Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My little girl

Ruby is tiny. She's in the 5th percentile. She was born 5 pounds 14 ounces, and has just been little ever since.

Granted, she has tripled her birth weight since this picture, but she's still a little girl.

Personally, I like that she's small because people are always coming up to me saying things like, "Wow, I can't believe how smart she is! Look at everything she can do! Oh my goodness!" They always assume that she is several months younger than she is--so it turns out that they think I have a genius baby:
Anyway, at her 1 year check-up, the doctor told us we need to "help her grow" (which, as far as I can tell, in doctor language translates to "fatten her up"). So he prescribed LOTS of whole milk (never allowed to drink water or juice), high-fat yogurt, cheese, and ice cream. I wish a doctor would prescribe that kind of diet for me...


  1. I think with a diet like that, you will force her into lactose intolerance...
    But that's a vegan's perspective.

  2. How much does she weigh? Vince is already pushing 16, so she's older but he's bigger which means it won't be weird when they get married- match made in heaven!