From Mommy: The boys had their 4 month checkup this week and they’re doing fine. In the stats, I list where they are on the growth chart for both their chronological and adjusted age. Chronological is how they compare to other four-month-old babies. Adjusted is how they compare to other babies who are about 2.5 months old (which is how old they would be if they’d been born on time).
Weight – 10lb 7oz — .38% chronological — 10% adjusted
Height – 22.75 in — 1% chronological — 25% adjusted
Head Circumference – 15 in — .33% chronological — 6% adjusted
Weight – 11lb 9oz — 3% chronological — 26% adjusted
Height – 23.25 in — 4% chronological — 48% adjusted
Head Circumference – 15.25 in — 1% chronological — 11% adjusted
Arthur: We are still really little, even for our adjusted age, but Mommy says we are perfect tiny little babies.
Roland: The doctor said that our weight gain is fine and we are developing well.
Arthur: I can find my hand easily now and am trying to learn to control my own movement so I can touch toys and things.
Roland: I don’t really understand how to move my arms, but they move around a lot anyway! Sometimes they hit things that make noise and I like that.
Arthur: Smiling is fun! So is making noise with out mouths. Mommy and Daddy make really funny faces at us and that makes us smile and talk.
Roland: We love our jungle gym mat. There is so much cool stuff to look at and touch. A lot of the stuff makes noise. Sometimes it sort of surprises me when the things make noise.
Arthur: Mommy and Daddy took us outside and we got to lie on a blanket on the grass! There was a lot to look at outside.
Arthur: Yeh, how come they do that to us every time we go? I don’t think I want to go there any more.
Roland: Mommy has been adding up how much milk we get in bottles and she says that we are now getting only 25% of our food from formula. We nurse all the time now.
Arthur:It took us an awfully long time to learn but we were so little! It was hard! Now it’s easy and we like it. We don’t even have to wait for a bottle to heat up or anything. Mama’s milk is always ready to go!
Roland: We tried sleeping all night but decided that it’s overrated. We think it’s much better to wake up at about 3:30 a.m. every morning. As long as we get to nurse we stay quiet and go back to sleep though.
Arthur: Mom promised us that when the weather cools down we will go for more walks. Yay! There is so much neat stuff to look at outside. We can’t wait!
Roland: Daddy says he’ll believe it when he sees it. Sees what?
Arthur: The doctor said I turn my head the same way all the time and that Mommy and Daddy should help me turn it the other way. She says I need to do something called tummy time:
But I HATE tummy time!
What I do like to do is suck my thumb.
Roland: Ha ha Arthur! You look like you’re eating your hand!
Arthur: Don’t be jealous Roland. You’ll learn to do it soon. Good night!