Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July Update

15 MONTH STATS

::CRUZ::
Weight - 24 lb 2 oz
Height - 32 in
Clothes - 12 month shorts, 18 month and 18-24 month tops
Diapers - Size 4

Cruz is the last one to walk.  He loves to walk with the little walker toy, or pushing the laundry basket, but he won't take steps on his own. I'm surprised.  He was the first to crawl, so I thought he'd be the first to walk.  He is such a happy kid.  Always laughing and smiling.  He loves to hide behind the couch, then pop his head out and play peek-a-boo.  It is so cute.  He is OBSESSED with his new baby brother.  He's the only one that adores him.  Every time I bring Trey downstairs he has to be near him, touching his face, cuddling up to him, kissing he head…I love it.  He's learning how to be soft.  Cruz loves all things water - the water table, pool, or bath.  He doesn't care when you put the facet over his head and let the water run down.  We have the cutes pool in our neighborhood with a little kid pool that all three LOVE.  It's only 1 1/2 feet deep.  They have these little floaties that they sit in and can walk all over the pool on their own.  Cruz is getting really good at throwing things.  He can throw it straight to me.  I think he's going to be my little baseball player.  

::KASH::
Weight - 24 lb 2 oz
Height - 32 in
Clothes - 12 month shorts, 18 month and 18-24 month tops
Diapers - Size 4

Kash started walking this past month (July 29th).  He's getting more and more confident and will turn and take a few steps on his own.  He loves to use the walker toy and walk everywhere.  He is OBSESSED with the remote control or phone.  It's the only thing that him and Cruz will fight over.  We try and keep them up above the fireplace and out of sight, but if they ever get there hands on them they'll point it up to the TV and start pressing buttons.  Kash and Cruz have started babbling a ton more.  I swear they think they are talking to each other.      

::JULIE::
Weight - 24 lb 9 oz
Height - 31 in
Clothes - 18 month and 18-24 month
Diapers - Size 4

Julie has been standing on her own for over a month, but finally took a few steps last week (July 29th - same day as Kash).  She also loves the walker toy or even just pushing the laundry basket around.  She's really good and steering around objects and walking all over the family room.  She'll even lean down to pick up a toy and throw it into the laundry basket and then keep walking.  Julie still loves to scream and talk all day.  She has definitely taught her brothers how to scream too.  She has a little attitude, definitely a girl!  She doesn't like to share or even have her brothers touching her toy.  She can steal toys from them, but if they ever steal her toys she starts screaming.  The boys don't seem to care if their toy is taken (unless it is the remote).  They'll just find something new to play with.  But not Julie.  She's too much.  She's definitely independent and likes to play by herself.  

TWO WEEK STATS

::TREY::
Weight - 8 lb 7 oz
Height - 21.5 in 
(I think his birth height was way off.  There's no way he grew 2.5 inches in two weeks)
Clothes - Newborn (his NB jammies are a little to small length wise for him)
Diapers - I ran out of newborn, so he's in size 1 now

Oh how we just love our new addition to our family.  Trey definitely completes us.  He is the sweetest little thing.  So far, he has been such a content baby.  He only cries when he's hungry, and once he's fed, he's back to his happy (or sleepy) self.  He has the yummiest lips I've ever seen.  Trey has a little brown birth mark on the left side of his head.  He also has a cowlick right at the front of his hair line.  His dark brown hair and furry little arms remind me a lot of Julie, but he definitely has his own look.  He has the cutest little nose and big eyes.  He's absolutely perfect.  

I love that they hold hands in the car.  Sweetest thing ever. 
Future BYU stars…or maybe just fans.  We'll see. 


4th of July
All my kids LOVE being in the water. 
15 months old! 
And they LOVE being outside. 
Our friends (Juli and Zac Erekson) came to visit for the weekend.  We had a blast together.  I wish they lived closer!! 
Daddy & Kash
Giants fans!  It's definitely getting harder to take pictures together - especially when I'm alone. 
I thought it would be a good idea to just put them all in the bath together.  Not so much.  I ended up with three slippery babies, falling all over the place, bonking heads, crying, turning the water on/off and hot/cold, and water EVERYWHERE.  I think I'll just stick to bathing them in the sink still.  Way easier on my back and sanity. 
Cute little bums. 
Kash
Cruz
Danielle & Kash
Last minute we decided to drive to Palmdale to be at Curtis' sisters bridal shower.  We drove down in the morning and drove back to Clovis that night.  I thought it was going to be absolutely terrible.  But they did SOOOOO good.  Curtis picked up Despicable Me before we left and they all (especially Julie) LOVED it.  They seriously did SO good on they way down.  We put them down for a nap when we got there, but Kash wasn't having it.  We got to enjoy the party for a while, then got them up.  We left Palmdale at 7:30pm thinking they would sleep the whole way home.  Yea right.  They didn't sleep at all…but still were as happy as can be.  They go to bed every night at 7:00-7:15pm.  They stayed up until 10:45pm and were all great.  I couldn't believe it.  The last 15-30 minutes I sat in the back with them and gave them treats, but other than that they were good.  I'm so glad we made the trip down.
Kash & Uncle Kenny
Aunt Stephanie & Kash
Grandpa & Kash
Julie & Aunt Stephanie

Cruz & Uncle Kenny
My nephew Joshua was born two days before Trey.  How cool is that?!  They are going to best friends for sure!  He weighed in at 9 lbs 15 oz!!!!  Crazy!  
July 22nd, 2014 - Trey KC Brown joined our family!



Julie is a little jealous.  She wants nothing to do with Trey.
Grandpa came to town to help with the triplets.  They LOVE him!
Kash, Julie, & Cruz with their new animals from Grandma Brown.
I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am for my parents.  My mom has done such an amazing job at stepping in and taking care of the triplets while I was in the hospital, and now that I'm home recovering.  I could not have done this without her.  Nursing is an all new thing to me.  I definitely would have given up by now if it wasn't for her.  Nursing takes SO much time.  Time I don't have while taking care of 15 month old triplets and a newborn.  My mom has been SO great at giving Trey and me time to get the hang of it.  
Trey gets to hang out on the counter so Cruz and Kash don't squish him or poke his eye out.
Daddy cracks me up. 
When did Cruz get so big?!?
Cruz can not get enough of his baby brother.  Whenever he's in the room he has to be near him, touching him, poking his face, or giving him kisses.  It is so sweet!!  



Cruz cuddling with Trey...
hugging him...



kissing him...
grabbing him…  haha.
I love these little hands.
Trey's first trip to Target.
::1 week old::
First bath at home.

Kash is warming up to Trey.  Sometimes he wants to be around him, other times he pushes him away.
Second bath - after his umbilical cord fell off. (Aug 1)

Julie defintely loves her new animal…but not Trey. 
Hopefully she'll warm up soon.  I think she's finally realizing he's not going anywhere.  :) 

8 comments:

rachelopoly said...

Your babies are so so cute! Love their dimpled smiles :) I noticed you have the same car seat as we do! The best thing about that seat is that babies can stay rear-facing until they hit 45 pounds! It looks like your little guys are facing forward. The current recommendation is to rear-face until at least age 2, if not as long as possible based on your car seat. It's 5 times safer to rear-face until age 4. Here's a link if you're interested: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Updates-Recommendations-on-Car-Seats.aspx

I know you're busy with triplets and a newborn, but you might consider flipping those babies around in the car :)

Alice Anne said...

It's so cool to see the triplets next to the new baby and see the size difference! They definitely have grown! BIG congratulations on the new baby! I am still so amazed!

Hope Cunningham said...

Such cuties! Beyond adorable. Please consider putting them back to rear-facing in their car seats. They will be so much safer! :)

Island Baby said...

Yes definitely rear face those precious babies. So much safer!
The new babe is cute!

The Dabo's said...

Haha. Love these comments.... That was totally Drew. At birth he was 18 inches and at 2 weeks he was 21. They totally got his birth height wrong! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!!!!

Brady Wilhelm said...

I think you should face your babies whichever way works best for you! You're obviously a great mom who has your kiddos best interest at heart and are probably perfectly capable of deciding to rear face or front face. Keep on doing what you're doing, mama! Your newest addition is just as cute as your first three :)

Its Me! said...

I absolutely love your blog. It gives me hope and strength when I think Im out of it. Im sure you look at your pictures with your beautiful family crowded around you and are in awe b/c for so long that probably felt impossible.

We just did our 2nd round of IVF with no blasts to transfer on Day 5 and occasionally Ill think of your story and how amazingly beautiful it turned out and how you would probably do it all again if it meant getting where you are now...this renews my hope. Congratulations!!

........ said...

So I just had to tell you what I did when my kids wanted to walk around in the tub but kept slipping. I left their socks on! It was magic! Of course, I only had one at a time and they still slipped some when they'd put their hands against the sides but it was a hug help. My sister thought I was a genius and said that I have the responsibility to pass the tip on to as many toddler mommies as I can;)