Yesterday the twins went for their 15 month check up which was really a 16 month checkup. Overall, they are doing great. They are on the smaller side of the growth curve, but are following their own curve. A few Mothers Of Twins confirmed what I kind of thought: I just have small kids. Like one MOT said, they have energy, they don't seem like they are hungry and if they do they get food, they are meeting developmental milestones and they are following their growth curve. I just need to get over my insecurities about making sure that I am doing the right things as a mom.
Here are the twins stats from their visit:
Eva Rose-weight 20 pounds (6-7%)
height 30.5 inches (which may be off since she was not cooperative) (38-39%)
head circumference 18.7 inches (85-87%)
Thomas-weight 21 pounds (5%)
height 30.5 inches (20%)
head circumference 19 inches (75%)
All 3 kids had blood work completed and overall it looks good. The boys have Thalassemia (mediterranean anemia) and have a little low iron and may either end up with a multi-vitamin supplement/iron supplement or increase in iron rich foods. Eva Rose's white count was a little high but better than it was at her last visit when she actually was sick. It's just a little something that we will keep an eye on.
All this being said, I am going to let go of my issues with their weight, since they are following their growth curve. But, I am interested in getting cookbooks for kids. I would love a book on how to get kids to eat food that is good for them and make it fun and that the parents will enjoy also (if there is any such cookbook). I am getting board with what I am making and would love to branch out.
Along the same lines, is there any good craft sites or books for the 16-26 month+ age range. And, does anyone have any good suggestions for activities for kids who love to be active (climbing, always moving etc.)? A MOT suggested gymnastics at local gym that I am going to check into.
That is our latest stats and goals.