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!
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