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The beginning of the End

I am in such big trouble.

Abby figured it out first:






Then came Sammy:







And I'm thanking my lucky stars that Ellie (my GOOD one*) hasn't figured it out yet.

Yeah, it's time to lower those crib mattresses.




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*Remember, it's very important, especially when you have multiples, that you should never, EVER, label your children. Ellie is my good baby.
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debsters1101 From: debsters1101 Date: June 27th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha Abby looks sooooo proud of herself!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
doesn't she? Pictures can be deceiving. In reality, she was screaming her head off, begging to be taken out of the crib.
From: cecerose Date: June 27th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait til they start crawling around...that's when the real excitement begins... Abby does look proud indeed!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
they ARE crawling around. It's SO not okay.

As for Abby....Pictures can be deceiving. In reality, she was screaming her head off, begging to be taken out of the crib.
From: cecerose Date: June 27th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy. They grow so fast...

Amazing how deceptively calm babies look in pictures. Poor thing. (And my sympathies.)
gishmak From: gishmak Date: June 27th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, how cute! yup, lower then ASAP! and enjoy your little monkeys!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, as soon as Seth gets home, he will be lowering the cribs. Unfortunately, he's getting home RIGHT at the babies' bedtime, so the babies will be going to bed later than usual tonight...
gishmak From: gishmak Date: June 27th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
they seem pretty on target with pulling to stand B"H!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
B"H, they're on target with most things. Ellie's only using her left leg for most things, which is a bit of a red flag, but not the end of the world (she's also not figured out the pulling to stand, thing, but that's fine). They're all doing exactly what I'd expect of 7 month olds (they are 7 months adjusted age) and some of what I'd expect of 9 month olds (they are 9 months actual age), so they are perfect.
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: June 27th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow. i can't believe they're so big already! that's amazing!

this is going to sound stupid. you know how some babies you can tell were premies? they just have a certain look to them. your babies dont have that look :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, you could tell my babies were preemies they hit about 4 months. Then Sam and Abby stopped looking like preemies. Ellie was failure to thrive at that point and she took another couple months to look like a "real" baby, but now you couldn't possibly tell!
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: June 27th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
some kids look like preemies their whole life. yours dont! it's awesome :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never seen a kid who doesn't outgrow it eventually.
mrn613 From: mrn613 Date: June 27th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
adorable!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, but FRIGHTENING!
alexisbean From: alexisbean Date: June 27th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember when my middle child was learning to stand. Grandpa held her up against his knees and when she'd try to lower herself down, he'd hold her up...not thinking, just trying to support her. Finally I came back in and realized that she'd been standing there for 20 minutes!! She was acutally frozen in place...Grandpa was so proud and didn't realize she was too freaked to move and was clining on for dear life.

I flipped and an "ultra calm" manner that grown ups could recognize as trouble!! And for MONTHS after that she refused to stand :( Would just sit right down when you placed her standing. She was okay but just not going to fall for that again...

We "joke" to Grandpa that he "broke" her, and didn't let him try the same thing with our 3rd!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
too funny!
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: June 27th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
heheh they're trying to escape.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 27th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahhah. We lowered their cribs before bed tonight!
From: proudestmom Date: June 29th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
mazel tov!!! so cute!
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realeez From: realeez Date: June 29th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too!!! And Abby's princess pose with a beautiful dress too!

glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: June 28th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
they are so cute
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: June 29th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it is scary when they figure this out! Sam's picture is priceless. He looks ... smug.
teacup9 From: teacup9 Date: July 2nd, 2008 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
They are soo cute!

My son is having some weight gain issues and low muscle tone. Kmelion suggested I ask what you did when your baby was diagnosed with FTT. Thanks!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 2nd, 2008 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
It depends on the reason for the weight gain issues. In Ellie's case, we did a lot of blood work and tests to rule out underlying metabolic issues and took her to a gastroenterologist for consult. Ultimately we determined that the cause was very simple, she simply wasn't taking in enough calories per day. Per the doctor's instructions, we fortified her breastmilk to 28 calories per ounce. It is important, however, not to do this without your doctor's knowledge, because you may need to rule out underlying metabolic disorders first. With Eliana, she was a preemie, and it's very common for premature babies to sleep over eating and we just couldn't get her to wake up to eat, so it was very clear that was the problem once we did the math.
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