So I'm a first time mom. I was with my MIL at Target today looking at baby stuff. She found this cute pair of PJ that she wanted to buy for LO - long pants and sleeves. She picks up a 9 mos. size, so I say "Keep in mind, she just going to be born the end of Nov, probably better to grab a 3mo, or if you want to be safe a 6 mo." She proceeds to tell me "You can't go by the size, babies are never the size on the tags. Babies are like 21 inches when they're born, look at this 3mo one, doesn't it look tiny?? Remember your DH is 6'1" So I respond with "Well, I don't really know. I was just over 5 lbs when I was born, plus I'm only 5'2." I'll spare you the rest. She bought the 9mo size. (Her other grandchildren are probably in the 99th percentile for height, BIL is 6'3" and his ex-wife is 6'1")
When I talked to a friend when I got home her first reaction was "well, that's typical of her, she only ever considers her family, no one else." Which I realize is pretty true. I'd like for my child to have at least SOME of my traits, maybe she just wants a little DH clone? I guess my height, curly hair and brown eyes are undesirable to her, but DH seems to like them!
For some reason this whole thing just really upset me, it's sort of weird that my feelings are so hurt by such a dumb thing, but when I got
home I just cried (darn these hormones).Thanks for letting me vent.
The crazier thing is she may be
right, I really don't know. I always just assumed that these sizes we a
relatively good reference. How fast DO they grow?