Sunday, May 18, 2008

5 Month Update

It's been a while since we posted and we have had a fun couple of weeks. Mother's Day was a lot of fun. Dad made Mom some yummy french toast (with Peyton, Sam and Adah's help of course!) and all 3 babies gave Mom a baby prints frame for taking their hand and footprints. Later in the day we all went over to Nonni and Grandad's house for Mother's Day dinner. It was a very fun day and special for mom since it was her first Mother's Day.

We've been on more and more outings as the weeks go by. Our favorite places are Costco, Lowe's, and the St. John's Town Center. Any place with big wide aisles is great so we can turn that huge triple stroller! Peyton, Sam and Adah love going out since there are so many new and exciting things to see. It can get boring in the same house after a few months! We do get lots of great comments/questions when we are out with the triple stroller. Here are some of the best and/or most common ones:

"Are those triplets?"
"How do you fit the car seats in the car?"
"Are they identical?" - (I don't know about you, but I have never seen identical boy/girl babies)
"Way to go dad!"
"Where did you get that stroller?" - (Why? Do you want one?)
"Are they usually this good or are they putting on a show?"
"How do you tell them apart?"
"Wow, you don't expect to see that coming around the corner!"
"Did you have all 3 of them at once?"

All 3 babies are smiling, laughing and "talking" a lot now. Peyton has a soft voice (we call it her "inside voice"), while Sam and Adah like to talk a little louder to make sure we can hear them! They are very good at holding their heads by themselves and they love to sit up and stand on mom and dad's laps. Everyone is still sleeping about 11 hours at night, which is great for mom and dad!

We went to the doctor this past week for their 5 month check-up. The doctor says they are making great progress and they are catching up with their "real" age of 5 months (instead of their gestational age of 3 months). Peyton is 12 pounds, 11 ounces and is 24 inches long. Adah is 13 pounds, 8 ounces and is 24.75 inches long. Sam is 14 pounds, 10 ounces and is 25.5 inches long. As you can see they are growing really fast!

We've got a big month ahead of us with Uncle Bryan's (JoAnne's brother's) wedding in a couple weeks. We're also planning on some more outings as well. Thanks to everyone who keeps checking the blog ... we'll keep you updated as much as we can!