Saturday, August 4, 2012

8 weeks!

8 weeks!  How can my babies be 2 months old already?  They are getting too big too fast!  I can't believe that in just a few weeks I will be heading back to work.  It is going to be so hard to leave them, but fortunately we were able to keep our nanny who we used with Madelynn.  It will be so nice to have her in our home!  

The boys had their check up and are awesome like always!  The doctor was very pleased with their growth as well as their neck strength/head control. They had some shots, which did not make for happy campers that night.  Nothing a few snuggles couldn't fix though.  All 3 boys now have thrush; thanks for sharing, Ryder.  We were very careful to not have the boys share things, but a few mistakes of switching nuks when it was dark has managed to spread it to the other boys.  That means breast feeding has been put on hold and I'm going to treat myself just to be on the safe side.  Fortunately all the boys should be cleared up by the beginning of next week.  I'm still struggling with my supply, but it's tough with just pumping, and also trying to make sure I'm eating and drinking enough.  At least the boys are getting 10 ounces each every day.  Because of how well they are growing we can put Daniel and Garrett on regular formula, which is 20 calories/ounce.  Ryder is going to stay on the neosure for now, 22 calories/ounce.  He is growing well, but the doctor doesn't want him to fall behind.  Oh and we are going to try to drop the midnight feeding and see what happens.  The boys eat every 4 hours during the day and have been eating at 11:30 pm and then not again until 7:30 am.  For the last week or so they have needed to be awakened at 11:30 and they weren't really eating well, so we are going to try dropping that feeding and just see what happens.

Here are their stats:
Daniel: 10 lbs 15 oz (39th%) 21.75 inches
Ryder:  8 lbs 12 oz (5th% up from < 3rd) 20.75 inches
Garrett: 11 lbs 3 oz (44th%) 21.5 inches

Other changes, the boys are starting to try and roll and often make it from their back to their side.  They have started smiling, not consistently yet, but I don't think it will be much longer.  They are also sleeping in their own cribs.  It broke my heart to separate them because they love to cuddle with each other, but lately they were moving so much they were practically on top of one another in the morning so we decided it was time.  They don't seem to mind and are usually moving all over the place in their crib, but it was still sad for me as it meant they were growing up already.

We have a low key weekend scheduled, so hopefully we can relax and play. :-) 

Daniel, Ryder, Garrett (8.5 weeks)
Maddy wanted a picture with her brothers!

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