Thursday, January 22, 2009

Teeny-Tiny Déjà Vu



Well, if any of you have seen my baby recently, you may have remarked on how small she is (everyone does). I was not worried because all my children are small. They started that way and remain that way. What can I say? Tyler and I bare midgets.
That said, there have been some problems with the kids being too small at times. I recall taking Robyn in for her six month check-up and she hadn't gained an ounce. Apparently the doctors frown on this. I immediately went into 'plump' mode and we started her on formula and solids. She never did take a bottle, but the solids were enough to jump-start her growing again. She was small for a while, never really acquiring a ranking on the charts until she was almost three, but if you saw Robyn today, you would not think her inordinately tiny.
Fast forward four-ish years. I took Daisy in for her six month check-up. Good news, she was not the same weight! Bad news, she had actually LOST weight. Apparently the doctors frown on this even more. So we are in 'plump' mode yet again. Daisy won't take a bottle, so we are starting her on solids. Some days are good; some, not so much. Here is Tyler trying to use gravity on his side to force some food into her.



Here are some quick stats:

2 month check-up: 10 lbs

4 month check-up: 11 lbs

6 month check-up: 10 lbs

6 month and 1 week check-up: 11 lbs

We weigh her again in another week and a half. I am hoping to break the 12 pound barrier. She is such a happy, fun baby and developmentally she seems to be doing fine; it is just the weight that seems to be an issue. I think we can safely presume that I make skim milk. I want her to be healthy of course, but as for size...who needs a stein, when you can have one pint-sized?

12 comments:

Tim said...

Daisy maybe small but is still growing up and before you realize it she'll pass the 50 pound barrier.Then the 100 pound then.....

Kim said...

Put a 5-lb ankle weight around her belly next time you take her in, just to see what the doc says when they weigh her!! :)

Melanie said...

10 pounds is sure small, and losing a pound is worrisome, but she sure is adorable!!

meganmushrat said...

Just remember - good things come in small packages.

Kayla said...

So funny because I actually thought to myself the other night at your party that she looked kind of small. She is darling though. And tell Tyler that I'm sure the gravity thing will work... =D

Chelle! said...

Good luck with all of this--you are doing the best you can. Soon she will be growing and growing.

Hulse Fam said...

I know all about not making it on the dang charts! Henry eats like a horse and still can't seem to make a dent... Your girls apparently are set to petite mode! :)

Alissa said...

none. that's right. NOT A SINGLE one of my children were on the charts. from about 6 mos to about 3 years. we're living the same life. keep in mind that both you and your husband are skinny peoples.

Abbie lost weight between 4 and 6 mos as well. She was 14.4 at 4 mos and 13.8 at 6 mos. She also started rolling/sitting/and crawling in that time. So, my pediatrician wasn't the least surprised.

I'm sure she'll be fine. She's adorable. Seriously.

K Cazier said...

I have always loved how cute and little your girls are! They seem healthy and happy, too:).

The Simpson Times said...

Your girls are just petite and cute! 10 lbs. at 6 mos. does sound pretty small, but I'm sure starting her on the solids will make a difference.

¡Vieve! said...

She is quite small, I always just thought she was good for her age. Good luck in making her plump!

Rynell said...

She is a cute petite one.