So I am WAY behind on this blog. I was looking at these pictures and thinking, they look bigger than this now! But, I guess I have an excuse. The days just kind of run away from you. So I wrote 4 months but technically they are going to be 4 1/2 months old next Tuesday! They are all doing so well. They have gotten gigantic (compared to where they came from). The nurses say that they don't have a problem with thriving (gaining weight and growing) which is a relief. As of yesterday, Mckenna weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz (pretty much 9 lbs), Madison was 10 lbs. 2 oz., and Carly was 10 lbs. 3 oz. I think last time I wrote they were in the eights or something.
Carly had an MRI done on her arm on Wednesday to start looking to see what needs to be done to help clear out the vascular mass she has in her arm. We meet with the orthopedic surgeon next Wednesday to see what he says we need to do moving forward.
They are all developing right about where they are supposed according to adjusted ages(although we are still working on less messy eating). They do tummy time everyday and sometimes they scream and hate it and sometimes they love it. Madison even rolled over (twice) from her belly to her back. I'm afraid I need to get in better shape for when she gets older and takes off on a dead run and I have to go and chase her down. They are all sleeping better and better each week. It took a lot of work but I think we have them all eating on the same schedule and so we only have to get up twice to feed them in the middle of the night. They still have off nights (usually a different one each time) in the night and require a little extra help to go to sleepy land. I think they are finally getting used to and adjusting to home. Madison might be the hardest baby of the three. She really likes to cry but once I can get her in a tight enough swaddle and with her pacifier in, she can usually calm down and go to sleep. Carly, recently, has become a little tougher to get to sleep than Madison plus Carly is not too interested in her pacifier anymore (great) so we also hear a lot of crying from Carly. And when they all get going (crying) it is quite the chorus. I can see why moms go crazy.... Mckenna is such a mild baby. She does cry, but not very much compared to the others and there is usually a reason for it (dirty diaper, a burp, etc.)
We blessed the girls on the 5th of September and I meant to post this then but.... anyway.... They looked so sweet, like little angels in their dresses and they kept clean diapers the whole time. As you can see, Mckenna slept through most of it but the other two were awake the entire time. Kyle gave them beautiful blessings and it was so nice to be able to have that experience of seeing three babies of our own blessed at the same time.
Mckenna- Blessing Day