Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Buh-Bye Bottles

We are about to have a lot of extra room in our kitchen cabinets. . . .

The babies had their one-year well baby check-up yesterday morning, and the pediatrician gave us the go ahead to drop bottles and formula!! We are really excited, especially considering that it's going to be saving us about $23/day! So far the babies absolutely love their whole milk and sippy cups, and we just hope that continues.

Here are the babies' stats from their check-up (based on actual, not corrected, age):

Piper: 18 lbs. 8 oz. (10th percentile), 28 inches long (10th - 25th percentile), 17.25" head circumference (10th - 25th percentile)

Henry: 19 lbs. 11 oz. (5th - 10th percentile), 29.5 inches long (25th - 50th percentile), 18.75" head circumference (75th - 90th percentile)

Rosemary: 16 lbs. 3.5 oz. (<5th percentile), 25.5 inches long (<5th percentile), 17" head circumference (5th - 10th percentile)

The pediatrician is very happy with the babies' growth so far, and is glad that the babies have been moving up the growth chart and increasing their percentiles at each visit. The main goal is that the babies not fall off their own growth curve (i.e., not go from the 10th percentile to the 5th percentile), and we have not come close to that happening! Considering the way they've been eating lately, I think we're doing pretty well in the growing department. . . . Usually premature babies will eventually "grow into" their heads. So, we've been told that we can expect the babies to be about as big as their head percentiles. Based on that, the babies still have some growing and catching up to do -- especially Henry!

1 comment:

Michelle Carney said...

Such a freeing feeling! Congrats! No more shaking either! Just twist the cap and pour.