Thursday, March 12, 2009

Notes from the twin's one year check-up!

Baby "A" a.k.a: Claire Elizabeth

Weight: 19 lbs 4 oz.'s up from 5 lbs 8 oz.'s at birth and 5 lbs even when she left the NICU!

Height: 28.5 inches

Head cir: 46 cm

Still our little petite girl. She seems much lighter than Keaton even though only a pound seperate them. She is pulling up and standing all the time with help from the couches and coffee tables. We just know that she is going to take off walking any day now. Claire has her two top and bottom teeth, and is working on a third. We almost never know when she is getting new teeth because number one she hates to have anyone look in her mouth and number two she hardly ever fusses over it! She is the only child of mine that cut her teeth in the traditional order starting with bottom first. All the others got top in first. She is good natured and a born explorer. A true beauty, she gets compliments everywhere that we go. She is a natural people magnet and that shows in her personality! We are working on moving from a bottle and formula to a regular sippy and milk. So far she is resisting, but it might have something to do with her still being sick. Maybe in a few more weeks she will be transitioned. She loves to eat solid/table food and sneak drinks of Kyndall's chocolate milk whenever she finds a sippy unattended.

Baby "B" a.k.a: Keaton Tyler

Weight: 20 lbs. 4 oz.'s up from 5 lbs. 4 oz's at birth and under 5 lbs. when we left the NICU!

Height: 29.5 inches! Even though he looks shorter than Claire, the measuring tapes don't lie!

Head Cir: 45.3 cm

Keaton looks to me like a chunky boy, but he is only in the 10-25th percentile for boys in all of his measurements. He is a loving little guy, and needs his momma to hug and kiss on him several times a day. (which I don't mind at all) He is just now starting to be brave enough to go off on some adventures with his sisters. For the longest time he would play by himself while they hung out. But now he is starting to get in on the action. Keaton is tender hearted and usually gets his feelings hurt more easily than Claire, but he is quick to forgive and as long as there is an open lap to occupy he is better in no time! He has his top two teeth and one on the bottom too. It seems like it takes him so much longer than Claire to cut his and he gets way more upset while they come in than she ever does. That's a man for ya! He eats Cheerios by the handful and is notorious for reaching over and helping himself to Claire's food and her sippy cups (after he tosses his own on the floor) He is also cruising all around the house, and crawls at the speed of light. He is taking to whole milk much better than Claire. Although he also prefers the bottle still to the sippy. His big blue eyes continue to melt my heart and I can't wait to see what new things he learns to do in the coming months!

I am so blessed to have three healthy, happy children. All of which have distinctly different personalities and quirks about them. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Being a mom is truly the best and most rewarding job I have ever held. :) I love these guys with all my heart!


terri d said...

You and Jordan truly are blessed with three beautiful children. Hope the twins have a wonderful birthday party and I will be waiting for the pictures to be posted!!

Have a good time together they grow up really fast!!

Hugs Terri

Chris said...

Sounds like they are doing well. They are so cute.