My little beans started off life by coming 7 1/2 weeks early. They weighed 4 and 4.5 lbs when they were born and had to spend 4 weeks in the NICU. When I brought them home from the hospital they were so teeny tiny that it scared me that I was solely responsible for them and their care (My hubby went directly to work when dropping us at home
) - They were about an inch under where the growth curve even starts at their 8 week check, right at their due date. Since then, however, they have made up for it and then some! They shot straight up through the middle of that growth chart and are following their own curve about an inch above the highest
It's not too surprising as I am not a small woman in any stretch of the imagination, and my husband is rather a colossus at 6'3" and 315lbs! It has been wonderful and very comforting to see them get so big and strong, after sitting by their incubators for weeks on end and stressing about how little they were.
This does, however, bring with it an entirely different set of issues. They are 21 months old this next Thursday and they weigh in at about 35 lbs each I think, and 34 and 34 1/2 inches tall- which, BTW, is the size of your average 3 year old
They grow out of clothes and shoes as quickly as I can acquire them, they can bulldoze right past normal baby gates. Baby carriers, strollers/prams, any toy- all have to be considered for bigger, stronger babies, and X2! They broke their crib the day before Christmas
and have destroyed and/or outgrown 3 strollers so far (FX that the new one hold until they are old enough to not be in one!) , and we replaced their car seats in August and and are already looking at replacing them again because if they grow one more centimeter they will be too tall for these.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]