So when A was born, he was considered a “big boy” at 8lbs 14oz. Although I thought the 8lb range was normal for a baby, unbeknownst to me, his glucose levels had to be checked when we were in the hospital via a heel prick to make sure he didn’t have diabetes.
(On the way home from the hospital. Look at that big ‘ol head!)
Early on when people would ask how old he was I would say, 2 weeks, 2 months 4 months and everyone would say “oh he’s so big for his age!”. And as he started getting older and hitting his milestones like standing and sitting up early, people commented all the time on how he was such a big boy.
Rolling over at 2 months.
Standing in the exersaucer at 3 months.
Then he started to even out. His weight and height dropped down percentage wise at his monthly visits. He crawled at 6 months.
And then he walked at 8 months.
I guess people don’t expect to see an 8 month old walking because all of a sudden, it went from oh he so big to “he’s so little to be walking!” One woman even asked me if something was wrong with him. “Yeah something is about to be wrong with your face” I told her. Ok, I didn’t say that. But I thought it really harshly in my head. Seriously what is wrong with people??
Now that he is a year old, he has gotten a couple “Oh my gosh he is so big/advanced for his age!” comments again. But just yesterday someone called him a little pipsqueak.
At his one year appointment, he weighed in at 21 pounds which is in the 23% percentile. He has had upward gains in weight and the doctor doesn’t seem concerned. As long as he’s not losing, it’s fine. And since he is so active, he just burns more off. And he is 30 inches tall now, the 57% percentile.
Babies are SO different. It is so hard to measure development. I feel fine with A’s development and growth. The doctor is always satisfied if not impressed with what he is doing. I just find it interesting that everyone’s version of growth is so different.
Do you have any crazy stories about or comments people have said about your kids?