Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Neonatal Clinic Visit

Yesterday, we went back to the neonatal clinic at the hospital to have the boys checked for their development and general health. They both had slight colds, but despite that they performed well for the specialists there. They looked at the boys based on the 8 month old scale since they were born early and compared them to other 8 month olds when they talked with us about things. As you can see here, they didn't waste any time to fight over the toys they had there. Captain Determined (AKA Caleb) has the tongue action going there and Daniel is leaning over attempting to steal Caleb's toy. And so it begins!

Here is sweet little Caleb boy giving a nice smile for the camera. He weighed in at 19 pounds, 6.8 (50th percentile) ounces and was 28.03 inches long (just above 50th percentile) and head size of 18.5 inches (95th percentile). As you can see he has lots of brains like his Daddy!

Daniel weighed in at 19 pounds 12.4 ounces (50th percentile), was 28.39 inches long (75th percentile) and his head size was 18.23 inches (almost 90th percentile). He also has a big head filled with brains like his Daddy.

I thought I would add these cute shots of the boys in the bathtub too on this post. Now that they can both sit up really well it is MUCH easier to bathe them! Daniel really hates all the transitions getting into the bath and cries a lot, but once he got in the bath and started to splash the water around, he was as happy as a clam (where did that expression come from anyway--rather odd). I have a lot of fun shots of him splashing water all over himself. Of course, when it was time to get out of the bath, he started crying again. He is our sensitive little Daniel!

Here is Caleb boy at home in the water. When I first put him in, he tried to grab the water and hold onto it and we could tell he was puzzling why that wasn't working. Then David threw in two little bath time fishies and he was reaching for those very vigorously! He absolutely LOVED the water and I think of all our boys, he will be the swimmer. We always joke that when we are changing him or he is irritated that he gets "swimmer's feet" where he just started kicking and kicking like he is in the water. It is really cute! Even from a young age, this boy is showing his risk-taking personality! While I am writing this, I have had to move him back to his spot (he army crawls everywhere now) in the living room at least 5 times, make that 6 now because he keeps trying to come out into the kitchen to chew on the computer cords or climb over the pillow that blocks the lamp cord. What is it with young kiddos and cords? They aren't that appealing looking, are they? Anyway, it is a mystery to me, but I do know that little ones have to "taste" everything to explore it.

1 comment:

Daniel and Natalie said...

Looks like everyone is progressing through life with not too many difficulties (except those darn colds huh?) I'm fighting one off myself today and everyone around here has them. Sniffles, and coughs mostly. Glad to see the boys are doing so well. Evelyn had her 18 mo appointment the other day. She was 27 pounds and 34 3/4 inches. Big girl for her age! Keep in touch, Natalie