Katie and Charlotte are officially 'on the charts' for six month olds... not adjusted age, and not barely on the charts. They are squarely completely average normal 6 month olds. Actually, in the words of our pediatrician, they are 'perfect six month old babies.' I asked her if we should have Early Intervention come evaluate them and she said we could if we wanted but she thinks it would be a waste of our time - that they do everything they should be doing and more. I'm so proud of my girls!
Charlotte the Starlet aka CHAR-LOT aka Peanut - Then and Now:
Then: Charlotte was born first at 8:09 am. She was the smallest at a teeny 3lbs 3oz and white as a sheet. She was healthy though, and alert from the first second she entered the world.
Weight: 16 lbs 3 oz (25-50th percentile)
Length: 25 inches (25th percentile)
Head: 43 cm (50-75th percentile - BIG!! LOL)
Charlotte has suddenly become the baby she was the first month of her life again.. she is SO HAPPY. It started about 2 weeks ago, this change in personality. She wakes up every morning laughing.
She's doing much better at eating than Katie now. She still loves a compliment and will stop fussing if you start telling her how pretty she is. She laughs and smiles at Katie. She rolls over nonstop. She is my little doll. She is Mommy's Girl. She has melted my heart since day one, I don't think it will ever stop.
Katie Girl aka Katie-Katie aka Jelly - Then and Now:
Then: Katie was born second at 8:10 am. She was the biggest of the three, but still pretty tiny at 3lbs 13oz. She was BEET red from the twin to twin transfusion syndrome, but healthy. She let out a little cry right away, and it was the sweetest sound in the world, from the sweetest baby.
Weight: 16 lbs 14 oz (50th percentile)
Length: 26 inches (50th percentile)
Head: 42.5 cm (50th percentile)
Katie is still such a sweet baby. We've had a few crabby days recently, maybe it's teething, maybe it's just her turn to be a crab, she's entitled. Even a grumpy Katie isn't really very grumpy. She loves everyone, especially her Daddy. She is big and chubby and cuddly. She still loves her bath, babbling, and blowing raspberries. She is so close to sitting on her own but seems to have no interest in rolling over. She has less hair than Charlotte, but both have BARELY enough to hold little baby barrettes.
Katie has a way of making everyone think they are her favorite, everyone says "Katie loves me!" and the truth is, she does.
Jack was born last, at 8:11 am. He was 3lbs 7oz, and was the only baby that looked like Mommy. He was so narrow and skinny, but beautiful.
Jack Then, and his balloon we brought him on Thursday:
We miss you Jack. I would do anything to be able to post a "Now" update for you. Now you are in heaven, watching over your sisters.
Happy Six Months my babies! I can't believe how fast the time is going. I love how fun you are and how you seem to learn something new every day (and how you sleep through the night) but I am already missing my little tiny babies.
(Remember - Charlotte is in pink, of course... Katie is in green...)