You really cannot help it. When you see a baby, one of the first things you do is comment on their size. “OH what a petite little thing.” “Wow! Big baby!” “Were all your babies so small?” It does not matter if you have an average size baby, a bigger than average baby or a tiny little baby, people will comment. And you know what? I do it too! And you know what else? Sometimes it drives me crazy. When our youngest was born he weighed 9 pounds even and was exactly 21 inches long. I was proud that I had delivered him naturally. But people would say, “what a tiny little thing” and I’d retort, “Little? He was almost our biggest baby! He weighed 9 pounds!” I guess I wanted credit or something? Ha! Now our little Linebacker is a whopping 16 pounds!
Now people say, “What a chunk!” “I LOVE chubby babies!” “Such a sweet little butterball!” “Oh look at those rolls!” And it does not bother me in the least.
Belinda’s sweet girl is 2 months older than our Linebacker and she is checking in at just over 12 pounds. So she is 2 months older than our Linebacker and weighs 4 pounds less than him.
People tell her “Oh how petite!” “Such a beautiful little peanut!”
And you know what? When I go to the hospital to visit a mom and her new baby, I tell myself, “Don’t mention the size, don’t mention the size. DO NOT mention the size.” Guess what? First thing out of my mouth, “Wow! Such a big solid boy!” LOL!
You just can’t help yourself!
Are you guilty of this? Does it bother you at all?