I am a pretty small person. I am 5’3, and I swear I was 5’3 in 7th grade. I have never (except while pregnant) weighed more than 110 lbs. There used to be a big joke about how a guy had to be 6’4 or taller for me to date them. I told everyone it was so my sons would have a chance. lol Really I just like to feel small, and that was pretty easy with someone much larger than myself. I am also a very softspoken, quiet person.
Who knew the love of my life would only be 5’11. lol He’s not a large man either. He is, however, probably the smallest one in his family. He has a large family too…6 sisters and 1 brother. He also has a large head. He is a fairly shy, quiet person.
The whole time I was pregnant I was worried that I would be having a large baby with a huge head. Everytime they would do an ultrasound, I would have them measure his head. I really didn’t want him to get stuck. My husband was almost 10 lbs at birth and his son (my stepson) was almost 10 as well. So at times I really feared having what was sure to be a 12-lb baby by emergency C-section after getting his huge head stuck in my small pelvis.
I got pretty lucky…or so I consider myself. My son was born at 38 weeks and 6 days. He was only 7 lbs 6 oz, and his head fit just fine. I won’t get into how his birth took place or anything. With the topic of this post, it doesn’t really matter. When we left the hospital he was down to 7 lbs and I had to make an extra appt with his pediatrician and he was put on a feeding schedule to gain weight (at the time I was breastfeeding).
I believe it was by his 3-month appt that he was registering in the 90s percentile-wise for his weight. His head has always been in the upper 90th percentile. He quickly chunked up. Take the rolls on the back of his legs for example:
This was about 3 months old. Notice his fat rolls have fat rolls. 🙂 He didn’t get very tall until about 6 months. He is now 11 months old and has been wearing size 18M for a month or so. He’s also loud. People always mistake him for being way older than he is…even up to age 3!
I honestly never imagined having a fat, loud baby, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂 And as someone once told me, fat babies are cuter than skinny babies anyway. 😛