On October 3rd, at 6 yrs 11 months, Dandy was 48.5 inches tall and weighed 50 pounds. Seven months later, on May 9th (7 yrs 6 months) he is 50 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds. That's a gain of an inch and a half and five pounds. His washboard ribcage is no more.
On October 3rd, at 5 yrs 3 months, Chickadee 38.25 inches tall and weighed 34.6 pounds. Seven months later, on May 9th (5 yrs 10 months) she is 40 inches tall (below the lowest percentile) and weighs 37.6 pounds of pure muscle. She is amazingly strong. That's a gain of an inch and a 3/4 and three pounds.
This may be astonishingly dull for all my bookish readers, but for the readers who are or are soon-to-be parents of post-institutionalized children, this stuff is useful.