3 Months Old/One Week :)

The triplets are three months old today! Our attempts at a milestone photo sort of failed, so we’ll try again tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to laugh at the sequence here. Jack’s head is weighing him down a bit…who’d have ever thought?

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Jack’s teeny tiny head at just a few days old!

 

The hats still don’t quite fit though 🙂

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Sophie:

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Weight: 7 lbs, 7 oz

Nicknames: Cannonball, Soph, Lady

Jack:

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Weight: 8 lbs, 1 oz!

Nicknames: Bubby, J, Harold (as in, “Harold and the Purple Crayon”)

Henry: 

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Weight: 7 lbs, 12 oz

Nicknames: Bubby, Henry Houdini, H

 

40 Weeks!

We finally had our first official weigh-in today in two weeks. Get ready for it…

Jack: 7 pounds, 7 ounces

Henry: 7 pounds, 1 ounce

Sophie: 6 pounds, 15 ounces

Yup, you read that right. Henry has surpassed Sophie in the weight department. He gained 1 pound and 6 ounces (that’s 22 ounces!) in the last two weeks. He’s packing it in! And Little Miss Sophie really is a teeny, tiny, nugget, even with her double chin and her chubby legs.

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More photos (and videos!) to come. Until then, enjoy those chubby faces!

 

Messy, Stinky, and …?

What? You didn’t actually think that once I was home with three infants I’d still be posting every day, did you?

In case you were wondering, Jack and Sophie are hanging on tight to the nicknames they were granted in the NICU. Sophie, adorable though she is, is as messy as ever. Yesterday, she worked her way through no fewer than SIX outfits. All this to her brother Henry’s one. No amount of bibs or burp cloths can keep this girl clean. And Jack? Still stinky.

Henry, on the other hand, might need a new nickname. It’s not that he isn’t noisy. He definitely can be. But as it turns out, so can Jack and Sophie. And they just take turns being noisy (which we appreciate, don’t get me wrong). so we are taking nominations for Henry’s new nickname.

Follow-Up with the Doctor

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This is outfit number three, by the way.

Sophie had her follow-up with Dr. Koty (the pediatric ophthalmologist) yesterday, and good news! Her blood vessel growth has regressed (which is, in this case, a good thing). Her big little eyes are back on track towards normal development at least in terms of the retinas. Given the genes she’s inherited, she just might need glasses for those big little eyes one day.

Baby Gear

One thing that’s fun about being home is that we get to try out all of our baby gear and see what everybody likes. So far, Henry has taken to the swing, Sophie to the bouncer, and Jack to the rocker (see the last post for photos). And when I say, “taken to,” I mean they fall asleep in these various contraptions and stay asleep, and we haven’t bothered to switch them up at all because, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? The MamaRoo is arguably our “coolest” baby depository, and Jack seems to like it well enough. Here he is:

Feeding

Feeding is definitely easier with three sets of hands, so when Grammie and Aunt Addie came to visit, we were in luck. And of course, Henry, Jack, and Sophie were in luck because they got to spend time snuggling with some of their favorite relatives!

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Feeding two at a time (in any fashion) is made easier with this Twin-Z pillow (Thanks, Lynsey)! It also makes for a decent baby depository right after a feed so as to minimize spit-up.

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And lest you thought we’d been neglecting Harry, Ron, and Hermione, story time with “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (my personal favorite) has commenced at home.

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9/37 Weeks

So, the trips are 37 weeks gestationally and 9 weeks old today. Because we hit the 60 day mark and were still hanging out in the NICU (did I mention we’d been moved AGAIN? We’ve now had the grand tour…) their immunizations have begun. Two down, one (maybe two to go), so we should be going home soon. For real this time. No more preemie pranks, guys!

Stats:

Henry:

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Skeptic

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Weight: 5 lbs 1.8 ounces

Feeding: by mouth, without incident

Immunizations? 2/3

Car Seat Test? Passed! 6/1/14

Other: Did you ever think Henry would be the first to come home? Well, we’re now looking at bringing the whole gang home at once (perhaps that was their plan all along) but if not for his immunizations, Henry would have been home as soon as he finished that car seat test. When I say he feeds by mouth without incident, I really mean without incident. As in, without incident ever. He is our star feeder!

Jack

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Sleepyhead

Weight:   5 lbs 13 ounces

Feeding: by mouth, without incident

Immunizations? 2/3

Car Seat Test? Passed

Other: While all three of our little loves are grunters, Jack is the loudest little piglet of them all. Now, I will take grunting over crying ANY day. It’s actually pretty cute. He’s most likely to do it when I’m across the room sitting with Sophie, and you’ll just here this grunting and squealing (seriously, it’s piglet-like), and you’ll look over to see Jack’s blankets moving to and fro. Being the mellow fellow that he is, it’s not surprising that when he clamors for attention, all he does is shift around a bit and grunt. Do we have our first Halloween costume? Three little pigs, anyone?

Sophie:

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Drama Queen

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Weight:   5 lbs 8.6 ounces

Feeding: by mouth, mostly without incident*

Immunizations? 2/3

Car Seat Test? Passed

*She’s still a bit gulpy (especially when she’s hungry) and every once in a while in her ravenous state–you would think we don’t feed this butterball 8 times a day, pretty much right on schedule–she neglects to breathe sometimes. But she’s gone from not pacing herself at all (i.e. you have to yank the bottle out of her mouth which is harder than it sounds because she’s such a strong sucker!) to pacing herself for 50% of the feed, to pacing herself for about 85% of the feed.

Other: So yesterday, Lisa (the physical therapist) and I were going to have our last infant massage session, and we planned to try it on one of the bambinos. Since Sophie doesn’t sleep between her 12 and 3pm feeds — no crying, just hanging out, staring at the ceiling tiles–we thought she’d be the perfect candidate. So there Sophie was, doing her “I don’t really need to sleep” thing, for at least an hour and a half. Lisa and I get all ready, head over to her bassinet, and what should we find? A sleeping little princess. When Lisa joked that Sophie was playing games with us and that as soon as we walked away she would be up and at ’em again, Sophie smiled. I kid you not. Full-on, teeth-baring (if she had teeth) smile. We’ll never know if she was really sleeping or not, but if I know this girl, I’m betting not.