Re: Will my 23-pound 5-month-old slim down?
Oh yeah, not to worry! Both my kids were born relatively small (DD1 was 6 lbs, 7 oz, DD2 was in the mid 7 lbs range) and rapidly climbed to the tip-top of the charts for weight. The last time I took DD2 in, the pediatrician rolled her eyes and said "I hate seeing kids waste away like this." Then she looked at DD2 and said "Mommy's feeding you the high-test stuff."
My first started to fall down the percentiles as soon as she became mobile. She's now a VERY tall and slender 4 year-old. I have no doubt that my second chunkster will follow the same pattern.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"