Go ahead… ask me about my giant baby (take 2)

by Jen on February 16, 2009

in Lowering the bar for mothers everywhere,The Boys in the Wood

Okay, so he’s not exactly gigantic when taken in the context of all babies, but to me he seems big. Remember, my first baby came home in preemie diapers. Goose bi-passed newborn diapers and went straight into size 1s in the delivery room. So, yeah. To me, that’s ginormous.*

Even though I have two boys, their birthdays are on either side of the calendar from each other, nearly six months opposite. What this meant, at least in the beginning, was that I couldn’t use many hand-me-downs because Monkeyboy’s stuff from the same age was the wrong season. Fleece sleepers in June? I’m all for the occasional sacrifice in the name of fashion, but I think that’s a choice everyone has to make for themselves.

There were a lot of things that weren’t seasonal that got packed right back into the attic, too. Obviously the preemie clothes, but also all the newborn things. At birth, Goose wore 0-3 months clothes. At one month, 3-6. And at four months, 6-9. At this rate, I thought, he and Monk will be sharing clothes before his first birthday.

Of course, his speedy growth has slowed. Maybe my attention to what I perceived as his “hugeness” is what did it. Kind of like in Clifford, the Big Red Dog, when the little girl whispers to him that he can stop growing, he’s big enough.

What I have now is an eight month old that’s just getting ready to move out of his 12 month clothes. And, although I own more than a thousand dollars in baby slings and carriers, a wicked case of tennis elbow.

Or as I like to call it, Fat Baby Elbow.

*For the record, “ginormous” doesn’t trigger Firefox’s famous red squiggly spell-check line. Go figure.

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1 Ragtop Day February 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm

You piqued my curiosity, so I went a-googling: ginormous is a real word! It’s even older than I am!http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ginormousYour boys will hopefully even out and you can make use of some hand-me-downs as they get a little older. My girls are 3 years apart, and although their birthdays are within 3 weeks of each other, they are on very different growth curves. I fully expect younger to overtake older in the 10-13 age range. Meanwhile, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, bathing suits, shorts, etc have all seen second life. (I draw the line at socks and underwear though – everyone gets their own.)

2 Cat February 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you finally stepped in and told Goose it was time to slow down. We hate to have Gooseford the big red kid.

3 Jenni February 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm

miles is a fattie too, and i love it.

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