Wednesday, September 30, 2009

15 Months

Ivy, Mitchell, Briellen, Luke, Sidney

We had the babies 15 month check ups last week and I am happy to report that everyone is doing great! There are exactly where they need to be developmentally and are healthy babies. They are all a titch on the small side but that is to be expected as they were preemies.

Life is quite chaotic as I am sure you can imagine. The babies are off and running and exploring and are into EVERYTHING. We have been blessed with good babies who mostly have sweet temperaments. They test us every now and then and I am glad that it isn't more often. (When I say test, I mean the full body thrown on the floor type fit!)

They are still on a great schedule with a 1 1/2 hour nap in the morning and another one in the afternoon. My books say now is when they start to drop the morning nap, but I want to hang on to it as long as I can. I really need that time in the morning to get dressed and have some alone time!

I have a mix of great eaters/bad eaters, good sleepers/bad sleepers, clingy/independent babies. It amazes me to see how unique each of these little people are. They each have things that they prefer and things that really bother them. I could probably write a book on each of them about the funny things they do and say, but I will try and and give highlights.

20 lbs. 8 oz. (5th percentile)
31 inches tall (50th percentile)
Luke is our wrestle man. He plows his way through anything to get to what he wants. He is very intent and inquisitive. He points at everything and says "What's that?" He loves the feet of his animal lovie and will sleep with them in his mouth.

20 lbs. 6 oz. (5th percentile)
31 inches tall (50th percentile)
Mitchell is our silly boy. ALWAYS laughing about anything! He is extremely clumsy so always has a bruise or scratch. He loves to give hugs. And will stand by the door and say "outside" one million times.

22 lbs. 6 oz (50th percentile)
31 inches tall (50th percentile)
Ivy is our sensitive, ultra sweet girl. She loves to lounge everywhere, on anything. She loves to read books and will drag her finger across the page like she is reading. She plays peek-a-boo constantly... when you pull off her shirt, she'll say "boo" or if she runs around the corner, she'll say "boo." She shakes her head no for everything, even when she means yes.

18 lbs. (Not on the chart yet)
29 1/2 inches tall (25 percentile)
Sidney is still our diva. She loves to be the center of attention. She will clap for herself at the littlest accomplishment and make sure that you have noticed her doing it. She will let you know that she is slighted by the littlest thing. She loves waving "hey" to everybody, even her siblings. She loves clothes and will try to put anything "on."

17 lbs. 15 oz. (Not on the chart yet)
29 inches tall (10th percentile)
Our "Little Bitty" girl. Fiercely independent and stubborn. And when I say spunky, do I mean it! It has to be her way or it isn't happening. She loves to wear shoes, even with her pj's. She calls them "Shhhhhs"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Girls Love their Daddy

Sidney Kisses

Brie Kisses

Ivy Kisses

Friday, September 25, 2009

First Haircut

My fabulous hairdresser, Jessica, made a house call for the babies first haircut last month! They were wiggle worms, but look adorable! I am scared for the time I have to take them to the salon... Maybe Jessica will teach me how to cut hair.

(Jessica is at The Upper Hand in River Oaks if anyone needs a great stylist!)

Group After Shot
Jessica - Elle
Sidney, Ivy, Briellen, Luke, Mitchell
Luke -- Before
Luke -- During
Luke -- After
Mitchell -- Before
Mitchell -- During
Mitchell -- After
Ivy - Before
Ivy -- During
Ivy -- After
Briellen -- Before
Brie didn't have that much hair to cut... Just these two long
pieces on either side of the back of her head.
Briellen -- During
Briellen -- After
Sidney - Before
Sidney -- During
Sidney -- After

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Two More Walkers!

Sidney & Briellen decided to take the plunge on the same day! They both have a funny scuttle that they prefer to do, but they finally did take some steps. Can't wait until we can all walk to get into the car together!!

Briellen Walking

Sidney Walking

Funny story about Brie -- She is in LOVE with shoes. She has always played with the shoes that I leave by the front door, but recently she has been trying to put them on. I went to the closet and found some shoes that would fit her and she wants to wear them constantly! The funny thing is because of her scuttle she only wants to wear one shoe! A triplet mom gave us a huge bin of shoes -- they are still too big, but it is Brie's new favorite thing to play in... On the shoe note, Sidney has a love hate relationship with them. She loves to whine for you to put them on and then right away whines for you to take them off... Ivy just hates them. I will put them on her and she will kick her leg hard until either the shoe comes off or afraid of damage to other children, I take it off!

Brie & Her One Shoe