 Comments:

At 4:01 PM, Blogger MJ said...

As long as they are healthy and growing i wouldnt worry too much bout the skinny. I guess I think somtimes we do too many studies and medical stuff and forget plain commen sense!

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger Mommykendra said...

Hey Anna!! I wouldn't worry too much about Jenna. She's very athletic and has her mommy's metabolism!!!!!! I didn't weigh over 100 pounds until I was in college and was pretty tall!
Anyway--wouldn't worry about it and if you are just get a second opinion.

 

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