17 March 2015

10 things parents of giant babies experience

1. When people buy "the next size up" so they can grow into it. And it still doesn't fit...




2. When you pick up a normal sized child...


3. When the midwives look at your average sized husband and say... 

4. When your biceps shake with the weight of carrying them from the buggy to the car... 



5. When you can't make them do anything because can physically overpower you...


6. When someone serves them an ordinary child's portion of dinner and they cry like they've been punched in the face...


7. When you have to consider buying adult nappies if they grow much bigger. 


8. When a small temper tantrum has drastic results... 



9. When they think they can do anything an adult can do... And they're right...


10. When everyone in the world says "wow how much did they weigh when they were born?" and then winces when you tell them.


16 comments:

  1. Toby was only 6lb 10oz when he was born but at 20 months he's almost grown out of age 2-3 clothes. He's still dead skinny though, just really tall. If I have to hear 'Ooh isn't he tall!' one more time!! You still totally win in the massive baby stakes though :)

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    1. Haha yes! Mine was playing with a girl 10 months older and 1/2 his size yesterday! Her mum was so surprised when she asked how old he was! Poor giant boy :)

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  2. Haha, Amy this is hilarious. Love the images too. :')

    My 11 month old is pretty average sized.... except for her head. I have to buy clothes in a size up in order to get them over her noggin.

    And yes, I did need stitches.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  3. I had TINY babies!! Can't relate but found it hilarious - especially throwing the baby in the air! hehehe x

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  4. I've seen the wince too-I had a VBAC with my 10 pounder. He's been in size 6 diapers since he was 6 mo. And yes, he wants to eat and eat...and eat. Love your photos-so adorable!!

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  5. Love this Amy. My oldest was the same and I used to lie about his age to people. I have no idea why! Bonkers first time mum - he is a lovely strapping average sized 8 year old now. The pictures are hilarious xx

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  6. Oh I can empathise with these (I always get a little freaked out picking up tiny babies now) On point 10 I tend to get that reaction and then "Oh but you're very tall so I guess it evens out". Yes I'm tall, but my first was a whopper, for that to be the same as an average sized mum having an average sized baby I'd need to be 7' 7" ! (Also limb length not exactly the most important dimension there...)

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  7. Brilliant! Love the images - genius. I had a bit of a giant - 9lb 9oz (not sure how that compares to yours!) and can relate to all of these - how is an almost 2 year old stronger than me and with a bigger appetite?! Boggles!

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  8. I had the opposite issue my DD was a teeny 3lb 9oz when born prem. Everyone would pick her up and say "Oh my she is so tiny, weighs less than a doll" which she did - the Baby Annabel was both larger and heavier. I was the one picking up others children and nearly giving myself a hernia when trying to carry them like I did my DD!!!

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  9. My daughter was 8lb 6 when she was born (which isn't massive I know) but the midwives heard the weight and seemed shocked when they saw the size of me (I'm 5ft 4) but then my partner came in... Their look of shock turned to one of understanding as he is over 6ft. I was starting to panic before she was born because his brother was born over 10lbs. :S

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  10. I can so relate to this. ds2 was my largest at 11lb 4. I am only little too -5'3!

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    1. High Five! My second son was 11lb 2oz and I'm only 5'4! I really relate to all of these, too! :-D

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  11. I could tell something was up when everyone in the room went "woah" when they pulled all 10lb 3oz of her out (c-section). Then they had a guess the weight competition. I didn't win that. Great post :)

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  12. I hate how everyone when they hear his birth weight then asks "Did you have a natural birth?" As if that is anyone's business!

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  13. Made me laugh and remember the looks in the delivery room... My boy is now 4, not extremely tall or big, (22 kg for 1,16m - metric here) so wears 6 to 8 years cloths. He was born @ 42 weeks pregnancy... so 60 cm and 4.4kg... the doctor who delivered him asked the nurse to measure him, as she had seldom seen such a long baby... I got A LOT the question about natural birth or not (and yes it was) I am tall and big though, and dad is Dutch, so no one expected a very small child, but non the less it was a bit outside normalcy, even by Dutch standards.

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  14. This had me truly in stitches, great post! My daughter was tiny and is still very petite, and my boy is chunky but I think still within average proportions, so not quite in the same situation. But because my daughter was so tiny, I had people ask about how many days old she was when she was well going towards six months, and at some point I felt like punching people in the face if they asked / commented again! :-)

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