Six whole months!

Gracie and Hunter turned six months old on Sunday.  To celebrate, we sang "Happy Birthday" and ate rice cereal. Today, the twins granted an audience to their pediatrician who promptly poked them and prodded them and declared that all is well.  The official statistics are as follows:
  • Hunter weighed 17 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 26.25 inches.  He is in the 50-75th percentile.
  • Gracie weighed 16 pounds, 6 ounces and measured the same as Hunter.  She is in the 50th percentile.
More good news:  Gracie's heart murmur was imperceptible.  But we're still going to take her back to the cardiologist in a couple weeks just to be safe. A little less-good news:  Hunter has developed a flat spot on the back of his head.  It's been that way for several months.  And, it's not getting better on it's own.  So, we're going to take him to the cranial/facial specialists at Children's Hospital to hear what can be done to correct the problem.  It's purely cosmetic.  But, it's probably better to get it done now, before he develops his Dad's infamously hard head. All in all, it was a fantastic doctor appointment.  To celebrate, we poked each baby in the leg three times - two immunizations and a flu vaccine.  Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
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Ah, the flat spot on the back of the old noggin. Another Ridlehoover curse.
What? Did Mike or I have a flat spot? Did you make us wear a helmet?
I don't know what a helmet has to do with anything but both of your great grandfathers on my side had a flat spot, your grandpa R. had a flat spot, I've got one, Ted has one and Mike has one. You've got a Suddeth head so you don't have one.
Modern medicine can actually correct a flat spot. The craniofacial people prescribe a helmet that gently reshapes the skull while it is still soft. We're going to see what they say on 10/1.