Thursday, April 16, 2009

18 Months

We had our 18 month appointment with the pediatrician this morning. I was prepared for a lot of things going in...sadly, I find myself always prepared for some kind of bad news when it comes to doctors visits. But nothing...nothing...could have prepared me for this.

Charlotte.weighs.more.than.Katie.

This is just mind blowing to me. It's like all of a sudden black is white, up is down, I'm a Republican and my husband likes disco. It's something I never thought would happen.

When the girls were born Katie was 3lbs 10oz and Charlotte was 3lbs 3oz. When you're that little, 7 ounces makes a big difference. Charlotte seemed so much smaller, so tiny. Our little baby bird her daddy called her. And for the last year plus they have consistently stayed about 1/2 pound apart, though as they got bigger it became less and less noticeable.

Charlotte is now almost half a pound bigger than Katie. I was in such disbelief, I made the doctor take the scale back out and weigh them both again...and sure enough. Same results.

Then I picked them up off the scale and looked to make sure I hadn't (for pretty much the first time ever....) mixed the two of them up. Nope. The heavier one was definitely Charlotte. My little baby bird isn't so little. In my head she's my tiny baby who doesn't like to eat. She still doesn't eat as much as Katie - but she LOVES milk. And I give her as much as she wants because she's my 'tiny' one. Guess maybe I'd better rethink that plan.

My delicate girls... Katie at 33 1/4 inches tall and 28lbs 5 oz, Charlotte at 33 inches and 28lbs 12 oz...


(Charlotte is on the left, Katie on the right)

And because I can't resist....C and K at 6 months and 18 months...

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Lala still looks smaller but I think she's more muscular and muscle is really heavy. It takes a lot of work to be an evil genius!

azureina said...

They grow up so fast!

(And in those first two pictures, I thought the girls were doing the "YMCA." lol)

Emily said...

They are so gorgeous! I cannot believe that they are 18mo old!!!!

Garrett Family said...

Too funny - It still looks like Katie is the big one - I think she just has a chubbier face - I love to compare my girls - even thought they are not twins they are almost the same size and look very similar to each other when they were that age.

Molly said...

Wow, what a difference!

Lisa said...

Are you saying there's a chance you may turn Republican someday??

They continue to be so beautiful, Megan! And, such big girls!! They were peanuts when you brought them home!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

You're sweet girls are growing, growing, growing! Still as precious as ever! :)

monica said...

They look so cute! Happy 18 months girls!

Kim and Troy said...

They are just too precious!

Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful and growing so fast.
An admirer from the Jersey Shore

The Microblogologist said...

Charlotte is my kinda gal, milkoholics unite =)!

Alisha said...

So cute! I love the pictures! Your right, 7oz is a big difference. My girls were 2.4 and 2.9, and you could see the difference.

Linda said...

Brings back lots of memories!!!