The babies had their 4 month check up and Tyler had his 4 year check up. My kiddos are certainly growing!
Lexie has gotten LONG! When she was born, she was 14.75" and 2lb 6oz. At her 4 month check up she measured in at 22.25" and 9lb 150z! Baby girl is getting big! She is dead average in the percentiles for her adjusted gestation. She is still having some major barfing issues and we are being more aggressive about finding out what the problem is. She had and ultrasound this week to check for pyloric stenosis, which is is a narrowing of the opening from the stomach to the small intestine. That checked out just fine. We have also changed her formula in case of a milk allergy. That seems to have helped a little bit. She seems to be keeping more of her food down.
Lexie's personality is coming out a little more now. She is very sweet and happy when she wakes up. She has to sit and grin and kick for a while before she is ready to eat. She started sucking her thumb in the last week or so, which is very cute! She is also VERY stubborn. I think she will be the hard headed one for sure. He hair is really growing in...about now she looks like a marine! LOL!
Allison is still the chunklet of the group. At birth she was 16" and weighed 3lb 2oz. Now she is 22.5" and 11lb 15oz. She is perfectly healthy as far as we can tell. She pukes the least for sure! She required a little more attention most nights as she is a pacifier addict and can't quite get it back into her mouth. Many nights she ends up in the cradle next to my bed or in bed with Granny Voelcker when she is here.
Allison is by far the most advanced in the more physical milestones. She tries to roll over, is pulling up to sit up on her own, but can't stay up, and has pretty good hand control. Allison has started losing interest in drinking her bottle because she is too busy looking around. She is probably the best eater when it comes to baby food, though. She always gets a big grin on her face when she gets strapped into the high chair and gets her special bib on. She is a cutie pie!
Daniel was 16" and 3lb 7oz at birth. Now he is 22.25" long and 11lb 2oz. Daniel still barfs a lot, but his meds have been adjusted so, we are hoping for improvement soon. Aside from that, Daniel seems to be quite healthy.
Daniel is the most conversational of the babies. He laughs and coos a lot of the time and is so cute! He still has an intense personality, but seems to be mellowing out some. He usually takes a nice, long nap during the day, and if we go for a ride, he always sleeps. In fact, he usually misses the excitement of a trip out because he sleeps the whole time.
William is still the big guy. At birth he was 16" and 4lb 10 oz. Currently he is 24" and 12lb 12oz. He still pukes a lot too, but it seems to be getting under control, and I am confident he will grow out of it sooner or later.
William is such a sweetie. He is basically always good for a big smile. The cutest is when you go to get him out of bed...he grins and starts kicking and waving his arms. He is very mild mannered unless he is hungry and will lay on the play mat and bat and kick at the toys for a long time. William has moved into the next biggest size of clothes, 3-6 months!
Tyler is a growing boy for sure! He is now 3'4" tall and weighs 42lbs. His exam this year was different from those in the past. They checked his hearing and his eyes and he did such a good job following directions. He was pretty unhappy when the nurse came in and gave him 4 shots, and we felt bad! Good thing daddy came along for this one!
Tyler is on the go! He is usually drawing, playing fish, playing on his leap pad, or following me or daddy around. He is constantly asking questions and always surprises us with things he says. He is so smart! He can write his name and a few other words.
In other news...we have just been really busy the last few weeks. I had to make an emergency trip to Utah for my grandfather's funeral. I haven't been home to Utah in over 2 years, so it was a pleasure to see my family and spend time with them while we all mourned the loss of grandpa and celebrated his life.
As soon as I got back the running ensued with all the above doctors appointments and life in general. Then last week we all came down with a 36 hour stomach bug...that was messy, but we are all feeling better now.
Here are some more pictures to enjoy!
|Unloading after the maiden voyage of the "Quad Rod". Allison had to be unloaded immediately because she was upset that Daniel was kicking the back of her seat.|
|Play time on the floor after eating (Lexie, Allison, Daniel, William)|