Friday, October 5, 2012

Dwarfism awareness ~ size

Brahm is one of our 3 birth children.

His daddy is huge (as in 6'3" and 250 lbs (sorry honey!))

Brahm's big brother and sister are going to be big also!
As in his brother will be over 6 feet and his sister close to 6 feet LOL!

80% of children born with dwarfism
 are born to parents who are average height (AH)
which also makes me laugh because my husband is far from average height LOL!

This also means that FeiFei and Griffen's parents were also more than likely average height.

Now that our children have the gene mutation for dwarfism they will have a higher chance of having children with dwarfism, but they could also have children who are average height.

If they marry another person with dwarfism they will have 
25% chance of average height
50% chance of having a child with dwarfism
25% chance that their baby will die shortly after birth 
(due to receiving both dwarfism genes)

Also, there are varying sizes of people with dwarfism 
just like in the general population.

Because of his dad, Brahm will probably be a bigger dwarf then others with his type. 
FeiFei and Griffen may be smaller due to their Chinese genetics but we will see.

1 comment :

  1. Hi, my husband and I are in the process of adopting two girls ages 7 and 9 with dwarfism from China. I would love to be in touch by email to get your advice on buying clothing and other issues. My email is
    Thank you, Angela