Saturday, September 3, 2011

4 Months Old

Caden, Garren, & Kellan
Caden, Garren, & Kellan turned 4 months old this week & had their 4 month check-up & vaccines Thursday. We gave them tylenol right after their shots this time and avoided the meltdown that followed their first set of vaccines. It worked like a charm :)

I know I say it every time but I just can't believe how fast the time passing. It's crazy!!!

Here are their stats from smallest to largest...
Garren: 13 lbs 4 oz, 22 1/2" long, head circumference 16". He is in the 70th percentile for weight & 90th percentile for height & head.
Kellan: 14 lbs 13 oz, 23" long, head circumference 16 1/2". He is in the 90th percentile for weight & 95th percentile for height & head.
Caden: 15 lbs 3 oz, 23 1/2" long, head circumference 16 1/2". He is in the 95th percentile for everything
The percents are based on their adjusted age.

The pediatrician decided at this appointment that the boys are going to have to wear helmets :( Their heads are crooked causing their ears to be misaligned. This is caused from being so premature, their heads were softer than a full term newborn & from laying in the NICU for so long. They have an appt on the 19th with the "helmet man." We were a bit disappointed with the news but at least it is football season. We will dress them in jerseys & decorate their helmets with our favorite teams stickers. Donna gets one side of the helmet for her Cowboys and I get the other for my Buccaneers.

Kellan & Caden playing
Kellan trying to get Garren to wake up by yelling in his direction
every couple of minutes, lol...
Kellan loving his monkey AND trying to suck on his giraffe!
The boys are also doing great developmentally (something I worry about unnecessarily all the time)
They are cooing and smiling a lot. They watch Donna & I as we move around. They are using their hands more & more, this has lead to more thumb sucking for all of them and lots of squealing at their hands when they don't do just what they want them too. They also push with their feet and try to stand. Also just today Kellan rolled, or more like flipped, from his tummy to his back and boy was he shocked!!! We put him back on his tummy & he rocked & rocked from side to side trying to do it again, but ended up falling asleep instead, lol. The boys are interacting with each other more too.

Just in case you were wondering what a triplet home looks like, lol...
We will be converting the guest room/craft room into a playroom soon!!!
These boys are growing like crazy. We had to move on to 3-6 month or 6 month clothing. It makes me sad each time they grow out of a size, but excited too to put them in something new. I saved one of their preemie outfits so I can show them when they are all big & grown-up just how tiny they started out.

And just because we don't have enough going on with triplets... Haddie had to go and rip/break her nail up inside her toe this week. Which required surgery. It was quick & she was home by the end of the day but Eason missed her terribly and moped on the back of the couch facing the front door all day. Donna picked her up after work and carried the pitiful thing around the rest of the night. Haddie sure knows how to work Donna :)

Eason missing Haddie
Haddie with her hot pink bandage
Well that's about it around here... for now...

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