Well, Squirt is his own person. He started off small for us but big for normal. 8lbs and 15 oz is not a "squirt." At our last well-baby check-up, he was in the 75% for height and 25% for weight. He does not like to drink from a bottle (which sucks because we don't breastfeed) as much as he likes to eat food. If you eat in front of him and don't give him anything (which I don't because I don't eat a lot of things he can eat yet), he gets mad. Most meal times, he eats 2 jars of #2 foods. Sometimes it's homemade, sometimes jar food. A lot of times, there's cereal mixed in with it (or applesauce to make the vegetables taste a little better). He doesn't like peas or green beans much. He loves fruit (as most babies do). But he eats - quite a bit for his age and size.
Apparently, I just can't get a "right" sized baby. Too many people made comments to me when Moose was little about not overfeeding. Now I have "concerned" people tell me how tiny he is. Mostly this is from family (on the in-law side). It really doesn't help that I have a niece and nephew who are two months younger than Squirt and are roly poly fat babies (and really, the comparisons can stop ANY DAY).
Can you guess which is my son?
My MIL says that Squirt needs "sausage arms." And now apparently when my grandmother-in-law visited my BIL & his family, she acted or sounded like she was worried about how small Squirt is.
HE'S FINE! He eats like a horse! I can't help his metabolism; he's super active (for a baby who can't crawl). The kid hardly ever is still. Even when he's getting ready to sleep, his arm just moves around like a dancer's and he kicks his little feet. I swear I feed him every day (or he wouldn't be as smiley as he is).
Maybe with my next kid, I'll get it "right." *rolling my eyes*