Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ray and Charlie Ann had a check up today and things went fairly well. Raymond is now weighing a whomping 15lbs already and in the 85th% for every category (the doctor called him ginormous) and Charlie Ann is at 12lbs and normal range for everything but her head - her head is a little on the big side for her weight I guess. No big deal though. 

The one thing that does concern me a bit is Charlie's head shape though. The doctor noticed that both of their heads are a little flat on the back. Raymond's isnt really a concern (she said it will most likely fix itself in time the older he gets), but Charlie's worried her a little. She is a little flat on the back but also has a flat spot on her left side behind her ear and the doctor said if it's not fixed it will cause her left ear to shift forward. I was freaking out thinking it was something we did but I guess it's common with twins because they dont have a lot of room inside the belly to grow the way a singleton does. Basically what it came down to was, no matter how much Charlie hates tummy time, she's just going to have to deal with it. We need to make sure she's wedged at night rotating sides so her head fixes itself. The doctor will check it out at the next check up and if she isn't any better, our sweet Charlie will have to wear a helmet for a couple months. 

A helmet would be terrible. She doesn't like bows on her head, I can only imagine the meltdown she'd have, having to wear a helmet. And the worst part is that she'd have to wear it 23 hours a day. I really don't want to put my baby through that so I'm on a mission to get this fixed. Her head is going to be looking like a perfectly round watermelon in a couple months! I will make sure of it!

Other than that, the rest of the appointment went well. They both got their vaccinations and Allie got two stickers and a sucker for being so good. 

The doctor said their weight gain for twins is amazing and at the rate they're going, we should be able to start then on solids next month. She said now is a perfect time to really start getting a daytime routine down since they're sleeping through the night so that will be our next task. 

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