Thursday, January 31, 2008

15 month checkup

Well, we braved the elements today and headed to the Dr. to get the 15 month check up & shots over with. We figured if we headed out today, maybe we would have a better shot at being less exposed to all those other germy kids waiting to be seen for real illnesses. So we headed out and got seen with little to no exposure to anyone else who was coughing, sneezing, wheezing etc...


All is well and we are still on the same track at usual.


Elliot weighs 18.8 lbs (just below 5%) & is 28 3/4 inches tall (almost 10%). Her head circumference is 50% though! What a noogin! That just means her brain development is right on track! We are just going to be tiny little things (but then again, look at her parents)!
Keaton weighs 19.11lbs (right below 5%) & 29 1/4 inches tall (right below 10%). His head circumference is just below 50% so he is right on track as well. The good news is his ears looked great!
We did find out that the kids are having chronic post-nasal dripage so we are starting on a daily regimen of Zyrtec to see if that will clear up our constant snotty noses and sore throats.
Other than that, the kids are right on track for development and other than being small, you would never know that they were once preemies! And for those of you out there wondering about boys vs. girls, girls develop their verbal skills first and boys develop their motor skills first. This could be why Keaton climbs on EVERYTHING and Elliot stands at the baby gate yelling at me about it! Oh man, life is about to get so much fun!
Shots also went well today and after their 18 month shots we should be done until age 4!!! Momma is happy about that. I can't stand seeing those sweet babies cry that hard. Luckily Ryan was there with me this time today and made things alot easier, soothing one baby while I tended to the other. That is tough to do alone!
We are so blessed to have two healthy, beautiful, thriving kids and I could not be a luckier girl!
Well, got my priorities and LOST is finally coming on! Gotta run!

5 comments:

Whitney said...

Ok, will you come take pics of Austin when he's born?? I love the two pictures in this post- esp the one of Elliot and her cute pigtails! I'm glad the appt went well!

maria said...

It was always so hard for me to hold my children while they got shots at their checkups. If only they understood it would be for the best later on! Oh, and I definitely agree with the girls vs. boys development. It was so true with mine--Ashlyn started speaking way earlier than Layton, and Layton started walking and climbing, etc. much earlier than her. You definitely have two beautiful children and I'm glad to hear their checkups went well!

Leslie said...

I know it's nice to have those appointments behind you. No shots till 4. Hoorah!! Glad to hear they are right on track. Love the pigtails!! Great recent posts.

MCK Mama said...

I LOVE that top pic of your daughter. One of the 4 lenses I own is the one you just got. Isn't it yummy? Your photos are looking JUST spectacular! I forgot to bookmark your blog...I'm glad you came back to mine...I am going to add you to my blogroll now so I won't forget to come back and see your great photos! (And read about your family, of course.)

:)

Oh, Baby Legs: online and at Uber Baby in Minneapolis.

Tiffany said...

Oh, Elliot....how you make me smile! You seem to have a million facial expressions.

And, Keaton, you have quite the twinkle in your eyes.

They are simply adorable!