5 months and counting

Wow, so 5 months have gone by (plus a couple of days). Can you believe it??

I was looking through the old pics of them in the NICU the other day and it’s hard to think that these big, chubby, babies are the same ones who only a few months ago were in isolettes not able to regulate their temperature on their own. Now they know EXACTLY what they want (namely bottles), and EXACTLY how to get it (namely, screaming).

They are amazing at baby pushups, they laugh at all of my bad jokes. They even smile and talk to each other now. Or plot against us. We’re not sure which, but we’re pretty sure they sit there deciding who is going to wake up atΒ 4 am the next night. They’re all on the growth charts for a kid their actual age, which is just amazing considering they were 7 weeks early. Our latest stats:

Jacen: 13 pounds, 13 ounces.
Valerie: 12 pounds, 12 ounces.
Jaina: 11 pounds……. 13 ounces. She didn’t want to play the fun game of keeping the numbers sequential.

We’ve decided that Jaina is going to be a gymnast, so she has to stay petite. She arches her back and throws her arms over her head after eating (think of a gymnast finishing a routine and sticking the landing). Valerie is going to be our social butterfly. And Jacen will be a linebacker. Or maybe a wrestler. Something where body weight comes in handy πŸ˜‰

The big boy is doing well, too. He’s starting to enjoy school. And some of his concepts are hillarious. Such as last night – we learned that all cars with red lights are “bad” cars, and all cars with white lights are “happy” cars (not good/bad, but happy/bad). So when we’re driving down the road, there are a lot of happy and bad cars. And red is the differential between the two types. Unless it’s Lightning McQueen. or Chick Hicks. In which case there are exceptions. Each day, though, reminds me of This link. Namely, reason number 1:

1) Three is two with intent.

Oh boy is it. He knows which buttons to push, in which order, to get the most response out of us. This response may be negative or positive depending on what he wants at the time. But he knows EXACTLY what to do to get the response he wants. Sometimes he gets an unintended response, in which case you see the lightbulb go on above his head showing he’s locking that trick away for future use.

And now I’ll leave you with a pic, because we all know that’s why you’re really here:

Outfits courtesy of the most amazing secret santa ever πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “5 months and counting

  1. Aww, thanks! I know, right? People always say it goes by in a flash, but you never believe it until it happens to you! How’re you guys? How’s Newton?? xoxo Nikki

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