My dd has always been off the charts in height and up there in weight, so it's hard for me not to compare them or feel like he's somehow lacking. But he's healthy and bright!
It's difficult to let go of that big=healthy, better fed, more advanced mindset--even when we know it's not necessarily true. I think there's something hard-wired in us to desire big chubby babies!
I do love chubby babies though - they look so healthy and plump - I have to stress out whenever my babe gets sick and the dr. recommends I feed her more fatty foods like Ice Cream and Avocado
|It's difficult to let go of that big=healthy, better fed, more advanced mindset--even when we know it's not necessarily true. I think there's something hard-wired in us to desire big chubby babies!|
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
DD (9) ~ DD (7) ~ DS (5) ~ DS (2)
Mama to 10 babies in Heaven
I can't be phased about it. Some kids are little. Some people are little. They can still look well nourished even if they're petite.
All 4 of my children are long and lean. My 2 yo is 23 lb, 36 inches tall; my 4 yo is 30 lb, 46 inches tall. They are not 'small' and no one ever worries about them. The 2 yo actually looks like a brute next a friend that is 6 months older. My 8 and 10 yo are both just shy of 5 ft and only weigh about 65 lbs so it didn't end as they got older.
Funny thing is nobody ever worries about my girls but I have gotten so much grief about my son's size over the years - from peds, friends, grandparents, etc. The thing is, he is built like my brother and my husband. My brother is 6'4 he is up to 160 lb now that is over 30.
People come in different sizes. I think as moms we know when our children are healthy. Now, if I would just put this ice cream back in the freezer maybe somebody, someday will worry about how skinny I am. Don't worry, I am not holding my breath.
I've stopped worrying about her weight and instead have shifted my focus on making sure she's given a wide variety of healthy foods. I can't make her eat any more and I can't make her metabolism change so I'm going to do my best to make sure she makes good choices in eating. So far so good but I know that may change once she hits 2.
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Your dd is adorable! And perfect! I think my thing right now is to watch [my dd] closely, and just make sure that things are progressing developmentally (which certainly hasn't been a problem--her ped is finally saying "all brain and no brawn" instead of worrying us to death over what *might* be wrong).
Its so weird to have an almost 2-year old who could technically still be in her infant carseat! And who can wear her shoes and clothes out...who else can say they can spend $40 on a pair of sneakers for the lo because they will wear them out?
AP Mom to 5
I don't mean to start a flame or anything of that sort, but I was just reading the "What does your baby weigh" thread and I got so depressed reading it. My dd is just 15 months old and barely weighs 18 lbs.! I know that all kids grow at their own rates but sometimes I just feel like my life revolves around trying to fatten her up. I know there have to be other moms out there that feel like their toddler is the only "skinny" one on the block. Can you cheer me up?
Rachel is 22 pounds ... and 31 inches tall, at almost 16 months. We have a little friend, named Claire, too, who is built like your wee one! No worries, momma! She's petite ...
Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 - a teenager, a kindergartener, twin boys and a tiny princess. Follow the Adventures!
My second is almost 12. He weighs 60lbs and is not even 5'.
My youngest will be 3 in a few weeks and he weighs 29 lbs. No clue how tall.
Some are big, some are small, and they are all healthy.
I did not hit 50 lbs until Jr. High school!!! I didn't hit 100 lbs until I was pregnant with my 1st baby (I delivered him at 35 weeks and i weighed 120 or so). Now I am 145 lbs.
we all have our own space to take up. As long as she is healthy and hitting milestones and generally growing, she's good.