Thursday, October 29, 2009

Doctor's visit

Yesterday the boys had their four month well check, and here are their stats:

Brady: 13 pounds 12 ounces, 23 3/4 inches long
Carter: 14 pounds, 23 7/8 inches long

Going by their birthdate, that puts them in about the 20th percentile for weight. Going by their due date they are both around 70th percentile for height and 90th for weight. They are growing just as we would expect.

Brady is also doing well with his developmenalt markers. I really thought they wouldn't be two months behind. You know, they got out of the NICU after one month, surely that will be a good marker for milestones. Nope. Brady seems to be hitting things two months behind schedule: social smiles, turning his head to hear noises, head stability (not quite there) and so on.

Carter, of course, got sent home with a few things to watch. He seems to be a few weeks or so behind Brady. We are also watching the following:
-apnea (which is definitely getting better, but not perfect yet)
-his head (he is starting to get a flat spot, so everytime we put him down we have to turn his head to the right)
-his hearing (he doesn't respond to sounds the same way Brady does, so we are waiting to see if he catches up in the next few weeks. If not, then it will be time to visit the audiologist)

Overall, things look good. They got their immunizations and then slept the rest of the day. I'll take that as a side effect of shots.

1 comment:

Rachelle said...

i hear the shots are traumatizing for the parents? haven't experienced that yet but have an appt next week. what a sweet little family you have.