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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One Year Checkup

We went to the pediatrician's office today for Hannah and Kate's one year checkup. The worst part about the whole visit was waiting with two one year olds for 1.5 hours while they were supposed to be napping. Well, that was the worst part for me and Uncle Michael. The worst part for Hannah and Kate was the 4 times they got stuck. Hannah got her shots first and Kate was giggling at her pain. What a rotten little child. However, she was not giggling at all when she got her shots.

The student "doctor" who did all of their measurements was a little overwhelmed, but she kept her composure. Two wiggly and mischievous twins gave her a run for her money (unfortunately, I'm sure she doesn't make any yet so her suffering was all in the name of education). I think we went through about 10-15 feet of the white paper that they put down on the table. Therefore, I know their weights were accurate, but the length and head circumference could be a little off. She said that their growth curve was going up, but she didn't show it to me. I should've asked to see it, but I figured I could do my own charting and measuring at home. I did double check with the actual doctor to make sure Hannah's growth was good and she said it was.

Kate weighs 19 lbs. 14 oz. She was 27.5 inches. She has been running a low fever for the last couple of days, but the doctor didn't seem to find anything wrong.

Hannah weighs 16 lbs. 8 oz. She was under 26 inches, which I'm not so sure is an accurate measurement because I think at her last appointment she was 26 inches. I could be wrong though. I just need to remeasure when I get a chance.

Other than that, we are weaning off of the nighttime bottle, which I think we have succesfully done. They are taking sippy cups at two meals. Hannah loves finger food and it's about all she'll eat. She will usually spit anything that I try to spoon feed her.

While I love having twins, I did have a "I wish I had only one baby" moment tonight. I was giving them baths tonight and Kate was just really fussy, not feeling well, and tired. I bathed her first, gave her a pacifier, and set her down to play. Well, she was not happy with that. So I put Hannah in the pack n' play and sat in the rocking chair with Kate. We rocked for about 10 minutes and I sang to her. I haven't done that in at least 7 or 8 months. I don't get just one on one time with them when they are sleepy and want to cuddle. Poor Hannah had to just sit and cry in the pack n' play until me and Kate had enough time together, but she got her bath and we also sat in the rocking chair and cuddled. I just wish that I could do that more often. I probably could if I had someone to help me put them to bed, but George is usually working so I fly solo at bedtime. Not complaining, just want you mommies of one baby to cuddle with your baby a couple of extra minutes at night for me and all of the other twin mommies out there who don't get to.

Off to do my homework for our Growing Kids God's Way class and enjoy a CSI re-run in bed on the laptop!


  1. Wow I can't believe they are "1"!! I know it will be here before we know it. I mean we are already at 5mths!! Happy Birthday girls :)

  2. So many things you don't think about when you have one! You're doing a great job mom!!