Friday, January 29, 2010

9 month checkup

We all went to the pediatrician yesterday for Mary Louise and David's 9 month checkup. They really did beautifully - and as it turns out, didn't need any shots - just a little blood work and a once over!

They are both almost on the growth chart for height - not for weight but are following their own curves there. The doctor was very pleased with their progress. Mary Louise weighed 11 pounds 8 ounces and was 23 inches long. David was 9 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 and a half inches long. (mind you they were both heavier and longer at Kid's Team and home health checkups over the last 2 weeks).

Nutritionally they received high marks as well - having fantastic lab values when tested for iron (anemia).

The long term goal is to wean them off of Zantac and probiotics. I will not start that until after David's surgery though. They will remain on those nasty vitamins for a bit longer...

David has his surgical consultation next week. So, here we go...

We are having a bit of a rough day today as there is absolute torrential rain outside complete with rolling thunder and lightning flashes. David is none too pleased about the weather (needless to say). Though overall Mary Louise is just fine - a little mopey - but doing well.

We went on a nice long walk in the park through the trails yesterday evening in anticipation (and preparation) for the pending storm and subsequent cold front. We'll be inside staying warm and dry for the next few days until the next round of sunny weather comes through.


1 comment:

  1. Funny how the weather puts a serious damper on things, huh? I also took them out quite a bit all week long anticipating the rain & muddy conditions. Glad to hear the babies are doing so well.