Your youngest kid is three inches taller than you think

By Laura Sanders, 16:51 PM December 20, 2013

Like most new parents, my husband and I couldn’t get over how exquisitely tiny our newborn baby was. Baby V’s toes were smaller than Tic Tacs, her fingernails were the size of red pepper flakes and her eyelashes were almost imperceptible. I remember nestling her entire bent arm in the “L” formed by my thumb and pointer finger.

So it was really strange when we took one-month-old Baby V to meet a friend’s one-week-old baby. Our daughter appeared to have grown inches in seconds. Next to the newbo...

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