Sunday, July 27, 2008

4 1/2 month check up

It should come as no surprise to anyone who's seem him lately that Jackson is over 14 pounds! He officially weighs in at 14 lb. 6 oz. (25th - 50th percentile). Lola is still petite at 12 lb. 9 oz. (10th - 25th percentile). The doctor is happy with both babies' growth in weight, length, and head circumference. Jackson is now still in the 10th - 25th percentile for head and length. Lola has moved from the 3rd to 5th percentile for head and length. Look how big they are! And how cute they are holding hands!The doctor is also very pleased that the babies are developing right on schedule. The only milestone on the checklist that they didn't hit was seeming interested in themselves in the mirror. The one missing check mark must have disturbed Lola greatly because the same day before we took a bath she started smiling and laughing at her reflection. I hope she's grows up to be so determined to make As in school. I'm pretty sure Jackson was eating when the doctor was going down the checklist and is oblivious to the milestones he has and hasn't hit.

Look how alert they are playing with their toys in their excersaucer:

Other details:
We will be on the Neosure preemie formula until 6 months and then we can probably change to regular formula (for which they have comparable off brands :)

Both babies seems to have some eczema so they are getting Aquaphor ointment for that. Also, we will be bathing them in special body wash (Cetaphil) to help combat the problem. In addition, Jackson has some contact dermatitis. Nothing to be worried about "yet," the doctor says. "He doesn't need a steroid shot yet." So much for only using the expensive dye free and fragerence free detergent on the baby cloths. For my "sensitive" children everything will now be washed in "free" products. To bad that those "free" products have to cost so much. Isn't it curious that products with fewer ingredients cost more: fragrence free cleaning products, natural food...

Lola is staying on Lactalose for her constipation, a problem that the doctor feels is likely to clear up when she starts eating food. I hope so. That kid has been on medicine since she was born.

And speaking of eating food, they can now have baby oatmeal and at 5 months (that's only 2 1/2 weeks away) they can start eating baby food fruits and vegetables. I hope the all natural detergent and body wash can get out green beans and carrots!

And to end the update, a pic of mom and Lola enjoying some quality time on the Boppys:


Tracie said...

I can't believe they are so big. They are so much fun to play with and I love visiting. You and Aaron are doing a great job! They are beautiful!!!!!

patrick said...

I want some quality time n the boppys