Thursday, July 22

Updates on the Terrific Trio...


Sugar Plum

"Little Mama" is doing well! She had her four-year-old check up on Thursday and we found that she gained three pounds (for a total of 29.9 lbs) and grew 2 inches (38.5 inches) since her last well child visit. She is still so petite (10th percentile for weight and 25th for height). She loves holding her baby brother for me and enjoys playing with Little Man. Some of her favorite activities are singing, drawing, listening to stories, roller skating, playing at the playground, and learning her letters. She likes looking at bugs (and will put them into a little bug house so that she can inspected them close up) and digging for treasure (rocks, flowers, leaves, and bits of old building materials) in the empty lot next to our house. She is a very loving little girl and though she was a late bloomer in the talking department, she has completly caught up and now talks almost non-stop!

Little Man

"DeeDee" (as he calls himself) is blossoming into a very nice little boy! He gave up his pacifier a few weeks ago and is really doing fine without it (though he asks for it occasionally). He loves running and jumping and wants to be a fireman in the worst way. Father John has a step ladder in the garage and Little Man likes to sneak out there and drag the ladder inside to use with the vacuum hose to pretend to put out fires. He is very imaginative and likes to play elaborate games with trucks, trains, and dress up clothes. Little Man is doing extremely well as a big brother. He is very gentle with the baby and helps me out a lot... he likes to get things that I need. He is not talking much yet, but he has recently begun saying "Hi, Baby" when he sees that his little brother is awake. He also likes to show the baby some of his favorite toys like his trains, flashlight, and fire trucks.

Baby Boy

I really need to think up a blogging name for our little one! He is growing so well! When I weighed him this morning, he weighed 6 lbs 12 ounces! We took him for his hearing appointment last week and he passed with flying colors! The next things to get checked is his eyes (in early August) and then he will have his regular two month well check. We are still giving him some breastmilk through a bottle several times a day. I was hoping to be finished with the bottles sooner (mostly for the selfish reason that I hate to pump), but he isn't ready. I am confident that he will breastfeed exclusively though. He does a great job when we nurse, but he just doesn't have the stamina to breastfeed 100% of the time yet. We've noticed that he is having more awake times lately... Thursday morning he was up for three hours in a row! That really tuckered him out though, because he only woke up to eat the rest of the day!

We're having fun with our little trio!

11 comments:

Matushka Anna said...

Oh, thanks for the updates! They sound like a great little bunch.

And I love the booties!

Michelle said...

Glad everyone is doing so well! Hope to visit soon!

skovranok said...

Thanks so much for the update. I can't get over how well they get along together.

I supposed a good blogger name would be "Munchkin" -- for now...

elizabeth said...

Sounds like a lovely three; glad, re nap post, that you are seeking to have naps; wise I think as a mother of three is a bit exhausting I would think!

Thanks for the updates!

Kate said...

Loved the update and a glimpse into your family. I'll pray that Baby Boy becomes a champion nurser soon.

Matushka Anna said...

I always tended to call my baby boys "muffin man".

Bethany Hudson said...

Thank you for the updates, Emily! I smiled when I read about Sugar Plum being petite. My Sophia has not even been on the charts since her first birthday (our pediatrician says she has her own chart). She just turned 3 and is only 25 lbs. So, I was happy to see that Sugar Plum is petite and healthy, as well :)

Pres. Kathy said...

I amglad to hear everything! May God bless them!

Mimi said...

Great updates indeed! Prayers for the Baby Boy's nursing

Michelle M. said...

Thanks for such a wonderful update. Your family is growing up so beautiful. I'm glad that you little boy is doing well with the nursing. It just takes a while with those NICU babies, as I am sure you know all too well. I hope he will build up his stamina quickly for you.

How are YOU doing?

Nurturing Faith and Family said...

glad everyone is doing well! my, your daughter is petite! she makes my 42 lbs, 39ish inch 2 year old son seem like a giant!!

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