Isaac helps himself to some Cheerios.
I'm guessing food won't ever last very long around here!
Yesterday Isaac took two little steps with the same foot. Later that day he took four little steps and then repeated the one-footed two-step again. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to catch it on video soon.
Of course, Isaac would be the one to walk first. He's the lightest and easiest to carry.
Look out world. Here we come!
Alex - 19 lbs. 6 oz. - 28 3/4 inches long
That puts Sam in the 70th percentile for height, Alex in the 60th and Isaac in the 50th. Sam and Alex are about the 35 percentile for weight, and Isaac is about the 4th percentile.
Sam, Isaac and Alex all have four teeth and everyone is busy standing up independently. They can stand for a good 30 seconds now, and they are cruising constantly, so we're getting close to walking now! Everyone is playing peek-a-boo and doing patty cake, and we're making good progress on finger foods.There are two big milestones that struck me following this appointment. First, the boys now have been outside of me longer than they were inside of me. Second, at 16 1/2 lbs., Isaac now weighs what all three boys weighed combined when they were born. Isaac is a peanut compared to his brothers, but it's really hard to fathom that he weighs what he and his brothers weighed COMBINED on their birthday.
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So the other day we got this toy in the mail:
The Swirly Orb from International Playthings promised to capture baby's attention. Well, like all new things, it was interesting for a while, but it's not something my boys are wild about.
When you turn the toy over, there are large colorful beads that are supposed to twirl down the ball, and small beads in the middle that make a little soft noise as they fall. We found that the large beads didn't move all that well. The boys liked the squeaker on one end of the ball, but that didn't interest them for long.
After the initial novelty wore off the ball was quickly abandoned. The boys haven't come back to it for three days, so we have to call this one a bust. Although it did survive five minutes of three small boys yanking it out of each other's hands, so we have to award points for durability.
Nope, it's not Babies R Us, just a small glimpse of the gear at Tripletmania!
Sam, Isaac and Alex are the oldest by three months, so no one else's children are truly mobile yet, though some are starting to roll over.
When we walked in and landed our big boys amongst the little ones it was like Godzilla storming the Japanese. Sam, Isaac and Alex all took off in different directions, crawling over little people as they made beelines to the nearest piece of furniture so they could stand up.
The look of panic on the other parents' faces at the idea of what was to come was priceless! I have no doubt they will all take it in stride, just as we did, because mobility does come gradually, thank heavens!
We had times when there were no crying babies, but around 7 p.m., as bedtime neared, everyone started to melt down. Of course, that's when we remembered that we should take some video and pictures before everyone left, so brace yourself for some wailing here!
No wonder the most popular spot in the house was right next to the drinks table!
Amelia does her own version of the Bag Dance.
Susie took this picture in May of 2007, shortly before Amelia turned one. Amelia had recently developed this fascination with walking around with things over her head: her blankie, Tupperware, a grocery bag... We never made the connection at the time, but it's pretty funny.
Like mother, like daughter, I guess!
Isaac and Sam show off their board shorts.
Alex is ready to hit the pool.
Jeff and his siblings show off the twins and triplets: Jeff with Alex, Susie with Sam, Amy with Clare, Allie with Isaac, and Jacob with Isabel.
Amelia and her godparents, Dave and Amy.
My Uncle Virgil and Aunt Illa with the boys: Alex, Sam and Isaac.