Monday, May 30, 2011

She's Not THAT Small and Other Ramblings

So here we are at 3 1/2 months old, and weighing just over 10 1/2 pounds.  Some of Kennedy's friends that are her age weigh as much as 16 pounds.  Yes, I know my baby is small.  She's barely on the charts for an "average" baby, but she is in the 75th percentile for weight and length on the Down syndrome growth chart.  I have to admit, I'm really sick of hearing how small she is.  People constantly ask how old she is.  When I tell them they look at me in disbelief and they all say the same thing, "She's so small."  And then they just stare at us, as if I'm starving her or something.  I really have no interest in giving complete strangers a play by play on my daughter's heart condition, so I usually just let them think what they want.  I thought it was just me, but after being out and about for most of the weekend my husband said the same thing.  This is only one of the things that people say that drives us crazy.  We won't get in to the rest.

In more fun news, Kennedy is SO close to rolling onto her belly from her back.  She hates to be on her belly though, so I don't expect that it will happen anytime soon.  My shopping addiction has been all about the clothes since I found out that we were having a girl, but now she's finally starting to enjoy toys, so my priorities are shifting again.  We got her a Baby Einstein ball this weekend and she's doing really well holding it.  We also got her a monkey security blanket that she seems to love (maybe I should buy a few back ups now.)
  The elephant makes car rides bearable for mom and dad and fun for Kennedy!

"Daddy this elephant is sooo funny!"  (She was really thinking - if I keep daddy amused he won't realize how much mommy is spending on my new clothes.)
"Hey I finally figured out how mommy makes this thing talk!"

"Mommy where did you put Sophie?  Wait I see it - what's it doing down there?"

 Hi Mommy!!!

"Oh my gosh these friends are just sooo much fun!"

"Back away from my monkey!"


  1. Photos are as amazing as always! Just tell everyone she's petite, that's all! People just don't always know what they're saying, unfortunately! Love all of her wonderful new discoveries! Keep em comin! Love you guys!!

  2. it drives me crazy too! we are nearing ten months and fiona is not even 15lbs. our ped wants us to see a nutritionist but her weight is more then her height and she is average on the ds chart. i snapped yesterday when we were at a birthday party. a fellow mom of an eight month old gasped when i said she was almost ten, "shes sooo tiny!" i irritability replied she has down syndrome and turned away. i could see her mouth hanging open from the corner of my eye. i handled that soo wrong, i should have educated her but sometimes i just dont want to have that hour long conversation of how we got to where we are now, i just want to enjoy the party like everyone else

  3. such a cutie! for whatever it may be worth, she is bigger than Reagan who hasn't topped 11 pounds at 8 1/2 months. Also about those 16 pound kids...yeah neither of my other girls were like that either. ALL of my babies are tiny.

  4. my little girl is only just 11 lbs & she was born feb 21, so i think kennedy is doing beautifully! ppl are always telling me my LO is small too & i just tell them its an optical illusion LOL