Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Scale

We Mamas absolutely love the scale! It gives us an objective number that lets us know exactly how we're doing. We especially love the scale at the doctor's office, because we just can't help but be proud of the pounds that have been gained since the last visit. We hope for them, actually. We want every little ounce registered on the permanent record. The doctor even congratulates us for it!

"Must be eating well!"

We just beam and glow and look forward to the next visit when the scales will be tipped even more. And as we leave the doctor's office, we can't help but let out a sigh of relief and a "Yesssssss!," for our mission has been accomplished. It was a job well done.

We can't take all the credit, of course. After all, the baby was the one doing all the eating, right? "Enjoy it now, little one!," we say to the smiling, drooling babe. "When you get to be my age, you won't enjoy getting on the scale so much."

Question for you: Did you get nervous when your baby was put on the doctor's scale? Was your baby a good eater?

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