Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'm New to This

I haven't raised a kid before.

To date, I'd say I'm doing a bang up job...Mutated Genes, More time in hospitals than at home, already multiple little dudes seeking her hand in matrimony.

But one area that I need some insight and parenting wisdom...one area that I thought would not be an isssue until adolescence, but has already reared its ugly head...one area that keeps me up at night wondering how I will make it as a father of this little girl...



Is how she could be going on 7 months old and already need a training bra?

I thought we had a few years of daddy-daughter bonding before this chaos began?

In all seriousness, Chaia is a chub. It'll change, I'm sure when she gets mobile. But in the meantime, we are grateful, because we've seen heart failure kids who have failed to thrive. Who struggle daily to put on weight...to stay up to speed on the growth curve.

But Chaia isn't in that category. She has rolls on her rolls. Dimples where there should be joints. And for a kid that can't take anything by mouth...

I'd say she is festively plump.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!! What a cutie! Still kneeling!

Joanne Sadlon said...

Praise God!

Chaiai's "cup" runneth over!!

Jackie Thompson said...

LOL, Chaia's cup runneth over, that's a good one. And as I recall you kinda had those when you were little.

Anonymous said...

Yes, praise God for those little rolls. She's adorable with them.
Praise the Lord!

Erica said...

I love her rolls! Can my skinny little Cohen borrow some of her chubbiness?

Anonymous said...

What a doll! I love the rolls:) still kneeling for you sweet! Go Chaia go!

Julie Keener said...

You are going to be in so much trouble when you show this picture in about 16 years! She looks happy and great!

Anonymous said...

I had a daughter who was a pudgie like this. We said she looked like the Michelin tire guy. I learned that breast-fed babies are making brain cells as they are making fat cells in the body. So your little bean will be smart and cute.
Kathy Lewton

Alisa said...

She is GORGEOUS!!! Her sweet little rolls give her character:) Still kneeling! and I love Joanne Sadlon's comment...cute!

Anonymous said...

She's so cute! Still kneeling for Chaia!
Becky Gross

courtney schnee said...

"festively plump" - you kill me! she's the sweetest thing in the world

Anonymous said...

Those little wrinkles make her the cutest little wrinkle baby as she is supposed to be!! Now when we see those same wrinkles on us Nana's they definately are not soooo cute--but on Chaia and our little one's they are priceless!! Those cute wrinkles are why we want to squeeze them and love them so much--they are "squishy." Oh, and by the way-you both are awesome parents--Chaia is so blessed! Our God is sooo good and we are still kneeling! Glen & Denise