Monday, March 3, 2008

12 Month Appointment; Part 2

The triplets had their follow up weight check appointment today and immunizations. Their weight had dropped off at their 12 month appointment and they had ear infections, so we decided to hold their shots and the doctor wanted to re-check their weights today. Well, the little chunky-monkeys gained weight. We are pretty sure they were not eating as much as they appeared to be when they were sick.

On February 4, their weights were:

Nathanial - 18 lbs, 6 oz
Ethan - 18 lbs, 8 oz
Noah - 19 lbs even

Today, they were:

Nathanial - 19 lbs, 6 oz
Ethan - 20 lbs, 2 oz
Noah - 20 lbs, 2 oz

Wow! Big guys!! We were happy to see the weights go up. All their ears were clear, so they received their varicella and pneumococcal vaccines. Nathanial cried a few seconds, Ethan a bit longer, and Noah screamed for a good few minutes. He was not happy about it at all.

Ethan and Noah's lead levels came back at a normal level, but Nathanial's was super high (15), so his has to be repeated next month. Hopefully, it was a lab error and all will be fine with the next draw. If the next one is off, then he will have to have a "real" draw because they are more accurate. If that's still high, then we start inspecting what he is getting into that the other two are not. I'm just praying that it will come back normal with the next one.

Ethan and Nathanial's iron levels were both low, so they are now both on iron drops three times a day. These things smell disgusting, but they love them! I am shocked with the excitement they show every time it is time for medicine! Makes it much easier to give than to worry about if they hate it.

All in all, everything with the triplets is great!

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