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Tuesday, August 02, 2005  

Last night, our friend brought over her four-week-old baby so we could meet her for the first time.

Dude, that girl is sooo wee! I knew she was young, and she was born a little early, but coming face-to-face -- nay, face-to-entire-body -- with a human being of such small stature freaked me out a little bit. I was afraid I'd break her just being in the same room with her.

Then her parents told us her weight, which is twice what M. Tiny's was the week after he was born. Of course, objectively, I remember when he was small enough that I balanced him on one forearm for feedings. But then seeing that little girl last night, I don't know how I even found the courage to pick him up back then, let alone burp him.

I've gotten used to his size, even as he's grown. He now weighs five times what he did that first month. All of his measurements are in the ninetieth percentile for his age. Not his adjusted age, where you count from his due date, but his actual age, counting from the day he arrived seven-and-a-half weeks premature. He's caught up, and in a big way. He does look smaller when he's sleeping in his crib, simply by virtue of the fact that every moment he's awake is spent either practicing walking or trying to escape from whoever is holding him so he can practice walking. But awake or asleep, his tiny days are over.

So he's not M. Tiny any more. As of now, he's upgraded to M. Small.

posted by M. Giant 8:24 PM 10 comments

10 Comments:

I'm curious what you'll name him if he ever grows up to be taller than you. M. Normous?

By Anonymous Jeremy, at August 2, 2005 at 10:11 PM  

Hee! How about M. Ense or M. Onolith

By Anonymous TB, at August 3, 2005 at 7:39 AM  

Well, you could go with M.Assive, but that may send the wrong message. How 'bout, M.Easurable, or M.Pressive.

By Anonymous Chris Blackwell, at August 3, 2005 at 11:03 AM  

Along those lines, how about M.Grande?

By Anonymous Rula, at August 3, 2005 at 3:33 PM  

He would of course have to spend a little time as M.Edium first.

By Blogger Febrifuge, at August 3, 2005 at 5:09 PM  

So, if he is M. Small, has he passed M. Iniature?

- JeniMull

By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 3, 2005 at 5:29 PM  

I vote M. Onolith.

By Blogger parcequilfaut, at August 3, 2005 at 11:46 PM  

Once he reaches school age there is always M. Kid.

By Anonymous ckatz, at August 4, 2005 at 5:45 AM  

How about M. Idget? No?

By Anonymous Erin, at August 4, 2005 at 7:16 AM  

If he wants to play trumpet in the band, but can't play very well? "M.Tinny."

If he develops mad daredevil escapist skillz: "M.Possible."

If for some reason he just stops growing entirely, right where he is, but his voice gets all deep: "M.Paloompa."

By Blogger Febrifuge, at August 4, 2005 at 9:23 PM  

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