But before I get ahead of myself, here are their 6 month stats --
Height: 27" (75th percentile)
Weight: 17 lbs 3 oz (50th percentile)
Head: 17 3/4" (80th percentile)
Height: 27" (75th percentile)
Weight: 17 lbs (50th percentile)
Head: 17" (30-40th percentile)
The appointment started off very well. I was surprised to hear they are the same size, as they feel completely different in my arms, but I was thrilled that my girls are obviously producing enough milk for my boys. Then came the kicker: I have a new item to add to my application for Most Craptastic Mother of the Year. The lovely doctor, after peering into their little tiny ears with that proby thing, winced and gave me one of those "I really don't want to tell you this because you are SO going to hate yourself" faces and informed me that we have a quadruple ear infection.
That's right. Two kids, two ears each.
They've been fussy lately, but I thought it was just a cold. I had no idea my poor munchkins were suffering like that. Well, we've started the antibiotics now, and I pray they feel better soon. With a massive amount of luck, relief will come by Saturday so I won't have two grumpy infants throwing a WE! HAVE! A! QUADRUPLE! EAR! INFECTION! fit during the rather pricey family photo session I have scheduled with a great local photographer on Saturday. *double sigh*
I was also going to update on our continued sleep struggles, but the ear infection thing totally overshadows that, so I'll put it on hold until the meds can work and my twinklets are feeling better. I'm sure at that point they'll start sleeping through the night anyway. *snort* I can't even type that without laughing. Anyway, we'll just skip right to the goods: pictures.
We gave my Grandparents and Aunt a day pass from the Baby Circus to go sight-seeing at Mount Rainier and Pike Place Market.
We also got a tour of my parents' new house -- closing is in about 2 weeks. It's a fabulous place, about to be made even fabulouser by my Mom's awesome decorating sense. I've already picked out the bunk bed that accommodates three children for their guest room. Tee hee.
Bean took his Great-Grandma to preschool with us. It was such a nice treat!
We have just started to introduce "solid" food to the twins. Here, Nix reads a recipe from the Top 100 Baby Purees book and then misunderstands its application.
Nix hasn't smiled in his high chair since this picture was taken. He much prefers that you hold him when you try to feed him, as then he can better emphasize how much he hates avocado by smearing it all over your shirt.
Being the opposite of his twin, naturally Gax loves his high chair. In fact, he'll feed himself, thankyouverymuch.
We already miss Great Grandma and Great Grandpa and Aunt D!
I don't know who taught Bean this move.
He practices his "BUZZ WIGHTYEAR TO THE WESCUE!" with wings from his Halloween costume and a little help from Bumpa.
"I wish my Mom would do something about this ear infection."