The stats are in….{twins at one year}


Jacob and John had their ONE YEAR well check this afternoon, accompanied with 4 shots each. The weight gap has widened, and Jacob is now a half a pound heavier than John.
Both boys are holding strong in the 10th percentile for weight and height (you’d never guess it by holding them though….they feel pretty solid)
Jacob: 20 lbs. 3 oz, 28 inches
John: 19 lbs. 10 oz, 28 1/4 inches

Jacob does need to have a head CT scan. His head circumference has gone from the 10th percentile to the 65th percentile in 6 months. John’s (as the perfect control) has stayed on the same curve, so the doctor wants to see if something is going on, or if he has a big head. So, the question she asked is, “do big heads run in the family?” I’m not sure…I don’t think so? ..do they? anyone have that answer?

Comments

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    Debra says

    Is their weight on the preemie chart or the regular chart? My boys are in the 10th percentile on the regular chart too. Even at their 2 week old visit. But are soaring high off the charts on the preemie on (97+%)

    I hope it is just a big head! Keep us updated.

    SO.. do you know which twin is in the picture? 🙂

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    Laura says

    Angie,
    Hi cute picture. The boys sounds so healthy. I always thought the same thing my girls were and still are only in the 5 % but if you compare them to thier preemie size they are very solid. Anyway when you compare J&J to their adjusted age with their heights they are solid!

    Anyway, I am sorry you have to worry about thier heads and lame tests. I will say a prayer its nothing and his head is just catching up faster than his brothers.

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    angie says

    The boys weights are on the regular charts…..we’ve never had them done on preemie charts. I think John is in the picture….but I’m not positive.

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    Debra says

    So experienced moms of twins.. how DO you keep the pictures straight of who is who? In the past couple of weeks, I learned to tell my boys apart. But only if they are awake. I can tell by their eyes, or by their cries ONLY! Michael still cannot tell them apart. 🙂 I am sure this identical thing will be *really* fun for them later on when they start getting into mischief!

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    angie says

    Most of my photos are full face shots, and I can tell in them….the shape of their heads is a little different too, so I can usually tell that way. When this picture was taken, the boys were wearing matching shirts, so I’m really not sure. I have a hunch though that it is John. They get easier to tell apart as they get older. The boys have totally different smiles and different mannerisms so Jeff and I rarely have trouble anymore, but I do remember those days of “is it John, or is it Jacob?” One time Jeff gave John Jacob’s medicine because he was sure it was Jacob. 🙂

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    Heather says

    Girl, you know I love those boys so much I want to take a bite out of them. They are delicious! One of the these days we will find out why Heavenly Father wants you to have a little experience with everything medical. Until then, keep up the awesome work. You are the mom I aspire to be!

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