I had this plan to take a picture of Leyna every month of the first year of her life in the same outfit. In theory, it was supposed to start out really big on her, then slowly she would start to fill it out and fit it nearly perfectly come this December. Knowing that Kendall was pretty big for his age at 1 year old, I went ahead and bought a 12-18 month outfit from Gymboree for the project.
It started out big enough…
But, by 4 months, uhm, well, it nearly fit.
I snapped this one late last week to show off her teething necklace turned anklet (because the teeth, they are evil, and they are a comin’). That bumGenius Flip diaper is on it’s largest setting for the rise, 2nd largest for width.
She will be 5 months old this Saturday (I know, right?), and her 9 month sleepers and onesies barely snap anymore. Those jammies are busting at the zipper.
I was browsing for some bigger clothes for her at Target yesterday, and since I always buy a size up from what fits right now (meaning I was looking at 18 month outfits), that meant that I had to look in the TODDLER SECTION.
YOU GUYS!!! I can’t even shop for my not even 5 month old baby in the baby section anymore!
She doesn’t even fit in the crook of my arm when I feed her. Her feet hang over the side of the rocker.
She’s officially out of her infant car seat and now moved into the rear-facing Britax Marathon. That makes outings to restaurants and grocery stores super fun since she’s not yet able to sit in carts and highchairs.
There is no swaddle blanket big enough or strong enough to contain her, so we’ve spent the last 4 days NOT SLEEPING because her flailing arms keep waking her up.
I know Kendall was big, but I don’t think he was quite as big as she is.
Edited to add this pic that I *think* was snapped when he was about 4.5 months old-
Okay, upon looking at this picture, I don’t know. Maybe he was just as big. I would be able to figure these things out if I kept a baby book for him. ::polishes bad mom badge::
She was 19.5 lbs at her 4 month appt. I would guess she’s at least 21 lbs by now. She’s not just chubby, she’s long, too. I swear, she’s bigger than the 1 year old in our music class.
In a tiny way, I feel a little robbed.
Oh, that’s so silly, I know. REALLY, I’m very, very grateful she’s healthy. I am. But, I sort of, just a teensy bit, feel sad that she seemed to sail through that tiny stage sooooo much faster than most babies. I feel like she went from tiny to toddler with about 2 weeks of infant sized smooshed between.
The (I guess) good news? She’s nowhere near actually toddling. She’s not even rolling. We’ve tried, we’ve worked with her, we’ve been much better about tummy time, but she’s not moving. Is it possible for a big butt and thunder thighs to physically prevent the achievement of such a milestone? I feel like she might actually crawl before she rolls over, which could be necessary to burn off some of the chub that’s weighing her down.
Kendall is 3 years old and Leyna is just shy of 5 months