Sunday, April 6, 2008

Week 33


Oh my Goodness....Triplets!
Mom...can we get a Bear?
Spectacle....Who Us?
Emerson enjoying Cheese Doodles
Max loved the doodles
Alex...Yummmmmmmmy!


Week 33

Well, it seems Spring has sprung in Western New York. Today was a beautiful day. The temperature got up to around 65 degrees. We were so excited we decided to go to the zoo. Of course we where our normal selves and created a stir at almost every turn. Sometime it almost seems that we are the attraction and not the animals. At one point I was walking all 4 of my sons, two in the triple stroller, one in the Baby Bjorn(front sack) and Austin by my side. We where walking to see the baby Rhino. There where so many people gathering around us and pointing that I actually had to say..."the baby rhino seems way more interesting than my children"! I know I shouldn't get so pissed off but I kick into "mommy mode" and I will do anything to protect my children from the stares, points and stupid comments. I just hate the fact that people look at my children as some kind of freak show and not someones babies. I mean would they want people stopping and staring and trying to touch their children? Anyway, all the kids enjoyed the Zoo. Max was bright eyed through the whole thing. I think he likes to people watch. He would look at all the animals and smile and coo. I'm not sure exactly what he was thinking but he looked as if he liked all the new sights and sounds. Emerson and Alex seemed unfazed and Austin was so excited. He had a fun just showing us all around. I plan on spending tons of time at the Zoo since we live so close and we got our family pass so we are good to go!
We are really taking the kids out a lot now. This weekend alone we went to the Galleria Mall, for a long walk around the neighborhood, grocery shopping and to the Zoo. They seem to be getting used to their car seats now and are in better spirits when going into environments that are foreign.
We took the boys to two separate Dr's appointments this week. First we went to the Robert Warner Center at Children's Hospital. This was to evaluate them for delays. It's basically protocol because they where premature. The Dr. evaluated all three boys and was happy to report that all where age appropriate. I know age appropriate behavior is irrelevant because all children progress at different rates and age appropriate milestones really depend on the child themselves. But all the boys where evaluated according to the 5 1/2 month age group which is what age they should be but tested at 7 1/2 months which is what they are! This is wonderful. It means they are showing absolutely no delays from being premature. They also had their 6 month visit to their pediatrician...better late than never since we where all sick and had to postpone their original visit. The boys again are doing amazing and all their evaluations are amazingly showing that they are age appropriate. They are even starting to catch up in height and weight. Max is 15lbs 6oz, Emerson 15lbs 12oz and Alexander 16lbs 1oz. They are all on the curve as well for their height and head circumference! Phewwwww! I look at my babies and see 3 wonderful happy, healthy boys but it is so reassuring to have professionals tell you that they are normal and progressing.
Now that the boys are almost 8 months old we have been trying new foods. They love all the Gerber 2nd stage foods but now we are trying more finger foods. They have started eating bread, biter cookies and puffed cookies. But now, by suggestion of their Physical Therapist....Cheese Doodles. I know I am not the kind of mother that gives her kids that awful artificial color, taste and preservative stuff but these where amazing the boys loved them. I never saw them react like that. Just like any kid with "junk" food they ate them faster than I could put them on their trays. They are supposedly very good for teething. They dissolve but are hard enough to allow them to grate them along their gums. Anything that gives the boys relief from this awful teething pain is good enough for me! Chomp on babies!
On a personal note I would like to say Thank You to everyone who called, wrote and sent cards for my big birthday. It means so much to me to have such wonderful friends and family! Thanks All!

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