Saturday, August 04, 2007

Early Check-up and A Special "Hi"

I am realizing that it's been a few days since I've posted and in my last post had no pictures of the babies. Some of you don't mind but their big sister is missing her triplets and she has requested some new videos of the babies.

I also have exciting news to share about the girls. They had their 9 month check-up yesterday - no, you didn't miss something, it's a bit early - they won't be 9 months until the 16th :)

Drum roll please...

Julianna weighs 19.11 lbs! The child is about to top the big 20 and she hasn't even hit the 9 month mark! Did anyone tell this girl she was a preemie?? Her large weight puts her in the 75th percentile for weight. For height, she is in the 95th!!

At 8 1/2 months her favorite food is her bottle with Gerber puffs a close second. Her favorite passtime is crawling over her sisters followed by grinning and showing off her 6 teeth. Yes, she has 6!!

Can you tell Rachel feels defeated? Poor Rachel only weighs 15.11 lbs - that's 4 pounds less than Julianna! This puts her in the 10th percentile for weight. For height she's up to the 25th percentile. Go Rachel! Funny note - even Rachel weighs more than all the girls together at birth! Now we're getting somewhere :)

Rachel has no favorite food - she hates them all. The bottle is a necessity because she hasn't found anything better. Cardboard might be better but we haven't tried that yet. Her favorite passtime is keeping up her sister. She is trying everything she can - mostly involves crying when Julianna crawls over her.

Finally, Alyssa weighs 18.3 lbs keeping up with Julianna but representing most 9 month olds as she falls in the 50th percentile. For height she's in the 90th percentile. A second attempt to keep up with Julianna is the teeth - she has cut two and the doctor says her top gums are swollen and she will soon have 2 more!

Alyssa's favorite food is pretty much whatever is available though she does love applesauce and pears. Her favorite passtime is sitting up and waiting for everyone to come to her. A bit of a princess, I think. She also loves to be fed - I think I'm sensing a pattern!

The doctor says all the girls look great. They are growing well and doing lots of age appropriate things. We are so grateful for how far they have come.

And as a special hi to Kaitlyn and Caleb in Florida we took some video of the girls this morning for them to watch :) Enjoy! Don't worry - Alyssa was just fine after she fell over and the pillows are on the floor because the girls love to attempt to crawl over them - it's very cute!

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