I'm guilty of it, I know I am but what I don't get is why?
Bear with me as this is one of my Mummy musings!
What I want to know is why is one of the first questions that gets asked about a newborn baby is 'what did they weigh?'.
When Adi was ringing around the Grandparents to tell them our good news about Elarna they immediately asked the question about what she weighed, at that time we were unable to tell them as she hadn't actually been weighed yet but it did get me wondering why we are so fixated on asking about the weight of a baby and why it's one of the first questions asked!
Is it some sort of an achievement to see how big a baby you can produce or does it suddenly gain you entry into the 'I pushed a baby out of my vagina and it weighed blah blah amount' exclusive club? Bizarre. When I hear about women that have pushed these 10lb'ers out, immediately I wince and think ohhhhhh man that's going to have hurt but pushing a 7lb'er out is no mean feat and if I'd pushed a whopper out I suspect I would have been damaged for life! The mere thought makes me want to cross my legs and never open them again!
When I've been out and about people have asked the same question, from the checkout lady in Tesco's to the strange man in the Opticians, it's really quite odd and I've never particularly thought about it in much detail up until now. What does the weight of a baby signify? Why do we need to know this information?
I admit it's always interesting hearing what other babies weigh, but yet I don't know why the fascination! Can anyone enlighten me on this matter? Anyone else intrigued by this or just me?