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July 18, 2010

18-Month Check-up

Since the girls' 4-month well-baby visit, I've made a habit of taking a picture before each such appointment with the pediatrician. The girlies are always dressed in cute little outfits, I have actually applied make-up and done my hair (!!!), and I can attach their exact height and weight to the photo for their scrapbooks.

The girls got a glowing report. Baby A measured 21 pounds and 10 ounces (15th percentile), and 32" long (55th percentile). Baby B measured 23 pounds and 3 ounces (40th percentile), and 31.5" long (45th percentile).

These percentiles are very consistent with how they've measured over the past year. I'm always excited to see the girls are average, even slightly above average in A's case, in the height department. I maintain hope they'll surpass their 5' 1.5" Mommy!

The girls only had to get one booster shot, and they won't have any more shots until they're 4 years old...hallelujah! I couldn't believe that Baby A didn't even cry - not one bit! - when she got her shot. I literally asked the nurse if she was certain she gave it to her. Baby B made up for A's Cool as a Cucumber status with a very hearty scream, but fortunately she calmed down pretty quickly.

Having healthy babies...and getting the green light to introduce nuts, honey, and shellfish...makes my Monday!

(Playing along with Cheryl at Twinfatuation!)

6 comments:

Helene said...

It looks and sounds like your girls are doing well!!! I remember when we got the green light for my kids to eat shellfish...they LOVED it!!!! And it thrilled me since it's so healthy for them!!!

reanbean said...

I love the idea of taking a photo to attach with the stats in the baby book! I'm sure the girls will love looking back and seeing what they looked like at x number of pounds and x number of inches tall. :o)

My own baby book had very few photos and very little information (stats from doctor appointments or milestones achieved). I'm trying to do a much better job with my two. I have written down (mostly on our calendar, but also on bits of paper) all of their milestones and a few cute little anecdotes, but it's always hard to find the time to sit down and actually put it all together in their books. My goal is to have all photos and information from the first two years recorded by their 3rd birthday. Hopefully that will get me going. :o)

Olivia said...

Sounds like a great check-up! Have a happy week!
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Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Mandy, what a gorgeous trio you three are! LOVE the glowing, healthy report...and good for you for documenting the appointment occasions so marvelously.

This post---and that you linked up---Makes My Monday!

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

Congrats!!!! Your girls look so grown up in that picture!! They are beautiful! What a wonderful check-up and no more shots til age 4 calls for major celebration!!!!

Dolli-Mama said...

I LOVE the picture idea, I am going to use it! I am glad everything went well, I hate it when they have to get shots!