Abhi and Achu turned 18 months old last week. A year and half, already. I can’t believe its been 18 months, already. 🙂 Time sure flies. We had a doctor’s appointment on the same day for Abhi and Achu. Even though it was a Friday, Murali was here, so Murali, I and our nanny took the kids to the appointment. Yep, the room was full. Since kids were a little older for the weighing scale for babies, Abhi and Achu, this time, stood on the normal scale (like the ones we would stand on). I thought Achu wouldn’t stay there for a second and would run away, but she stood still for some seconds and we could get her weight. Almost always, we make Abhi do these things first and then Achu obliges. Both Abhi and Achu are pretty much in the same weight range as last time. Abhi is doing slightly better, but he still has to improve to average/normal range. Achu is at low average range.
This time also Abhi and Achu had fun watching the fish in the aquarium, roaming around. It’s funny how they ask us if they can touch somethings. Like toys in the waiting area; Abhi and Achu point at them and ask, ‘Touch?’ or ‘Take it?’. When we say yes, Achu goes ahead and takes it. Abhi goes ahead no matter what we told him 🙂 .
I have been reading this book to Abhi and Achu, about big bird from Sesame Street going to the hospital. I was kind of preparing them for weight check, shots, tongue check etc. At home, Abhi and Achu repeat what I ask of them perfectly, but at the doctor’s office, they didn’t co-operate at all 🙂 . They resisted a bit, but we eventually got everything done. In some baby highlights, Abhi called our nurse ‘Shannon’ by her name and she was very impressed. After our doctor was done doing all the tests, Achu called our doctor ‘Naughty’ 🙂 .
Except for the low weight ranges, they are doing well on their milestones. They didn’t get any shots this time, but they had some poke for TB tests or something. We had to go back on Sunday to confirm the result. That morning, Abhi fell on Achu’s leg, Achu cried for sometime and didn’t walk. We were worried if Achu got hurt. Last time, such thing happened to Abhi, it was scary. Thank God everything was okay then. This time, Achu also wouldn’t walk at all or walk a little different. That scared us. Luckily we were heading to the hospital anyway and we asked the nurse and she said Achu looked fine (You know, they always say that 😦 ). Anyway, she said ankle/leg injuries can be painful. Achu was sitting calm, not complaining. We double checked with nurse and when we got out, Achu was fine.
Reaching 18 months seems like such a major milestone to me. I don’t know why. I was very emotional. We have survived fine for now, I think. Co-incidentally, the room Abhi and Achu were in for this visit was also the same room we were in when we visited the office for the first time with less than week old Abhi and Achu. They were so small then. Now they are running and jumping around and calling our doctor naughty 🙂 . We will go back to the office in another 6 months when they will be 2 years old 🙂 .