Monday, September 6, 2010

Almost 9 Months Old!

Can it be? Where has the summer gone- it's already Labor Day! It's also weird to think that I've already had the blog for over a year! I am in love with fall so I'm happy about it. It brings me back to cross country running- both high school and college. Duluth, especially, has the best falls. I hope this fall here in the Twin Cities isn't like last year, when it was too warm, then too cold- no in-between. Anyways, it's fun to see all the fall sports starting up.

Did any of you see this story about the premature baby who was pronounced dead, only to end up surviving thanks to mother's touch? The mom gave birth to twins- one boy and one girl- at 27 weeks and the doctors believed the boy wouldn't make it. This story really hit home because I was a big believer in kangaroo care.

Madeline and Josie love to get up on hands and knees and rock back and forth. Madeline, especially, gets really into it and goes pretty fast! It's so funny to watch! I hope Sofia does it soon so we can get all three doing it on video.

We're still working on Josie's sleeping habits. Almost every night this past week she has gotten up in the middle of the night and is really hard to put back. Two nights in a row it was at 5 or 6 so we just brought her in bed with us and she went back to sleep. We're not starting any bad habits, are we!? It's difficult to teach a baby to self-soothe, not to mention when there are two sleeping babies in the same room. Oh, what to do.

Right now, we're working on a new feeding schedule. I know it is cliché, but where is the owner's manual? It's hard to figure out schedules that will work for all three. Once they reliably eat more solids it will be easier (knock on wood).

I should mention, we had a great weekend a week ago in Duluth! Lara, Charlie, Dane, and Peter came from Detroit so we had quality cousin time. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures, but hopefully I will get some from other people.

OK picture time!




Group photo (Sofia, Maddie, Josie). I was excited to break out the fall outfits! (They are from the spring and barely fit)

Madeline crawling over a boppy to steal Sofia's toy.

Josie mid-rock.

Me holding all three! (Sofia, Josie, Madeline)

The girls wearing their Science Center tees from Uncle Andy and Aunt Aimee (Josie, Madeline, Sofia).

Madeline was sad and started scooting over towards me. I was sure she was aiming for a toy but it turned out she wanted me!! That was a first!

I better get going, as all the girls need a nap. Have a great week- nice and short!
PS. There are so many great summer sales going on right now, but are there moms out there, especially with preemies who may or may not follow a normal growth pattern, who were good at predicting what size their baby(ies) would be after a whole year? Right now our girls are wearing 3-6/ 6 months and I'm guessing they'll do 18 months next summer, but I would hate to load up and then find out they won't fit! Any tips?


  1. 18 months would be a good guess, my trio were in 18 month bottoms and 24 month tops this summer, my kids have long torsos and short legs. :) The good thing with girls is if you buy dresses for them, if they are too big still look cute and then in the fall toss a long sleeve shirt under them and you get more use, if you guess and they are a size small all you have to do is pair them with shorts, capris, leggins they are great tops in fact perfect wardrobe for the following summer if they end up being the perfect size for next summer.

    The girls are adorable and getting so big, almost 9 months, time does fly.


    Mary :)

  2. How old will they be next summer? I would say they will be at least a size behind for their age so if they are going to be 2 then 12-18 mos would be right, remember to go by the size at the end of Carters 0-3 is 3 months, 3-6 is 6 months, and so took me FOREVER to figure that out.

  3. I have a 29 weeker who is 10.5 mos old now and we have just graduated to 9 mo clothes. I way underestimated for winter and guessed 9-12 mos by the time next spring came along. I think your guess of 18 mos is probably good but it won't last the summer, will probably be that through the spring. Eventually they will catch up, it's just "when." But as someone else said, summer clothes are easy to convert into winter if you guess wrong by just adding layers.

  4. My girls are always about a size behind their age, even now at 2.5. But, the fabulous thing about summer clothes is that they are much more flexible as far as sizing goes! My littlest one drowns in a 2T long sleeve shirt, but can easily wear a 3T short sleeve shirt. Bottoms are a little trickier obviously, but you should be able to stock up on dresses and tops.