Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Two Month Doctor Visit

Last week, Mom and I took the Boys to see Dr. V for their two month check-up. I still can't believe they are 2 months old!

I contemplated using the double snap-n-go stroller. I'm so glad we did; it is so much easier then carrying the car seats. This stroller is a MUST have for anyone with twins. One car seat is heavy, two is very very heavy and awkward.

Here is the stroller, although this picture was taken at a different time.

Back to the appointment.

First order of business was to weigh the Boys. We striped them down to their birthday suits and carried them to the scale. Jackson weighed in at 8 lbs 13 oz and Brooks at 9 lbs. Hard to believe that less than 2 months ago Brooks weighed less than 5 lbs. These Boys have been doing some eating!

Here is Jackson waiting patiently to see the good doctor.

Next, was a thorough examination by Dr. V. After he poked and prodded on the little guys, he told us that Jackson has a heart murmur. A ventricular septal defect (VSD) to be exact. Dr. V assured me that these are very common in infants and only about a third of the cases require corrective surgery. As he was telling me this, I could feel face getting hot and my eyes filling up with tears. I was trying to be brave, but it is difficult to hear that something is wrong with my babies. Jackson will see a pediatric heart specialist in the coming weeks. More on this later.

Lastly was their first round of vaccinations. They cried, I cried, Mom cried. Not a dry eye in the room. We all survived, though. The nurse had it down. They each got three shots in their little chubby thighs all in less than 30 seconds. Jackson screamed the loudest, but Brooks screamed the longest.

What a day. We all napped that afternoon. I think the visit took it out of us.

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