John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

6 month check up!!!

The girls hanging out with my mom.


Smiles before their SHOT! It is so pitiful because they are totally clueless and have no idea it is coming:(


James Daniel showing off how handsome he is with his big gummy smile!!!


John David on the scale...BIG OLE SWEET BOY!



SO the check up today went just fine. James weighed 12lb 13oz and John David weighed 14lb 7oz...about a pound and a half difference. They are in the 5th percentile in height and weight according to their chronological age (the age in which they were born) but in their corrected age (which would have been their due date) they were in the 50th percentile, which is average among their peers. Dr. Darby said she was pleased with their developmental growth as well. They are showing all the "typical" signs for their corrected age (which would be about 4 1/2 months old). They are cooing (all the time now), smiling at anyone, anytime, for any reason. They can sit with support, roll from front to back easily and James can roll from back to front as well. They are grabbing at objects, playing and showing signs of excitement when it is time to eat or take a bath. They have different cries to communicate with us...the fussy cry, the screaming "I'm in pain" cry, and of course the "pitching a fit" because I am mad cry!

Both boys received one shot and one dose of the roto virus vaccine. We have chosen the alternate shot schedule so the boys don't receive more than two shots at one time. They also had blood taken to test their hemoglobin levels. James was severely anemic and John David was slightly anemic so both boys have now started iron supplement and vitamins. We discussed increasing their meals to fruit and cereal mid-morning and fruit and veggie in the afternoon. They have done remarkably well transitioning to solids. They still nurse about 6 times a day!

They are growing well and developing wonderfully and we thank God for it all. I know I say it all the time, but I seriously stand in awe each day I am blessed to spend with them, watching them grow and develop into their individual beings.

Thank you all for your prayers for these boys. God hears them and has heard them

1 comment:

lamarshall said...

They look so happy before the shots! Abby had 4 at one time at her 2 mth checkup - and it nearly did me in. 2 in each leg and she was such a trooper! Glad to hear the boys are growing and doing well! They are sooo cute!