2.26.2013

Above average


Yesterday at the doctors office I had a slight twinge of hope that all of the crawling, and moving around this little chubster does, would have helped him out in the weight gain department. But who are we kidding here? I'm raising a son. He has two not very small parents. And he's been big from day one. So, hello 99.7 percentile for weight, you don't surprise me. Twenty-five solid pounds people. Twenty. Five.

I'm pretty certain he was only in the 49th percentile for height, but I'm also pretty certain they measured him wrong since they said he was the exact same height as he was at a check-up at the beginning of January, and I'm almost certain he's a little taller now, seeing that his pants are increasingly becoming shorter on him. But whatever, for now we'll just own that we have a short fat kid, and love him all the more for it.

The doctor told me not to get my hopes up of him walking anytime soon, she said with how big he is, it may take him awhile. Poor boy. His abilities are already being doubted by people. We'll see if he proves her wrong, but lets be honest, I have a feeling he's just fine with crawling and is in no rush to change up his mode of transportation anytime soon.

John asked me if I think we'll always have a fat kid? He thinks it would be fun. Aren't fat kids always the funny ones anyway? It would kind of be hysterical, but sad. And I'd hate that we'd be contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic. But for now it's just funny. For now. 

On the plus side, he talks up a storm, so, while we may have a fat kid on our hands, at least we really do have a fat funny one for the time being. So, we'll just continue to think that that theory remains true. Fat kids have more fun...or are at least funny that is.

9 comments:

Emily said...

I can't believe he is 25 pounds!! I took Elise to her WIC appointment last week and she is 26 lbs. even. He is such a cute little chunk and I HIGHLY doubt he'll be that way for long. Just wait until he is walking and running away from you and playing at the park for hours on end! He is so stinkin' cute!

AJ Candrian said...

He's such a hunk. :)

Lindsay said...

MAYBE his pants are getting shorter cause his belly is getting bigger?? :) Totally kidding. I don't think the measuring for height is very accurate. He is cute and that is all that matters. And you have seen Johns' baby pictures havne't you::??? He was a major chunk! They have Ada on the boderline overweight scale.

Megan said...

Have you ever noticed that most healthy babies are in the 80's and 90's for weight? My inlaws were in town a week or so ago and commented how our baby is literally twice the size as his cousin who is three weeks younger. But the doctors were worried about the cousin being failure to thrive. Matthew weighed in at the 83rd percentile at his two month check-up and I felt a little bit like, "A 'B'? Seriously, only a 'B'?" Congrats on your A+ baby. He's adorable!

Brittany said...

Do not wish for anything about that kid to change. He is perfect the way he is. Although, I do admit I used to think the same things about James and now look, he is perfectly normal and I hardly remember him being so huge.

I cannot wait to see him in a couple weeks. You take Livy (who is 6lbs lighter) and give yourself a break and I will take your little man and not give him back to you for two solid days.

Joy said...

Rob was my heavy weight baby & look at him now.

Erin S said...

Oh he's just so cute! Loved having big babies. Allie is like 60 percent in everything and its weird! I'm used to babies like Preston :)

Cynthia Lovell said...

I don't think you'll have anything to worry about! Byron used to call John "Moose"! Then the people in our ward started calling him that too. He was never a little 'FAT" kid! He was big for his age, when he was little, but I think you will admit, he's turned into a very "Nice" specimen!!! I think little Preston is just a "Darling" happy little boy! He's just "heavier" to carry right now, but that will change too. My mother always said they usually fill out before they grow "Up"!

We can't wait to see him again & LOVE All the pictures!!!

JazznJenna said...

None of our kids walked before 13 months, so he's right in line with his cousins so far :). Give him a kiss for me!