Yep. It varies... I don't think there really is an average anymore..

You have to take into consideration the parents too.. I'm 5'8" and their dad is 6' feet... so my son, though not the tallest, is in the middle to upper height range ... With that said at my sons 8 year check up, he was 69 pounds and 54 inches...

He also is going through the stages where for a few months, he's thicker than usual... and then he lengthens out... and looks skinny, then he widens again... and then an inch happens over night...

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About Jessica
Born: Novato, California
Current: Sherman Oaks, California
Birth: May 28
On since: Aug 5, 2013
We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).