|These shirts say it all!|
|Perfect gift from a fellow triplet mama|
We just had their three year well check on Saturday and the doctor was very happy with how they are doing. Both girls are now just over 37" and Isaiah is 36.5". Ellie weighed in at 31.5lbs, Avery 30lbs, and Isaiah 29.5lbs. Naturally they also "passed" all the questions and tasks the doctor asked of them (colors, jumping, how old they are, etc). When asked what her favorite vegetable was Avery said mushrooms. =) Bedtime continues to be a challenge, but I think part of the issue is that they are getting close to dropping naps, which is a major bummer for Mommy! I do insist on some quiet time every day even if they aren't sleeping, but it's never as long as naptime used to be! On the plus side, they have been sleeping until 7 again instead of getting up at 6. We have also been having more night wakings lately, but they usually go back down pretty easily.
We have just been loving watching their natural curiosity and all the learning that they are doing despite not being in school. They are all picking up numbers and counting and I love listening to them count to 20 (1-12 is pretty consistent usually followed by a string of various "teens" before hitting 20). The other day Avery was counting and said "eleventeen, fourteen, fifteen, nineteen, twenty!" and Ellie chimes in with "No, you forgot eighteen!" Just in the last few weeks they are really into learning about the sounds and letters that various names and words start with. They've known our immediate family's "letters" for a while, but now they are working on extended family and friends' names like "H is for Hopey" and then someone will chime in "and Heather and Humphrey."
We closed up our pool this weekend, but I really need to put together a compilation movie of their incredible swimming skills. Dr. Koeppel asked this weekend if we'd put them in swim lessons yet and was super impressed that our answer was no, but they can all swim across the entire pool. =) They continue to try new things with their bodies too, jumping between their beds, trying to hang upside down on any bar/trapeze they see (including at the grocery store!), and Avery in particular has been wanting to get up and put on a yoga video like she sees us doing sometimes and has gotten pretty good at imitating the poses.
Their pretend play has just exploded in the last few months. This time last year the only pretend play scheme they really had was playing restaurant and some simple baby play. Now their pretend play runs the gamut from firefighters to princesses to dragons to doctor to dogs to who knows what!
|his trouble maker face|
|The only kiddo who will still pose for pics|
These three continue to keep us on our toes, but we wouldn't have it any other way! We just love seeing the incredible little people they are becoming!