Thursday, October 05, 2006

6 months old!!

Hunter at top with cute t-shirt
Gabrielle and Alexandria on Aunt Judy's lap
Girls in crib holding hands :) cute huh?

October 3rd, 2006 marked 6 months of life for my 3 little beauties, however they are 4 months old (adjusted for prematurity). On Oct 4, 2006, they had their doctor's appointment/check-up and received all these lovely shots. They were very upset for the rest of the evening. Gabrielle just couldn't be consoled. I had all 3 of them crying at once, as I tried everything to satisfy them including: singing, reading to them, giving them baby tylenol, feeding them, playing with them, talking to them, cuddling with them, etc. Despite all my efforts, they didn't calm down. We loaded them up and took them for a drive to grandma's for a nice little break from the whining. She was met with smiling happy babies who fell right to sleep after she bathed them. She thought I was crazy when I said they wouldn't stop crying for me. It must of had something to do with the ride in the car and the bath (despite grandma's belief that she's the apple of their eyes and can magically make them happy at any time).

Fortunately, this doctor's appointment, mom got to be exempt from due to other obligations. Their aunts took them to the doctor and had to deal with the long wait, the screaming, the feeding and changing, and oh yes, did I say the long wait?? Ha ha!! Got out of that one. I hate to see my kids get their shots, especially the RSV shot. They cry for at least 20 minutes. It is horrible. That shot really hurts. But, there were plenty of arms to hold them and love them with me not there. The doctor was very impressed with their development. They are certainly on a 6 month level, though they don't sit on their own yet like they should. They do play with toys, move toys from one hand to another, talk, laugh out loud, lift their arms up when they want held, roll from side to side and front to tummy, etc. Hunter is now 16 lb. Alexandria is 13lb 13 oz and Gabrielle is 12 lb 13 oz. They are eating meals (cereal, fruit, and veggies) 2 times a day. The doctor wants to move it up to 3 times per day and we will be adding 4 oz of juice in a sippy cup. I have no clue how they can do that yet!! Should be fun.