Originally Posted by A&L+1
Annie is very small. Like 7 months and less than 14 pounds or >5th percentile on the breastfed babies chart. Her curve is fairly consistent, although perhaps downward trending a bit.
First, for my friends before I answer. Dominic was exclusively breastfed and he weighed 17 pounds at 1 year old. He was fourteen pounds for a couple of months. I wouldn't be so concerned about it if that's the percentiles she's generally stayed around since birth. I had ample supply of milk, some babies just don't chunk up like other babies. (Or in our case, like our second baby did.
) So I guess all I'm trying to say is don't get too hyped out about weight if she's wetting diapers and pooing and has lots of energy during her awake times. And *hugs* because as amazing as BF'ing is... it leaves much more room for us to worry about not just the quality/quantity of our parenting- but our milk and source of sustenance for our kids. You guys are doing good, I'm sure.
Els- Holy Moly! You and I could definitely hang together. My life is as crazy at moments, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's stuff that I'm passionate about and enjoy. And it sounds like you deserve your moment to revel in your superwoman-liness.
It's so cute about all the lions- Isaac was a lion all year last year during football season at our local High School. My brother plays Varsity there and I grew up here (lots of sports pride in this town) and the team is the "Lynden Lions". So he went as a happy/sometimes angry/sometimes unhappy lion to most of the games. It was very cute. Too bad it's too small for Halloween.
The Julio thing is cracking me up!
And yes.. sorry for the suspense but I was busy getting DH off to the airport to be gone for two weeks.
: It was a whole fiasco in itself. The man drives me NUTS sometimes... but I'm REALLY REALLY going to miss him horribly. I don't think we've been apart this long in four years!
Oh.. and WE GOT A CAR! We couldn't get that one.. I'll update the whole story later. But long story short all the drama and one stop at a place in Everett took an hour to get us financed and off the lot.
: We got a 2002 Ford Expedition. It's White and Eddie Bauer edition. I'm SO IN LOVE! Dominic fell in love to.. and you know what I like- HE CAN'T REACH TO KICK OUR SEATS!
I'll update and maybe post pics later.
ANyhow... gonna go now.