Saturday, March 28, 2009

How big is a baby's foot?

   This is a question that comes up all the time at the Mel-o-dee knitting group. None of us have children and we've learned the hard way the babies have oddly large feet. So with the birth of my new nephew, I thought I'd take the opportunity to document his feet for future reference.
   Here is the first set of photos, he is two weeks old, 10.5 lbs and 23.5 inches long (apparently that's way above the 99th percentile in length). He has put on 2 lbs since birth and grown about 2 inches!
   Based on the photos, I would put his foot length at 3.25 inches and the width at 1.5 inches. Man, the poor guy was NOT happy to have these photos taken. He was nice and warm in his PJs and we thrust him out into the cold. I hope he doesn't subconsciously associate me with trauma now!


abmatic said...

great! thanks Ingo!