Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The twins had their 4 month checkup today. Chana is a little chunker and gained about 4.25 lbs in 2 months. Dovid gained 3.5 lbs in the same 2 months. What's even funnier, is that when they weighed in at one point in June, Dovid was 9.5 oz larger than Chana. Heh oops! So, they took Chana off of the preemie formula (so she doesn't get *too* fat), but they want Dovid to concentrate more preemie formula powder per oz of water, because he doesn't like to drink more than 18 oz per day. Chana is also a half inch taller than Dovid. They're actually doing perfectly in terms of weight gain and growing taller.

Chana is now in the 34th percentile for weight, 45th percentile for height (which is amazing, seeing as how she was a preemie and she's MY daughter...I was like in the negative percentile for height my whole life...still am!), and 8th percentile for head circumference. Dovid is in the 4th percentile for weight, 8th percentile for height, and less than 3rd percentile for head circumference. He's my little boy... :-) But, he's always been in the low percentiles and hopefully with adding more powder to his formula he'll start to grow better. He doesn't look malnourished or teeny!!!

They also got their 4 month shots....ouchies! Even though I gave them some infant tylenol over a 1/2 hour before the shots, they still screamed as if I had cut their legs off. Sheesh! It's not *that* bad, is it?

Update: I forgot to add that Dovid learned how to roll from his front to back!!! Last night I knew he was sleeping on his tummy, as always, and then later on I went to check on him and he was on his back!!! Go Dovid! You may be small, but developmentally you are right on!


The Captain's Wife said...

Awww. Don't you just hate the shots? How you handle two of them screaming...bless you! I can't stand the looks Kira gives me afterwards...the "How could you do this to me Mommy?" look..ugh breaks my heart.

I went to your brother's blog and checked out the pics. Your kids are super beautiful...they have gotten so big already.

Cate said...

I give you a lot of credit for both of them getting shots at the same time. I'm usually the person giving shots and some of those bad boys sting like the dickens.

FET Accompli said...

Congrats on Dovid rolling over! Gee, double the shots does not sound fun...I am glad the appointment overall went well. I am tiny too, by the way!

HeatherOz said...

Stopped by to check your recipes from the blog hop but read the post about your cute twins. I have 6 year old twin boys. They started out very similar in size but then one of them grew a lot faster. They are still different sizes and people sometimes ask me how far apart they are (as in months or years), and are shocked when I tell them 2 minutes. Congrats on the cute babes!

ps: I loved your recipes too!

~Sandy~ said...

Just blog hopped by to say hi!@

Chelle said...

That's fantastic that you had such a good appointment! Sounds like your kiddos are doing really good.

Katie said...

AHHHHHH How in the world do you keep track of their weights and what they eat and all that? YOu seem to totally remember every detail! I don't know if I'll be able to do that with one, much less two! LOL