Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Like sands through the hourglass...

I know, I know, I am remiss in my blog postings.  I just can't seem to find the time.  And if you think I'm joking, here's just a little tid bit to tell you how behind we really are.  Just last week we sent our CHRISTMAS presents to our dear friends in Seattle.  They were good sports though & told us they were proud of us for already getting Christmas 2010 taken care of. :-)

The babies are now 10 months old & quickly approaching toddlerhood.  All three crawl at lightening speed and Matthew has even taken a few steps.  They passed their 9 month check-up with flying colors.

Our pediatrician said that while she would never wish babies were slow to hit their developmental milestones, for our sake it wouldn’t have been so bad if the triplets had at least hit them on time or on the late side of normal as opposed to early. The boys are hitting 12 month (chronological) milestones & Paige is right on at 9 months.  They are all well on to the regular growth charts so no more adjusting ages necessary!  Here are the stats:

19 lbs 8 oz (started at 4 lbs. 6 oz)
28 ½ inches (started at 18 inches)

17 lbs 10 oz (started at 5 lbs 2 oz)
28 ½ inches (started at 18.5 inches)

20 lbs 4 oz (started at 4 lbs 14 oz)
28 inches (started at 18.5 inches)

They had just come off battling a nasty stomach bug at their 9 month appointment so we are sure those weights are much higher now!
Joshua is almost 4 and is already getting excited for the move to his new room at day care (the Senior Brokers room!).  He also is starting to grasp that he will change schools eventually and is asking us to drive him by the local grade school where he'll attend kindergarten.
Carl and I have come out of mourning over the Jayhawks loss to UNI in the NCAA tournament as we're buoyed by the thought of only 2 more months of formula!  We will break free from the Enfamil chains soon!
And finally, in the we might just be that crazy department, later today we're packing everyone up and driving to Kansas for Easter.   Yep...7 a car...with four children.  I'll let you know how we survive.  But really, could it be that bad with these cuties???