Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The Baby Eats

Katie - as tall as an apartment building, and able to eat whole neighborhoods in a single bound!

(This weekend at the aquarium we met a woman and her 9 month old baby. The mother was pleased that her baby had reached 16 pounds at her 8 month checkup. We both laughed when I said that Katie had weighed 16 pounds at her 2 month checkup, and weighs about 20.5 pounds now that she's 4 months old.)

The Baby Who Ate Chicago
Originally uploaded by jessamyn8470.

When Katie is not busy eating apartment buildings, she is happy to try to eat my camera.
The Baby Who Wanted to Eat the Camera
Originally uploaded by jessamyn8470.


Blogger mimi smartypants said...

She's gorgeous! I don't understand, however, the people one meets who seem to think that a baby gaining weight is an accomplishment. Or maybe I just feel funny that your four-month-old weighs the same as Nora, who is SEVENTEEN MONTHS OLD.

July 15, 2004 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Jessamyn said...

Thank you! I think maybe it seems like an accomplishment during those first few months, at least, because at that point there isn't much else your baby is doing. Eating and sleeping are pretty much the highlights, and sleeping 4 or 5 hours in a row doesn't really feel like a highlight! I don't know - it's true that for the first few months, I felt proud that Katie was gaining weight, too, mostly because it seemed like a sign that she was healthy, and that she was going to be ok. But there are all different sizes and shapes of children - our friends visited us last weekend with their 25 month old boy, and he only weighs 3 1/2 pounds more than Katie! He's gorgeous, and I know Nora is, too!

July 15, 2004 at 10:02 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home