Friday, June 15, 2012

Second weight check

Ryder - up first
Here are the bath pictures as promised! Haha! Sorry for the delay!

Ryder all wrapped up

Daniel, not so sure about this bath thing

Happy to be drying off!

Garrett, relaxing in the tub

Thinking about the best time to pee on mommy!

Today we had our second weight check doctor visit.  Man is it going to take forever to go anywhere just because people feel the need to chat and comment about the triplets as we pass.  I'm sure it only gets worse, but I'm not used to feeling like a spectacle.  Oh well, I guess we will get used to the new normal.  Their check up went well.  All of the boys are doing great.

Their weights were:
Daniel - 5 lbs 9 oz (up 5 oz from Monday)
Ryder - 4 lbs 7 oz (up 1 oz from Monday)
Garrett - 5 lbs 10 oz (up 4 oz from Monday)

As you can see, little man is not gaining weight quite as well as his brothers, and I think a lot of it is that he gets super tired when he eats.  We are going to start mixing his formula differently to add more calories to it, so what he takes in has more to it.  The doctor today said she thought that would help until he reaches that 5 pound mark and then at that point he should be back on track and able to eat more volume at his mealtimes.  Our pediatrician stopped in to say hi at the end of our visit and she said she had no worries that he will catch up soon.  I am currently able to provide milk for all of their feedings, occasionally there is enough that they don't want "seconds" of formula.  Yay!  For Ryder we may have to decrease the amount of breast milk he gets just to get the higher calories in him.  I don't want to cut it out completely, because I want him to get the antibodies and nutrients from the breast milk too.  Oh and he is now on a strict - only Dan can feed him - rule.  He eats the best for Dan, so until he chunks up he is stuck with his Daddy!

Tomorrow we are having the boys newborn photos taken.  I can't wait!  I am a bit nervous about having them all naked at the same time bc I don't want to mix them up, but I think we will make it work.  Fortunately we haven't moved the queen bed into the spare bedroom yet so we have a "studio" for the day! My brother has some great ideas, so I can't wait to share some of his work when the pictures are finished.  Oh and he is going to be making our birth announcements.  Has anyone been able to find announcements for triplets?  I can't find them anywhere!

And just because...

Loving her new bubble blower!

1 comment:

  1. gaah, they're so tiny and sweet!

    i had a friend on etsy make my birth announcements. definitely check it out, just do a search for "triplet birth announcements".