Just an interesting little question...out of curiosity:
It starts with a statement...and I hope I don't muck this all up.....
In the pictures our little girl looks pretty big.
People always think she is many months older than she really is, and when I tell them her age, well, I get very funny looks...and often down right exclamations to the contrary (of the latter, I find it either comical, or offensive, given my mood that day)
I have heard from a couple of people that their children looked quite big in the pictures they received, and actually were very small when they saw them for the first time in person. This came up again today.
So, if you happen to be out there in internet blog land, and fall upon this post, and you have "been there, done that" please share a comment.
I know and understand that orphans normally are smaller due to the lack of nutrition they have received, or "quality of" aforementioned nutrition; and perhaps lack of movement (especially in the orphanages) I also know they tend to bounce back very quickly; I have even heard a couple of weeks can show marked progress.
(note that our daughter is in a foster home and has been for many months)
I am just so curious about the photo vs. reality thing, as far as update pictures received; because our BEAUTIFUL BABY does look big for her age in the photos..
I do believe she is the age we have been told. I just wonder about people's experiences with photos vs. reality.
Thanks in advance. :)
ps- our adoption doctor says she is "soundly within normal ranges" when reviewing the medical updates, head circ., etc...