|They had their 6 month check-up and shots
today. Everyone is doing great and growing fast. They are
all giggling, rolling over, and grabbing for things. We started
them on cereal two weeks ago, but the doctor said he wouldn't
recommend giving them cereal until they are 6 months adjusted
(two more months). Therefore we are going to stop for a few
weeks and see how everything goes. The doctor said most people
start to give cereal to help babies sleep longer, but they've
been sleeping through the night since they were 10 weeks old.
Ricki is a superwoman, she
is taking caring of all three of them by herself during
the day. She started 'Mommy and Me' classes this week. Everyone
had a great time!
Zachary and Lindsey are on the cover of the October
issue of Kiplinger's Personal
Finance Magazine. October's
cover story is "How to be a Tax-Cut Winner".
Our whole family has a two page spread on
pages 50 & 51.
found us through the Internet. They were looking
for a family with multiples to explain how the
new tax bill works and surfed onto our Home Page.
They sent a photographer from New York to spend
an afternoon with us and take pictures.
the story online (minus the pictures)
that I haven't updated the page recently, but for the past
three months I've been creating the MOST (Mothers of Supertwins)
home page (http://www.MOSTonline.org).
the babies started eating vegetables. So far they've had
carrots and peas. All three like carrots, but Hannah's not
too big on peas.
is able to sit up unassisted, Lindsey's has both of her
front bottom teeth, and Hannah just loves to sit here at
the computer and bang on the keys (could we have another
engineer in the family?) They've all been "baby talking"
non-stop. It's so much fun to listen to it and watch them
blossom into "real people."
are rolling and moving around on the floor, so much that
we can't take our eyes off of them for a minute! They all
and spend ours playing with her and trying to pet her.
At the beginning of the month we took
the whole family to Ft. Lauderdale to spend some time with
my parents and sister's family. My parents hadn't seen them
in several months and couldn't believe how much they'd grown
and interact with people. We were very excited to spend
some time with my sister and her family, who hadn't met
the triplets before (Debbie was 7 months pregnant when the
babies were born).
They were very well behaved during the
long car trip (five hours). Zachary is big enough that he
is facing forward in the car seats, and the girls are still
facing backwards. Zachary's using a highchair in restaurants
and can crawl backwards (still working on going forward).
Hannah is just beginning to sit up on her own.
While we were in South Florida, Ricki
met for the first time someone she'd be corresponding with
on-line for a year. Danielle found our web site after she
found out she was expecting triplets and the two of them
started emailing on a regular basis. They've become great
friends, and were so happy to have finally met in person.
We had dinner with her, her husband, and their 6-month old
Anthony, & Gina.
We are experimenting with all types
of stage II vegetables and fruits. So far everything is
a hit except green beans. Lindsey is still the smallest,
but she should catch up quickly since she's the eater of
the bunch. Zachary is around 18 lbs, Hannah 16 lbs, and
Lindsey 12 lbs. We will get their official sizes and weights
at their next doctor's visit on December 5th (their 9 month
Zachary is crawling!! Both
girls are sitting up on their own and are very mobile, but
haven't figured out the crawl yet. With three mobile babies
we discovered you can't turn your back on them for a second!
Last Friday (12/5), they
had their 9-month checkup, and we were pretty close on their
weight estimations: Zachary was 18 lbs. 11 oz., Hannah was
16 lbs. 4 oz., and Lindsey was 12 lbs. 13 oz.
They've been starting to
eat "people food" (thanks to encouragement from
Ricki's mom, Sima). Bagels were a big hit, and so was Ritz
Air Crisp crackers.
is a wonderful "big sister" to them. She loves
the fact that they are now able to interact with her and
play. We just can't wait until Spring so we can take them
out in the backyard.
Zachary and Hannah have
begun clapping their hands. Zachary is trying to walk, but
we are not encouraging him at this time! He is constantly
pulling himself up to a standing position while holding
on to the couch or table (the girls are scooting). Hannah
is a music lover, she starts laughing and moving when she
hears music. Lindsey's a big t.v. watcher, and can sit in
front of it for hours (her favorite shows are sports and
We took the family to South
Florida for my
grandmother's 90th birthday
party. Everyone had a lot of fun and the triplets were a
big hit with all of her friends. Six of the seven great-grandchildren
were at the party. We stayed at my sister's new house, which
is baby-proofed, so the kids felt right at home there.
While we were down south,
we met with another of Ricki's internet friends that she
met on-line. Karen's triplets were born a month before ours
and the two of them emailed through-out their pregnancies.
They were in Florida for a vacation, and we lucky enough
to be able to spend time together. We spent the afternoon
with Karen, Pierre and their triplets: Samantha,
Alessandra, and Jacques.
Ricki and the babies started
'Mommy and Me' classes again this week. There are few of
the kids from last term, and some new ones too, including
a set of identical twins.
We are experimenting with
all types of foods. So far pretzels, bagels, crackers, fruit
and steak have been a big hit! We're experiencing a "teeth
boom" right now: Lindsey has six, Zachary has five,
and Hannah has four. It seems like every every day, someone
is cutting another tooth!
It's hard to believe they
turn a year old in two weeks. The past year has flown by
so quickly. We're planning two birthday parties for them.
A big birthday with relatives and friends (about 40 people)
on March 7th, and one at Mommy & Me for their "school"
friends on March 4th.
We gated off our dining
room (we don't have any furniture in it) and made it into
a giant play room. Zachary is getting into everything. He
has figured out how to open cabinets, swing open doors and
follows us all over the house. He has taken a few steps
holding on to things, but we're not encouraging him. Hannah
started crawling last week, first on carpet and now has
figured out how to do it on tile. Now she can chase Zachary
and beat up on him (payback's a b**ch!). Lindsey's getting
up on all fours and rockin, she should be crawling soon.
They all had a stomach
virus this week, but are starting to feel better. We are
averaging about 15 diapers a day. We received our final
delivery of formula (we received one year free from our
representative.) They love pretzels, cheerios, spaghetti,
Lindsey is crawling!! Now
they chase each other all over the house. They also follow
us to whatever room we are in. It is real cute to see them
all lined up crawling into a room. Zachary is starting to
walk, but we are in no rush!!
Last Thursday was their
ONE YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY!!
We actual had two parties for them. One with Ricki's Mommy
and Me class and a big one on Saturday with over 30
relatives and close friends. The party was a blast and the
kids received tons of presents. We had a Mickey and Minnie
Mouse Cake and the bakery also made three 6 inch cakes for
each kid. Let me just say, they destroyed their cakes!!
We had their one year check-up
and Zachary is in the 50th percentile, Hannah in the 40th
percentile and Lindsey in the 5th percentile for one year
olds (one needs to remember their adjusted age is 10 months,
since they were two months premature). They doctor said
they are just perfect and gave us permission to start whole