Sunday, August 2, 2009

My My, How Things Have Changed!

My babies are 4 months old, and time is flying by! Things have changed so much since the last time I blogged (shocker). First of all...Laid Back Jack is laid back no more! It was like he has woken up all the sudden. I guess he said, "I've been quiet long enough, now I'm going to be heard!" He is the loudest screamer and he talks the most. He is constantly cooing and jibbering. I can already tell that he is going to keep us on our toes and have us laughing all the time. He is quite the character. He can go from a complete screaming fit to laughing his head off.

Gabe is still a Mama's boy, but really loves his Daddy too. He wants to be able to see Jackson when he's holding him, and smiles at him all the time. He's starting to develop a cute personality. He is all smiles now, especially in the mornings. But when he's ready for a bottle, look out. That boy can eat! He's pretty quiet when it comes to talking. He's got the softest little voice.

Little Miss Isabella may be the sweetest baby in the world! Well, of course I think they're all sweet, but she is an angel! She is all smiles all the time! The only time that baby is fussy is when her reflux is acting up or when she is sleepy. She loooves this little stuffed octopus that she talks to all the time.

I think I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. They still aren't sleeping through the night, but it's getting better. I still haven't let them cry themselves to sleep yet, but I guess that's coming soon. The doctor said that three nights should do it. Ugh, I'll try. We had to move Isabella to her own room, and it seems to be working out pretty well. She didn't move to her big girl crib as soon as the boys did, so she didn't really get used to being in the room with them. So, for now, she has her own girlie room where she and her Weez sleep(Weez is my mom for those of you who don't know). Weez sleeps in her room because Isabella still has choking issues. Her reflux makes her spit up a lot, and sometimes she chokes and needs help. I don't even want to imagine what would have happened if she wouldn't have had mom in there with her.

So yes, my mom is still staying with us. And for all of you who ask why, I invite you to come spend 24 hours with me, and then I think you will understand.

The babies had their first physical and occupational therapy session a few weeks ago, and it went really well. Gabe even rolled over for the first time! Show off! They gave us some exercises to do at home, and Jack and Isabella go back at 6 months. Gabe is scheduled to go once a month because he has "high tone." From what I understand, that means that his muscles are a little tight and he needs just a little more work. So, we do our stretches with every diaper change, and we'll go back this month to see how he's progressed.

I still look at my babies and can't believe what miracles they are and how incredibly blessed we have been. They are all doing so great, and amaze me everyday. Even though it's a lot of work, they are so much fun.

Here are a couple of pics from the last month.

I love these next three pics. All three babies are having intense stare downs with their carseat toys. Jack, Gabe and Isabella

So that's about it in a nutshell. Any advice on getting my little ones to sleep through the night, or when it might happen would greatly be appreciated. Well, gotta go......babies are calling!
BTW...I'm already working on my next blog, so it won't be a month

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  1. girrrrl! i have a BUNCH of advice about getting them to sleep through the night. we used the book babywise. but the hardest part is letting them cry-it-out. your doctor is right about it taking about 3 days. but life is SOOOO much better once they sleep through the night!

    LOOOOVE seeing pics of you and jackson being PARENTS!!! God is SO faithful. i love you and feel close to you guys---going through a lot of what WE have been through. we just celebrated 2 years of life and it only gets better and better!

    can't wait to meet those three little blessings!
    love you,

  2. Welcome have been missed! :)
    Good luck on them sleeping through the night...its hard, but it will come soon!!
    Glad to hear your mom is still able to stay with you guys..I'm sure she is such a help!
    Love all the pics..they are getting so big!

  3. Each little one is different, when it comes to the sleeping through the night. If they're still eating through the night, doctors recommend giving them a bottle of water (2 ounces or less). At this point it is just routine for them to wake up, not that they necessarily need the nutrition.

  4. Pretty babies! It's so great to see pictures of them and hear you all are doing so well. I have no idea on the sleeping through the night; Kate still doesn't (7 months). I can't do the cry-it-out thing, but that's just me. I might change my mind if I had to wake up with 3 different babies every night, though!!

    Your mom is so awesome; lucky you!


  5. For you little girl with the reflux issue - put her into a bouncy seat - and use the ties so she's safe.... that way she stays at an angle but if she wakes up you can gently rock her... worked beautifully for my daughter who had reflux for a bit. Also, there is a bear that you can buy that mimics a mother's heartbeat which is soothing to babies - you can even get a CD I'm sure and have it playing in their room all nite - or even a fan... that way the extra noise won't bother them as that may sometimes be the case. Also... they may not like their room completely dark so if you put a lamp in there with a bulb that's blue or green then it's still dark but not completely. Let us know if you have tried any of these previously or IF you do try, whether they work in the slightest.