I really like our pediatrician. He is so nice, really calm and personable, he knows the answers to all of our questions and he makes me believe that he truly thinks I have the cutest babies ever (which of course I believe wholeheartedly, but recognize that other may not feel quite the same, and I’m ok with it).
Wednesday the girls had their 12 month well baby visit. Talia and Jordan are both in excellent health, right on for their development pace and perfect for their body mass. Yeah!
Here are the actual stats:
Talia – Baby A
Height 28.75″ 25-50%
Weight 19lbs 25-50%
Jordan -Baby B
Height 28.15″ 15-25%
Weight 19.1 lbs 25-50%
They were being so funny in the office, running in circles around the tiny room, Jordan learned to turn the light on and off, which both thrilled her and I think scared her a little too. Talia kept pointing at the Nemo poster on the wall and saying “bubble” or what sounds like it.
The girls had to get three shots, they were not happy while it was happening but recovered really quickly.
I took the day off work since the appointment was mid day, super fun for me!
After the girls took their afternoon nap we took hem for a special treat of frozen yogurt. Talia enjoyed it
but Jordan just couldn’t get it together. She finally snapped out of it afterward when we visited baby gap to see what was new.
And the doctor said that if we ever want to sleep through the night, LET THEM CRY! More on that tomorow and in weeks to come.
Yesterday was the girls 9 month pediatrician visit.
The doctor was happy with their growth since their last check up. He said the were on the skinny side but it’s ok. They are definitely skinnier than most of he other babies I see their age, but the are so muscular I wouldn’t call them skinny.
Here’s how they measured up:
Baby A – Talia
Weight 16lbs 15 ozs, 25th percentile
Height 27 1/2″, 50th percentile
Head circumference 44.3cm, 50th percentile
Baby b – Jordan
Weight 16lbs 12 ozs, 25th percentile
Height 27 1/2″, 50th percentile
Head circumference 43.2cm, 50th percentile
The nurses asked questions like are they crawling-yes, are they pulling up-yes, do they understand “no” and “good bye”-well, if a big smile means they understand, sure, they completely understand.
Then the doctor told me that waking up in the middle of the night is common at this age, it won’t last forever. Great, do only three more months of 4am play sessions, and they can eat almost everything, which they mostly do, and the next milestone is that they should start talking. We can’t wait to see if their first word is in Hebrew or English!
Over all the doctor said they are doing great, they are perfect! He kept telling them that they are so cute. He even tried to eat Jordan, I don’t blame him, I suggested he start with he inside of the elbow, it’s my favorite baby part! He also noticed the girls personality differences, Jordan is our very serious girl and Talia has a funny little sense of humor.
Thankfully there were no shots at this visit, but the girls did have to get a toe prick to get blood to test their iron levels (which are fine), the girls did great, Talia cried a bit but Jordan just looked at the nurse with her “what in the world are you doing” look.
Next check up, 12 months! Crazy how time has flown by. The doctor assured me there is no cure for babies growing up. Oh well, I’m sure toddlers will be fun too.
Going to the Dr is hard work, the girls went straight to sleep at bedtime, no crying! Jordan woke up at 2:30, but all she needed was her pacifier and she went back to sleep. They both slept until 5:30. Next goal, teaching them to sleep in, at least until 6:30!
The girls have reached four months old. They are no longer newborns. Of course they are still considered infants but they are so alert and curious and responsive infant just doesn’t seem like the right description for them. Really good babies sounds much better. They didn’t remember what happened the last time they went to the dr. so they were all smiles until the shots time came, I was a bit nervous for them, the needles were bigger this time, They screamed bloody murder for a few minutes but calmed quickly once we held and fed them. I stayed home from work to be with them and make sure they didn’t have any bad reactions. The were a little grumpy throughout the day but mostly they were just sleepy. We even got a few smiles out of them here and there. After their two month visit they were so upset that I called to ask if I could give them baby Tylenol and the nurse advised the dosage, this time I asked the dr about giving them the Tylenol and he said I should not. They think that the vaccinations do not work as well if combined with the Tylenol. He said that I did it once was no big deal but that I shouldn’t this time and he wasn’t thrilled that his nurse gave me the wrong information.
I’m sure you are wondering… What are the stats?!
Talia Rose Sack
weighed in at 12lbs4oz
measured 24 inches long
She is in the 10%-25% percentile for weight and 25%-50% for height. These numbers are for full term babies, so the doc was pleased that they were even on the chart.
Jordan Mia Sack
weighed in a 12lbs7oz
measured 23″ long
She is in the 10%-25% percentile for weight and the 5%-10% for height.
He also told us about SOLIDS! that we should start with rice cereal once a day for a week before they turn six months, then move to oatmeal once a day for a week and after that veggies, one new one every few days until their six month appointment. My husband is very excited about cooking for the girls, he has been talking about taking them to food markets around the world since the day we found out I was pregnant!
We packed up and piled in the car to see our pediatrician again this week for our one month growth check. The Dr kept satin how perfect they are, so the girls are excited to go back an see this nice dr for thier two month check up, if they only knew what’s coming next time. I have mixed feelings about our next visit, it will be two months which means after that the girls can visit with anybody and be out and about without worrying too much about having to go to the hospital if they get sick sick, but it also means lots of vaccinations and I heard babies don’t really like shots too much and that it’s not fun for mom to have to see her babies get them. But, these shots are still a month away and in the mean time the girls have a lot of growing to do, just like they did over the past month! Jordan weighed in at 8lbs, 6oz and 20ins long and Talia weighed in at 7lbs, 9ozs and 18 and half ins long. Check out their birth weights here and their one and two week measurements. We can defiantly feel the difference in their sizes these days. They are getting big so fast.