Thursday, January 22, 2009
Teeny-Tiny Déjà Vu
Posted by Maleen
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?
at 8:04 PM