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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
10 to 12 pounds a month at her age is pretty typical, I think. In that photo, she looks perfect - there is a clearly defined waist, which is exactly what you want to see. You'll start seeing her growth slow a bit over the next few months.
In the year between 6 months and 18 months old Halo only put on 8 or 9 pounds total, so the bulk of her growth was prior to that. Cava is just under a year old, her last weigh in was at 11 months old on 12/7. She had only put on about 4-1/2 pounds in the prior 3 months. Dena was Keefer's half sister and she was several pounds more at 6 months old than he was at the same age, but as adults he ended up outweighing her by about 8 pounds. She grew faster earlier, he took a little longer to catch up.
As long as Gigi maintains a nice tuck at the abdomen, a discernible waist when viewed from above, and you can feel her ribs (but they are not overly prominent) when you run a hand down her side, she's at an appropriate weight for her age and size.
Keefer 8/25/05-4/24/19 ~ The sweetest boy
Halo 11/9/08-6/17/18 ~ You left pawprints on our hearts
Dena 9/12/04-10/4/08 ~ Forever would have been too short