Monday, June 1, 2009

What's Up, Doc??

It was that time again - time for weigh-ins, vaccines and an ego stroke for mommy. I think that last one is my favorite part about seeing the twins' pediatrician. Dr. C is always so nice to me - she must think I need the boost, what with the monumental task that raising twin infants can be!

Anyway, it was a typical visit - all good news so I'm a happy momma. The doc took one look at them and was pleased. She could tell that they are growing and developing just fine. Although they aren't sitting unassisted yet (for longer than 3-6 seconds, that is) she said not to worry, that it will happen soon, within a month probably. They weighed 17 and 16 lbs - Collette the chunkier one. Surprisingly, Sebastian is taller (longer?) than Collette at 26.5" vs. her 26.25". Also, the doctor said we could start adding *lunch* to their daily to routine to get them up to three meals per day.

Our next appointment isn't until August 31st - the twins will 9 months old. I simply can't fathom that. 9 months seems so...old! Billy always jokes that they haven't changed since they were born. I see his point - we still have hold the bottles for them, put diapers on them, dress them. They don't sit up or crawl or walk or talk or feed themselves. But I think we'll get some of those by their next appointment. I hope. Then I can at least say they do something. Gosh, babies. get with the program already.

And, I should have included this in this post but Mommy Brain got the better of me, here is what a day in the life of the Soto Twins looks like at 6 months of age:

6:30am (or 7, if I'm lucky) - Get twins out of bed. They might already be awake but this is the earliest I do. Then, we have a bottle, then some breakfast downstairs followed by playtime upstairs.
8:30am - Nap #1. Lasts about 1 - 1.5 hours for Sebastian; 1.5 - 2 hours for Collette.
10-10:30am - Bottle, some playtime.
12:30pm - Nap #2. Same deal as Nap #1.
2-2:30pm - Bottle then either a walk or inside playtime if the weather isn't nice.
4:00pm - Nap #3 OR and errand. Depends on how good the other 2 naps were.
5-5:30pm - Dinner, then bottle in their nursery.
6:30pm - Bedtime! Lights out.

If I'm not alone, we'll do a bath after dinner but before their bottle. Otherwise, this is pretty much what a typical day in the Soto house looks like. Well, a typical good day. They're not all good days. Just enough to keep me off medication.


  1. Saaayyy..... do we have the same pediatrician? Our beloved Dr. C is in the Main St building, tall, basketball player, recently married.... We ADORE her!

    Glad the checkup was good. :-)

  2. I just had Breelyn in for her check up the other day. She will be 6 months in a week. She hasn't even started crawling yet. I'm kind of worried about that. Shouldn't she be crawling?

    Glad it all went well at the doc's office.

    Have a great week!!

  3. Glad that everything went well at the appointment.

    Have a wonderful week.

  4. No worries on the sitting. Mine didn't get there till about 8 months...but then they started picking things up crazy fast! Still not walking at a year, but for some reason I am in no rush for that phase :)

  5. They sound perfect. If you do "lunch" at 11 or 11:30 don't be surprised if you need to move their next bottle a little to 3 pm depending on if they reduce intake, which will then shift dinner a bit too (although our kids do have bottles at 5:45 pm and solids at 6/6:15 pm). I'd love to meet your kids in person some time - maybe we should arrange a weekend playdate some time end of June?

  6. Go Soto twins! When did you go down to 4 bottles a day? That's awesome that they're doing so well!

  7. I just happened to stumble on your blog via some other blogs.....and am so glad I did! I also am a twin mommy to B/G twins that are 6 months old...and our routine sounds like yours (for the most part) and I'm just generally encouraged! So thanks for including this stuff for other twin mommies like me. :) Keep up the good work!


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