Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sick of hearing he's small
Don't you hate it when people tell you that your child is small? That something is wrong? It hurts when they ask you if you feed your child? or if you starve your child so they'll stay small forever. I hate these comments. I hate them so bad. Today in Whole Foods I was asked if I starved my child to keep him small forever. I said no, then literally ran away crying. I found the bathroom and cried for a good ten minutes. Are you kidding me why are people so insensitive. Ry is ten months old. He weighs about 14-15 pounds. He's small. He's boney. He's just like his father. My husband is 130 pounds. I'm about 155 (yes OMG I just shared my weight, I don't really care). My 2.5yo is about 33pounds. The doctors we've seen haven't been worried. They suggested formula so I could track how much he was eating but I declined. Can't afford the stuff and really do not need it and don't want it. I know he's eating enough. This kid eats so much food its insane. He's a lot like his father in this aspect. My dh can eat like its his job and gain no weight. Hmm I see a pattern. Like father like son. Z must take after me because he was small at first then a chunker. Cool. So I have one normal looking child and one child that is healthy, meeting milestones, happy, playful, talkative, and a good sleeper that just happens to be skinny. You can see his ribs a bit and his spine when he leans forward. I'm so so so over hearing he looks unhealthy or starved. Those comments hurt me as a mother. Don't you realize I freak out about this every single day. I've tried to make him fat. He eats great food. He loves whole fat yogurt, avocados, blueberries, bananas, squash, chicken, turkey, pasta, pears, carrots, peas, broccoli and more. This kid eats his food and then some food off my plate. He LOVES food. He wets so much. Seriously this kid can pee like you would not believe. I have to overstuff his diapers sometimes because he just pees so much. And after all that he's still small. He's just small. He is 10mo 14-15pounds and that's fine so STOP bugging me about it because I'm already bugging myself enough about it the rude comments are more than I can handle. I shouldn't be running away from people crying because they cannot hold their tongues.