Saturday, April 12, 2008

6 Months

Katie and Charlotte are officially 'on the charts' for six month olds... not adjusted age, and not barely on the charts. They are squarely completely average normal 6 month olds. Actually, in the words of our pediatrician, they are 'perfect six month old babies.' I asked her if we should have Early Intervention come evaluate them and she said we could if we wanted but she thinks it would be a waste of our time - that they do everything they should be doing and more. I'm so proud of my girls!

Charlotte the Starlet aka CHAR-LOT aka Peanut - Then and Now:

Then: Charlotte was born first at 8:09 am. She was the smallest at a teeny 3lbs 3oz and white as a sheet. She was healthy though, and alert from the first second she entered the world.

Weight: 16 lbs 3 oz (25-50th percentile)
Length: 25 inches (25th percentile)
Head: 43 cm (50-75th percentile - BIG!! LOL)

Charlotte has suddenly become the baby she was the first month of her life again.. she is SO HAPPY. It started about 2 weeks ago, this change in personality. She wakes up every morning laughing.

She's doing much better at eating than Katie now. She still loves a compliment and will stop fussing if you start telling her how pretty she is. She laughs and smiles at Katie. She rolls over nonstop. She is my little doll. She is Mommy's Girl. She has melted my heart since day one, I don't think it will ever stop.

Katie Girl aka Katie-Katie aka Jelly - Then and Now:

Then: Katie was born second at 8:10 am. She was the biggest of the three, but still pretty tiny at 3lbs 13oz. She was BEET red from the twin to twin transfusion syndrome, but healthy. She let out a little cry right away, and it was the sweetest sound in the world, from the sweetest baby.

Weight: 16 lbs 14 oz (50th percentile)
Length: 26 inches (50th percentile)
Head: 42.5 cm (50th percentile)

Katie is still such a sweet baby. We've had a few crabby days recently, maybe it's teething, maybe it's just her turn to be a crab, she's entitled. Even a grumpy Katie isn't really very grumpy. She loves everyone, especially her Daddy. She is big and chubby and cuddly. She still loves her bath, babbling, and blowing raspberries. She is so close to sitting on her own but seems to have no interest in rolling over. She has less hair than Charlotte, but both have BARELY enough to hold little baby barrettes.

Katie has a way of making everyone think they are her favorite, everyone says "Katie loves me!" and the truth is, she does.

Jack was born last, at 8:11 am. He was 3lbs 7oz, and was the only baby that looked like Mommy. He was so narrow and skinny, but beautiful.

Jack Then, and his balloon we brought him on Thursday:

We miss you Jack. I would do anything to be able to post a "Now" update for you. Now you are in heaven, watching over your sisters.

Happy Six Months my babies! I can't believe how fast the time is going. I love how fun you are and how you seem to learn something new every day (and how you sleep through the night) but I am already missing my little tiny babies.

(Remember - Charlotte is in pink, of course... Katie is in green...)


Anonymous said...

I just celebrated 6 months with my baby boy yesterday, it's amazing how time flies, I wish it would slow down a bit....I look forward to reading your blog and seeing how big the girls are getting and hearing about Jack...I think about you and Jack all the time-it makes me hug my little boy even tighter...thank you for showing me what really matters...

Jessica B said...

Oh my...they are only 4 months behind Max and catching up fast! All three babies are beautiful. Happy monthaversary to all of them. Max is 10 months old today...he looks forward to seeing his girlfriends again REALLLL soon (insert perverse laugh here). LOL.


Erin said...

Your girls have so much personality, I just love it!

Millicent said...

I just celebrated my little girl's half birthday too. I cannot get over how th time has flown. Obviously you feel the same way. The girls are just gorgeous. They are starting to look VERY alike to me. I do think Charlotte favors PJ and Katie favours you a little. Bu then what do I know.

Wishing Jack was there too...

Pam said...

your girls are looking so much alike and so beautiful! they were all so cute as newborns too, all three of them. you make beautiful kids. :)

Gillian said...

Holy COW.. six months?!?! Time flies, and HOW cute are they??!?! I agree, they are really starting to look like each other.. but I can see both you and PJ in them so much!

And Jack, sweet Jack. He continues to be so loved by so many of us..

Anonymous said...

Hi. My name is Nicole and I live in Texas. It's amazing who you come across on here. Your story made me cry, as I've lost two angels. Your girls are gorgeous and I know your baby boy is watching over you, just like my two are over me. Feel free to check out my blog.

Sharon said...

I love your blog,I have a baby boy who turns 6months in less than a week!Your girls are beautiful and adorable :-)Continue enjoying your precious babies!

Anonymous said...

Your children are beautiful. I check your blog every day to see if you've posted any new updates. I'm getting married in two months and am looking forward to one day starting a family. I hope that I am able to handle motherhood with the same grace and dignity that you do.

Noah&ZachsMom said...

How beautiful! Reading about your Jack always touches my heart.

My twins, Noah and Zach, now almost 3, used to "flip" personalities fairly regularly, especially during their first year of life.

They will never stop surprising you!

Noah&Zach'sMom (Multiples Board)

Hyperfertile Infertile said...

Happy 6 months to all three of your little ones... who aren't so little anymore!

It'll be amazing when my girls are on the charts, too. Not to mention sleeping through the night!

Dianna said...

They look amazing. My 24 weeker is still not on the charts but he is doing great and will be 14 months old tomorrow (10 adjusted). You have amazing little girls and one amazing little man.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful family update! Thank you for the sweet pictures. I love that you included the photo of the special balloon for Jack.
May God bless you and your family.
--A Mom in Jacksonville, FL

Anonymous said...

I love the new look! Except I think that you need to put pictures of Mom and Dad on there! I agree, the girls are looking more and more alike!

leona said...

Happy 6 months to all of them!!! They are beautiful! I also love the new layout of your blog!

Alicia Gould Photography said...

megan - they are SO cute! happy 6 months!

the schirano triplets said...

i love the new header, it is beautiful!

i cannot believe how big katie and charlotte have gotten! mine are 3 months older and still not on the chart for actual age! i am so happy to hear how fantastic they are doing, that is just so wonderful! i agree, that they seem to be looking more and more alike!

and, as always, jack lives on in our hearts...we think of him everyday.

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog header, too - the photos really seem to capture each baby's personality!

6 months - and your babies are all just too adorable. I'm so glad you got such a fantastic report from the pediatrician. You all deserve a break :) and it is so great to hear the girls are healthy and happy (well, and crabby, but as you said, everyone is entitled sometimes...LOL).

I'm sorry that the visit to CHoP was such a difficult one - but I'm glad that each day you are feeling better about having went. I wish you were able to post new 6 month updates about Jack, too, but you do, in a way, by telling us about your feelings for him and how the girls remind you of him, too. PS> My family still thinks often of him and - as promised - his photo has a place of honor on our fridge. :)

Oh, and I just wanted to let you know - my little one, Noah, had trouble digesting Similac, too. We switched to Enfamil Lipil and he did really well on that! So maybe try out a few different never know.

Thinking of you,
Jennifer (and Evan and family)

Anonymous said...

Love the new layout Megan. The girls are getting more beautiful everyday. I, too wish Jack was here with you. And he is in Jack's own way. Take care!

Diana said...

Very sweet post! I love the new look of your blog too. Happy 6 month birthday!!!

My name is Tammie said...

Baby love!!! Gosh they are beautiful!!!

Can I just share with you something? I just got back from a Mom's weekend and while I was there blogs came up in conversation. Quickly everyone of my friends mentioned that since I posted the sad news of Jack's passing on my blog that they can't stop checking in on you guys. We ALL shed tears for him and commented on how intensely he had impacted each and every one of our lives.

Even people you will never meet, never talk too, were touched deeply by your son. That little boy was and IS an angel. I thank God for him.

Anonymous said...

You seem to favor Charlotte in many of your posts. Both your girls should melt your heart, not just one of them :-) Just an observation.

jhp1421 said...

Hi, Jennifer from TC, just wanted you to know I've been following along on your families journey for a while now. I'm so pleased that the girls are doing so well. I know Jack is smiling down on your beautiful family. I'm wishing you and your husband all the best. And as for the anonymous poster above my comment, are you kidding me? How dare you comment on the way someone cares for their children, unless you are their mother you don't know her feelings. Your negativity belongs elsewhere, this site is about love and hope.

c said...

Happy half birthday! Katie and Charlotte are so precious. They seem like amazing little girls. And they will forever have an angel brother watching over them.

Deb said...

Oh, my dear... that put tears in my eyes and gave me chills. It goes so quickly, and the trials and tribulations make them even more precious. Those little girls of yours are just so gorgeous and they're FIGHTERS!!

My throat tightens when I read about your little Jack, and I completely lose the ability to say anything meaningful. But I'm thinking about you and your family.

Rolyndia said...

Your family is precious. Your words about Jack made me cry. May God continue to bless you and your family

Anonymous said...

Hey Megan -- I haven't "checked in" with you in so long! It's so nice to see how the girls have grown! Happy 6 months! And loving thoughts to Jack too!
-- Kristin

Kelly said...

I love the new header and layout. So nice.

Wow. I can't believe it has been 6 months already. It feels like just yesterday I was following along with your pregnancy posts. The girls have really grown so much and are so adorable. And I love Jack's balloon.

tbonegrl said...

I absolutely love the pictures. Happy 6 months girls, congrats!

Your post about chop made me cry.


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