We went for their 2 month appointment two weeks ago(ya I’m behind on this post). During this appointment both girls fussed while the Doctor examined them!
Here are their stats:
Skylee @ 2 months:
Weight: 9 lbs 15.8 oz (1 month: 6 lbs 7 oz)
Height: 23 in (1 month: 20 3/4 in)
Head: 38 in (1 month: 34 1/2 in)
Rylee @ 2 months:
Weight: 9 lbs 15.8 oz (1 month: 6 lbs 11 oz)
Height: 23 1/2 in (1 month: 21 in)
Head: 37 1/2 in (1 month: 34 in)
*No those are not typos…these girls are exactly the same weight and just 1/2 an inch apart in every thing else!
Our pediatrician continues to be really pleased with their stats. They both are growing well!
As Dr. Sears was examining Rylee, I asked her to take a look at her head shape, and she pretty much confirmed what I had a feeling might be the problem. Rylee and Skylee both favor their right side, which I noticed around 6 weeks and at 8 weeks decided to try a chiropractor adjustment. I noticed they would move it back and forth no problem but were still favoring the right side and it was starting to have an affect on Rylee’s head shape. Dr. Sears explained that this is the beginning development of torticollis, described as a twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other. She went on to explain that it is fairly common for infants to have this and it can be directly related to the position she had en urtero- and we all know that they were limited on space in my belly. Good news is that it is easily corrected with some physical therapy and stretching of the neck muscles. Dr. Sears asked if I wanted to get a referral sent over for PT to learn the stretches that can correct this, but I asked her to wait. I have a friend who is a physical therapist who specifically works with infants and I wanted to see if she could show me how to do these stretches. Things worked out perfectly and I saw her the following Saturday at a birthday party and she was happy to look over the girls and show me how to do the stretches necessary to get the girls back to where they should be! Big Thank you to my friend for helping me out!! Rylee was a little worse than Skylee but they both have this and need to be stretched as many times as I can squeeze into my day!
After examining the girls, it was time for shots. No fun when its x2! 5 shots in their little legs and an oral. They did so well, and only cried a little, but seeing that real sense of pain in their eyes is never easy for this momma. Other than being extra sleepy the rest of the day the girls handled the shots just fine.
Sleep is good for both babies and mommy & daddy! They take about an hour to an hour and a half naps between feedings during the day, and wake up right on the dot at 3 1/2 hours ready to eat again. At night, they are sleeping 8-10 hours (hallelujah). We feed them for the last time between 9:30-10:30pm, then cuddle them for a bit and lay them in their bed to fall asleep while we get ready for bed, we do have to pop in the binky a few times or readjust them before they finally doze off, and they’ll sleep until 7am-8am before they need to feed again. They are still in our room with us for now, and I forsee we will be moving them out around month 3 or 4, as long as they are sleeping soundly consistently. We do still have a rough night every now and then and their room is right next to the older girls room so I don’t want them waking each other up!
She is grasping her binky, blanket, and toys. Noticing objects above her swing, the fan, tv, and her sisters grab her attention pretty quickly! Follows objects with her eyes. She loves to ‘talk’ and is giving big smiles when you talk back to her. She is our screamer! When she is not happy that her bottle isn’t ready she will let you know it and let out a scream that doesn’t sound like it could possibly come from such a tiny little girl! When in her swing or boppy she is lifting her head up. Starting to do better with tummy time. She has discovered her hands and will suck on her little fist if she doesn’t have the binky. Enjoys being outside. She has been in size 1 diapers since 7 weeks along with 0-3 month and 3 month clothes. To date she has used 550 diapers!