Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Doctor Appointment Update!

I finally joined a Mothers of Multiples club last week. I was meaning to do it since I was pregnant but didn't get around to it until now. I'm very glad I did- it was interesting to meet other moms of multiples and a chance to get out of the house. Most of the other families are twins, but there were a couple with triplets too. The club meets about once a month with differing themes (speakers, spa nights, etc). The leaders hosted a picnic in a park near our house this past Sunday and we actually made it there! We were the only ones with babies (which was fun but it would've been nice to meet future playmates).

The girls had their 9 month appointment yesterday! They are looking as healthy as ever! Sofia weighed 13 lbs 8 oz and was 24 3/4 inches. She's still the little peanut. She's small even for her adjusted age. Besides that, Sofia is starting to babble a little more. I am making out some vowel-consonant combos from her- the first of the group. For awhile, the girls' cries sometimes sound like "mamamamama", but I never counted that. Sofia still isn't scooting, so she deserves to be ahead in the verbal department.

Josephine weighed in at 14 lbs 10 oz and she was 24 inches. The doctor was very pleased with the healing of her G tube site. Josie hit a milestone last week: she got into the sitting position by herself! She did it the day after they turned 9 months and she's improving every day. She is still getting up during the night, and her sisters have joined her. Sadly, we haven't had an uninterrupted night in a while. Lately, I haven't been up for too long at a time, which is an improvement. I admit, Josie came in our bed at 5 am but it's so nice to cuddle!

Madeline weighed a hefty 15 lbs 6 oz and was 24 5/8" long. He thought all the babies were strong and progressing impressively in development. He said if he didn't know them and had to guess how old they were he'd think they were 7 months old (of course their size would throw him off really). Madeline isn't getting to the sitting position on her own, but she is getting so much closer to crawling. It's gotta be in the next couple of weeks! The other day when Dan and I were in the kitchen for a minute, we looked around the corner and Madeline was making her way in from the living room trying to get to us!

The group shot! (Sofia, Josie, Madeline)
We're still working on solids- trying out foods that have more texture. I made my own green beans and apparently the taste was bad or the texture was too coarse, but it was not well received! Since then, they actually have started to like it. Still, I have to include this instant classic video....(please, please excuse Madeline's PJs- she got her arm out and we didn't bother to fix it!)

I can't believe how quickly they are getting to be BIG babies who actually do stuff. I remember when we could basically leave them on boppies, leave the room, and they would be in the same position when we returned. Crazy! Anyways, I hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks for reading!

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