2-year and 6-month Updates

We had 2-year check-ups for the triplets and a 6-month check-up for Caisen. Before I post the weights, let me say that I am not 100% in agreement with the lengths. There is no way that Kimball has only grown 1 1/4 inch in 6 months. His pants are all shorter. A lot shorter. And I’m pretty sure he’s a little taller than Sawyer, even though the gap has closed a lot. Anyway, they’re growing!
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/Caisen
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/16 pounds 6 ounces (25th percentile), 25.5 inches (10th percentile), which means that Caisen is just this side of obese. We love fat babies.
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/Kimball
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/26 pounds 2 ounces, 33.5 inches, 25th percentile
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/6 months ago he weighed 24 pounds 10 ounces and was 32.25 inches, 50th percentile
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/Sawyer
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/25 pounds 15 ounces, 33.5 inches, 25th percentile
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/6 months ago, 22 pounds 15 ounces (15th%), 30.5 inches (10th%)
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/This means that the adenoidectomy has helped. Sawyer can now eat AND breathe. At the same time. He’s growing like crazy. Go Sawyer!
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/Brinlee
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/23 pounds 9 ounces, 32 inches tall, putting her in the 12th percentile
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/6 months ago 21 pounds (8th%), 30.5 inches (10th%)
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/Brinlee has discovered possessives. She now walks around declaring everything hers. “Neenee wawas” (Brinlee’s water), “Neenee go OUTside!”, “Neenee baby”, “Neenee shirt”. Of course, anything she sees belongs to her. She used to get really upset when she tried to eat her Cheerios with a fork and they shattered. Now her fork skills are so excellent that she can eat them one by one by stabbing them with a fork and not breaking them. Let’s just say it takes her a while to eat a bowlful.
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/Caisen is working on his exercise regime. He is doing pushups and leg lifts, getting up on his knees and launching forward. Ever helpful, when he gets up in a pushup or on his knees, Sawyer or Kimball will run over and knock him down. They think they’re just playing, and it doesn’t hurt him, but it does hinder his progress. Maybe they’re just trying to give him more resistence. They also snatch whatever toy we’ve put in front of him to incentivize some movement. Maybe they’re just trying to give him more incentive to move…farther. Right? They are just being helpful big brothers. Caisen also loves to growl. He opens his mouth as wide as he can and roars. He’s thinks it’s pretty funny. He also wants to eat any nose that comes in his path. He’s gotten mine a time or two. He is such a chatterbox.
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/The mail usually comes during snack time. While the kids are eating, I’ll go check the mailbox. When I come back in I’m expected to provide each of them with some of their own mail. Fortunately, we get enough junk mail that we I can usually come through. On the really good days, they each get a catalog. They’ll sit at the table and casually peruse their books, shouting out pictures they recognize, “Book! Baby! Shirt! Pants! Car! Boat! Dog! Horse!” After snack, sometimes they take their catalog to a cozy corner to read a little more. We bought them a small inflatable bounce house/ball bin, and the other day we turned it on after snack. Kimball relaxed with his catalog in the ball bin, Brinlee stretched out in the jump area, and Sawyer found a comfy spot to read his.
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/Kimball is ready to grow up and wear bigger shoes. He started out trying to wear daddy’s shoes, but he can’t keep them on, so he’s moved on to my shoes. He puts them on and shuffles around the house in them. Last week we were outside playing in the yard when the boys ran up to the patio, which they are not allowed to play on. I told them if they stayed on the porch, we would have to go inside. They thought about that for a moment. Kimball decided to come off the porch, but noticed that Sawyer didn’t follow. Kimball went back, took Sawyer by the arm and guided him to the very back of the yard where I was sitting before he finally let go. Apparently Kimball is his brother’s keeper. Way to be a good example. Every night before we put the kids to bed, we say a prayer. They are really good at folding arms. Kimball also tries to repeat what we’re saying, but usually just gets the last word of each sentence.
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/Sawyer loves music. He is constantly requesting it. He asks for it in the car, in the house, everywhere. When the music pauses between songs, he immediately starts in with, “Again. Again. Again.” It can be any kind of music. In the car we get to listen to mommy music. In the house it’s kiddie music. We have CDs full of obnoxious kid music that they just love.
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/Last weekend the Guinns came over for pizza night. The kids played together. Brinlee even started to make friends. I think she is starting to realize that there is a difference between her and the boys, and that Kim’s girls are like her. Maybe we’ll be able to give Brinlee a little sister some day. We had a great time with the Guinns, as usual.