I apologize for my lack of posting, but the trifecta keeps me pretty busy these days. At the moment two are sleeping soundly in their cribs, while my Rhiannon refuses to sleep, and instead watches her cartoons on TV. It’s actually quite a peaceful evening at the moment.
So now the updates. Khaleesi learned to crawl while her Gram (my mom) was visiting us for a week. It was the first time my mom had seen the girls since they came home from the NICU, so it was really wonderful that she got to be here to see Khaleesi reach a milestone like that. 🙂 She also successfully goes from a crawl into a sit…ALL THE TIME. Seriously. This girl will crawl about two paces, and sit, turn, crawl a pace, and sit. LOL And she’s always just so pleased with herself that she can do it.
Rhiannon has no interest in learning to crawl. She’s my scooter. She scoots all over the playroom, and has been doing so for months. She’s still faster at scooting than Khaleesi is at crawling. LOL She’s also my BOUNCER. She LOVES LOVES LOVES to jump and bounce. And she’s pulling herself up to stand on things, namely on me. She wants me to hold her ALL THE TIME, so she crawls to me and pulls herself up by my shirt.
Fiona has just learned to sit on her own. She still struggles with her balance in pretty much all things. But her fine motor skills are fantastic. She also says “mama” and “dada” to the respective parties. Of course, she chooses to only do so on rare occasions. LOL She also has cut her FOURTH tooth as of today. The first two teeth we didn’t even know were coming in. She didn’t fuss at all! I simply went to clean her mouth one day, and BOOM! She had two teeth! LOL
Today the trio and I went to their new doctor for their 9 month check up. We had to change doctors because our previous doctor left the practice. Anyway, I much prefer our new doctor, or rather, physician’s assistant. She is the only person who has actually listened to my concerns about Fiona’s head/neck problems. Fiona has leaned her head to her left since she was around 3 or 4 months, and has a pretty significant flat spot on the back of her head, which I believed was causing her to lean her head, as all of the weight was on one side. The PA took one look at the back of Fiona’s head, and said “Uhh…yeah, that side looks completely flat! That’s definitely causing her problems!” Can someone please tell me why the pediatrician we’ve been seeing never saw this as a problem?! Even when I questioned her?! Grrrr! So the PA explained to me that at the end of every day, the PA’s meet with the doctor to discuss any patients/cases they have concerns about. She told me that she would be discussing Fiona with the doctor tonight, and they would call me then to discuss where we go from here. Obviously they didn’t call tonight, since they have their meetings after the practice is closed, and today is Friday. So hopefully I’ll be getting a call on Monday. But at least someone is FINALLY taking this seriously! And as an added bonus she also agreed to do an adjusted vaccination schedule for the girls, without giving me grief over it I might add.
Now their weights: Khaleesi weighed in at 18lbs 9oz, Rhiannon at 16lbs 5oz, and Fiona at 19lbs 9oz. Rhiannon and Fiona are 24 1/4″, while Khaleesi is 24″.
So those are the stats, and that’s the pertinent information I suppose. Now on to my ramblings and musings. 😉
There are days that are crazy stressful and I question how I am able to do everything that I do. But I push on and remind myself that there isn’t another option. These girls are my everything and they need me to keep it together. I tell myself that these days aren’t going to last forever, and I know one day I’ll look back on them and wonder where they went. And then there are days that never seem to last long enough. When we all stay on schedule, and I’ve got these three happy smiling babies. The best moments are sometimes the ones when I’m simply watching the girls. When I sneak into the doorway of their playroom to see all three of them pulling out toys from a bin and crawling over toys to get to something else. And when I see them playing together and babbling to each other. Those are such precious moments that I wish I could just bottle them up to pull out on the harder days. And no matter how rough my day has gone, or how exhausted I am, when I’m rocking my babies to sleep at night with their last bottle, and I see their little eyelids drooping, my heart melts all over again. I can’t tell you how many times I tear up from shear happiness and amazement that these little miracles are mine. These are the moments I remember all of our struggles to get where we are, and just how amazingly lucky we are to have these little ones. We are truly blessed.