Friday, September 11, 2009

Growing!

Kiddos had check-ups this morning. Both are growing so much!

Cecilia had been behind in growth. She was only in the 15th percentile for her age. The doctor had been concerned...until today that is! Cecilia is now 4' 8.5" (50th percentile) and weighs 70 lbs (25th percentile). YAY! The doc says to keep on giving her lots of dairy so as to get as much height in as possible. Of course I get a bit irritated when she says in front of Cecilia that she can have ice cream, milkshakes, pizza, etc. to boost her height and weight. My child would live off of that stuff if I let her. I don't want her to get into a bad habit of eating now and then find out one day that a grown-up metabolism can't keep up with that type of diet.

As far as Jude goes, his growth these days is not nearly as drastic as it was during the first year obviously, but he is doing well. He now weighs 23 lbs. 10 oz. and is 31.75" long. About average for both. His head size is what is so surprising. His head measures 19.75" right now. That's at least 95th percentile. The doctor says that he just has a lot of room for his big brain. Haha!


She says both of the kids look great and is very pleased. Unfortunately both of them got shots today. Cecilia is a big girl now, so no tears for her. Jude on the other hand got quite upset but settled down pretty quickly. He also left with a super cool spiderman sticker to help ease the pain. =)

Good doctor's visits are always nice for the simple fact that it is a temporary reassurance that, as a mother, I am doing my job...at least regarding their health.

Have a wonderful weekend!

3 comments:

Surviving Triplets said...

Awesome news! Glad to hear Cecilia is finally catching up a bit.

Anonymous said...

hey - i really like the dimensions of Jude's Head right now...how about you?

Andrea said...

yes anon...that is a good number. =)