Evelyn and Jessica turned four months on Sunday! We can hardly believe it! They have had a busy week being four months old.
Sunday ended their visit with Nonna and Grandpa. They always enjoy being held way too much when either set of grandparents are in town. Then Sunday night they got baths. That meant they were squeaky clean for Monday's trip to the pediatrician.
The pediatrician delared that "they are perfectly healthy babies." It was nice to hear that they seem to be doing well. Evelyn measured in at 8 lbs, 4 ozs and 21 in. Jessica is still the little sister at 7 lbs 3 ozs and 20.5 in. They received their next set of vaccines--3 shots. They did great though. One big, long scream right after the first shot was administered, but then once the 3rd shot was finished, they were fine. A little wide eyed and sniffly, but fine. Then they slept all afternoon, which meant Mommy got a nice long nap!
Wednesday night was bath night again in preparation for our first follow up appointment at the Special Infant Care Clinic at Duke. All of the medical staff there thought the girls looked great. They, like our pediatrician, were very happy with their weight gain and growth statistics. So while we haven't caught up with the full term one month olds, we're on track for preemie growth. The only changes that the Duke doctors made was to Jessica's reflux medicine. We're switching her from Zantac to Prilosec to see if she will spit up a little less. Mom hopes it helps. She wants here little girl to feel good and eat well and, to be honest, is really tired of cleaning up all the spit up from Mount Jessica. But, we realize that if Jessica's reflux is our biggest problem, we're really very lucky.
Before we left Duke, we stopped by the ICN to see some old friends. It was great to see some of our old nurses. We also got to show one of the dads with twins in the unit that they will eventually get to leave and will get chubby cheeks like Evelyn. We were sad that we didn't get to see all of our nurses, but, for those of you that are reading, don't worry, we'll be back in December!
Evelyn during Sunday night's bath.
Jessica during bath time.
Jessca (L) and Evelyn (R) hanging out together.