Tuesday, November 18, 2008

4 Month Check Up


The boys had their 4 month check ups on Monday with immunizations. The doctor is very happy with their progress. Brady's head and length is the 50% for his adjusted age, with his weight at 10%. Jaxon doesn't quite make her adjusted chart except for his head at 10%. Their growth scale is the most important and its looking great.
The in-home nurse stopped by today. Here are their current weights:

Jaxon: 8lbs, 1oz
Brady: 9lbs, 12oz

Jaxon officially went over 24 hrs without a vomit or reflux. We've learned the key to his success is lots and lots of venting. So mama gets up every 1-3hrs over night to vent and administer meds. This seems to be doing the trick! Jax is also taking a few practice bottles too. Since he's on the continuous pump for food, it's hard to make him hungry enough to eat much from the bottle, so he's just taking snack-bottles a few times a day. I just want him to remember how to feed from the bottle for now. I want to make a plan with his speech therapist on how to try more. Jax will begin occupational therapy this week as well.

The boys on their way to the doctor!

9 comments:

rachael said...

wow, they are really getting big! the picture of them all loaded in their carseats is so cute! and that is just wonderful news about the 24 hours free of vomit or reflus for jaxon!

Cara said...

Your babies are beautiful and I think you are doing a fabulous job with them. What great news that Jaxon has had an uneventful past 24hours. Keep up the great work!

Shannon said...

You're doing a great job with the boys, they look so cute!

Mary said...

They are getting big! I'm glad Jax seems to be doing a little better! I keep on saying my prayers for him!

Amanda said...

They look great! I am glad that Jax is doing well--and yay to you for figuring out what works best for him. You are doing great :)

Lani said...

so glad to hear things are going better for you guys! great job mom!

Eris1995 said...

I'm glad to hear they are doing well. The picture of them in the carseat is absolutely adorable!!

Jenn said...

Annie... this is the cutest picture I think I've seen of them to-date! :) adorable! & congrats on figuring out what is working for Jax, yay! :) Love you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your big family! :)

Linda said...

So glad to hear you found out how to prevent the attacks. Though it sounds like you're getting NO sleep. Hang in there. You are doing a GREAT job!