Monday, August 13, 2012

Too Big Too Fast

Our daughter was born at 36 weeks according to the doctor's calculated due date.  When the nurse assessed her she determined she was actually 38 weeks gestational age.  Either way you look at it, she was a little bit early.  Considering she tried to join the world at 24 weeks, I was not a bit surprised she didn't make it to full term.  She was a tiny baby weighing in at 5 pounds 7 ounces.  Her little arms and legs looked so small and frail.  Her fingers weren't long enough to wrap all the way around my thumb.  Her toes were the size of grains of rice. 

Our little lady did lose some weight, like most babies, in the first few days.  Once the weight started to come back her little parts began to grow and the newborn clothes she was swimming in begin to fit.  She donned to newborn sizes until she was just over a month old.  Then we moved up to 0-3 month sizes.  She outgrew them so fast she didn't even get to wear all of the adorable outfits she had been given.  The 3-6 month clothes lasted about the same amount of time.  Now she is in 6-9 month clothes.  However, if she keeps growing the way she has been she'll be out of them in no time!

It makes me pretty sad to know she won't be little for much longer, but it also makes me look forward to a future with a growing and healthy baby girl!

How much did your baby/babies weigh at birth?  Did they ever wear newborn clothes?

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