Chunky Monkey

This is as close as I’ve gotten to photographing a smile.

You see this little guy here?  He weighs fourteen pounds.  When I went to my six-week checkup last Thursday, I did the weigh-myself-with-baby-then-without thing on the doctors’ scale.  It indicated he weighed 14 pounds wearing a dry diaper and a onesie.  Meg weighed 13 lbs 10 oz at FOUR MONTHS.  I assume, even subtracting the weight of diaper and onesie, Paul weighed that much.  He was six weeks exactly.  Meg’s weight is from 4 months 7 days, so about 18 weeks.  Paul weighed almost a pound more at birth, but still!  Wow! By what age are babies supposed to double their weight?  Is it 4 months?  I bet Paul does it by 2 months. (He was just under 8 lbs at birth.)  Using Meg’s growth charts to order diapers for Paul seems to have been a pretty stupid thing to do. Anyone need 400 size 1 diapers?*

Who you callin’ chunky?
14 lb baby, 26 lb toddler

*Actually, I plan to try using them as sort-of inserts inside my Thirsties diaper covers.  I’ll let you know if it works.

Comments

  1. Oh he is just too adorable. My Boy always was a chunky monkey like that. He finally leveled off around a year, though by then he already was wearing 18 mo or 2T clothes. I of course saved all those clothes for The Lad and thought I was really smart because they were born about the same time, so the seasons would match. Yeah. It hasn’t worked out that way, because The Lad, while solid, is pretty much average. I have no 12 mo clothes for him because The Boy skipped that stage.