Saturday, November 3, 2007

3 Months or 13 weeks and 1 day?

There was QUITE a discussion around the table the other day when Shane mentioned that the triplets were 3 months old. My mother disagreed. She felt they were "3 months" when they hit 12 weeks (last week). So, Mr. Math Minor (Shane) pointed out that each month is, in fact, more than 4 weeks. And that ACTUALLY, 13 weeks is the average for a 3 month period. So let's compromise! According to the calendar, Cole, Eli & Ava are now...3 months...or 13 weeks and 1 day!

To celebrate, I thought y'all might like an update. In a nutshell: they're doing great. They spent their "birthday" at church, then home with family (& 9-day older cousin Micah), then cuddling with Daddy on the couch in front of a cozy fire.

According to their NICU discharge papers, they are "allowed" out and about now that they are 6 weeks past their due date (9/16). The doctors are still concerned about cold & flu season so they received their first dose of Synagis (to fight off RSV). And are due for their next monthly dose the day before Thanksgiving.

On a lighter note: Eli is the first to reach the rolling over milestone. He did it yesterday (11/5) from belly to back. Then he IMMEDIATELY complained that he was on his back. Every time I'd put him back on is belly, he'd immediately flip to his back and fuss.

All the babies are sleeping through the night...ON OCCASION...and just never all at the same time! The game plan is simple: If the first baby wakes up AFTER 4:30, I feed him/her and let the others sleep as long as they want. If the first baby wakes up BEFORE 4:30, they all get fed. =) There IS a method to my madness, but I won't bore you with it. Last night, they all slept until 5:30 (Ava), 5:45 (Eli) & 6:00 (Cole). So they each were fed and then I got 15 minutes to "relax" before getting Zoe up at 6:30 for school. After her bus came, it was BACK TO BED at 7:00 for a little catnap before Shane left for work (8:30). Not bad, right?

3 months down...and so good!

p.s. Eli's picked up a bad habit...


Alexa said...

That picture of Shane with the kids is so sweet. Ava has a "can you believe all the boys are sleeping?" look on her face.

salli said...

Oh, I just love your family! Those babies are too cute. I can't believe Eli's rolling over. Looks like you might have another early walker (and runner and jumper) on your hands. :-)

Alida said...

My how time flies. I can't believe they're already "3 months" old! Looks like Shane really enjoys his time he spends with the "Trips".They sure have grown alot in such a short time. They'll be fun this upcoming holiday season. I'll bet Zoe and Ty are quite the little helpers.