As if his health problems weren't enough, Finlay has to deal with being the youngest of three boys. When it comes to clothes he gets the worn, stretched, threadbare hand-downs from his brothers. Sadly, some of them were getting a but beyond wearable so last week we took him shopping.
Although he has just turned 3 we weren't expecting him to be in 3 year old clothes. He is still small for his age. So we picked the 24 months jeans and gave them a try. But no, so onto the 12-18 month ones. OK for length but still ended up down round his knees when he stood up. Thanks for adjustable waistbands! Pulling the elastic tighter and tighter we managed to get them looking pretty respectable.
We had a clinic at the hospital today and the news is all good. His weight is increasing well. It would be easy to get frustrated that he can only fit into clothes for children half his age but that would be to forget where he has come from.
And for all his lack of size, he gives as good as he gets when it comes to his brothers. He's got all the spirit (and more than enough volume!) to get his way. He's going to be alright.