Reassure me I'm not the only one with a 'giant' DS

(62 Posts)
stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:27:18

Just had to send a chest measurement to the rugby team for next years shirts. DS is 14 and measuring 44".
He was only 38 in September when I bought school stuff. I bought big for growing room but didn't think he would grow 6" in 6 months!
Poor boy his school shirts must be killing him. Poor me my pocket is going to hurt as I feel the need to replace most of his tops now

steppemum Tue 20-May-14 22:32:31

ds is 11. He now wears adult size 9 shoes.

You post is my dread of the next few years!

sonlypuppyfat Tue 20-May-14 22:34:19

DS is 15 his hobby is eating he towers over me, and he is fab.

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:41:43

I had the shoe thing last year, size 7 sept '12, size 11 June '13. (Shakes head thinking should of known)

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:42:34

I had the shoe thing last year, size 7 sept '12, size 11 June '13. (Shakes head thinking should of learnt from this)

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:43:10

Oops blush

SqueezedMiddle Tue 20-May-14 22:44:42

My DS is 9 yrs old, in size 13 yr old clothes, size 7.5 feet. He is a head and a half bigger than others in his year group. He is definitely going to be a giant!

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 22:50:00

It's a bit mad, I know he is one of the biggest, but I tend to view him with his peers at a distance so doesn't look that much bigger (especially at rugby) but it's the numbers that get me.
Height wise yes I know he is getting tall but as I wear heels of varying sizes it's not so obvious iykwim

steppemum Tue 20-May-14 23:15:55

yes ds is so much taller than the rest of his class.
Mind you dh and I are tall, and my brothers and Dad are 6'3", 6'4" and 6'5" so it's not surprising really.

hmc Tue 20-May-14 23:18:06

I'd be chuffed to nuts if my ds grew that much in 6 months!

Costly though .....

stella69x Tue 20-May-14 23:36:04

Costly, yeah I'm about to realise that. All that I bought with growing room.. Well it's been grown into already!
As for food, I was blaming dp smile as we have only been together 18months and he is a big guy with a big appetite

iggymama Tue 20-May-14 23:47:58

My 12 year old (soon to be 13) is 5ft 11in tall, over 13 stone and size 11 shoe.

annielostit Wed 21-May-14 08:58:44

Giant child in this house too, surely 6ft2 at 15 is way to tall. He just about fills the doorway. They aren't cheap to keep.x

papalazaru Wed 21-May-14 09:03:18

Same here. DS is 12, 5ft 8 and size 11 shoe. The lady in clarks told me that their feet always grow first then comes the growth spurt. Could be an old wives' tale but it sounds logical to me. Anyway I actually think it's a nice problem to have - better to be tall than short (but that's my opinion)

LadySybilVimes Wed 21-May-14 09:08:04

I have a soon to be giant child in this house. He has just turned 11 (still primary school age) and has size 9 feet. He is 5'4" already and hasn't had his growth spurt yet!

chocoluvva Wed 21-May-14 14:17:43

Your DS might not grow much more....

then again grin

I hope my 15YO DS' feet have stopped growing as he takes a size 11.5 or 12. He is a beanpole with enormous feet.

Arky Wed 21-May-14 16:32:54

Both my boys went through a stage where they seemed to grow before my very eyes. It's remarkable albeit very normal
I love the stage where there feet don't match the rest of their bodies.

I have a 6ft 2 15 year old.

And an 11 year old with size 9 feet.

Mine grew upwards but not outwards.
It's true about the feet.
DS1 was in size 11 shoes at primary school and reached 6' tall in year 7. He is 18 now and only grew another 2" in 6 years, his feet are still size 11 thank goodness. Skinny though, he weighs just over 10 stone.
DS2 is 16 and a fraction over 6'2" (this matters when you are taller than your older brother). His feet also remained at size 11.

You need to watch out at the feet growing stage as they can go up a size in a month easily. Don''t replace all their shoes if you can avoid it.

LadySybilVimes Wed 21-May-14 16:54:22

Just to alarm those of you with tall kids even further, my dh grew 4" between the ages of 18 and 21. He was 6'2" when he started Uni and 6'6" when he finished!
I shouldn't be surprised by the size of ds really.

gymboywalton Wed 21-May-14 16:58:24

my son is 14 and 6' 2" with size 14 feet!
he is only slim though so a 44 chest would be enormous on him width ways!

10 year old ds2 is in size 7.5 shoes and is about 5'"2?

Prepare to pour food into them for the next few years.
Oh and when they bring their giant friends......

DS1 always seems to pick very petite girlfreinds who eat like sparrows. They must be so much cheaper to feed.grin

iggymama Wed 21-May-14 20:26:14

Flipping heck, gymboy size 14 feet! Buying shoes must be a nightmare.

gymboywalton Wed 21-May-14 20:29:04

it's a nightmare-school shoes had to come from a specialist website and cost me £70!!!!!!!shock

JamJimJam Wed 21-May-14 20:33:22

My (just) 12 year old weighs 4 stone and is a size 4 shoe.

<redresses the balance>

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