Monday, May 2, 2011

9-Month Pediatrician's Appointment

We love eating the paper on the table before the doctor comes in!

We took Miles and Vivienne to the pediatrician last week for their 9-month appointment.  Here are their new stats:

  • Height: 28.25 in (45%)
  • Weight: 20 lb 2 oz (39%)
  • Head Circumference:  17.78 in (40%)
  • Height: 26 in (6%)
  • Weight:  17 lb 3 oz (18%)
  • Head Circumference:  17 in (23%)
Both babies are developing well.  Miles still has somewhat low tone, but the doctor doesn't seem concerned about it.  Their growth has tapered off slightly, but they are still gaining weight and growing, so all is well.  It was really interesting to see their growth plotted in the electronic medical records.

They didn't have to get shots this time around, but they did take a blood sample to test for anemia.  They both had ever-so-slightly low iron levels (10.9 for Miles and 11.1 for Vivienne), so we're going to try to be more diligent about giving them their iron vitamin drops.  We're also trying to feed them more leafy greens (like kale and spinach) and sweet potatoes.

1 comment:

  1. Grind them up a steak. I have been suffering from low iron this pregnancy and after eating a steak I feel like a new woman. Nothing really beats red meat when it comes to iron.