Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Don't Talk to Strangers

I was just telling someone the other day that I had read babies begin to get wary of strangers at 6 months old, and Anna Claire and Mallory were just past seven months old and didn't seem scared of strangers at all. Then we went to see the pediatrician today...

They screamed their heads off a good bit of the time we were there - especially Anna Claire - when the nurse weighed and measured them, when Dr. Tillman examined them, if the nurse left the room they calmed down, when she came back they cried again. Dr. Tillman even called Anna Claire's behavior "stranger anxiety." The poor thing absolutely sobbed her heart out.

Or maybe they just knew they were getting three shots today. :-(

Here are the stats...Both girls are 27 inches long. Mallory weighs 17 pounds and Anna Claire weighs 16 pounds, 9 ounces. They are both in the 50th percentile for weight and length. Mallory moves up into the 75th percentile for head circumference. Dr. Tillman said the girls are right where they need to be developmentally as far as "talking," sitting up, rolling over, reaching and grabbing, etc.

We've got the go-ahead to stop their prevacid, and if all goes well for two weeks then we can take them off Alimentum and go back to regular Similac Advance. YAY!!!!! Now we'll be able to make our new car payment. We can also move up to level two fruits, veggies, and meats. YUCK - I mean YUM! We can also begin introducing the girls to sippy cups (which we've kind of already started doing once or twice) and snacks like Cheerios and those little fruit-flavored star puff things (which they've already had once - just once, I promise).

Lots of new things happening on the feeding front. Hopefully all will go well. Both girls are such great eaters; I can't imagine they won't just fall in love with turkey with apples. ;-)

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Fun! I can't wait to hear how your kiddos do with the new foods. :)

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