Failure to thrive.
Goodness I hate that sentence and how much it has impacted our lives.
Every time I hold my iPhone I can’t believe my baby was barely bigger than the phone in my hand.
He was born one month early in a terrifying delivery. His blood pressure had dropped and so had mine. I remember as my eye sight began to fade away and doctors rushed in, they mentioned emergency C section. I tried to grab my partners hand and tell him “get him out- save the baby”. Luckily I was nauseous and my OBGYN told me to push as I got sick.
Seconds later he was born. The sense of relief we felt. That he weighed just enough he could be placed in our arms. The high of knowing I did it and didn’t need an emergency c section. The memory of my partner chugging apple juice from all the stress. 😂
I am one of the peopel who hate the WHO growth chart or at least we do. You know why? Because it is so hard to see that no matter how much food your child takes in, they are still below that stupid line. We rejoice that we finally hit the weight growth chart while sending love and support to families still struggling to get there.