Friday, May 16, 2008

18 Months!!!!!

A year and a half has already gone by since the girls were born. It doesn't seem possible. It feels like just days ago they were born and they were these tiny little things that were so fragile it felt like their chicken legs would break at a touch. Now they are older and sturdier. Babbling, running, jumping, climbing, anything but fragile.

The house is louder now. There's a lot of fighting, grunting and crying. We have begun temper tantrums and they are VERY verbal about what they want. I know they're trying to talk but I don't know what they're saying most of the time so we suffice with pointing and grunting and I'm okay with that. Listening to two older kids talk and talk makes me in no hurry for these girls to speak in sentences.

As for the girl's "stats" they saw the doctor today and they are all doing well. We do have to keep an eye on Rachel because she is so small and we want to make sure that she's getting all her nutrients. Mostly it's a concern that she drinks so little. While Julianna and most of the time Alyssa can down 9 ounces of milk in a matter of minutes, Rachel has no problems taking a sip and passing on her cup or throwing it to the floor (this we are working on) so we have to encourage her to drink but as everyone knows there's only so much you can do...

Julianna weighs a whopping 24.14 pounds! Kids big (for us) putting her in the 65th percentile for weight. She's in the 75th percentile for height and 85th for head circumference. She's doing quite well :) This is a picture of Julianna doing her two favorite things: wrapping a tab blanket (must have tabs) around her shoulders like a shawl and coloring.

Rachel weighs just 20.8 pounds - so tiny. Puts her in the 5th percentile for weight and that is down from last time when she was in the 10th - she's also only put on one pound in 3 months. For height she's in the 20th percentile (that's something) and for head she's 10th. All around very tiny girl.

Alyssa is where she's always been and that's right in the middle - she weighs 22.15 pounds which puts her down in the 35th percentile (she seems to go up and down in the weight area - last time she was 50th percentile and before that 35th - the doctor's not concerned). She's 50th for height and 92% for head. I'm not sure how she ended up with the biggest head but that's what they're telling me!

One of the best things about having multiples at a check-up is all their stats are more accurate :) I remember last time they said Rachel was taller then Julianna! We're like, there is no way - we see them every day and we know that Julianna is taller. Upon remeasure we were proven right. Same this time when Rachel was briefly taller then Alyssa. I don't put much stock in their heights since it's always the lay down and mark method. She moved Rachel twice before she finally got it. All that matter is she's actually growing. I'll take that!

Those are my girls. Born on the same day yet so entirely different.


Tripletblessed said...

So glad they are doing well!!! Maybe you could try to give Rachel something like Pediasure everyonce in a while or maybe even mix it with her milk, it might taste better than the milk and the extra nutrients wouldn't hurt!!! Such a petite little thing! I hear you about the height also mine have been off a few times as well.

Cadi, Lance and our 4 miracles. said...

Happy 18 months!! I can relate with all the tantrums. It is so very difficult. I thought one was bad enough.

Isn't it just fun to see how different they can be? A person would think having shared a uterus they would be more similar but personality must be more DNA than a learned behavior.

They don't look like the type to throw a tantrum at all.


Denise Wheeler said...

Happy 1/2 birthday! I still think it is cool our trio share a bday. As for Lucy and her eating, if it is bad for you she will eat it. What I mean is, anything high in carbs is her favs. She will eat meat and very rarely can I get her to eat a vegetable. She does like fruit though. I wish I could give you some advice on how to fatten up your little peanut. Since we don't have that problem but quite the opposite, I have no insights.