The girls had their 4 month doctor appointment yesterday.
The doctor basically said they are PERFECT (of course!! LOL) They are both 22 3/4 inches, which is only in the 5th percentile for height, but she said it can take awhile for them to catch up growth-wise. As for weight though, Charlotte is 12lbs 5oz and Katie is 12lbs 15oz!! They are totally on the charts, Katie is 25th percentile and Charlotte is right behind her. YAY! Doc said they do everything normal full term 4 month olds do, they laugh and smile and interact, look at people, have good neck control, reach for things (mostly my hair and necklace....ouch). For 32 week preemies to be doing all those things is pretty freaking awesome. Go my girls!
Vaccines. I hate them. The look on their lttle faces when the shots went into their chubby thighs, ugh. They are so sweet and trusting, they were laughing and smiling at the doctor and then.... BAM. They looked so shocked like, what... what was that? Did someone HURT me? Charlotte was miserable all afternoon, she cried so hard, she made ME cry. Last night they both woke up at one point and had high fevers, Katie was 101.9, Charlotte was 102.2. I hate to see them suffering. I've already seen one of my children suffer enough to last me a lifetime.....
Katie is a puke machine. She puked all over me about 4 times on Tuesday, twice on my mother and then a couple times yesterday, though it is getting better. I think it was reflux, the doctor said she thinks she might have a bug. It hasn't dampened her spirits, she smiles as she's barfing all over you, but man do we all STINK. As soon as I bathe and change, the puke fountain starts again. And that smell just lingers.
And the GOOD again:
PJ won $400 in a Super Bowl pool using Jack's "number".... PJ would always say when Jack was a goalie (that was his big dream for Jack, to play hockey) he would be 33 because he was the third of three. It kind of stuck with us and now it's become his number... so PJ picked box 33 and we won with the score at the end of the first quarter. We're going to put the money into Jack's Fund, since we decided it is his money. Go Jack!! It was just very cool that his box was the one that won.
The Pictures (gotta have the pictures):
Pictures in their Valentine pajamas Tuesday night, before the huge amounts of vomit started flowing:
Katie being happy Katie, and Charlotte being, well, Charlotte....