Last week the twins had their two year development review.
The twins played with various toys whilst I chatted to the health visitor and answered various questions about each of them.
I was a little worried about Henry’s speech. I know I shouldn’t compare them, but when you have twins it’s hard not to. Heidi’s speech is coming on really well, in fact you can virtually have a conversation with her, where as Henry tends to use single words with the odd one or two together “More milk” is a usual phrase!
After chatting with the health visitor it was clear that Henry’s speech is as it should be for his age. Heidi’s is just a little more advanced.
We ran through the questionnaire, which included questions such as:
Can they eat using a fork?
Do they line up toys in a row?
Can they walk up and down the stairs holding someone’s hand?
Can they turn pages in a book?
Do they understand simple instructions?
Fortunately they are doing everything they should be!
They then had to be weighed and measured. Heidi was reasonably compliant, whilst Henry took a little more persuading! We got there in the end and both are where they should be according to their little red books.
Having been through the review before, with Oscar, I didn’t really have any concerns but it’s nice to have a health professional confirm that they are doing everything that they should be.
It was quite nice to have a bit of time to just focus on the twins. They certainly amused the health visitor when they started scrapping over who was going to go in the play house and who was going to play with which set of building blocks! They certainly are comical at times!