Monday, December 14, 2009

She's How Big?

I took Faye in for her two week check up last week. She looked so little and small to me. They weighed her and measured her, and the results blew me away!

First off, I was told it is customary for a baby to be at their birth weight by two weeks. They generally loose a lot of weight after birth and most just recover that weight by around two weeks. I
wasn't worried about that at all since at her two day check up she was just 2 ounces lower than her birth weight. The nurse weighed her, and the results pleased me immensely.

Birth weight 7.13
Weight at 2 weeks 9.05

Length at birth 20 1/2"
Lenght at 2 weeks 21"

I looked at a chart and saw that my darling little tiny Faye is in the 95 per centile for weight and height. And this whole time I thought she was tiny! Keith was huge too. He was actually off the charts. Probably is still, I am just too cheap and lazy to take him in to get a 2 year check up when I know he is healthy and doesn't need any immunizations. We have big kids! I saw my friend on Friday who had had a baby girl 10 days before Faye was born. I got to hold both babies at the same time. Faye is HUGE! My friend's baby weighs something in the 5 or 6 pound range.

And I am extremely proud of my fat little baby. Her face is really filling out, and she is so happy and such a joy! And I still can't find my SD converter so just imagine the most precious baby in the world (my Faye) and add a little chub to the cheeks, and there you go.

On another note. My friend Gail had a beautiful idea. She is the author of Delightfully Diva-ish and a very uplifting read. She is posting her 12 months of gratitude. I decided I too, wanted to participate.

Month 1
January was an excellent month. I made many resolutions, and had many great ideas. I didn't follow through on many of them, but it was a wonderful month of learning. I am grateful for the things I learned, the random knowledge I picked up. I am grateful for the desire for change within myslef that I had. Go ahead and check the archives, I did. I needed to remember what I had done in January. I think aside from the learning, the biggest thing in January was the example of Stephanie Nielson. I had discovered her, and by January I had read all of her posts starting from the begining, and I had wanted to become just like her. Only me.


Em said...

so awesome!

Lee said...

Love the gratitude idea and fat babies are the best kind!!

Lara said...

Love the chubby babies!

But I do kind of hate how fast they grow. :(

Sue said...

My first baby was so fat that people would stop me in shopping malls to comment upon it. Actually, I didn't like it...but once he was up and walking, he slimmed down fast and ended up to be a gangly, skinny boy.



* { Shannon } * said...

Go Faye! Nothing is cuter than a sweet chubby baby!

Vic said...

Before u know it she'll be crawling out the door:)

Familia Morales said...

You must be producing pure cream! My baby is 6 months old and I was so happy that she finally passed the 13 pound mark.
I love chubby little cheeks. I can't help but laugh when they're in the shopping cart and you go over a bump and their cheeks just bounce like crazy!
I like your thankful list. I think I'll do one too.

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

Grow Faye Grow!

Emmy said...

Yeah! Gotta love it. Lucas lost some weight at four day checkup--so they were a bit floored when at 2 weeks he went from his birth weight of 7.15 to 10.5!

I have big babies too :)

Nikia, May and da kids said...

9 lbs is a very tiny "fatty." She's healthy! I don't know if those charts are outdated with there percentiles. Whose percentiles? My daughter was 10 lbs 8 oz and i thought she was a healthy normal size baby. My firstborn son was 5 lbs and I was just happy he was alive. Now he's my grown "fatty" = )

Every year i gear up for january and this year i am determined to make things happen. Or learn some hard life lessons.


Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Those pounds sound just like little Parker over here! I think when babies are allowed to go full term and aren't induced then they are able to achieve this kind of weight. I think the reason why so many babies are smaller is because they get induced for various reasons. I like having a strong and somewhat chunky little guy. I think he is just perfect!

Gail said...

I wonder how many of us have "changed" since discovering Stephanie Nielson. I'm thankful too for her..... and have spent quite a bit of time this year going through her archives and reading her before and after the accident.

Sounds like January was the beginning of something deep inside you!

Gail said...

P.S. I know all about chubba bubbas too. My 2nd baby doubled his birth weight in the first month It was like my boobs were milking pure cream!! He was born 9pound 3ounces. So you can just imagine my 2 week old looking like a 3 month old!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I really like the months of gratitude idea! Unfortunately, my memory is so bad I can barely remember what I did yesterday! :)

Yay for the healthy baby! I also have big kids. All three of them have been in the high end of the percentile charts. My 6 year old is one of the tallest in his class. I know it shouldn't matter, but I kind of like it! Maybe no one will pick on him!:)