Thursday, August 30, 2007

Growing Girls

We had our second pediatrician appointment today on the girls one week birthday. They came through with flying colors - great lungs, strong hearts, excellent growth, and appropriate alertness.

The big news is that the girls are finally gaining their weight back! Here are the vital stats:

Starting weight: 4 pounds 15 ounces
Lowest weight: 4 pounds 7 ounces
Current weight: 4 pounds 10 ounces

Starting weight: 5 pounds 5 ounces
Lowest weight: 4 pounds 10 ounces
Current weight: 4 pounds 15.5 ounces (oh, so close to 5 pounds!)

Although these changes might seem minor, in the life of a preemie even small gains or losses are important indicators of how they're doing. We're all relieved that these girls are getting themselves back up to fine, fighting form.

1 comment:

M.C. said...

That's great that they're gaining weight! It's amazing how they look bigger in their little clothes in this post than in their big sleep sacks!