But I digress... back to the tooth. Today we noticed that next to the almost full tooth is the beginning of another tooth - so almost two!! These toofuses are elusive though... the only way to see them is to get Charlotte to laugh hysterically. If you try to pull her mouth open she refuses or pushes her tongue out to cover the teeth. I've tried though... like so...
Katie is showing all the signs of teething but no tooth yet. Despite my repeatedly telling her that Charlotte with two sharp pointy little teeth and her with no teeth is a bad, bad situation for her to be in. Maybe Katie's will POOF just pop in overnight, like I had imagined.
Katie might not have teeth but she can SIT. She sits great, unlike Charlotte, who sits for a few seconds then kind of flops over. And still shows no interest in crawling, and will hold her own bottle only when forced to (as in you hold it or don't eat). I swear she just wants things done for her.
Katie sitting, Charlotte not. She says, you sit, I'll relax.
They are so sweet right now, and so fun. I am loving this age... every day seems to bring something new. They light up when they see you, they sit and play and love their toys, they are fascinated with the cat, and with each other, and with almost everything. They are amazing.
In Jack news - the article came out in our local paper about him but it was a MESS. I won't even post the link because it was so terrible. There were so many mistakes in it, most importantly the E-MAIL address for Jack's fund, it was very disappointing. I know it wasn't exactly a huge story and it is a little rinky dink town paper, but still, it's very important to us and it is just sad to me that they didn't do a better job.
PJ's boss at his second job has been so incredibly generous to us, they have two little boys close in age so had quite a few 'twin' sort of things. On Friday he gave us a MacLaren Twin Techno Stroller, barely used. It was so exciting!! I love love love it.... I love our other stroller but it's sort of heavy and clunky for shopping with, plus whoever is in back has been kicking the crap out of the baby in front.
We used it on Saturday to go to Costco and I realized, it attracts a lot more attention.... with our other stroller a lot of people couldn't even see there was another baby in the back. With this one, there they are, side by side.... people were literally gawking at us, pointing and calling other people over to see the girls. They ARE super cute but still, it was a little disconcerting. One lady even insisted on showing me pictures of her twin grandsons.... okay. Whenever stuff like that happens, all I can think is, if we only had Jack, these people think two are a big deal... they don't know.
A man walked by with two little (I assumed) twin girls in a carriage and was talking to me about the babies. As he walked away he said "We have another one at home.... they're triplets!" It caught me off guard, I didn't have time to say, my girls are triplets too...we have another one..... it bothered me all night. I felt like I let Jack down. I'm sorry Jack.
Later that night we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner (a fiasco) and while we were waiting (for EVER), everyone who would come up to us and ask about the girls, I would tell them, they were triplets. Their brother passed away. I don't always do that but I felt like that night, I needed to.
And when we got in the car to go home after a torturous baby-screaming filled dinner, what song came on the radio? You know. I don't even need to say it. I knew Jack was there that night, it was so weird... if only he'd helped us get a table a little bit sooner. Next time, Jack.