Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just another montage... :)

18-Months old... :)

The boys had their 18-month appointments this week and I thought I would give everyone an update...

I will start with the peanut.. Ethan. Turns out he had an ear infection (we had suspected it) so he's on antibiotics. He is weighing in at 22 lbs. 12 ounces (the 10-25th %tile) and is 31 1/2 inches tall (25th %tile). His head circumference is in the 75th %tile (that Winkler head I tell you).

Gabriel is free of this last ear infection and hopefully we'll be good to go since he had the tubes put in over Christmas vacation. If he still has issues with his ears, then he'll have to have his adnoids removed... let's hope this does it. He is weighing in at 23 lbs and is 31 inches tall (just a 1/2 an inch shorter than his brother) and his head circumference is in the 20th %tile (avoiding the Winkler head issue... :).

Maximillian is coming in light at the 28 lbs. 13 ounces and is at 32 inches tall. His head circumference is at the 90th %tile (2 out of 3 kids have that Winkler noggin).

Overall Dr. Dan was impressed with their growth and very much satisifed with their development. It was a great appointment.

Just had to share their numbers with everyone... Good night!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Where did the Winklets go?

I read my last post and thought... wow... where did four months vanish? My intentions were to keep this blog updated with news, pictures and videos.. and then reality hit me- I was a working mom of three and this was easier said than done. Here's the quick update:

We are doing really well. The boys just get bigger and better every single day. They are coming into their own personalities now, and it's been so much fun to watch them laugh and play (okay, they fight and scream too)! We will be going for our 18 month check-up in a couple of weeks, and I can hardly believe that they are almost 2 years old!!!

Max is our sensitive bear. He's a very sweet natured little boy. He is also the one that will cry when either of his brothers take away his toy or if he happens to fall or bump his head. He talks with the smallest voice and is saying things like, "Daddy", "Momma", "No-No" and sometimes we hear him saying his brother's names.

Ethan is our adventurous spirit. I think I will be lead to drink b/c of his boys' ability to just "shake it off"! He has climbed just about everything- even out of his crib one night. He is always in motion and always intense in meeting his goal.

Gabe has started to walk and is doing his best to keep up with his brothers. He has been our "thinker" and we think that he is going to be the "mastermind" behind most of the plans these three attempt to execute (both the good and the bad)! He has struggled with ear infections, got tubes put in on New Year's Eve and then got anther ear infection (of all the luck!). But, he's on the mend now and you'd never even know he wasn't feeling well. Gabe's laugh is just infectious (check it out on the new montage!).

Well, I didn't want you to think we'd forgotten about the website. My New Year's resolution is to actually do a posting more than once every six months... we'll see how that goes!


A quick video "catch-up"!

Monday, August 18, 2008

New pictures...

August is almost over!

I haven't updated the website in a really long time, but here's a quick one. The boys are doing FABULOUSLY!! We had our one year check-up and everyone did excellent. Mommy had a hard time with all the shots, but so did the boyos. Here's the break down for the boys' stats:

weight: 26 lbs.(85th %tile)
Height: 28 1/4 inches (25th %tile)
Head: 85th %tile

weight: 20 lbs. (15th %tile)
Height: 27 1/2 inches (5th %tile)
Head: 15th %tile

weight: 18 lbs. (5th %tile)
Height: 27 1/2 inches (3rd %tile)
Head: 40th %tile

Dr. Dan said that everyone looked good. We are treating Max for asthma- giving him medication each night has really reduced his wheezing. Again, this is not unheard of for preemies. I think Mike and I were shocked that it was Max running into the asthma issues and not Ethan considering he was the one on the oxygen for so long. Dr. Dan also said that Gabe and Ethan might benefit from going to a dentist b/c of the discoloration of their teeth- just to rule out any decay issues now. I guess it will affect their little toofers when they get older. I was shocked that dentists even saw one year olds. They don't have to go back until the winter- yeah!

Other than that, Mike and I are wrapping up the summer. I am returning to teaching, but not at Waterford Union. I accepted a new position with CESA teaching at an alternative school in hopes that the reduction of paperwork will mean that I will be able to balance things at home better. I am nervous about returning to work... and nervous about leaving the boys. Having spent the last year with them (a true gift I can't even describe) it's going to make being away from them that more difficult.

I have done another photo montage- hope you all enjoy the update!

Becky and Mike

Monday, July 21, 2008

"He's a tactile learner..."

I am an educator, I understand what "tactile learner" means... but I had ABSOLUTELY no idea what the reality of that statement was until this weekend. Ethan James was described as a tactile learner by his therapists. He is crawling all over the place and we are very thankful for all of their hard work to ensure that he is developing correctly and using all of his muscles- I think! On Saturday, I put Ethan in the exersaucer b/c he has been getting into things all over the house, now that he's crawling and so curious about his surroundings. I was tired, and I thought there was a chance that I would doze off- I wanted him safe... right? Well, all of a sudden I heard a "boom"- and when I opened my eyes- Ethan was not in the saucer any longer, but on the floor... yes... this means that ETHAN CLIMBED OUT OF THE EXERSAUCER!!! That little munchkin wanted the toys on the floor and found a way to get to them. The even scarier part is that he didn't cry, wasn't even startled, so on top of being so curious he's also FEARLESS. We are investing in a play yard pronto- and we are wondering if we are going to survive Ethan's childhood as this is only a precurser to the things that will come... UGH! This is a picture of our "Indiana Jones" already attempting to climb the stairs in our living room... we said we wanted them to crawl and be more active, now we are going to start the real adventure!!!