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9 Month Stats

Posted Feb 01 2010 12:00am

Since the girls will be 9 months this week, we had their 9-month well baby visit this morning. It was the shortest we'd had in a while ... it only lasted just shy of two hours :) Oh, and it was the appointment we were the most on time for ... we were only 5 minutes late instead of the usual 10 or 15. So hopefully that means things are truly getting easier and more manageable! It was really cute, too, as we were checking in there was a gentleman in line next to us and as he saw us lug in our two babies in their infant carriers, he simply said: "It really does get easier" :) Turns out, he has 4-year old twin daughters. We chatted a bit, and he told me that his daughters didn't start sleeping through the night on a regular basis until 10 months - so there is definitely hope!

But here are the girls' stats:

Amaya continues to be our chunky baby - but even so she's barely on the weight chart for actual age! She weighs 15 lbs 5oz (6,95kg), which puts her at 4% for her actual age. She is 24.5 (62,2cm) inches long.

Petite Liana weighs 13lbs 15oz (6,32kg), which puts her in the 10th percentile for ADJUSTED weight only. I think our pedi is still waiting for a spurt of catch-up growth, but knowing my Liana, I don't think that will ever happen. In all honesty, though, as long as she continues to gain at an appropriate rate, I don't really care that much. So she'll always be small for her age ... who cares. Liana is half an inch shorter than her sister (24" - 60.9cm) - and neither of them are on their actual chart for length. The fact that they are so short for their age also explains why they have such nice chubby cheeks and a round belly, even though they're such light-weights.

We're adding meats and a 3rd solid meal to their schedule and might also experiment with some finger foods, soon. However, their main source of nutrition continuous to be the breast milk they're getting, and just like I suspected, we'll continue fortifying 2 bottles with Neosure for extra calories - which means I'll keep on pumping! We'll most likely keep Liana on breastmilk with Neosure (or Neosure alone if I ever get really tired of pumping) passed her 1 year birthday (vs transitioning her to cow's milk), just to give her as much nutritional advantage as possible.

Everything else checked out fine. At this point, we're calling Liana's swollen soft spot self-resolving because it has continuously improved over the last few weeks. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

9 month pictures coming later this week!

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