Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We've got the big head

Yesterday we went to the pediatrician for our six month check-up. Everything seems to be going well. The babies are reaching their milestones. They are all staying on their growth curves. Before our nine month visit with the pediatrician in June, we will be seeing the orthopedist and optometrist just to check to make sure their hip clicks have resolved themselves and that their eyes are developing properly.

Here are their weights and lengths. The numbers in parentheses are what percentile they are in for the 34 weeks gestation growth curve. All three of the babies' heads are in the 95 percentile.

14 # 1 oz (75%)
25 1/2 inches (90%)

15 # 10 oz (90%)
25 3/4 inches (95%)

12 # 5 oz (between 25% & 50%)
24 inches (75%)

I have been a little concerned about Mazie's weight. I had a feeling she was not gaining at the same rate as the other two babies. I did, though, think she would be weighing closer to 13 pounds. Our doctor said that Mazie has consistently stayed on her particular growth curve so there is no need for worry. Mazie will probably always be "a little smaller" than the other two. "Like 'Four feet, eight inches' smaller?" I asked. "Probably not," she responded. We'll hope she gets her height from my dad's side of the family, so that her version of smaller will be reaching 5'7" instead of 5'10". Either way we will love her just the same.

Oh, and we got two more teeth yesterday: Elliott's first and Lucia's second.

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