Sunday, September 13, 2009

What do Babies and Fish Have in Common?

A few people had questions/comments about how we weigh our babies so here is a step by step.

First we load the baby in a shopping bag. Here is Peter with two of our volunteers, Katherine and Kirstie.

And there he is. Peek a boo, baby!

Next we hang the bag from a fish scale. This gives us accurate weights so we can log tiny gains and (God forbid) losses. The bag has to hang freely but we keep our hands close to prevent any accidents.

And there you have it. Stay tuned for more wacky, out there solutions in the adventure that is my life.

Until next time, may God bless and keep you on your own personal adventures.




  1. Love this. It's something that I took for granted, but I realize they don't weigh babies with fish scales over here in the U.S.

    His little eye peering out from the bag in the last picture is cute and a little creepy at the same time. :P Isn't it weird how malnourished babies look alike?

  2. Some of the midwives in the States have a scale that they weigh babies in that look like this. But it's very uncommon.


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