Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Monday, October 18, 2010

The girls are 2 months old now (3 weeks adjusted 9 weeks actual). Today they had their 2 month well baby visits.

Ember was 8 lbs 9 oz and 20.2 inches long (she was 5 lbs 4 oz and 17.75 inches at birth).

Kaeda was 7 lbs 4 oz and 18.9 inches long (she was 3 lbs 13 oz and 15.5 inches at birth).

Both girls need to go see an ophthalmologist to have their eyes checked because they were on oxygen for a few days after birth.

Ember has to go see a cardiologist because the doctor detected a heart murmur. She thinks it's a PDA but we'll know more when we see the cardiologist. She said she normally would take a wait and watch approach but with Journey's heart condition she would rather be safe than sorry.

We also need to do some neck muscle exercises with her neck. She noticed today that Ember turns her head to the right almost all the time. She said that's probably how she was in utero but now that she's out we need to help her use that muscle more so she doesn't develop torticollis.

I brought up to her my concern at the fact that Kaeda seems to have a really rough time sucking on a bottle nipple. She checked both girls suck ability and said that they keep losing suction because of the shape of their mouths and may benefit from Haberman nipples. We'll see. The each got 3 shots and we go back in December for the 4 month visits.

In other news. Journey went to the cardiologist this week for his yearly check up. Hard to believe it's been a year already. He was 29.2 lbs and 95cm according to them although I am doubting the accuracy of their measurements as that would have him gaining 4 inches in 6 months and I just don't see that happening. His heart has gotten marginally worse but not enough to warrant a visit any earlier than a year from now. As long as there is no change next year the cardiologist said he's comfortable with him going to every 2 year checks after that. We'll see! He's doing well in his speech therapy. He transitions out of Early Steps soon and I'm a little anxious to see what is next for him. We love his therapist but I don't think he's learning anything new now.