Saturday, August 9, 2008

One Year Later


Then: 5 lbs 3 oz  (18 inches)
Now:  25 lbs 11 oz  (31 inches)

Cole's our only walker (so far).  He's also, our pickiest eater (go figure).  He smiles so easily and is always making silly faces.  Cole is by far the loudest talker of "The Gang" and his loud, gutteral growl and grunt has become Mommy's alarm clock at 6:45 each morning.  He only has 2 teeth (one bottom & one top) but manages to eat Gerber Puffs faster than Mommy can put them on his tray. As "The Oldest", he has definitely grasped the protective and empathetic role...he cries when Mommy or Daddy says "No" to others.

Potential Future Occupations: NFL Lineman, Professional Wrestler


Then: 4 lbs 4 oz (17 inches)
Now:  20 lbs 8 oz (29 inches)

Nicknamed "Goofball" in the NICU by his nurse, Cathy, Eli has remained the smiley, giggling, curious boy he began as.  The downside to Eli finding humor in everything is when that "thing" is him hitting his little sister on the head with a hard toy...REPEATEDLY...and she's crying...and yet he's still grinning ear-to-ear.  He is by far the best sleeper in the bunch...and therefore is a tempation for Mommy to claim as her favorite (he's one is...)  He is a speedy little crawler and can easily stand independantly but refuses to take that small step (not that Mommy's anxious to have two walkers).  Eli is leading the "tooth race" with 4 (2 top & 2 bottom).

Potential Future Occupations: Ethan Allen Quality Assurance Director (he loves to "inspect" chairs), Podiatrist (he also loves feet)


Then:  4 lbs 5 oz (17 inches)
Now:  16 lbs 13 oz (27 3/4 inches)

Shane's little "Princess"...Momma's little "Bean".  Don't let the size of her fool you...she's just as tough as the boys.  Ava eats whatever Mommy puts in front of her...even though she has only one lone tooth (on the bottom).  She's the best cuddler in the group, but quite possibly the worst sleeper.  She loves to play with toys and is often seen with a toy dangling from her mouth as she crawls across the family room.

Potential Future Occupations: Model (assuming her parents don't have a say), Human Paper Shredder


Helen said...

Great post Amy! I just love it!

Jennifer said...

Aww! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Triple cuteness :)

Kris said...

I love this post! Congrats again on surviving the first year! It is truly amazing how far each has come in the past year. Wonder next year will bring?

Superhero Mom said...

Thanks for the update - that was a fun read! They are all precious! Amazing how muc growing goes on that first year!

the schirano triplets said...

what a wonderful post amy, i love the little details about their personalities!

Dorinda said...

Happy Birthday Higby Triplets!! You made it a full year - so much more fun ahead :)

And, hey the world can always use a human paper shredder... I might need that if my novels don't sell!

Barclay 5 said...

Happy Birthday Higbys! David just realized we missed the party. Hope you all had a blast!

Love, us

Grammy and Grandad said...

Thanks Aym for the update and memories while Grammy and Granddad are in Holland. We love the pictures and the descriptions.

Deanna said...

Happy Birthday to the triplets!!!

ADORABLE post.....

Tara said...

I love hearing how unique they all are. :)

JMom said...

They are absolutely adorable. Happy Birthday to you all!

Proud Momma X 3 said...

I love their 1 year pics! Such cuties.