Empty Nest

Have I ever mentioned that I have a giant baby?

I have a giant baby.

At her six month check up last week, she measured in at 72cm. Over and above the 98th percentile, yet her weight is only in the 50th percentile. So this presents a few small issues.

1. All her pants either fit around the waist and are too short, or are too big around the waist and the perfect length.

2. The onesies she just grew into a month ago are already looking snug, and I’m having to consider going to buy 12-18mth clothes onesies already!


3. She’s too big for the bassinet.


Miss E has been sleeping in her bassinet in our bedroom since we first brought her home from hospital. I’d hoped to keep her in our room for as long as possible, for my own peace of mind, and thought we might get away with this arrangement until she was at least 9 months old.

My strategy for showering lately has been to put Miss E in her bassinet with a heap of toys, to keep her contained/amused while I zip in and out of the shower as quick as possible. One morning last week when I was putting her in there before I showered, I put her down, without all the bedding, and realised that her feet were touching one end, and her head was almost touching the top. It was time.


and so, after a week of day naps in the cot in her bedroom every now and then, two nights ago she slept in there, the whole night through, for the first time. It’s a little bit exciting, a little bit sad. That  tiny little baby we brought home from the hospital, isn’t little anymore!

We’re now enjoying the luxuries of using our bedside lamps and being able to talk in our bedroom again, and Miss E is adjusting to her new bedroom.

It might be a few more weeks before I can bring myself to put that bassinet away though…

Abby xx

One thought on “Empty Nest

  1. Oh her room looks beautiful! ❤ I have a giant baby too – though he's over 99th centile on both height and weight! 8 months and in 2 year old clothes :-/

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