My Skinny SuperBabies

I wanted to hold off on doing this weeks journal posting until after the twins pediatrician appointment. Yesterday was our follow up weight check. My sweet, skinny little boys have been having issues gaining weight. A month ago we went in for their well check and their growth has plateaued. At that point we were just starting to feed them solid foods. We were given the freedom to open their diet up and include a lot of extra foods to help fatten them up. I had a really hard time at first, I felt like a failure as a mother. Like somehow this was all my fault. I allowed myself to wallow in self pity for exactly one day, then I went into fixer mode. I got to a point where I was feeling really great and positive about it the steps were were taking to help them gain weight. I feed them all homemade food, and I pick foods that will add additional calories. I thought FOR SURE my boys had gained weight. I was really looking forward to yesterdays appointment. Lets just say, it did not go as I had hoped.

My boys are essentially the same weight as they were last month. They have each gained less than half a pound in almost 4 months. I am doing everything they tell us to do, but these boys are just not getting any bigger. I am trying so hard not to freak out. I have never had more love for anything in this whole world than I do for my little babies. I want nothing but for them to be happy and healthy. I know that they are happy, and they are developing well, they are just SO small.  They told me to keep doing what we are doing and try and squeeze in extra snacks throughout the day. Its hard to find the time for that, but we do what we can. My husband and I talked a little about their schedule last night, and today we are going to try something a little different. My husband is going to get them up earlier to feed them their big bottle and then give them a snack after they wake up from their nap. I made them some homemade applesauce this morning and added a small amount of oatmeal which works to both thicken it up, and adds just a few extra calories.

We are doing what we can, and we have another follow up in two weeks. I am so nervous for my little babies, but I am trying to keep a positive and proactive attitude. At this point, I cannot change where we are, all I can do is move forward with a plan in place to try and fatten my little babies. I have faith in my boys and I believe that they will get to where they need to be, they are superheroes after all....
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About Amara Franklin

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times... I LOVE MY LIFE. I have a great husband and the best little baby dudes in the world! I have found that raising twins is not so different than a singleton, just a little bit louder (and a lot more fun!). I look forward to going through this journey together... SUPER MOMS UNITE!


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