Monday, October 29, 2012
31 for 21 - Growing like a weed?
Here is a picture of our informal growth chart. We measure all of the kids on the doorway between our onsuite bathroom & walk in closet. It's a pretty sophisticated method which seems to work well for us:)
The other day I heard K in there & peeked in to see what she was doing. K had the measuring tape & a marker in her hand & was attempting to measure herself. I helped our & this is what I discovered:
Notice how much K grew in the last 6 weeks or so? She just had quite a growth spurt & I guess kids do have them randomly but the thing that frustrates me is that I often hear parents say that their kids grew when they gave them this supplement or that vitamin. Maybe I shouldn't expect her growth to correlate with her vitamins, I know they should be for general, long term health but it sure would be nice! We were more sporadic than usual with K's vitamins towards the end of the summer as we got busy with several mini holidays. Then in September I decided to give K a break from her vitamins altogether & to reintroduce them slowly to get a better idea of the effects. I had only restarted K on any vitamins the day before I took this picture.
What are your thoughts & experiences on this? Do you notice many specific changes when your kids are taking different supplements?