Thursday, October 8, 2009

6 month check up

The girls had their 6 month check up yesterday. I can't believe they are already that old. This time is so precious with them. They are doing so well!

Anna is 16 lbs 15 oz and 26 1/2" tall- she is in the 75 %ile for a 6 month old!
Natalie and Elisabeth are both 15 lbs 7 oz and 25" tall. They are both in the 50 %ile for 6 month olds. The doctor was impressed with their size... he had told us in the past that most babies that premature on average do not catch up until they are 18 months old or so. What an amazing blessing!

They also hit most of the milestones for 6 month olds, except they are not rolling over yet. Natalie and Elisabeth have both rolled over a few times, but Anna shows no interest yet. He was pleased that they are doing so well on their development as well. That is a wonderful thing!

We are finally developing a bit of a schedule, which makes life so much easier for me! I've moved them over to a 4- hour schedule which is so much nicer not to be feeding them all the time, and they seem to nap a lot longer. Anna eats 8oz at 7:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7pm and then will sleep all night! The other two eat about 6 1/2 oz at those same times, plus wake up about 4am for one more feeding. I haven't tried to push those two to go all night as they are just now getting to be able to go the 8 hours. They nap well during the day also- really just after that 3:30pm feeding until bedtime is our fussy time.

After I did the same thing consistently for a few days they seemed to get the hang of it which is a big praise. I was starting to go crazy keeping up with the girls all being on different schedules and Alex! Alex is a big help with girls, but he still requires a lot of attention- which can be hard to give at times. We are trying to make it a priority to spend time with him by himself. He still talks nonstop- just imagine what our house will be like with him and three girls talking all the time. Poor Chris... :)

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