Friday, November 28, 2008

Boy Have They Grown!

Or should I say girl? :)

Today was the girl's 2-year check-up and I am happy to report the girls are healthy and growing.

Of course all kids grow - if they didn't it would be horrible but it's the process of that growth that fascinates us. I do nothing to make them grow save feed them and love them and they get bigger. It's like I put them down one day as tiny little people who couldn't do anything and now they are walking and talking. How does that happen?!

For their stats:

Julianna weighs in at 27.14 pounds putting her at about the 60th percentile for weight. Growing despite her lack of eating. I think she just drinks in her pounds :) Height is 34.5 inches putting her at about the 60th percentile for that as well. She has pretty much met or exceeded the 2 year developmental marks - she's doing just fine!!

Rachel is all of 22.10 pounds! Which means she is still hanging out in the 5th percentile. Wow, she is so small!! As for height she was 33 inches tall which puts her in the 25th percentile - smallest of the 3 in every way. On the interesting side the doctor indicated that is possible that while she is the smallest now she may hit puberty later and then actually be taller then the other two. Weird, huh? Apparantly the being smaller longer helps them grow a little at a time and then shoot up later. Something like that. But does explain how the runt turns into the tallest in the class.

Alyssa weighed 25.10 pounds putting her in the 35th percentile for weight. Otherwise she is the exact same as Julianna. Same height, same head circumfrance. I always knew they were twins!! Hee hee. It is weird how alike they are in so many ways - same hair, same eyes, same height and yet they aren't identical but still some people can't tell them apart. Oh well, given the similarities I can let it slide...

Other things: Julianna didn't really have any other "issues"; there's no pill to fix Rachel's crankiness - I asked :) As for Alyssa, she should be speaking more then she is. The fact that she doesn't speak in sentences is a tad concerning but the doctor said we'd wait two to three months and see if there is improvement. It's possible she's just a late talker. With no other signs of disability - she's very responsive and engaged (no autism) and she hears what we're saying so she's obviously not deaf. Anyway, if it doesn't improve we will have her evaluated. But, hopefully, it's more her sisters talking for her then any real issue :) Ever the princess!!


Denise Wheeler said...

I am glad to hear they are doing so well. I really wouldn't worry about the not talking. The doctor asked if I wanted a referal for a speech eval. I told her no. Mine are just now starting to put two words together, occasionally. I am not worried, they will talk when they are ready. My older daughter did the same thing.

Candace Hickey said...

I agree with Denise...don't worry about the talking. My three are still using one word utterances and some signs.
Glad they are so healthy...I have a feeling Brooks is going to be our little one...we have the 2 year in January. :)

Angie said...

Healthy girls! I know you are thankful for that. I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.