Now reduce that tiny 6 pound 9 ounce little girl to 4 pounds 14 ounces. That was the birth weight of my second little girl. Tiny for real. Physically, holding her was probably easier. Her body could lie on my forearm, her head in my hand. Mentally, it challenged the imagination.
Take one more reduction, to 1 pound 8 ounces for baby girl three. If 4 pounds 14 ounces is tiny - and it is - how do you label 1 pound 8 ounces? Fortunate to be breathing, absolutely. Miniscule, Lilliputian, the size of a Barbie doll. All the above. And forget about holding her. She was in an isolette in a neo-natal intensive care unit for a long haul.