Although the kids 2nd birthday wasn’t as momentous as their 1st, we still threw a small celebration with friends and family this past Sunday. There is something really fantastic when multiples turn 2…it’s beyond words but the other multiple moms out there understand. I have to admit, I’m counting my blessings. There have been numerous “issues” I have not had to deal with but I’ve seen come through my multiples forum…none of my children have tried to escape their cribs, we have had no poop smeared on walls, they do not bite each other and besides the RSV with Josie, we haven’t had any emergency room trips. I’m knocking really hard on wood right now!
Tuesday was the triplets 2 year check-up. I must say, I’m pretty proud of my little guys. Taking 3, 2-year olds to the doctor could have been complete choas but the kids did great eagerly waiting their turn for the doctor’s full attention. My children and I absolutely adore our pediatrician. My sister recommended him and I think he is fantastic (and it is not just because he is a huge UNC fan). Truth be told, he doesn’t dote on the kids or spend time being silly with them. But for some reason, my kids are completely at ease with him. We also have the same stance on about everything, which is pretty laid back and mainstream (yes I vaccinate, my kids started on Motrin the day they turned 6 months old, I’m waiting to potty-train until my kids ask me, I don’t worry if my kids don’t eat enough veggies, etc.). Anyway, here are their 2-year stats:
Jocelyn – 25.6 pounds (35%), 33 in (30%)
Amelia – 24 pounds (20%), 34 in (50%)
Marcus – 25.2 pounds (25%), 33 in (25%)
Amelia appears to take after the Gravitt side of the family in several ways, including her height. She just keeps getting taller… She also already has 3 of her 2-year molars! Mia is almost done teething! We have a few things to work on like cutting back on milk consumption with Josie (she drinks 30+ ounces a day) and potty-training at some point (not anytime soon though) but overall, we got an A+ visit.
On Tuesday afternoon, we took the kids to their first professional photo shoot. I wasn’t impressed. I’ve always been a huge fan of capturing the kids in their natural environment by taking them outside for photo sessions and letting them go. When the kids were infants, a photographer came to the house which worked ok. I just never have been a fan of the “posed” pictures. And indeed, it was a very “artificial” experience. While my kids ran through the studio, climbing on props and digging through bins of seashells, blocks and balls, we frantically chased them around and tried to get all three of them to stay still on the stark white set for long enough to snap a picture or two. The only time we could get at least two of the three to glance up at the camera was when the photographer let out a loud yelp, which resembled a dying animal. It was weird, chaotic and unnatural. But, we did manage to get a few photos of the kids in one place. I think in the future though, I’ll stick to the outdoor photo shoots. Here are some pictures from their party and a few short videos.
Marcus attacks his cupcake: