I think its funny that we mom refer to our babies in months. Today Maryam was exactly 22 months. STRANGE. Its hard to believe that in only 2 months my little baby will be 2 years old. When are we supposed to stop saying their age in months anyway? Maryam is wearing an outfit that Auntie Maymay (My friend Mayda) gave to her. I never thought this would happen to me, but I'm actually kind of sad that she's big enough to be wearing 24 months. Its weird, because for the first year and a half of her life I was SUPER happy when she'd go up a size because that meant she was healthy and growing. After hearing "failure to thrive" too many times you start praying for weight gain and larger clothes. BUT LOOK AT HER A YEAR AGO!
So small. Its almost like looking at two different babies! What a difference a year can make, well, what a difference a month can make! Just a few months ago Maryam was still on oxygen and not walking. Maybe that's why we mothers refer to our babies ages in months, because so much can happen in a month. OK, I solved the mystery.
I've been taking Maryam to the park in the morning so she can run out some of her energy. I've noticed that when she's outside all she wants to do is run around. It got me thinking that maybe she's not outside enough. So, I'm doing the good stay at home mommy thing and taking her to the park. Yesterday some moron lady asked me Maryam's age. I told her that she'll be 2 in December. (I avoided the whole month age thing that time...its hard to remember! I have to remember two! She's 22 months actual but 18 months and 1 week adjusted...c'mon!) She actually looked at her and said, "why is she so small?" Um, she's not! I got mad and wanted to say, "why are you so ugly?" but I didn't. I just said "She's not small, she's huge, she started out as only 1 pound 10 ounces." The lady said, "oh, wow. Sorry." I just took Maryam off the swing and left. Of course that made Maryam really mad...she wasn't done swinging, but I didn't want to have to subject myself or Maryam to anymore idiocy. I know that we preemie moms are a sensitive bunch, but really, Maryam isn't small for her age at all, not for her actual age and especially not for her adjusted age.