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Posts about Colton's Cleft Lip and Palate surgeries as well as the Triplets' Cranial Bands are along the sidebar.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Pretty Pink Polish for the Peanut!
Oh my gosh... I see myself becoming THAT mother...you know, the one who swore if she ever had a daughter she wouldn't torture her by playing dress ups all day long, and putting bows in her hair (ok, or on her head since there really isn't much hair yet.) Well, I think I may have crossed the line. Watch out TLC's "Toddler and Tiaras" show, here I come! With only a tiny bit of resistance from my husband I have somewhat successfully painted my 7 week old daughter's toenails the same hot pink shade as my own! Brian says it looks like Hunter painted them herself, but let me tell you if you've never tried it, how difficult it is to paint something the size of the tip of a toothpick! Not easy to do! So anyway, you know I couldn't let this momentous occasion pass without capturing it in photo! Enjoy!
As you can see, Brian can't possibly be too opposed to this idea since he is an active participant!
Seriously, how cute are these toes? "Look at my pretty toes!" If you zoom in on this photo, you will see what a terrible job I did painting! What was I to do?
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Baby A: 4 lbs. 6 oz. 17 1/4 in.
Baby B: 3 lbs. 2 oz., 15 in.
Baby C: 3 lbs. 15 oz, 17 in.
COLTON'S CLEFT LIP and PALATE
One of our triplets, Colton, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He is the only one of the three to have this handsome feature! Much of this blog has been dedicated to writing about life with a child who has a cleft lip and/or palate. I have written about the day to day stuff, as well as documented both of his surgeries. I hope you'll find it helpful if you are also in this boat. If I've learned nothing else...I've learned this-It is no big deal. :)
As you may know, all three of our babies needed to wear Cranial Bands (lovingly known by us as their 'helmets') to correct their Plagiocephaly and Torticollis. We were fortunate to have Hanger Orthotics right in our town. The staff was unbelievably helpful and made such a difference in our babies' lives. If you'd like more information about the process, read the posts below!
To read about the first time we got the babies heads scanned, click here.
To see the babies on the day their helmets arrived, click here!
To view the BEFORE and AFTER scans of the babies' heads, click here.
Not long ago, we were just two people hoping desperately for a family of our own! After years of struggling with infertility, failed IVFs, miscarriage, etc. we finally got that wish! On March 23, 2009, our family of two became a family of five as we welcomed our triplets into the world! Baby boys Colton and Ethan as well as baby girl, Hunter make our family complete! And I cannot forget our 4-legged family members...Piper, the black lab wonder-baby sitter and Gracie and Jag our two cats keep our house full of love....and fur! We hope you enjoy our story.
Colton's Current Stats
COLTON 27 lbs. 31 inches
Favorite Toys: Lightning McQueen, any kind of car or truck
Favorite Movie(s): Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story (all)
Biggest Accomplishments: Knows all his letters upper and lower case, knows all his shapes, counts to 10, knows about 16 sight words
Temperament: Colton is very sensitive. Does not like to be told 'no', loves to sleep
Favorite Foods: Macaroni and Cheese, Chocolate milk, strawberries, bananas
Ethan's current stats
ETHAN 21 lbs., 8 oz.
31 in. Pants: 18 month Shirts/Onesies: 18 months Pajamas (w/ feet): Size 18 month or higher Shoes: Size 4 Diapers: Size 3 or 4
Teeth: 2 upper, 2 lower
Crawling: Like a champ!
Walking: Not yet
Tricks: Blows raspberries on command or off, blows bubbles out his mouth, pulls himself up on furniture, claps
Favorite toys: Anything with wheels or things that spin
Who am I? Good question...these days I'd say first and foremost, I am a 35 year old mother of 3 (who happened to be born 1 minute apart!). Being a mother of triplets is the best title in the world. My 2 boys and a girl keep me laughing daily! Aside from that, I am a wife and kindergarten teacher...this blog is the story of my life. Hope you'll join me! :)