Saturday, March 31, 2012

Check Ups (oh crap! #19&20)

18 month well child check up

not the most interesting video, just the boys running around at the doc's office being silly

The boys got a clean bill of health as usual; however, they were weighed two weeks ago and they seem to have lost weight? I'm not sure what to think since their appetites have been normal. But they were weighed on two different scales at two different places and in one they were weighed with a dry diaper and the other naked. Anyways, make what you will of it, but I'm not worried. At both places they show lovely normal growth curves and that's what really counts. For height and weight the boys are barely hanging on in the 1-5th percentile for their age. If they were in the 50th percentile they'd be more like 12mo olds, so these guys even for their not to be mentioned again 'adjusted age' are truly tinie tiny petite! BMI's are perfect though, not too chubby and not too skinny. Interestingly enough their heads are all in the 60-50th percentiles for their age!!! I've never paid much attention to head circumference but this time I actually bothered to look, so I guess you can't say they have small brains : ) These guys have big heads! Just the other day I met a 19month old who's height/weight was in the 80th percentile but his head was only in the 30th percentile, this just goes to show how kids (and adults) come in all different shapes and sizes : )


Caleb two weeks ago with dry diaper 20lbs 12oz,       now 20lbs 12oz 
Eli two weeks ago with dry diaper 20lbs 3oz,             now 19lbs 13oz 
Thomas two weeks ago with dry diaper 20lbs 7oz,     now 20lbs 0.5oz


C 30in
E 29.75in
T 30in

Head Circumference

18.9in for all, scary how identical they are sometimes!

Can you believe these guys are 5 times bigger then when they were born! How many full term babies can say that by 18 months? Never underestimate a preemie, they are strong little dudes! Sometimes I feel like the boys are growing at a snails pace but considering they were all born at just over 4lbs and 17inches long they really have come a long way. Which reminds me that we are walking again this year in the March of Dimes walk so if you are so inclined to throw down a couple of bucks for a good cause here is a link to our team page!

Donate to March of Dimes HERE
How could you say no to this face!

More Baby Updates

We took the boys to a coffee shop the other day and there was a dad and his son in the little kids play area. When he saw the boys the first thing he said to me was "that's the cutest thing I've ever seen in my whole life!" Of course you can imagine all the many questions he had for us after that : )

What is it about high chairs that makes kids not want to eat? I'm pretty sure they were invented by MOMs because I totally understand why so many parents of singletons ditch the high chairs (there is no way I could do that). These guys have ferocious appetites whenever they see me eating something or when I feed them from my lap. We do breakfast every morning while they play but that's all my floors can handle for now.

The boys doc gave me the ok to stop giving the boys vitamins with iron since the boys eat plenty of beans and meat. That stuff is so nasty and am glad to be rid of it. So now I'm on the search for a good toddler vitamin to make sure no one becomes deficient in anything.

I'm a little surprised the boys don't weigh more than they do considering how much they poop! It's not uncommon for these guys to go 4 times in one day. I'm pretty sure they are no where near potty training right now but I'm still hopeful for sometime shortly after two (please please please). One of the most frustrating things for me is when everyone decides to poop right before we are ready to leave somewhere. I just want to throw in the towel and stay home on those occasions (but I never do). Lately, when ever I ask the boys if they have a poopy Caleb gives me a funny guilty smile when he does! That's a good sign I think...

Whenever we get breaks from the rain the boys and I have been going to the back yard. The boys work hard back there collecting sticks and running around. They do so well out there besides the occasional 'I can't get up, please help mom!' I have been able to put some serious hurt on our invasive black berry bushes! I really love gardening so I'm pretty sure I can get my yard looking super by the start of summer : )

Caleb and Thomas now have 4 molars, one on each side and top and bottom. Eli has some catching up to do since he still only has one!

Check out this funny dog pile video...

Oh crap! moment #19 

Eli was seriously stuck...mommy to the rescue (after a picture though)!

Oh crap! moment #20

Yup, looks like another dead bolt higher up is in order...(Thomas)

 Eli racking his head trying to figure out this puzzle

 In case you aren't around small children these days but Thomas the Train is all the rage right now. I can't help but be totally sold on it and I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that I have a son named Thomas and that I used to watch it myself back when they had Ringo Star in it. The funny thing is that the boys (but especially Thomas) really love TtT stuff and the cartoon. I wonder how many little boys would change their names to Thomas if they had the chance?

 Look who fit's into their 2T rain jackets, just in time for a rainy but warmer spring! I think it's safe to put away the heavy coats and mittens now : )

 Cream Cheese face: this is why I have a hard time keeping weight ON! How much of my bagel with cream cheese did I actually eat? Just ask Caleb and the other two hyenas!

Life is hard when you're a triplet...
You wouldn't know it from this tug of war but the boys have been sharing a lot better these days. They actually give a toy back sometimes if their brother makes a big enough fuss! But not this time. 


Jonalyn said...

I love the unhappiness as they tried to untangle themselves from the dogpile!

nan cee said...

Your updates never leave me with out a laugh! Sounds like they are all doing well! Love the pictures and videos.
Love you all too,

Bryan said...

Nice Jackets!

Rachel said...

I love checking out your blog every once in a while. It seems like yesterday that my premie was in the 1st-5th percentile. I think he was about 5 when he finally hit the 50th. He's almost 12 now and wears size 10 men's shoes and weighs 117 pounds! Before you know it your boys will tower over you. :)