Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

FOUR MONTH CHECK-UP

Elijah and Will had their 4 month doctor appointments today. Eli weighs 13 pounds 12 ounces, length is 24 inches, and head circumference is 16.25 in. Will weighs 13 pounds 10 ounces, length is 24 inches, and head circumference is 15.5 in. They are pretty even except for head size. We joke that Eli carries the weight in his big head and Will in his thunder thighs!! :) :) Ha! Although now that we really think about it, Eli's head isn't big, Will's is just really small. Guess we need to change our saying!

Eli's weight is in the 33.38 percentile, length is 21.72%, and head is 29.5%.
Will's weight is 30.65%, length is 21.72%, and head is 3.61%. (We told you he had a little head!!) So, they are growing wonderfully!! We are so pleased.

Hard to believe that at their 2 week check-up in September, these were their stats:
Eli: 5 pounds 15 ounces (1.68%) 19.25 inches (6%) 13.5 cm (5.94%)
Will: 5 pounds 4 ounces (0.56%) 19.5 inches (8.79%) 13 cm (2.04%)

It's amazing that our little tiny Will jumped from the 0.56 percentile to the 30.65 percentile for weight in just 3 months! Amazing! And our little Eli jumped from the 1.68 percentile to the 33.38 percentile for weight. Awesome!

Their appointment went great and they are as healthy as can be! They both had 2 shots and an oral vaccine. They cried, but not for long. Within a few minutes afterward, Eli had a blotchy rash on his head so the Pediatrician suggested we stick around for 10 minutes to make sure it didn't get worse. It slowly went away so we left! Afterward, both babies slept for about 3 hours. They were all happy and kicking their legs like crazy. I said to Nick, "You'd never know they got shots today." Famous last words…I shouldn't have said that because a few minutes later at about 6:30pm, they both (at the exact same time!!) started crying and screaming uncontrollably. I've never heard that cry before, it was such a different cry. You could tell they were in pain. It just broke my heart to see them hurting and not be able to comfort them. They would not stop crying. It was just torturous. (I can't even begin to imagine having a colicky baby. My heart truly goes out to those who do.) We’ve never heard them cry so hard before. And how crazy that they started crying at the exact same time. We gave them Tylenol and they finally fell asleep. Poor little guys...their legs are hurting so badly.

Here’s a photo of the little men right before their outburst of hysterically crying. You can see their cute little band-aids on their thighs.


And here are photos of them when they passed out after the Tylenol and crying.