Growing Like a Weed

Daniel will hit four months at the end of this month, but he’s already fast approaching the height and weight of many of the 6 month old clothes and diapers.  At the beginning of this month (when we went to see his pediatrician for his fever), the nurse weighed him at 16 pounds, four ounces — and he was just one week past being three months old back then.

I guess I’m rediscovering the wheel, in realizing that I can’t really “volume” buy for a growing baby.  I made the mistake of buying lots and lots of newborn disposable diapers — which he outgrew halfway throught my maternity leave, and so I ended up donating them to a women’s shelter.  He’s quickly outgrowing the size “2” disposable diapers, and so to prevent catastrophic leakages. he’s now moved to size 3.

Same goes for clothes.  What’s the point of having shirts and pants when diaper-changing happens every 1.5-3 hours at a crack?  When Daniel was a newborn, he practically lived in onesies.  Now that he’s somewhat older, he’s a sleep-n-play boy (those long-sleeved, footed, one-piece jumpers).  Easier diaper-changing that way.

He’s babbling, holding his head up, and can sit up pretty straight when propped up with pillows.  He’s now taking formula about 5-6 ounces every 3-4 hours.

(Now if only he’d sleep through the night!)

It just amazes me just how fast he’s growing.  It seemed just like the other day, when he was a tiny newborn, all 6 pounds, 6 ounces of him.  Now… now…

Now I gotta think of childproofing this place.



About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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