tale of the tape

It's hard to believe that we've already had Brooklynn for six weeks.  She's grown up a lot in that time, enough that I look back at some of the early pictures of her and wonder who that tiny frail thing is. During pregnancy, comparing the size of the fetus to produce to get an idea of size is a common practice, but it seems like that stops once the baby is born.  I suppose this is mostly because you can actually see and hold a baby, but they come in all different sizes.  Birth weight for Brooklynn is four weeks for some kids, and we won't even go into the size of her cousin Jacoby.

Just to give you an idea of how she's doing, Brooklynn is bigger than a pineapple...

vs. Pineapple

...but not as long as a peacock feather.

vs. Peacock Feather

She is (as of this evening) 23 inches and 11 pounds, 3 ounces.  I'm still using my home brew baby scale which is much more accurate than any real baby scale less than $100.  My second option would be to take her to the grocery store and put her in one of the produce scales for fruit and veggies.  Maybe the people at the deli counter would help me out with some of their scales.

On the Scale

For now, I'll stick to my kitchen scale - mixing bowl - cookie sheet combo.