American in Spain

Bean Pole

April 8, 2010
Curiouser and curiouser

I took Nora to the doctor today to get weighed and measured. In her first six months she more than doubled in weight, ending up and around 7.4 kg. In her second six months she hasn't gained any weight at all, remaining consistently around 7.5 kg when we weigh her at bath time (before her dinner). Today, after eating 260 mL of breakfast milk and cereal (which is more dense than water, so that's more than 0.26 kg right there), she weighed 7.85 kg and measured 75 cm, a full three quarters of a meter. This gives her a body mass index of 14.0, which is literally off the chart. The doctor say she's just fine, which we knew already. Tall and skinny, but fine.

In the same spirit as last year's ridiculous linear comparison of food consumption rate, I've decided to see what I would be like if my height and weight were at the same ratio as Nora's (104 g/cm). If I kept my same height, but had Nora's equivalent weight, I would only weigh 19.36 kilograms, or 42.7 pounds.

If I kept my same weight, but had Nora's equivalent height, I would be 802 cm, or 26 feet, 4 inches, tall.

Curiouser and curiouser

A rough estimate of what an eight-meter tall me might look like in our dining room, after eating my equivalent 2.8 kg (6 lb) of breakfast cereal.