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My 4 Month Old … That’s The Size Of A 6 Month Old!

I’ve written before about how totally different Ava & Hannah are. I am still astounded by the extent of how different they are! One of the biggest differences is in their eating habits. Ava is not an eater. I’ve had to wage a war against her non-eating habits, but that’s a separate blog post and one I’ll share on how we’re slowly winning the war, for another day. Hannah on the other hand is an eater. Oh boy does she like to eat and she has the Kim K butt, thunder thighs & cellulite to prove it.

Last week was our scheduled clinic visit…. erm… if Hannah were a teen, she’d be mortified! In one month, she went from just over 5kg’s to….. 7.53kg’s! Her weight & height now put her at the average size of a female baby ages SIX MONTHS… she just turned 4 months! The sister says she is a little over weight but not to panic just yet.

Hannah 4 months

Ava’s clinic visits were almost always about how she was gaining weight too slowly, she was always a skraal baby. Long and skinny, Hannah, it would seem is the opposite. While she’s also tall, she’s clearly not having the same weight issues or food issues as Ava had and while introducing solids and feeding her is a pleasure because of this, it also brings with it a whole bunch of other worries.  As an over weight adult myself, I really don’t want my children to battle with the same weight issues that I have.

One month between these two photo’s and you can see the difference!

Hannah 3 to 4 months

If she carries on this way, pretty soon I won’t be able to just keep calm & carry her!

Hannah Keep Calm


  • cupcakemummy

    June 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    that’s one big baby!
    but hey, she’s healthy and has a family that adores her so whatever.
    plus dude, how fucking cute are those rolls?! i wish rolls were as cute on an adult :/

  • Anita Boxoza (@anitaboxoza)

    June 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Our babies are the same Sharon 😉 Took Lee to pediatrician yesterday and she also commented on how chubby she is. I hear you on the weight being a problem thing but they lose it when they start being active and yes those rolls are just too cute

  • Andrea

    June 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I love her, she sure has a way of creeping into one’s heart by just looking at the photo’s! You truly are blessed Sharon!

  • CharlieW

    June 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    She is still small! You should have seen my one. She was huge… people stopped me in the mall to comment on her size. It really upset me that people had such an issue. She wasn’t that size because she was a couch potato and ate sweets all day! Cara lost all that extra weight the moment she started moving around. Now her great gran keeps telling me she’s too skinny 🙂

  • Tertia

    June 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I wouldn’t worry too much about it now.. its totally adorable. they do loose most of it as they start getting more active.. I love fat babies.. just to cute

  • Daryl Faure

    June 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Sharon, I just went and had a look at Dylans baby weight. He was 6kgs at 3 month’s and 7kgs at 4 months, and 9, 12kgs abd 72cm at 6 months. I did take him to see the dietician at 6 months as I was also worried about his weight gain. She said he was eating fine but was a big boy. When we look back at his photos we cant believe how chubby he was. Now he is a very tall 4 year old who is long and skinny. I wouldnt stress yet.

  • Tania

    June 27, 2013 at 10:27 am

    She is totally adorable. My daughter was and still is at 5 a good eater. As long as you continue to monitor and watch what she eats, Hannah will be just fine! Instill good eating habits & exercise from an early age & she will always be a big girl but not fat/chubby. Good Luck!

  • Cindy

    June 27, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Gorgeous! We also had that prob with all three kids (although none of them were “tall” – they all have my midget genes after all) but after they start crawling all that weight dropped right off!

  • Pamela

    June 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    My little one grew very quickly initially but it evened out. Now she is actually quite small for her age. As you already know they all grow at different times etc. I love those cute little rolls – so gorgeous.

  • Dee

    June 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    My LB is 2 weeks older than H and he weighs close to 10kgs!! He is the height of a 6 month so im not too worried he has always been a hungry baby, so unlike my girls! I think start worrying if she has a weight problem as she gets older, they always chubby when they so small.

  • Julia

    July 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Kyk daai boude! I LOVE it. She’s gorgeous Sharon. My Child1 was (and is) a terrible eater. Child2 is exactly the opposite and I LOVE it. He’s always been tall so it’s been fine. I don’t think you need to worry about her weight just yet. I think those cutesy rolls will disappear as she gets taller and becomes more active and I also think that as long as she’s eating healthily she’ll be fine.


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