Tuesday, July 15, 2008

2 Month Docs Appt

Just getting back from the docs with Luke and Taylor and all is well. Dr. Zelis said they are FAAN-TAS-TIC! lol Luke has grown a lot which we knew. He's now 13lbs 2 oz. He's in the 75th percentile. lol Height: 23 - 50th percentile. I can't remember his head circumference but it was normal. Miss Taylor is still small but gaining and growing non the less. She's now 10lbs exactly and Height is 21-1/2. She's in the 10th percentile for height and weight and she has a VERY small head still! She's in the 3rd percentile for head circumference. Every one thinks Luke has a big head but he doesn't! Taylor's is just tiny. I've come to realize that they will always be compared like that. It's hard as a new parent...is "this" normal because one does and one doesn't...it just makes me realize HOW different they really are in every way. It was SOO adorable to see them sit on the scale. They can actually both sit up now in it. So cute, they are naked, sitting up and wide eyed. Taylor had an expression that she was very pleased with herself and Luke was just like, "What are they doing to me?" Cute. Taylor didn't stop peddling and punching the whole time we were there. Luke fell sleep in Nick's arms.

They got 4 shots today...yuck. I HATE that. Not only were they starving because the appt was at their feeding time but they had to get one oral vaccine and 4 shots. They had their 2 Hepatitis B shots and this time they got Polio, Pneumococcal, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Rotavirus and Hib. Dr. Zelis is so nice though, he does it as quickly and painless as possible. For them and us. He's a very patient doctor and answers all my questions without rushing. I like him a lot. He also has a 2 month old. He had a little boy right after Luke and Taylor were born. Anyhow... they both had their nuks since they were starving but they soon came out once the shots went in. Luke did his classic whimpering and Taylor her EXTREMELY LOUD SCREAM!!! 

He told me to give them Tylenol when I got home. Taylor gets 0.6 and Luke gets 0.8. I got them home, fed them and gave them their doses. It's grape flavored and Taylor made a funny face as she wasn't sure about swallowing it. Luke however LOVED it. Was funny. He sucked on the dropper and wanted more. lol

We asked about formula because before he wanted them on Neosure at least until 10lbs. Since Taylor is still so tiny he wants to keep her on it for sure. He said he wouldn't mind keeping Luke on it but if we want to change him we can. He said to go to BJ's and get their brand because it's the same stuff with a different label. We talked to him about Taylor's feeding and how she acts like a maniac after the first 2 ounces. He gave us a prescription for Zantac to try if we want. I think I'll try it. If it helps it will be WELL worth it. 

Their next docs appointment is at 4 months in September.

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