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.