Delaney is 18 pounds (8th percentile height and weight), Addie is 19 pounds ( 12th percentile height and weight), Joel is 23 pounds (65th percentile height and weight). They all have eczema, Joel and Laney have reflux that is still being treated, and Addie is still being treated for allergies. We are still keeping an eye on Joel in terms of delay, and seizures...but it looks like he's going to be OK. It looks like he may be allergic to milk. They are all doing wonderfully for being triplets and preemies.
Most of you know that we use cloth diapers. I used them full time on Reagan and Ethan, and we use them during the day on the triplets. We were using them part time, but have moved to full time during the day (only when we are at home) because Joel has a reaction to 'sposies. I made the move to prefolds and covers, because my favorite pocket diapers were too expensive for all three babies. SO....today was the first time I have ever pinned a diaper onto a baby. LOL. You can see from the picture of Laney, that I need some practice!!! I am going to buy snappi's and covers soon....but seeing as how we are overdrawn and waiting for a paycheck (in 5 days! ack! ) I will have to wait. I can't say I am thrilled with prefolds, as I have been spoiled with FuzziBunzfor so so so long....but I will get used to it! I love cloth, and I really believe in the money savings, and the ecology aspect of it as well.
Reagan is in 1st grade, she loves school and has never had trouble making friends. She's the most smiley and friendly child I have ever met. Reagan loves cats, horses, and most every furry animal in the world. She loves music and is taking piano lessons. Reagan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in July (2010), and is on a regiment of medication to help lessen the amount of seizures that she has. Reagan is a great kid, and we are so proud of her!
My Jedi knight....Ethan is very sensitive. Out of all the kids, Ethan's personality most matches my own. He is very sweet, and shy...but he opens up and is the class clown once he's comfortable with his surroundings. Ethan is very smart, and he loves to play with his Star Wars toys. He's our only true "blondie", and during the summer his hair is almost white. Ethan is extremely loyal, and is a very very good brother...very protective. ;)
Triplet "A", leader of the pack. Laney sees the world in black and white...it's either right or wrong, yes or no...and she has no trouble proclaiming to the world what she thinks is "right". She's the most like daddy in personality. Bossy, (in a good way!). Sweet, Sassy, and LOUD. Laney loves dresses, church, Reagan, red meat, and going to the zoo. She hates green vegetables, and is a big wimp! :)
Addie is our girly girl. She is our only curly headed child, and wasTriplet "B"...pickle in the middle. She's very sassy. She has "Addie-tude". Addie is vertically challenged, even compared to our small kids. She's double jointed, and we plan on starting gymnastics soon. Addie is the most verbal of any of our kids. She LOVES vegetables, and hates meat of any kind. She's afraid of most animals, and has a hoarding issue (she loves collecting things...and keeping them!) She's very smart, very sensitive, and a big mama's girl!
Joel is my strong and silent type. He's the biggest child I've had, length and weight. Joel is non-verbal, and we are waiting an official diagnoses, which will come sometime after he turns 3. Joel is sweet, so so so sweet. He melts my heart every day. He love trains, cars, and really anything with wheels. He likes riding his scooter, and his big wheels trike. He loves to swim, and is a huge fan of ANY food. He will eat more than a grown man. It's amazing.
Josh and I were married in May of 2002, but we started dating in 1996. He is an insurance salesman, and is the best daddy! He loves to play with the kids outside, and has no problem pitching in with the housework. He's manly enough to admit that he likes watching Glee with me. He volunteers at church with the elementary after school program.
Then there was me... I enjoy being a mom, being a part of our MOPS steering team, photography (I make no claims at being GOOD at it!), writing, and organizing. I love being a housewife, and I am contemplating what will happen when my last child(ren) goes to school. I want to be the "room mom" and do all the mom stuff, but a seperate part of me really misses work. I am a cloth diapering, and breastfeeding advocate. I am a child of God. My favorite book of the Bible is 1Peter. I love cats and horses. I love to read, and I am in love with "The Hunger Games" right now. That's about it. :)