Monday, July 26, 2010
My "Little" Guy
I get asked all the time, most recently by Jules, so here goes! Nathan's stats:
He weighed in at 9 lbs 7 oz at birth--but here's the catch: he was 3 weeks early. No kidding. He really was. My dates were not off and he really did weigh that much and was 3 weeks early. Yikes! (And no, I did not have gestational diabetes...I passed that test. By the skin of my teeth, but I passed it!)
He dropped to just under 9 lbs after birth (waiting for my milk to come in). But when it came? It came with a vengeance! He gained 5 lbs in 1 month!!!! Our pediatrician said, in 20 years of practice, she had never had a baby gain 5 lbs in 1 month. My little guy made history--for her at least. ;) So, at approximately 6 weeks he weighed in at over 14 lbs. (Yep, it was worth the wait...my milk came in!)
From there on, he has just continued to thrive wonderfully-despite his propensity to barf regularly. (Boo!)
In April (4 months) he weighed 22.1 lbs and was 27 inches long. (Head 45 cm)
In June (6 months) he weighed 24.6 lbs and was 28 inches long.
He is now 7 1/2 months old and weighs (approximately) 25 lbs. That is what I get when I subtract my weight alone from my weight holding him, so definitely not exact.
His clothing size? He wears a size 4 diaper (when we use disposables-not the norm) and is outgrowing his "one-size" bumGenius diapers! And usually an 18-24 months clothes.
The thing that is amazing to me...he is not much smaller than Haley. She is 3 1/2 years old. When you compare their hands, hers feel so delicate and tiny. His feel...like big paws!
So, there's the numbers to go with the visual! :)
**Jared was almost as big...and he's a bean pole now! So, I don't worry about it. Plus, he's off and going as you saw from my previous post. He pulls up and tries to stand without holding on. He runs in his walker and crawls. He's perpetual motion already!