I thought I'd give an update on the babies' progress in growth...
They are now 28 inches (Mary Louise) and 28 3/4 inches (David) in height. Mary Louise is just under 20 pounds and David is hanging out just under 19 - still true to their 1 pound weight difference they've maintained since they were born (well, since they started gaining weight after being born).
They have had their first Synagis shots of the season after much fuss over their health insurance coverage...still battling it out for little David - but that is a story for another post! The shots went relatively well but were much rougher than last year as the dose is calculated by weight. Accordingly, each baby now gets a shot in EACH leg - 2 shots total. Their sweet little legs were so sore to the touch for about 2 days. I'm very thankful for the added protection this season, but I can't say I won't be happy when their last shot is done in March (they were approved for a shortened season of shots due to their almost immaculate medical history so they are receiving them from November through March - every 28 days)...
A little bit of medical trivia - in case you were wondering why the shots had to be given in 2 legs rather than 1...there is only so much medication that can safely be given in 1 spot on a muscle - typically 1 mL. (This is why many medications must be given in an adult hip rather than the arm). So, in this case, the dose of Synagis is calculated, then split and given in the most developed muscle a baby has - the upper thigh...and end physiology 101 for the day.
Their teeth are still charging through full speed ahead. Poor David was up every 15 to 20 minutes after midnight last night chewing on his finger. His tooth count is up to 4 molars on the top and 2 on the bottom. Mary Louise was just very restless - but slept for the most part. She has a tooth coming in on the bottom front as well as 2 molars that have pushed through at the top. I've noticed other "questionable" areas in the mouths of both of them...so I don't expect things to calm down in the teething department any time soon.
Last night was momentous as for the first time, both babies tried out their new SIZE 2 diapers!!! They've been in size 1 to 2 for a very long time now, but Mary Louise's tiny tush was beginning to grow...and produce more than the little ones could handle. David is finally able to pull off (not literally) a size 2 so we made the switch. As of this morning, things in the diaper sizing department are working just fine.
Mary Louise is wearing mostly 12 month clothing and dipping into the 12 to 18 month supply pretty often. David is well into 12 month clothing -though his teeny tiny waist line cannot quite fill the waist in most of his pants. He spends quite a bit of time in overalls, and I am thinking Dapper Snappers will make their way into our household in the near future for our slim little guy as he will likely outgrow the length of his trousers way before the width!
Shoes: David is at the end of his size 2 Sperry's and can only wear them without socks. He can finally walk quite well in his size 3 squeakers - with socks. Mary Louise's size 3's fit perfectly...I noticed this morning that size 4 is considered a "preschool" size by many clothing companies!!!! (But I'm sure I don't have to tell you that she'll always be my sweet baby girl no matter what size shoes she's filling!)
I think that just about does it for a head to toe physical update!