Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Two Year Stats

We took Lexi and Lyla to the doctor for their 2 year appointment a week after their birthday.  They ran around the waiting room and annoyed all the parents of newborns.  Josh and I couldn’t help but laugh as we had been in their shoes 2 years ago!  They did as well as can be expected of 2 two year olds stuffed in a tiny doctor’s office.  Neither of them cried when they got their fingers pricked.  They also got flu shots and Lyla didn’t cry at that either, but Lexi let out an “Owwww!” and a few tears.  Tough little girls!  Here are their stats:

Lexi:

Weight:  26 pounds 4 ounces (60% percentile)

Height:  33.5 inches (40% percentile)

Lyla:

Weight:  25 pounds 12 ounces (50% percentile)

Height:  34 inches (50% percentile)

We don’t go back for a whole year which is absolutely crazy to me!  We discussed the girls speech and Dr. Mitchell thinks that since there is a lot that they say and because of how much they understand, that they are fine.  She said they might be “slow talkers”, but she has no concern that they need any help.  She is always amazed by how healthy they are and we are so thankful for that!

3 comments:

  1. Can't believe how big they have gotten. Kids do acquire the stages of of speech at all different rates. The doctor is probably right and there is nothing to worry about. However, if parents are concerned about speech, I recommend that they get tested formally just to ease the parents mind. I think this is the second time you mentioned possible concerns.Unfortunantely, pediatricians are very little developmently training. If you are concerned, maybe Kristen can answer any questions.

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  2. That is a fantastic new "cover" picture!
    Call Aunt Ruth in Harrisburg and she can remind you how Corey and I really didn't start talking until we were 4 years old! Lexi and Lyla just take after their Zayde in that regard!

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  3. I totally agree with Leslie- pediatricians, for some strange reason, don't get much developmental training and are usually pretty "off" on their assessments. Since you notice it, I would recommend a free screening. The therapist who saw JuJu can do that. She'll come to your house and you don't have to do a thing. It's totally free until they're three, so I would take advantage now if you think there's a problem.

    BTW- they ARE doing great with their growth! JuJu weighs 28 lbs and she'll be 3 in a few weeks! Way to go girls!!

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