24 December 2006


In an attempt to make up for my recent vitriol, here are two pictures of the twins taken today, Christmas Eve 2006.

They had their six-month pediatric exam on Friday 22 December, their six-month birthday. They passed with flying colors. Riley weighs 17 lbs 4 ounces, Madeleine weighs 16 lbs 10 ounces. If I remember correctly, they are 26.75 inches and 25.75 inches long respectively. They are squarely in the 50th percentile for height and weight.

I asked my doctor about those percentiles. She told me that the sample for the norm was taken from a group of infants in Ohio. I don't know how many babies or when, but there you have it. How very representative! I'm sure there were tons of half Asian/half Caucasian, breastfed twins in the group. Yeah, right.


Rachel said...

They are gorgeous! Maddie's eyes are a little like Bella's.

Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

They are lovely. Truly lovely.

Thank you for sharing their pictures.


Rev Dr Mom said...

So sweet.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

They are ADORABLE. Wow.

Menita said...

Merry Christmas to the four of you : O )

OTRgirl said...

I love how different they look from each other, yet still related. They are beautiful.

I just checked in and saw this post and your last one. I'm so sorry for all the things that are so hard. Sigh.

Claire said...

They are absolutely gorgeous, both of them. Look at what a wonderful mix of both of you they are. Stunning. Love to all of you.

Yankee, Transferred said...

Wow! How did I show up as "claire"?

bg's Little Sis said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas, they are beautiful and growing so much since the last picture:)

Just caught up and please know that I'm thinking of you all, keeping you in my prayers and hoping the tide can change for you.

Lots of love,

Angela said...

Wow, your babies are really gorgeous-beautiful eyes! It's hard when they give out the percentile stats and you start to compare..., they are obviously bright, beautiful and healthy babies, you must be so proud.