Well, my little guy is not so little anymore! I weighed Aidan tonight and was surprised to see that he weighs just over 11lbs. He was 5 pounds and 6 ounces at birth, so he has already doubled his birth weight. I am re leaved that he is growing so well, since no one had any idea why he was born so small!! In the back of my mind I was wondering if he would struggle to gain weight, so I can definitely put that thought to rest.
Yay for Aidan growing so well! Annabelle was like that - came out 5th percentile for length and 40th for weight, and climbed her way up to being 75th for both at 6 months and has stayed there.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
Wow, good job Aidan! Nice growth! It's so nice not to worry about weight gain. I had a lot of trouble with it with DD, but DS doesn't seem to have any issues (yet)
Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008
Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011
My October Space
Wow! Way to go, Aidan!!!
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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YAY Aidan.........I had the opposite problem with DS#4 Cole, he was HUGE at birth and stayed above the 75% for the first yr.....now at 4 he is below the 25th%.
Amanda~mommy to Kodey & Kaleb 4/29/99,Cameron 4/30/00,Cheyann 10/14/03, Cole 11/16/07, and Alli 09/30/11
In the end, I do believe that is MOST cases, they just grow how they need to grow, but I do feel better about a nice chubby baby in the beginning. It gives me more peace of mind that if they get sick it won't hurt them to lose a pound or two.