Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pediatrician

The twins had their 6 month checkup today! Here's how we're doing for height and weight:

Chana

weight: 16 lb 10.9 oz (last month she was 15 lbs 1.3 oz...a gain of 1 lb 9.6 oz)
height: 26 in (last month 25 in...a gain of 1 in)
head circumference: 41.5 cm

In percentiles for her age, this means...

weight: 66%ile (last month 57%ile)
height: 62%ile (last month 50%ile)
hc: 16.6%ile

Dovid

weight: 15 lb 1.9 oz (last month 13 lbs 15.6 oz...a gain of 1 lb 2.3 oz)
height: 25.5 in (last month 24.75 in...a gain of .75 in)
head circumference: 42.5 cm

In percentiles for his age, this means...

weight: 12%ile (last month 11%ile)
height: 21%ile (last month 19%ile)
hc: 12.3%ile

Now we can see that the twins are growing! Chana is just gaining so much weight...and Dovid is just sorta gaining. lol He's just a little guy and plans to stay that way. It's also funny that Dovid has a bigger head, but he's in a lower percentile... In any case, it's all 100% on target and the doctors are really happy. They also say we can start solids, although the doctor we saw today doesn't know anything about Baby-Led Weaning and was warning me about choking and wasn't recommending it until 8 months. But I say she has no idea what she's talking about and plan to start it anyway...as long as Molly says it's ok! :-D

7 comments:

FET Accompli said...

Sounds like a great appointment - they are growing!!

Rebecca said...

Way-to-Grow Dynamic Duo!!!
I still can't get enough of the laughing baby video - it's like Chani is doing a standup (sitdown) routine and Dovid is the audience fan base! Please please get out that camera more often.
Shabbat Shalom and G'mar Chatimah Tovah to you and Shmuel and Chani and Dovid

Sarah R said...

Yeah, go twins! :) They are doing great, Elana.

Oh, and I would listen to Molly over the doc any day. She rocks! :)

jenn said...

Way to go kiddos! They sure are growing great!

Have fun with the solids- every baby is ready at different times & I think we moms know when that is more than even the docs. Caiden wasn't as interested when we first started the cereal, so we waited a bit. Now she gobbles up her veggies!

the mol said...

It worked fantastically for my older one. As for the younger one, he looks like he eats pizza and ice cream already, as he was 16 pounds on Monday.

rocket.queen. said...

Q survived baby led weaning despite my mom hovering and swearing he was going to choke and that all he needed was some rice cereal in a bottle.

Funnily enough one day she tried to feed him some cereal with bananas mashed in it and he spit it on her. Then snatched a cucumber from her hand that she was feeding herself.

JamieD said...

Yay for Dovid and Chana! Grow, babies, grow!!