Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One Month Doctor Appointment

The twins had their one month doctor appointment last week! They are both doing fantastic but I have learned that getting those two out of the house is quite an ordeal. We started getting them ready to get in the car a full 30 minutes before we had to be out of the house - and we still barely made it to their appointment on time. Yes, they look cute in their car seats, I just wish we could pick up the pace a bit (or at least have them not poop through their diapers so many times!).

At the doctor's office, it was nice that we got to wait in a separate room from the main waiting area. After a few minutes, we were taken in to be seen. So far so good with wait times at this office. We have not had to wait more than 5 minutes yet. One of my pet peeves is waiting what feels like forever and a day to see a doctor. Unfortunately for the twins, they had no idea what they were in for yet.

In this picture you can totally see how much bigger Lauryn is!
First it was off with their clothes and time to get weighed, checked, and measured.

As you can see, Peyton wasn't having it. As a matter of fact, he basically cried throughout the entire visit. Uncontrollably. I asked the doctor about his screaming, and she assured me it was totally normal. I just hate how desperate and painful his cries sound, and there's nothing I can do about it. Holding him helps, but I'm afraid that he's going to be so much more sensitive than Brayden. We've been through a lot with Brayden and his sensory issues, and it just breaks my heart to think that Peyton might experience some of the same problems. Poor little guy!

He even cried when the nurse took his vitals and head circumference. The. Whole. Time. And Lauryn pooped on my hand, so, you know, just another day with these babies. The fun never ends I tell ya!

Then it was time to see the doc.

Even the doctor tried to soothe Peyton (to no avail, unfortunately)!
I'll take this time to say how much I am liking this doctor. The twins have been seeing Dr. Kelly in Saint Charles and, based on the two times we've been in to see her, I think she's really great. The entire office runs very efficiently, and the doctor is completely thorough and still allows me to ask all the questions I had without ever feeling rushed. I had questions about the vitamins they have been taking (they have to take them for at least 4 months), possible constipation (it's not), and the red bumps on the backs of their necks and heads (birthmarks called "stork bites").

I was also given an order to call the hospital so Peyton can have an ultrasound on his hips because he was in the breech position when I was pregnant. Great, just another day to get to hear him scream his head off. :(

At the end of the visit, my husband and I couldn't resist a "famfie" (family selfie).

Here are their stats. It's hard for me to believe that I have a child in the 1st percentile of anything. I'm so used to my larger-than-average kids that to have kids in the 1st, 6th, and 14th percentiles is just crazy to me. Guess it's something I just have to get used to.

I'll keep you posted in the months to come!

Lauryn Elizabeth

Weight: 9 lb 6 oz (45th percentile)

Height: 20.5" (14th percentile)

Head Circumference: 36 cm (25th percentile)

Peyton James

Weight: 8 lb 5 oz (6th percentile)

Height: 20" (1st percentile)

Head Circumference: 36.5 cm (18th percentile)


  1. OMG before even reading anything I looked at the babies in their seats and thought "how does she ever manage to get them both out of the house!?". Color me impressed!!
    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy