Wednesday, February 13, 2008

6 Month Check Up

Today we finally took the triplets to their six-month doctor's appointment (sure, it's almost 2 weeks late...). Two cases of RSV had been seen in the office that day, so we were strongly encouraged to bathe the kids as soon as we got home, and to sterilize and wash anything we brought with us. And on top of that, the office had run out of infant flu vaccines (which the kids are now old enough to get), and only had vaccines with mercury in them - we politely declined.

After another painful round of 9 shots and 3 oral vaccinations, at least we could be happy in knowing how well the triplets are doing on their growth charts. Arthur weighed 16 lbs, 11 oz (37th percentile), and was 27 inches tall (75th percentile). Betty actually weighed the most, at 17 lbs, 12 oz (83rd percentile), and was also 27 inches tall (94th percentile). Little Coraline weighed in at 16 lbs, 8 oz (62nd percentile), and was 26.75 inches tall (91st percentile).

This means that the girls have tripled their birth weights. But while Coraline is still the smallest overall, it is actually Arthur who is smaller according to expected weights and heights. However, we are enormously impressed with how far all of them have increased their precentiles at each visit. Oh, and each of the triplets' head circumferences was above the 95th percentile. They must be thinking a lot. About food.

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