Friday, May 9, 2008

A Day at the Doc's (aka Baby Updates)

We went to the doc this morning for check-ups: 9 months for the twins, 2 year for Frances. We arrived at 8:15 for weigh in and measurements - which took almost 40 minutes... whew! Ms. Carol (she's the PA and we adore her!) came in around 9 to see us and we were out of there around 10:45. Yep, it takes a while with three of them, but she's always very thorough and takes her time since Frances is so scared of the doc's anyway.

The particulars:

- Frank weighed in at 18 pounds 5.4 ounces, 28 inches long and his head circumference was 18 3/4 inches. Yes, both twins have big heads! lol

- Marguerite weighed in at 19 pounds 8.2 ounces. Like Frankie, she's 28 inches long with a head circumference of 18 3/4 inches.

- Frances weighed in at 28 pounds 1 ounce and is 33 1/2 inches tall. Just 2 1/2 more inches and she'll be 3 feet! She's growing so fast.

There was nothing particularly wrong with the girls. Both are way above average for their ages. They would like to see Frances do a little more dressing/undressing of herself, and want her to have less milk in a day. Also they said she should have a multivitamin since she goes through stages of not eating much. Frankie's been a little sick the last couple of days with diarrhea, which is why he's lost weight in the last 2 weeks. (He weighed 19 pounds 3 ounces when he saw the doctor for his cough (a virus) a week and a half ago.) Ms. Carol put him on a banana and applesauce diet for the next couple of days and wants him to have at least two bottles of pedialite along with his formula bottles. She suggested that we give him Soy formula for a couple of days, but that constipates him and would make him miserable. I think we'll try this diet first.

Marshie is trying desperately to walk. She can almost stand on her own -- pulling herself up and letting go -- but she won't take the steps yet. She isn't talking yet, but apparently that's normal for twins. She eats well, sleeps well and loves to play games like peek-a-boo and patty cake.

Frankie is a little behind his sister. He's my laid back child. lol It took him longer to learn to crawl, he's just started sitting up well, and he's just beginning to pull himself up. He loves to be cuddled and talked/sung to. He will smile at just about every word spoken to him. He's also SERIOUSLY ticklish!

Frances can now name all of her colors (though she still mixes white and yellow sometimes... which I think is simply because some yellows are so light), she can speak in complete sentences with more than five words (when she WANTS to lol) and she has read her first word without any sort of prompting. Last Wednesday, 4/30, at the bookstore she started telling Desse, "oink!" Finally she showed him the book she was looking at. The title is, "The Cow that Said OINK". There were pictures of cows on the front with one saying "oink". We know she didn't confuse the cows for pigs, because when you ask her what they are she says, "cow" and when you ask her what cows says, she answers with, "moo" -- yet she can read the word oink on the cover of the book. lol Needless to say, she got the book!! Frances also loves to play outside, particularly with one of the balls we bought her or with the little dolly stroller so she can push Suzie around.

Not much else I can think of to say. Ms. Carol was very impressed with the progress of all three of them. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Helen said...

Reading at Two!
Shades of Uncle Henry and her dad.
G- Aunt Helen