Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Celebrating The Big “3”!

Our pediatrician, Dr. Reyes, just moved to nice, new BIG facility. New office, another year older, I went all out and used the front door for the first time too! Dr. Reyes and his staff have always let us enter through the back door to bypass the waiting area and it’s germs. Now that they’re…gulp…3 years old I figured it was time to graduate to the front entrance ;) Baby steps, baby steps…. right fellow preemie moms?!21512 013 Waiting for the fun to begin while practicing our 3 fingers!21512 053

Miss Amy came to check their weights and heights before we saw the doc. Love how Brody has his hands in his pockets as he stands like a big boy on the scale! 21512 041

Their 3 year stats:

Brody: 30lbs (30th percentile) 37 1/2in (42nd percentile)

Baxlyn: 27lbs (13th percentile) 37in (40th percentile)

Kylee: 29lbs8oz (36th percentile) 38 1/4in (71st percentile). Her head circ. is still not on the chart, but is growing steadily at it’s own pace, which makes us all happy!

Korbin: Also 29lbs 8oz (25th percentile) 38in (55th percentile)

Like last year they had their hearing and vision tested. Looks like they’ll need to continue to follow up with Dr. Leffler, their ophthalmologist, but no major concerns!21512 045 21512 062 Baxlyn getting a good look at Korbin’s mouth with Dr. Reyes!21512 069      Of course, our annual picture with Dr. Reyes!21512 073

Like last year, we’ve decided to hold off on a birthday party until spring time. After our appointment we met up with some of our BFFs, the Tew triplets and their big brother Britton at Chuck E Cheese.21512 281 The place was nearly empty and both Bret & Chris were able to join Angela and I. Keeping up with 8 kids is way easier when you have two super dads! There was even a point where Angela and I were SITTING and watching for a change. She and I go out, with all of our children, almost weekly. Most of the time you’ll find us counting, running, counting again and wiping the sweat off of our brow surrounded by moms who sit on a bench, read a book and watch over their one kid.  This was honestly the first time I’ve felt like one of those moms, being able to sit back and kind of relax for a brief minute while watching them play!

Brody riding his “fire truck”. He owned that thing the whole time we were there!21512 091

Sweet Kylee bowling for the first time. Never quite got it all the way up the lane, but she had a blast trying!21512 160    One great example of a Super Dad. The little ones can’t quite climb up the big steps of the jungle gym so Bret and Chris took turns climbing half way up helping each one as they came. It was pretty amusing, watching a big dude climb up and wedge himself between two steps then pushing one kid up while pulling another up from the floor. Between the 7 of them it was never ending!21512 171

With a Super Dad you’ll see a Super Mom who climbs up the slide to photograph her babies coming down it! Love Kylee’s half “wee!” half terrified look on her face and check out that left hand spread wide open!!21512 192

Just what every mom wants to look up and see… “You look very cool Baxlyn, now PLEASE get your mouth off of the window!!!!”21512 23921512 176Our E Buddies: Emmett, Everett & Emerson        21512 080  Kylee & Brody on a joy ride!21512 105

If you are a Quad and you are not stubborn, raise your hand!21512 24821512 133 21512 129

Last but not least, I had to throw in one of the “bloopers” from the picture I was trying for for the last post. Bret and I lined them up against the fence, wanted them to stand closer together so said something along the lines of “touch your shoulders”. Slightly confused, they did exactly what we asked!!!21512 298

*Everyone asks about their shirts (Quad Squad  “4”). Shout out to Designed for Babies!


  1. What a fun post!! And that last 'blooper' pic is my FAVORITE!!!

  2. Yes, great post (again)! I have to agree with Linda, that last picture is my favorite! Love, Aunt Beth/Sis

  3. I'm not sure how I found your blog but I just have to say after reading for awhile, you are an incredible Mom. Your kiddos are super fortunate.


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