Thursday, November 17, 2011

Four Months :)

So the triplets had their four month check up this morning :) And as usual, everything went wonderfully!

Eli - 12lb8oz, 22 inches long
Easton - 12lb7oz, 22 inches long
Elliana - 10lb, 20 1/2 inches long

I hate that the weight thing isn't uniform across the board. When we took the babies for their Synagis shots last week, the nurse that weighed them didn't deduct any weight for their diapers. Today, Dr.C's nurse deducted 3 ounces. :( So I'm sure they gained weight?

Oh well, Dr.C said that our triplets are the picture of perfection - the words that every Mommy loves to hear! All three babies are caught up with "normal" babies their age, well...length & head measurement wise. Dr.C said that they always catch up in measurements before they do in weight :)

Everything on my "question list" (don't laugh!) turned out to be "normal"...which it almost always does. Dr.C said that the only thing that was definitely NOT normal is that they sleep eight hours a night. :) He says that it's rare to see a singleton baby that sleeps 8 hours, and that he definitely has not seen multiple babies so young that sleep like that! Nothing to worry about at all, he says that we must have the magic touch. :) I explained that we have been able to keep them all on the same schedule since coming home from the hospital!

We are finally getting a little bit of a break - as the babies are not eating every 4 hours (most feedings, anyway) instead of three! :)

Also on our list of "yay" is that the babies no longer need their premature formula!! Woo hoo! :) We are switching to Similac Advance...yay! Of course, I'm going to let them finish up our formula supply of 20+ cans first!

All in all, another wonderful appointment!

Something cool that happened...while one of the boys was getting weighed, this nurse walked up to me and asked if we were the triplets...or if I was the triplet mom, or something to that effect. :) She said that she had seen their names, and knew it had to be me. Yep, I got to meet one of my blog followers today. Thought that was pretty cool... the very first time that I ever met one of my blog followers! :) So if you're reading this, I really meant it when I said that it wasn't creepy at made my day!

On to another subject: I wasn't thrilled about having to take the babies to the doctor today. In fact, I would have much rather stayed at home...pulled the covers over my head, and slept all day long.

Two years ago today, I was sitting in our churches fellowship hall...picking at food on my plate, that my {awesome} church family had put together for Clif and me, and our families.

Two years ago today marks the day that we buried our baby girl. I can't help but play the events of that day over in my head. I remember waking up that morning, willing everything to be a bad dream. I remember struggling to get ready, not only mentally/emotionally, but physically, as I had just had surgery days before! I remember being mortified that Clif had to shave my legs for me, because I couldn't even bend over! *sigh* I remember the drive to the funeral home, and our arrival. I remember walking into the chapel with our family - many members seeing Lillian's little body for the very first time. I remember the feeling when I saw policemen standing in the intersection, stopping traffic, tipping their hats to us. I remember the drive to the cemetery...I remember walking beside my husband and he carried her tiny white casket, and I remember leaving her there.

That was probably {one of} the hardest thing I have ever done. I know she wasn't "there"... but her body was. Her perfectly formed, beautiful little petite body was there. And I was turning my back and walking away... leaving her to be put into the Earth.

I'm heartbroken all over again as I think of that day. But I am overjoyed knowing where she really is. I still get tingly all over when I think of all the love and support of our friends & family, and even people we never met. It's because of you {and our Saviour} that we made it through that dark dark time. And it's because of Him, and friends and family that we continue to make it through life on a daily basis. :)

Well... it's off here to take care of some semi-fussy little babies. And here's to praying that they don't react to the shots like they did at two months >.<


Becca said...

It was nice meeting you in person today! I'm glad you don't think I'm a stalker. :) Your babies are beautiful!

*Ross and Katy* said...

Want me to make you feel better? Our George, who you know was born just hours before your precious 3, weighed 13lbs 9oz at his 4 month checkup and was 25 inches long. The doctors all say he's perfectly healthy that he's just very active so he won't get that chunky. I realize he's still longer than yours, but I thought it might make you feel EXTRA good that two of your triplets are only 1lb less than him :)

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