That would be my insta-pregnant bump at like 4 1/2 weeks along... which is why we just gave up and told everyone about Patrick right away. Because there was just no keeping that secret for 12 weeks. Or even 6 weeks.
Of course that insta-bump turns into a beach ball bump very quickly:
|This would be the smallest of the babies... feeling not so small.|
I went back and looked at pictures of Mae, in her rolly polly cuddliness and my assessment of Patrick as small was confirmed:
|Mae in her rolly polly wonderfulness|
|So... he looks little to me!|
When I was too tired to sew any longer I decided to lean back and search the blog for baby weights to see how much smaller he was.
The first weights are the ones I know by heart. Sadie was 9 lbs 4 oz when she was born. Mae was 9 lbs 1.3 oz. Patrick was 8 lbs 12.6 oz. And they were 22, 21 and 22 inches respectively. So each one's been smaller (at least weight-wise).
I finally found the information I was looking for back in August 2010. At Sadie's two month appointment she was 12 lbs 3 oz. At Mae's she was 14 lbs and 23 inches long. And at Patrick's he was 14 lbs 6 oz and 25 inches.
So I guess his little-ness has more to do with his big sisters being so much bigger now. No wonder I'm struggling to fit him into his 9 month outfits. It's his little (or not so little) shoulders that just won't fit.
On the 15th we have our next checkup and I'm impatient to see how big he is now, two months later.
That's enough blog baby book gazing for me for the moment (it's a good thing I blog, because that's pretty much where all our baby book information is). Now to get the babies ready to go on a hey-it's-not-freezing-right-now walk! Yay for March!