"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity,
it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
~ Agatha Christie

Alex, Cole and Braden - At 2 years, 2 months

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Weight Update!

Remember that statistic about the average newborn doubling their weight in the first 4 months? Yikes! We really are in trouble...

The kids were weighed almost a week ago...Alex really filled out! She's now up to 9 lbs! And the boys were roughly weighed at around 12 lbs. Holy Cow! That's triple in under 3 months. ;) Alex definitely looks different already, gaining most of it in the last 2 weeks.
They are all really growing at an amazing rate...who would of thought we would ever be here, talking about all of them around 10 lbs...when we were so happy to see 4 lbs right before they were born...it really is amazing how fast they are growing. Life is good!

The stroller seems to be causing the most attention when we go out...if only we could have that convienience without throwing up the "freak show over here!" flag every time we go out! It's fun to watch all the reactions and start to notice a pattern in people. I've noticed that the women almost always notice the kids and talk about them...whether it's to us or about us...and the guys...you guessed it! They always notice the stroller and want to talk about that! It's too funny how every couple falls into this stereotype.

Genuine surprise usually lets all sorts of things come out of peoples' mouths before they realize they are asking all sorts of silly and invasive questions...things like "Did you have them all at once?" Ummm...I don't even know how to answer that one! Or the famous..."did you use fertility drugs?"...Ahhh...I'm not sure it's anyone's business! But the surprise of seeing these guys makes people act a little weird and little rude sometimes. We usually tell people that we are hurrying so we can finish before they are hungry again...but most people don't hear that...they just keep us there, asking questions. Sometimes I wish we were invisible!

We took Braden for a walk in a carrier backpack the other day to the Lancaster 4th of July fair...The other two stayed with Grandma because they were sleeping..Braden wasn't (surprise, surprise!) so he got to go for a walk with us. It was really weird to just have "1 baby attention"! The people that noticed him and stopped to say something to us were the genuine baby lovers...it was nice for a change!

And I heard my favorite response to seeing the triplets from a stranger the other day...A woman walked by us with her early teen son and glanced at the triplets...never stopping...and said "WOW! Triplets..."...she looked at her son and said..."I can't IMAGINE three of you." Too funny. That one made me genuinely laugh out loud.

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