Heavyweight Champion

by statia on July 25, 2009

A week before our scheduled c-section,  I went in for my last OB appointment.   The doctor measured my fundal height, and asked me how big the Mini was, and asked if I felt as if I was carrying smaller than I did with him.

People, you never ask a 38½ week pregnant woman if she feels small.  Beached whales are not small.

I promptly responded no, and she told me that either this baby was going to be smaller than my son, or she was “very well hidden.”   I chose to go with option B.   Little Girl was a good 9 ounces bigger than her brother and four inches longer.   I realize that fundal height is just an estimate, but she caused me more undo anxiety and worry than I already had.

Little Girl had her two month well baby checkup yesterday.   I was pretty curious to see how she would measure up,  because she’s getting quite heavy.    She’s been out of 0-3 month clothes for about a month now, which put her in 3-6 month stuff at 5 weeks.   The Mini held out until about 8 weeks, mainly due to his height more than anything.

I was still quite shocked though, when she weighed in at 13 pounds, 9 ounces and 24 inches long.  Can I technically still call her Little Girl?   No wonder my back is killing me half the time!   I have no idea where she got the height.  She’s dwarfed the Mini steadily right from birth.   The Mini was a good two pounds lighter, and two inches shorter at her age.   She won’t end up staying that tall forever, that much I know.  Neither of us is tall, and everyone on my mother’s side is pretty short.   But right now, I can’t keep this kid in clothes for long, before she grows out of them.  I was hoping to have that newborn size a little longer.  What I have now is something resembling the size of a six month old, with the head control of a 2 month old.


mrsgryphon July 26, 2009 at 12:50 am

Just thought I’d let you know you’re not alone… I’m right there with you! Our 2 month old “little” girl weighed in at 14 lbs 13 oz this week. Crazy!! So, you’re not alone with the aching-back and the bobble-headed toddler newborn!

Flicka July 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Welcome to the Giant Babies Club! Sam did the very same thing and he still hasn’t stopped; 90th percentile for weight and 75th for height. Dude is SOLID. One of the perks is awesome biceps, though. You’ll be a hunchback but you’ll have great arms.

Tracy July 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Awesome! Chloe was only 12 lbs and 23.5 inches at 2 months. At 4 months, she was 14 lbs 13 oz, and 26 inches, which put her in 75th % for weight, but off the charts for height, so – looks like your girl will be right up there too!

Jesser July 29, 2009 at 11:32 am

I love this! Hehe. My #2 is also HUGE (16 lbs already!!) and getting hard to carry in his infant seat, while #1 has never cracked the 20th percentile. Hubby is 6′, so no huge shocker and I have lucked out because his head control is along the lines of Tabby’s … he’s almost got it licked. Thank goodness because once he does, I can back carry him in the Beco … not a moment too soon.

robyn August 16, 2009 at 4:54 am

God I am so behind on blogs! If it makes you feel any better, I looked up Mr. Giant’s stats – the gold standard by which big babies are measured – and N was 25¼” long at 8 weeks. At 14 weeks he was 26½” long. Maybe one day they can make a super-race? ;-)

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