Gotta love some people, don't ya!
: I really notice a difference in our mommy group between breastfed & bottlefed babies. It seems like the people whose babies I see the most are bottlefed lil chunks (which I say with love, cause they are very happy & cute, too!
), while my ds is 4 1/2 months, 14 lbs, 23 3/4 inches (yea, we just had a well baby checkup today :LOL), and fitting wonderfully into the bulk of his 0 - 3 month wardrobe!
When people comment on his smallness, I usually:
1. point out that I am 5 ft tall & my dh is 5 ft 6,
2. comment on how much longer that he will be able to fit into all his cute clothes, or
3. say that I'm satisfied with him more than doubling his birth weight in 4 months!
And I don't usually mind if I am asked the same q's about him over & over -- more often than not, people's eyes glaze over from my constant babble about how he *really* can grab for his toy spider & loves to chew on the crackly part, is drooling up a storm, although he may not cut any teeth for quite a while, is taking his naps better & better, is......etc., etc., etc.,
That said, when I am working/busy, I am totally with Melissa on getting the t-shirt made up -- I almost made a pin when I was pregnant "yes, I'm really big; yes, my feet hurt; he's due on February 7th, yes, I'll be sure to try to have him on your second cousin's husband's birthday; yes, he's a boy; yes, we like the name Ian, I'm really glad he'll have the same name as your sister-in-law's brothers child...." (I was a waitress, so I talked to LOTS of people -- and had to be nice if I wanted to make the big $$ :LOL)
When I'm at the store now, I say, "sorry, if I stop movin' he'll fuss!" and keep walking. Mostly I'm so busy talking to him & petting him
while pushing the cart that I don't have a chance to make eye contact with other people & they leave me alone!
Irishmommy -- I love it! :LOL feeding for brains not brawn...I'll have to remember that!!