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Archive for December 20th, 2007

Weight Check

The babies had a weight check yesterday at the pediatrician’s office. They are all growing, but Ellie is definitely still a bit of a worry. My big boy Sam is 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He’s so fat and cute and I love him (note: he’s actually not fat for a normal baby, but compared to where he started? He’s SO fat!). I love looking at him and his squishy cheeks and chubby thighs and thinking, “I did that! I grew that baby!” He is fed only breastmilk and takes 95% of his feedings directly from the breast, and it’s amazing. I grew that baby on the inside and out, and it’s an absolute miracle.

More miraculous was our not-so-little-anymore Abbysaurus. Abby weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces! She’s so huge! Abby was our runt to start and it’s incredible to see how well she’s grown. She, too, receives only breastmilk, though she had extra calories added to hers until yesterday, and she refuses to latch on most of the time so she gets it in a bottle. Still, I did that! I’m growing that baby all by myself!

Ellie is also growing but at a much slower and slightly worrisome rate. She is now 7 pounds exactly. Considering that she used to be a full pound bigger than her sister, it’s astounding that she’s now 3/4 of a pound behind her. She gained only 4 ounces in 11 days (she goes in for more frequent weight checks than the other two). The good news is that her eating has improved somewhat and she hasn’t been on a hunger strike in several days, so hopefully her next weight check will show some improvement. She also gets only breastmilk and takes 95% of her feedings from the breast directly, so I feel good about her, but I have a little bit of guilt that something’s going wrong with her growth. Still, I don’t think it’s me, since Sam is so fat.

The babies are all absolutely delicious with their own personalities and their own ways of getting attention. J is fabulous with them, but having really serious adjustment issues at school. We’re meeting with his teacher next week to talk about some strategies for helping him. Sigh. Hopefully things will improve soon.

Two of my pregnant triplet mama friends have had their babies recently, and I’m just so unbelievably happy for them. I know that the NICU time isn’t the easiest (yes, I still plan to write about that experience at some point), but it will be over soon, I promise!

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Weight Check

The babies had a weight check yesterday at the pediatrician's office. They are all growing, but Ellie is definitely still a bit of a worry. My big boy Sam is 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He's so fat and cute and I love him (note: he's actually not fat for a normal baby, but compared to where he started? He's SO fat!). I love looking at him and his squishy cheeks and chubby thighs and thinking, "I did that! I grew that baby!" He is fed only breastmilk and takes 95% of his feedings directly from the breast, and it's amazing. I grew that baby on the inside and out, and it's an absolute miracle.

More miraculous was our not-so-little-anymore Abbysaurus. Abby weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces! She's so huge! Abby was our runt to start and it's incredible to see how well she's grown. She, too, receives only breastmilk, though she had extra calories added to hers until yesterday, and she refuses to latch on most of the time so she gets it in a bottle. Still, I did that! I'm growing that baby all by myself!

Ellie is also growing but at a much slower and slightly worrisome rate. She is now 7 pounds exactly. Considering that she used to be a full pound bigger than her sister, it's astounding that she's now 3/4 of a pound behind her. She gained only 4 ounces in 11 days (she goes in for more frequent weight checks than the other two). The good news is that her eating has improved somewhat and she hasn't been on a hunger strike in several days, so hopefully her next weight check will show some improvement. She also gets only breastmilk and takes 95% of her feedings from the breast directly, so I feel good about her, but I have a little bit of guilt that something's going wrong with her growth. Still, I don't think it's me, since Sam is so fat.

The babies are all absolutely delicious with their own personalities and their own ways of getting attention. J is fabulous with them, but having really serious adjustment issues at school. We're meeting with his teacher next week to talk about some strategies for helping him. Sigh. Hopefully things will improve soon.

Two of my pregnant triplet mama friends have had their babies recently, and I'm just so unbelievably happy for them. I know that the NICU time isn't the easiest (yes, I still plan to write about that experience at some point), but it will be over soon, I promise!

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