04 December, 2008

I'm an aunty again!!

I just got a phone call - J's sister (A) has had her little baby girl!

Apparently A was swearing enough to make a trooper blush but mum and baby (P) are just fine.

Stats from J's dad are:

Weight: 7 pounds, 12 ounces
Length: 50 cm
Head circumference: 35 cm

I wonder why we still give out birth weight in imperial but go metric for the other measurements? The doctors and nurses normally give out weight in metric but every time I've heard people ask for details, they give out (and ask for) weight in pounds etc.

Oh and as for details regarding the last post...

Yes, J's mum is still talking to us (we're supposed to go out to dinner tonight - will have to see how that goes now), no we didn't have enough to share (normally we make just enough for us without leftovers) but J's mum refused all offers of anything. She also told me how she did a very similar thing to her own mum years ago so had a good laugh about it!


Zazzy said...

Congratulations Aunty! I hope mom and babe are doing well!

Steve said...

I think we tend to give the weights in imperial because we know what we weighed in imperial. It's easier to compare.

meggie said...

Congrats to everyone about the baby girl!
Hope you have a nice evening with J's mum.

Stomper Girl said...

It's so our mums and grandparents know how heavy the baby was. Plus, it's easy to grasp 5 pounder - little 10 pounder - Ouch! Congratulations to your family.

Anonymous said...

When I was being admitted to hospital a couple of years back, I gave my height and weight in metrics and the nurse looked stunned and said it was the first time anyone had known their stats in metrics.

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