Friday, July 29, 2011

Say It Aint So!!!

Yep, the boys turned 3 months old yesterday and what an amazing 3 months it has been!!!

We were reminded this week what a blessing having healthy triplets is. We are so fortunate to have made it as far as we did in my pregnancy and with what was really minimal complications. There were some pretty serious risks that we were fortunate enough to never have to discuss.

Well, it's been a pretty busy week here. We have been going out with the boys more and more... We get a lot of lookers and a few people who want to ask a ton of questions. My favorite was the elderly woman at the car dealership who offered to watch them while we looked at cars... HA! NO!!!

Sunday we took the boys for their 3 month pictures. They were well behaved, but had their own ideas for where they wanted to look. They are holding their heads up pretty good now and want to look ALL around, even behind them. Here's my favorite of those photos... (there are more along the right side of this page ~~~>)

Their initials don't show up real good, but they are there & I love
these little shorts!!!
Tuesday we bought a mini van... It has happened... We have become soccer moms, lol... I was very sad to trade my car in, I absolutely LOVED my Pacifica!!! We got a Honda Odyssey and it is pretty nice, it does have quite a bit more room in it and it fits the baby train (stroller) without having to turn it on it's side and putting it in on an angle, which allows us room for luggage and of course our precious pups, Haddie & Eason.

Garren & Eason
Eason trying to get in on some Haddie & Mama time
Well speaking of the van and luggage... Next week we will be setting off on our first road trip with the triplets, YIKES!!! 3 - 3 month olds. We will see what our normally 9 hour drive turns into.

For those of you that don't know, my dad is having surgery next week... It started out 2 weeks ago with my dad falling off a ladder in his garage and being airlifted to ORMC. While in the hospital they scanned him from head to toe. He has a couple small skull fractures and a small brain bleed that will heal on their own. They also found a mass on his right lung. They decided to do a biopsy and it turned out to be what none of us (not even the doctor) expected... lung cancer :( My dad is not a smoker and hasn't worked around any of the known toxins that cause lung cancer. The mass also did not look like typical cancer which is why the doctor was surprised. So for the past two weeks he has been going through a bunch of tests to see if the cancer had spread and to see if his heart and lungs are strong enough for surgery. All tests came back good, so he is scheduled Thurday morning for surgery, they will be removing a third of his right lung and the lymphnodes. My sister, step-sisters, all the grandkids, my aunt & my uncle are all traveling in for his surgery. Please keep my dad and our family in your thoughts and prayers while we all travel and await a positive prognosis.

Back to the babies...
Thursday the boys had their 3 month check-up. They are all doing fantastic!!!
First their specs:

Caden, 12 lbs 13 oz & 22" long (95th percentile for his adjusted age)

Kellan, 12 lbs 2 oz & 21 1/2" long (also 95th percentile)

Garren, 11 lbs & 21 1/2" long (90 - 95th percentile)

front to back:
Garren, Caden, & Kellan
They are all holding their heads up & looking around A LOT. They are making eye contact and following us with their eyes and of course babbling (cooing) These are all on track for their real age (not adjusted age) They are also putting weight on their feet and pushing up with their feet. And they pull to sitting up if you give them your fingers to hold onto. These are not expected until 4 - 6 months for a full term baby :) The next thing they should be doing is reaching and grasping and pushing themselves up when on their tummies. We will start practicing...
The boys are still having reflux which is normal for preemies, so we have started them on some prevacid to see if that helps with their spitting up and discomfort.
They are eating now every 4 hours during the day and they normally will go 5 - 6 hours at night, letting moms get a little more sleep :) I really can't believe how the time is passing and how big they are getting. They really do need to slow down...

Donna & our big boy Caden

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