Friday, July 30, 2010

Four month pediatrician visit

Yesterday we had our 4-month appointment with the pediatrician. We met a new doctor in the practice, who seemed pretty nice.  She said we should start solids when the babies start to show an interest in people food (not yet), and that the iron in cereal or oatmeal will be enough of a supplement for them.  She seemed pleased with my breastfeeding them exclusively.

The boys are continuing to grow!  Benjamin weighed 13 lbs, 8 oz and is 23 1/2 inches long.  Asher weighed 13 lbs, 15.5 oz, which I say is 14 lbs.  He is 24 1/2 inches long.  The doctor said that their good growth is a sign that I am making plenty of milk, with a good amount of fat in it.  This was good to hear.  It must be all the ice cream I'm eating!  They are both on the charts somewhere, but I'm not sure where.  This is also good, since Benjamin wasn't on the charts at all at birth.

The doctor also commented on how strong they both are.  As I type this, Benjamin is wiggling away on his tummy, working on what looks like crawling (but I hope not, it is too soon for that!).

They both got their shots, and cried a lot.  At 2 months, when they got their shots, they only cried for a second, and then slept all afternoon.  This time, they were cranky all afternoon and took no naps at all!  They got Tylenol after the doctor and before bed, and both went down and slept well at night.  Asher has now slept from about 7:30 pm to 6 am for two nights in a row.  I am hoping this will be permanent!  Benjamin went to 6 on Thursday morning, and 5 this morning, so that's not too shabby either. 

They have been fine today, with lots of smiles (see photos!) and chatter. 

I am noticing some changes in myself-- my hair has started falling out after months of my not shedding anything.  I think I'm shedding worse than Peanut (our long-hair cat)!  My little line down my belly is definitely faded, even though it was never that bad to begin with.  I guess my body has decided I'm over being pregnant.

I also started trying to do some exercises to build back muscle tone.  The Wii decided I was overweight (but the weight it suggested is something I haven't weighed since the 6th grade, so that's not going to happen!) and said I have the fitness level of a 50 year-old.  I think this is based on my being "overweight" and not knowing how to use the Wii.  That and that I really could use to tone up a little!  I am also doing the 30-day Shred, which only takes 20 minutes and can be done during nap times or after the babies are in bed. 

And, today is an important anniversary.  One year ago today, I had my egg retrieval, and 15 embryos were created in a little dish.  Two of those embryos are now my sweet angels-- I can't believe how much can happen in a year!  I have spent all day marveling over my boys' perfect faces and delicious legs.  How did I get so lucky? 

1 comment:

  1. we are experiencing so many of the same things at the same time - how fun! and I'm losing a ton of hair too - not so fun. yay for growing babies!