Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Addison was first to get weighed and examined. We recently realized she's getting "stranger anxiety" and of course there was no exception with the nurse or doctor. She cried throughout most of her one-on-one time. To make it worse, when she cried, Jordan felt bad and had a nervous look on his face until he finally broke down and cried too. Remember- this was all just during the usual check up...we hadn't even seen or discussed their three shots yet! Luckily- Jack wasn't fazed at all by any of it. Infact- during his hip check he actually chuckled at Dr Van de loo.
Here's their stats for 6 months old:
Jack- 15lb 10oz L- 25.79"
Jordan- 15lb 10oz L- 25"
Addison- 15lb 4oz L- 25"
This was the first appointment we were given percentiles to compare them to other 6 month olds. We found out they are definitely on the small side! Addison was in the 23rd percentile for her length and 35th for her weight. Jack was in the 15th percentile for weight and 25th for height. Jordan was 10th percentile for weight and 8th percentile forh is length.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Six months ago today, we entered the world...
Here we are with Vicki playing!
We also got to skype with memere and pepere after our bath time and before our "nudey time". (that's a whole different post to explain!) By the time we finished talking with them, we were exhausted and just took our final bottle and fell fast asleep.
Jonah, Eli,Isaiah,Jack, Jordan, Addison
All three also seem to be extremely crabby this week. We're assuming this is teething, since all of them have been drooling like mad and keeping their fingers (and sometimes full fists) in their mouths all day long. Hopefully something pops out soon or mommy and daddy may go crazy from all the fussiness!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Jordan on the other hand has absolutely NO urge to roll over. Infact- he spends his time wanting to stand and making sure that each time he stands from the sitting position that everyone in the room is aware of his accomplishment. He actually will look around with a very proud face and even turn to see who's behind him. The other very LARGE accomplishment this week for Jordan was that he held his bottle through almost a full feeding!! On Friday morning Daddy left for a meeting around 11AM and as we said good bye, Jordan was hungry and demanding (through very strong whines) his bottle. As I went to show it to him and show him the sign for "bottle" and point and say "baba" he grabbed it from me and put it in his mouth before I could even finish. Here's the video:
All three have been practicing sitting up and playing with toys during "tummy time" as well. Of course Jordan has no interest in sitting, but the other two are starting to get the concept. They are loving the idea that they can hold toys in an upright position instead of always in the air above them while they lay on the floor.
Besides their great accomplishments of the week, we do have one sad set back to announce. After a few weeks of pretty restful nights, Jack and Addison have decided that 4am is the new 6am. (Very similiar to "40 is the new 30" except this doesn't have any real benefits that mommy and daddy can see) We have come to the conclusion that these two were conspiring against us and Jordan to make 4AM playtime. We've tried to just let them "talk" themselves back to sleep except they know enough to just get louder and louder and that eventually they will be taken out of the room because "poor little Jordan" will wake up otherwise. So this leads to daddy's new nickname for the two of them:
BONNIE & CLYDE
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
We realized last night that we hadn't taken the Riplets to see the Easter Bunny yet! Luckily, we still had a day to pack them up and get them to the mall for the "big event".
After they met the bunny, he gave them each a pair of his bunny ears to wear home. Enjoy the video with their bunny ears on...we certainly thought it was pretty funny!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
them being pretty snug in their torso. We also were sad to find that both of the boys' outfits had security tags attached to them still and the tags had their hats attached to it. SO...these pictures aren't quite as cute as they could be. Luckily, daddy was going to try to saw the tags off tonight for us. That's why we did A LOT of pictures first, just in case he gets ink all over the outfits and himself!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Grandma Jean visiting Addison
Their next holiday was Thanksgiving and that week they also got to meet mommy's family that drove out from Wisconsin.
Their first Christmas was spent at Memere and Pepere's house in Leominster. They brought their new bumbo chairs with them to open gifts and to see everyone.
Other "FIRSTS" included:
Meeting Grandpa George
Meeting Grammy Edith
Doctor's appointment (Dr Garnette)
1st Christmas Card
- Their first smiles were all in January
- Their first laughs were in January
- They first starting holding their heads up in January
- Rolls to their side: Jordan in February, Jack & Addie in March
- Jordan "scooted" on his back on January 28, 2009
- Addison slept through the night on January 7, 2009
- Jordan slept through the night on February 28, 2009 (Great Grandpa Russ' Bday)
- All ate rice cereal together on February 24, 2009