100 monthly pics…the stats

Some silly stats about the monthly pics so far…

  • 8 taken on the wrong day (gasp!) (usually because I was out of town and couldn’t take it myself)
  • 23 taken on the loveseat
  • 29 taken on the side of the house
  • 1 taken underwater
  • 4 special guests (Ziggy, Ellie, Millie, Daddy)
  • 1 taken by someone else (I decided it was better to be taken on the right day than by me. Larry took one when George and I were in England last summer.)
  • 6 taken out of town
  • unknowable number of bribes

I’m editing this post to add, at my friend Liz’s request, some stats about the order.

LOM: 38 times
LMO: 10 times
MOL: 22 times
MLO: 11 times
OLM: 11 times
OML: 8 times

Oliver clearly likes to be in the middle, when possible. (60%)
Linus is first 48% of the time. Miles is, 33% of the time, and Oliver just 19%Miles is rarely in the middle, just 18% of the time.

What does this all mean? Heck if I know.

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February 10, 11, 12, 2016

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8 year well visit at the doctor on Wednesday.

8 year stats:
Linus: 58ish lbs; 52ish” tall
Oliver: 59ish lbs; 52ish” tall
Miles: 60ish lbs; 51ish” tall
I lost the sheet of paper with the exact numbers, so it’s a good thing our next door neighbor is our pediatrician! I’ll get the exact numbers and edit this post sometime.

Compared with 7 years:
Linus: 49.6 lbs (50th); 49″ tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 47.8 lbs (25-50th); 48.7″ tall (50-75th)
Miles: 51.2 lbs (50th); 48.8″ tall (50-75th)

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Oliver has a 100th day of school project due Monday.

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On a walk with Ziggy and the boys. Here’s Linus caught in a sunbeam.

Seven year stats

Took the boys to the pediatrician for their yearly well visit yesterday.

Their 7 year stats:

Linus: 49.6 lbs (50th); 49″ tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 47.8 lbs (25-50th); 48.7″ tall (50-75th)
Miles: 51.2 lbs (50th); 48.8″ tall (50-75th)

Compared to six years:

Linus: 47.8 lbs (50th); 45.8″ tall (50th)
Oliver: 44.8 lbs (50th); 45.8″ tall (50th)
Miles: 50 lbs (50-75th); 46.3″ tall (50th)

They think it’s fun to get their arms squeezed.

Weirdos.

More pics.

After the appointment, Linus told me he really had a great time. I asked Linus later why he enjoyed the visit so much, and at first he answered, “because we got to leave school for a while.” But I’d like to think it was also because he’s interested in science. Or maybe because we have a wonderful pediatrician. Who knows.

I’m surprised at how little the boys grew. Just like I posted in last year’s update, I really expected that they’d have grown more than two inches. Everyone says how tall they’ve gotten, but only two inches? That doesn’t seem like a lot.

On the other hand, their weights only went up by a few pounds at most, so maybe they just look lankier. (It takes them a year to put on two pounds. I can do it in like two weeks. /brag.)

Anyway, no complaints. Everyone’s healthy. The doctor gave me a few suggestions on dealing with anxiety and pickiness, but she wasn’t concerned. All normal stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

365 in 2014: 01/02/14

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The boys had their 6 year well visit today.

Linus: 47.8 lbs (50th); 45.8″ tall (50th)

Oliver: 44.8 lbs (50th); 45.8″ tall (50th)

Miles: 50 lbs (50-75th); 46.3″ tall (50th)

Compared to their 5 year stats:

Linus: 42 lbs (50th); 43.9″ tall (50-75th)

Oliver: 40.5 lbs (50th); 44″ tall (50-75th)

Miles: 42.1 lbs (50-75th); 44.2″ tall (75th)

So, Miles has gained 8 lbs, and Oliver has gained 4. They’ve grown about 2″, which seems like not very much, especially since people say they look so much taller. I’m not surprised Miles is now outweighing his brothers (unlike at birth), because he eats more, and what he does eat is somewhat healthier.

But overall, they’re all doing fine, and were just advised to eat more fruits and veggies. Ha, if only it was that easy, right?

(P.S. That’s Miles in the picture.)

The five year well visit

Took the boys to their five year well visit on Friday, I think the first well visit all by myself. Mostly because it was the first well visit that didn’t involve ANY shots. Hooray!

The boys were asking what was going to happen, and before we got to the office, I joked that the doctor was going to ask if they were eating their vegetables. “You’re just kidding?” they asked, because they knew they weren’t going to have a good answer to that question.

First things first…they were weighed and measured.

Miles getting height measured

Linus: 42 lbs (50th); 43.9″ tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 40.5 lbs (50th); 44″ tall (50-75th)
Miles: 42.1 lbs (50-75th); 44.2″ tall (75th)

Compared to one year ago:
Linus: 36.2 lbs (50th); 40.8? tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 36.3 lbs (50th); 41.6? tall (50-75th)
Miles: 37.4 lbs (50-75th); 41.2? tall (50-75th)

Yet again, our former peanut is now the biggest. I don’t think he looks any bigger, but then again, we’re only talking about a pound and a half. And Linus’s cheeks make him look bigger to me.

Anyway, after the measuring, they had their blood pressure taken. This year, they were so mature about it, and didn’t freak out and cry like they did last year. My brave little men!

Linus getting blood pressure checked

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No biggie, mom!

And then we spent a few minutes with the doctor. I sat there trying to think of something to ask, but honestly, they’ve been so healthy, I couldn’t really think of anything. They had their hearts and lungs listened to, their ears, noses, throats, etc, checked, and were pronounced perfect. I did have to laugh when the doctor asked them what their favorite vegetable was. Guess I wasn’t joking after all! They all hemmed and hawed, and Miles finally blurted out, “I like carrots!” which is news to me. Oliver and Linus assured her they like fruit (which is a joke, they’ll only eat apples) so she advised me to not stress about it and give them a multivitamin. The latter is definitely easier than the former, but I’ll try.

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Belly tickles being administered

And that was it! They got their Transformers stickers and we were on our way.

Until next year…

The 4 year well visit

Yesterday we took the boys to the pediatrician for their long-delayed four year well baby (okay, fine, CHILD) visit. I had originally actually been efficient and scheduled it closer to their birthday, but then they got sick, and since their doctor is so awesome, we had to wait this long to get in with her.

The boys have been watching Sid the Science Kid a lot lately, and unbeknownst to me, there was an episode on a DVD I got them about vaccinations. So they were fond of telling me that I needed to get the “flu baccine” so I wouldn’t get the “flu birus”. So thoughtful. They also knew there were going to be needles involved, but since Sid was so brave, well then by golly, so were they.

As mentioned before, they got their blood pressure taken for the first time. Here’s Miles, calmly having it taken.
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And then they were weighed and measured.
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The stats:
Linus: 36.2 lbs (50th); 40.8? tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 36.3 lbs (50th); 41.6? tall (50-75th)
Miles: 37.4 lbs (50-75th); 41.2? tall (50-75th)

And compared to last year:
Linus: 33.9 lbs (75th); 37.4? tall (50th)
Oliver: 32.9 lbs (50th); 38.1? tall (50-75th)
Miles: 33.5 lbs (50-75th); 37.1? tall (50th)

It’s so strange to me to see Miles weighing the most. And by over a pound! I still call him my peanut. Habit. I don’t think Linus’s height is accurate, he was slouching a little bit. I think they’re all pretty much the same height. He’s definitely not almost an inch shorter than Oliver. But they’re growing! Sniff, sniff.

On to the doctor’s office! One of the things I love about our pediatrician’s office is that there are no exam rooms, no tables, nothing clinical at all. Everything is done at the doctor’s desk. The kids sit on my lap as they’re examined, and it’s all very warm and cozy. However, that did not stop Linus from freaking the hell out when the needles came out. Even picking out his own Tweety Bird band-aids didn’t help. George and I had to hold him pretty tight while he got all four shots. Sniff, sniff.

As expected, the subsequent triplets were not exactly leaping on my lap for their immunizations. But since Linus was cheerily picking out four stickers as his reward, only seconds after being injected, they could see it really wasn’t a big deal. So within a few minutes, we were done.

On the way home, we stopped at a local dessert shop for a reward (for them? for me? who knows?) and they picked out cupcakes (and then insisted I get a brownie. I mean, you should have heard them tell me how I deserved it, and what a great Mommy I am, etc, etc. Those kids!)

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And by the time the cupcakes were devoured, the shots were long forgotten (until later, when they proudly stared at their band-aids.)

12/06/10

We took the boys to the pediatrician yesterday for their 3 year well visit. They’re gettin’ bigger!

Linus: 33.9 lbs (75th); 37.4″ tall (50th)
Oliver: 32.9 lbs (50th); 38.1″ tall (50-75th)
Miles: 33.5 lbs (50-75th); 37.1″ tall (50th)

For what it’s worth, I don’t think the heights are accurate. Oliver was the only one who would stand up straight) and I’m stunned that Miles weighs a whole half-pound more than Oliver, but he might have eaten more lunch than Oliver, too. I’m trying not to get panicky about their weight moving up in the percentiles while their height remains the same. I’m just going to have to hope they’ll start eating more vegetables, or something. Ugh.

at their 2.5 year visit, they were:
Linus: 30.7 lbs (50th); 36.5? tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 30.6 lbs (50th); 37? tall (75th)
Miles: 29.9 lbs (25-50th); 36.6? tall (50-75th)

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2.5 year stats

We took the boys to the pediatrician for their 2.5 year well child visit and here are their newest stats. (Not sure if it matters that we took them a month and a half late. Whoops!

Linus: 30.7 lbs (50th); 36.5″ tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 30.6 lbs (50th); 37″ tall (75th)
Miles: 29.9 lbs (25-50th); 36.6″ tall (50-75th)

So as usual, Linus and Oliver were almost the same, and Miles was our lil’ peanut. Funny how he just maintains that little difference in his weight, even now. At birth, Oliver and Linus were a few grams apart, and Miles was 7 oz lighter, and it seems like he’s still about the same number of ounces now (don’t make me do the math!) which means the gap is shrinking since they weigh about nine times more than they did at birth.

For the record, at their 2 year well visit, their stats were:

Linus: 28.5 lbs (50-75th); 34.1″ tall (25-50th); HC 50.5cm (90th)
Oliver: 28.9 lbs (50-75th); 34.3″ tall (25-50th); HC 50.5cm (90th)
Miles: 27.9 lbs (25-50th); 33.2″ tall (10-25th); HC 50cm (75-90th)

So it looks like they all gained about 2 lbs and 2.5 inches in the last seven months.

(I know…borrrrring! This is more for my own records.) (Since I never made a baby book.) (And let’s face it, I’m pretty sure it ain’t gonna happen now.)

2 year stats

So I took the boys to the ped today for their two year visit, and then I had to take them to the hospital for bloodwork. (All very routine, the ped just likes to have a CBC and lead testing done at two years old.) Oh, did I mention I took them by myself? I am goooood.

2 years old!

Anyhoodles, here are their stats:

Linus: 28.5 lbs (50-75th); 34.1″ tall (25-50th); HC 50.5cm (90th)
Oliver: 28.9 lbs (50-75th); 34.3″ tall (25-50th); HC 50.5cm (90th)
Miles: 27.9 lbs (25-50th); 33.2″ tall (10-25th); HC 50cm (75-90th)

At 18 months, they were:
Linus: 25 lbs, 3 oz (25-50th); 32.75″ long (50th-75th); HC 49cm (75-90th)
Oliver: 25 lbs, 4 oz (25-50th); 33″ long (75th); HC 49cm (75-90th)
Miles: 24 lbs, 5 oz (25th); 32.25″ long (50th); HC 48.5cm (75-90th)

They’ve been doing some growing, that’s good! I don’t think the heights are accurate, they were using a different type of measuring device, and the boys weren’t standing up straight. But close enough. They definitely have big noggins, which I already knew. They got two sets of hats for their birthday, both in size 3T/4T, and both were too small. (At least one set was stretchy, so they’ll work, but GEEZ!)

4/16/08

Four months old!

Yeah, no duh, that was 11 days ago! Well, I’ve been busy. So there. And their ped appointment was on the 11th, so I didn’t want to post before then anyway. Geez, get off my back!

Heh.

First, the cuteness:
4 months old!

The stats:

Linus: 14#9.5oz (50th); 25″ long (50th); HC 41.5cm (25-50th)
Oliver: 14#11oz (50th); 24.5″ long (25-50th); HC 43.5cm (50-75th)
Miles: 13#15oz (25-50th); 24.25″ long (25-50th); HC 42cm (50th)

To compare, at 3 months:
Linus: 12 lbs, 14.5 oz (25-50th percentile); 23.75″ long (25-50th percentile)
Oliver: 13 lbs, 5 oz (50th percentile); 23.75″ long (25-50th percentile)
Miles: 12 lbs, 7.5 oz (25th percentile); 22.75″ long (10th percentile)

So they’re growing, yes indeed!

I’d love to make a longer post about how they’re doing, but I’ll have to save that for later. Right now a baby is crying, I need to finish my coffee and get them ready for school. 🙂