Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Check Ups

Today both kids had a doctors appointment. It was Macie's 18 month check up and Gavin's 2 month check up. As crazy as it is to have both of them at the same time, it is also nice to only have one appointment to go to versus two. My mom took the kids and met me there and was kind enough to stay and help during the appointment. Juggling both kiddos, undressing and dressing them, keeping them entertained and comforting them after the dreadful shots is a lot to handle. I don't know how mothers of multiples do it!!!

Here are the stats:
Macie weighs 24 pounds 12 ounces (70th percentile) and is 31 3/4 inches tall (50th percentile). She has met and exceeded all of the appropriate 18 month milestones (says at least 10 words, points to body parts, climbing stairs, etc.) and he even asked me about a few 2 year milestones. She got 2 shots in her legs and her toe pricked to get a blood sample. She did great with the toe prick and didn't even cry but she bled a lot more than the nurse was expecting. They checked to see if she was anemic and she her levels came back fine! She won't have to go back until she is 2 and no more shots until 4!!!

Gavin weighs a whopping 14 pounds (95th percentile) and is 22 1/2 inches long (50th percentile). He also has met all of his milestones (smiling and cooing) and Dr. Voyles was impressed at how well he can hold his head up. He looked at his hemangiomas and noted that they hadn't grown any. He got 3 shots in his legs and one orally. He will see Dr. Voyles again at 4 months and his appointment is actually 2 days after his Riley appointment so I will be able to talk to him about what we find out.

Overall, I have happy, healthy, growing children and a lot to be thankful for!!!

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