Tuesday, August 10, 2010

4 months old (or: Aren't they supposed to be sleeping better by now?)

The twins had their 4-month check up with the pediatrician today, and it went well. Stats:


Height = 25 1/2 inches (75th percentile)
Weight = 14 lbs 13 oz (50th percentile)
Head = 43 1/2 cm (75th percentile)


Height = 24 1/2 inches (45th percentile)
Weight = 15 lbs 7 oz (60th percentile)
Head = 41 1/2 cm (25th percentile)

So our little Gaxers (also nicknamed "Bulldog" by Grandpa J.) has surpassed his older-by-two-minutes-and-a-pound-and-a-half-heavier bro in the weight category. Although in fairness, I did feed him right before the weight check, but Nix not until afterwards, so there's a few ounces exaggerated in their difference. They'll be an interesting pair if they continue at this rate: Nix will be tall and thin with a big head, and Gax will be short and stocky with a small head. At least I rarely have to answer the question, "So are they identical?" Or my personal favorite, asked by a sweet elderly man at the grocery story, "Are they maternal or fraternal twins?"

Other things: Nix still has a slightly lopsided head but it's not severe enough to warrant a helmet. WOO HOO!! He's also got a tooth getting ready to pop through. Gax has some baby eczema on his arms so we're going to treat it with Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy lotion and Eucerin Baby Aquaphor. They both took their vaccines like champs. And finally, they are genius babies who have surpassed any measures of adorable that previously existed.

Changing subjects for a moment, I am working on an updated post on breastfeeding twins. If you have any questions you'd like me to address in it, please let me know in the comments!

Now to the good stuff, pictures.

Bean practices for his So You Think You Can Dance? debut by breaking it down to "Hammer Time." Now I just need to find hammer pants in a 2T.

The Three Amigos. I never have any idea what they are doing, but they always seem to be having a good time.

What's the point of having twins if you don't dress them in sarcastic onesies?

Bean gives the camera a sweet smile. (Yes, Alisa, that &$%!#@ Buzz Lightyear shirt is plaguing me again.)

Grandma gives Bean his first chocolate bar...

...but she balances out her influence by promoting early literacy.

While his twin bro is more content to hold in-depth conversations with the stuffed octopus hanging from his playmat, Gax focuses more on the physical milestone of rolling over. The before:

The after:

This cuteness is the reason I forgive them for getting me up every 1.5 hours all night long.

Gax is enthralled by the plastic scarecrow on his stationary bouncer.



Jen said...

Wow are they getting big! It makes me a little worried to find out how big my chunk is. Love the sarcastic onesies.

I hope you start getting a little more sleep very soon!

Soxy Deb said...

The sneaky trio DO look like they're up to something. They have beady eyes, I'd watch em.

IT's amazing to me how all the boys look so alike. I know, I know; just call me Capt. Obvious, but really, it's like Bean X3. Wild.

E said...

As always cute, cute, cute. You get up every 1.5 hours??? I feel horrible for you!

Yes the maternal-fraternal twins statement is funny but could also make sense in a way since identical twins are determined by sperm and fraternal twins are determined by the eggs. His statement is kind of interesting in that aspect.

Kristina P. said...

Haha, love those little onesies. They are all so cute!

Nicky said...

Good lord, the "Stop Copying Me" onesies had me rolling. That's good stuff.

Allison said...

Awww, I miss all those boys! I needed a picture fix. Thank you. My word verification is "shonc." Say it outloud. Sounds funny, doesn't it?

Leah Rubin said...

Awesome! Gotta love how cute those boys (all three of them) are! Thanks for the update!

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley) said...

LOVE the matching t-shirts. too funny

kids are cute too :)

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Love those onesies! I almost bought them for my girls. Still might be funny at age two, ha ha....

My girls have exema that crops up from time to time and the aquaphor takes care of it. Our ped said some hydrocortizone is also good if it gets really red, which it sometimes does if we aren't good about the cream.

Looking forward to the breastfeeding post! And I SO sympathize about the every 1.5 hour wakeups, yeeps! That does eventually go away, thank goodness!

Anonymous said...

Great check up!!

Sugar has a lopsided head too - she was born that way - I think it was because Spice had her crammed up into my ribs...

They are all gorgeous!

Stef said...

4 months of total cuteness!