Busy day yesterday! Charlie and Lily kicked things off with a visit to the pediatrician for their monthly Synagis shot. Our appointment was at 9:00 am, so naturally Charlie and Lily decided that THIS would be the morning they would sleep past 7:00 am. I woke up at 7:20 am shocked that they were still asleep, then panicked because we had to be out of the house in a little over an hour. I got them up and since Joe was home we managed to get everyone up, dressed, fed and out the door on time. The shots were fine and both babies had great weigh-ins. Charlie was 14 lbs 8 oz and Lily was 13 lbs even. For their adjusted age of 4 months, I think these are pretty good weights.
A little later in the day Joe, Charlie and I made the trek to Long Branch to see the GI doctor recommended by blog reader Karen, while Miss Lily spent the afternoon at home with Crackers. The doctor that Karen recommended was unavailable but we had been lucky enough to get an appointment with his new partner, Dr. Rakitt, who we loved. She was so patient and thorough - she spent a solid hour in the exam room with us and even watched Charlie take a bottle. However, we didn't make too much progress. About a week ago the pediatrician upped Charlie's dose of Zantac, and since then he has shown improvement. So Dr. Rakitt suggested that we wait another week and a half and see what happens. If Charlie does not continue to show improvement or if he gets worse again we will go back to see her and she will do a barium swallow study to see if he is having problems with his sucking/swallowing. She just didn't want to subject Charlie to any radiation for the testing if it wasn't necessary, and we agreed. She was confident that Charlie's issues are nothing serious, which made us happy. So now we'll just wait and hope that he keeps improving and we don't backslide to where we were two weeks ago! But as shown by his weight gain, he's eating enough regardless, it's just that we want him to be able to comfortable and calm while eating. After all, food should be enjoyable!
Just one new pic today - my two little clowns. "What?!? I'm not touching her. Really..."