Monday, February 22, 2010

Makes My Monday: Newest Changes

We now have two 1 year olds and an almost 2 year old (2 more weeks).  For about a month and a half, I have 3 kids all the same age.  Pretty crazy, but oh so fun!

The twins went for their 1 year appointment and thankfully like always I was not alone.  It was a horrible day for naps for all three kids, the twins were seeing a different doc since their regular doc is out on medical hopefully soon to be maternity leave, and generally just a bad day.  They have grown so much yet they are a little off their growth curve.  The doctor said that this often happens because of the switch over to milk from formula and changing to more table food.  Still, I think that their weight is great.  They were born a little over a month early and weighed about 4 pounds 7 ounces and 4 pounds 8.9 ounces and were 17 inches and 17 3/4 inches in length (Eva Rose and Thomas respectively).  They have continued to grow at what I consider an amazing rate.  They now weigh 19 pounds and 20 pounds and are 28 3/4 and 29 1/2 inches (Eva Rose and Thomas respectively).  They are meeting milestones right on target and pretty soon will be walking.  They also both say mama and dada.

Michael will be going for his 2 year visit in a few weeks.  It will be with the same doc that the twins recently had.  Hopefully by the twins 15 month visit their regular doctor will be back and she should definitely be back by their 18 month visit.  Michael is slowly saying words.  He very regularly says mama and hi.  He can sign milk but tends to refuse to do it now.  He has said night night and will wave bye.  He has said ball and baby.  These may seem like small things, but I am so happy that he is starting to say things.  Today, for the first time, I swear he repeated walk when I said that we were going for a walk.

The biggest change for Michael is that he is no longer in a crib.  We changed him into a toddler bed on Saturday and he did awesome.  We had the bed in the living room for most of the day and he loved sitting on it.  We moved it into his room and kept the crib up just incase we needed it.  We didn't need it.  He went to be fine and actually went to bed a little earlier.  He slept all night without a peep!  Sunday he didn't do well with his nap, but again went to bed with no problems and at the same time as the night before.  Again, he slept through the night and today went for a nap.  He loves his bed and I am so happy that we decided to put him into it!

I'l post about Michael's 2 year doctor visit after it happens.



  1. Wow. I thought mine were close. So glad everyone is doing so well. We just had our 3 year well visits ... it's always nice to get markers of how well everyone is growing after having a premies.

    Wishing you many sleep filled nights :)

  2. Wow! A big-boy bed for Michael! Very exciting! If mine were in separate rooms, I might be ready to try big-kid beds, but I'm so afraid that it will be party central in there if I move them out of their cribs now. How long do you think I can keep them in there? Is 6 too old for a crib? :)

    That's great that you're seeing such progress in all of your kids. Have you had any worries about Michael's language development? Not that there should be any cause for alarm (obviously, all kids grow and develop at different paces), but I just wanted to ask because I was highly anxious when Buba had almost no words at 15 months. Part of my anxiety was due to our family history of sp./lang. delays. We started working with EI and have seen tremendous growth since then (he may even place out of it soon). The biggest thing they taught me was to hold out for the words (or sign). If he knows I'm going to give him more milk automatically, why should she say/sign it. Anyway, not trying to say that Michael needs EI, but just wanted you to know that Buba started very slowly with language and then just took off one day. I'm sure Michael will be talking up a storm soon.

  3. Mama & Dada and a big boy who stays in his big boy bed? ALL Monday Makers! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along!