But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Monday, February 3, 2014

Baby statistics/Seth's PT appointment

As requested, at their nearly 18 month visit (15 months adjusted age):

Will was 32 inches long and weighed 24 lb 5 ounces (he was previously 25.5., so lost a pound in the past month probably due to toddler activity level)

David was 31 ¼ inches long and weighed 20 lb 2 oz.

Seth was 30 ½ inches long and weighed 19 lb 14 oz

All three boys have a 19 inch head circumference which surprises Gavin and me. We thought David at least has a smaller head than Will.

Marcie was exactly 30 inches long, weighing 19 lb 2 ozs

Gracie was 29 inches long and 17 lb 9 oz. Tiny little girl! But her head circumference was almost half an inch greater than Marcie's, and only about half an inch less than the boys'. :)

The doctor declared them to be "perfect," even though they are so much smaller than Isaac was as a baby. I guess that's just par for the course when raising preemies. We are so grateful for their good health and vivacity.

Seth's physical therapy checkup today went really well. He may get a small foot brace for that left foot that turns out, but the therapist (who has her doctorate, so is excellent) found that he has symmetrical weakness in both legs. That's better than more pronounced weakness on one side. To help strengthen his legs he needs to be kept on them as much as possible. I asked about a walker, and she says she has one she can loan us. She said it looks just like an adult walker, only it's the perfect size for a toddler and doesn't have a seat. So cute! My concern, of course, it that the other kiddos will steal it - "New toy!!"

In the meantime, Seth used his brother as his "walker" tonight, grabbing David by the shoulders and walking around behind him with the biggest grin on his face! He thought he was so smart - and he was, until David decided he wanted to sit down instead of be used in that way.

Seth also had me lend him my finger(s) to hold onto while he walked around the yard and kicked the soccer ball tonight.

Gracie has started shaking her head when we ask if we can hold her. Little Miss Independent!! She needs to be about the business of her books and her toys, I guess!

Marcie got that funny, yearning, tender look in her eye while watching Gracie walk around the other day and I said, "Gavin, here it come!" Sure enough, Marcie glommed onto her sister with the "Ooooo-weeeee!!" and a big hug. Will was standing there, so she seemed to think, "Why not?" and turned to give him a hug too, but as before he backed out of there quickly. He doesn't think much of Marcie's hugs, I guess!

I need to get to bed. Love and gratitude,
Gracie with her new friend from Aunt Katie

Helping me get ready for church. I was laying out their clothes and turned around to find them like this! They nearly emptied the drawer, of course. Thanks to whoever it was that refolded and put the clothes away!

LOVE their books! (Gracie, David on hearth, Seth and Will on floor, Marcie with her daddy in the kitchen out of picture)

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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