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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
I'm curious what you'll name him if he ever grows up to be taller than you. M. Normous?
Hee! How about M. Ense or M. Onolith
Well, you could go with M.Assive, but that may send the wrong message. How 'bout, M.Easurable, or M.Pressive.
Along those lines, how about M.Grande?
He would of course have to spend a little time as M.Edium first.
So, if he is M. Small, has he passed M. Iniature?
I vote M. Onolith.
Once he reaches school age there is always M. Kid.
How about M. Idget? No?
If he wants to play trumpet in the band, but can't play very well? "M.Tinny."