I have 32 month old twins. They were born at 36 wks, 1 day and weighed 5lbs and 6lbs 9oz. No NICU time was needed. When DD was 8 hours old, the pediatrician said that she was, "Feisty!" She is SO much harder than her brother. I know some of this is just her personality. She is independent, knows what she wants, a little bossy, etc.
She hates sleep and had a sleep study this Summer. The specialists at Children's Hospital said that sleep deprivation in toddlers shows up as hyperactivity. DD was moving non-stop during the appointment with the specialist. She moves.all.the.time. Even during meals, she will take a bite then go look at a toy then come back for another bite.
After finding a type of restless leg syndrome associated with low iron from her sleep study, she is sleeping better now on daily iron. But, I think she still sleeps less than other kids her age. When she wakes up at night, she usually cries for me. She doesn't need anything, just wants some mommy snuggles. We're really trying to fix this behavior and teach her to stay in her bed until the sun comes up. She is now sleeping ~9pm-6am on average. I can usually get a 1.5-2 hour nap from her.
She is also a "picker." She will find moles or skin imperfections and will touch them, pick at them. I have a mole on my chest (below my neck). If we are snuggling, she is obsessed with finding it and keeping her hand on it. She will scratch it a little. I will tell her to stop and that it hurts and she will stop for 5 seconds and then put her hand back there. She does this with MH's moles and our part time nanny has one in a similar place as me and she does it to her as well.
She also has terrible chapped lips and hates chapstick. The other day, we got stuck in traffic and spent 40 minutes in the car trying to get to her brother's haircut appt. She was screaming and crying that she wanted out of her car seat. When we finally parked, I realized that her lips were a bloody mess. I think that she picked at her cracked, dry lips until they bled. It was awful.
I plan on making an appointment with our pediatrician to discuss this, but was just wondering if anyone has any ideas about this behavior?
Wedding Fall 2007 Off OCP's since 9/08-started with BBT charts Saw Ob/gyn May 2009 Blood work normal except single copy of MTHFR Clomid 50mg May 2009 Clomid 50mg + IUI June 2009 Femara 5mg + IUI July 2009 Normal HSG July 2009 Femara 5mg + ovidrel+IUI August 2009 Femara 5mg +ovidrel + IUI September 2009 November 2009-normal lap December 2009-met with RE December/January-Injectible med cycle with IUI-Abnormal sperm morpology found-only 0-1% normal All Head defects. Jan/Feb 2010 1st IVF with ICSI-5 week chemical pregnancy Feb 2010-male infertility doc says DH's anatomy and blood work are normal so nothing he can do. FET July 2010-BFP! Twin m/c @ 5.5 wks Dec/Jan 2011 IVF #2 Only 4 eggs retrieved-Ganirelix dose messed up BFFN Feb/March 2011 IVF #3 ER 3/9 9 eggs, 7 fertilized, ET 3/14, No frosties. BFN IVF #4 ER 8/22 9R,7F ET 8/25-3 embies, 1 frostie! Beta 9/2= 54, 9/6=274, 9/8=625, 9/12=2953, 9/16 greater than 10,000. B/G TWINS born April 2012 @ 36wks & 1 day! July 2014-going back for the frozen embryo! ET 7/28, heartbeat seen at 6wks1day with SCH. Miscarriage confirmed at 6wks4days