Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome 2009!

Is 2008 really over? Um, where did it go? It seems like yesterday I was just getting use to being on bed rest & now we are a whole year down the road! WOW! Along w/ a new year comes many new milestones for the kids. I'm just in awe at how rapidly things are happening. It seems like yesterday I was putting them under the playmat for the 1st time. Now, we have a baby gate up to keep them in the playroom w/o having to close the door! Let's share a little of the fun!

On the December 31st, I was happily caring for my children & had to go to the nursery to change a poopy diaper. Not thinking anything of the situation, I left the other 2 in the playroom which is right next to the nursery. No biggie, right? WRONG! So there I am changing the diaper when I look towards the door & who is coming through it? IAN! Yeah, he decided it was VERY IMPORTANT that he be WITH me & not in the playroom. HUH! How did that happen? Well, his army crawl has been perfected & he is super fast. That's how. I went downstairs & got the baby gate sitting in the garage. I put it up immediately. Poor kids, now it looks like they are sitting in jail.

We don't use the exersaucer much anymore but Ian has been having fun hanging out below it. You can also see his 2 bottom teeth!


Ok, so all the while, Sofi has been working really hard at sitting on her own. On Christmas Day she did it all by herself. Since then, she has been diligently working on how to get from laying to sitting to being on all fours to sitting & back to being on all fours. She has also been working on coordinating her legs/arms & crawling just a bit here & there. She can only go for a couple of "steps" but it is better than nothing. She has also discovered how to army crawl but is no where near at the proficiency level as Ian.

Sofi loves ribbons. She especially loved Nikki's ribbon on her jacket. She played for it for well over an hour!


Finally we have sweet Gabi. She doesn't like to be the most active although when she has the floor to herself, she is quite mobile. She just isn't as physically agressive as her siblings which is fine b/c not only does she sign milk, but she can also sign EAT! Yep, you read right. She now has 2 words in her signing vocabulary! She is very difficult to catch on video being that I am alone during the day w/ them & am normally feeding all 3 at the same time but I am working on it, I promise!

Here is Gabi sitting up like a big girl. She will sit for ever!



Speaking of signing, the other 2 are catching on. They have both randomly signed either milk or eat but not enough to make it a regular thing like Gabi. Either way, it is motivation to keep signing w/ them. I have heard that the Baby Einstein signing DVDs & Signing Times DVDs are great for the kids. Is there anyone out there willing to share their copy, especially if it isn't being used? We would really appreciate it!

Oh, I have to share this video. It is of the kids practicing their "pincher grasp" which is what they need to get down in order to self feed. You can see that Ian & Gabi have it down really well & love to eat their puffs but Sofi is quite the innovative thinker. Pay close attention & drop me a comment!

15 comments:

Susan said...

Sofi is hilarious! What strong abs she's going to have!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Sofi is hilarious! Smart little girl thinking outside the box.

Megan Jannise said...

Sofi is too funny! Little Mama is strong- she is doing some major crunches in that bouncy seat! And, Ian! WOW- he was kicking hard in his seat. They are progressing so much, so fast. WTG!

Asher & Noah's Mommy said...

LOL!! Sofi is a trip!!! "Forget 'pincher grasp!' that mess is for babies! I'll be over here doing my crunches!" LOL =D You are doing such a marvelous job with them!!! WOW! You are amazing! And so are they! <3

* The Mom said...

The are soooo cute!! Sofi wasn't foolin' around!!! LOL!! I love reading your blog. Your and your family make me smile every time. :)

Little Mrs Sunshine said...

That totally made me laugh out loud~ Sofi is brilliant! I am so amazed at how well the triplets are developing. You do an amazing job with them. It seems like you have really educated yourself in a lot of areas of parenting! Major Kudos to you for that, they are lucky kiddos :)

I've noticed from my own kids and also from hearing about my friends children that kids focus seems to go one way or the other. For example I have one friend whose son was a "late walker" but at a year old he was talking more then my 2 year old (whose speech development is perfect if not advanced for her age). They focus on what aspect of learning is most interesting to them at the time. Sofi seems to be more into problem solving and communication, where as Ian and Gabi are more interested in becoming mobile. It all evens out in the end, but perhaps these are early cues as to whether are children will be "right brain thinkers" or "left brain thinkers" ?? who knows, but what I do know is your triplets are adorable!

Helen said...

Check your library for the DVDs - that's where I get all of mine! Free is always best in my book :)

pattysolo said...

CONGRATULATIONS ASTRID!!! Iam Patty Martinez, Menena`s daughter... your triplets are beautiful and so are you!!!. Also Barbara, my daughter had twins on last March 13th... she has a lot of work and said: I cant imagine how Astrid does!!!!! I will send you my picasa album so you can see Barbara, Rocco and twins. I big kiss for you all ... !!!!!

Surviving Triplets said...

Hola Patty! Hace mucho tiempo, no? Twins...wow! I can't wait to see pictures of them all!

pattysolo said...

I sent you an email so you keep my address.. la direccion es http://picasaweb.google.com/pattysolo
estas monisima .... si mucho tiempo sin verte pero me acuerdo de vos siempre. BESOS y FUERZA!!! love

Norina said...

Seriously I am rolling Astrid! I could watch that video all day! Sofi is quite the individual there. LOL Thanks for sharing, that made my night!

Norina said...

Ok I had to come back and say I think you should submit this video to American's Funniest Home videos! I played it for my dh because I thought it was so cute! he enjoyed it too!

Catherine said...

that is the funniest thing ever. I have checked in on your blog from time to time. I actually came across it when I was on bedrest myself, the same time you were on bedrest with your trip. Both of my singleton babies were premature 33&34wks with lots of bedrest to get to that point.

Anyway, that is off the subject. Put them in high chairs and put the puffs on the tray part. Mine is two weeks younger than yours and she self feeds all the time. No she does not have a great pincher grasp but it is getting better because she practices with each meal. Yes there is a huge mess but she has a blast trying to do it.

Your trips are cute

Surviving Triplets said...

Thank you Catherine! I know that high chairs are going to be a must very shortly. I'm not looking forward to the mess x 3!

Surviving Triplets said...

Norina ~ I am going to check in to submitting it. Great idea!