We got back from our Denver Trip 2008 on Monday afternoon and hit the ground running. We have yet to stop and catch our breath. This post might have to be written in increments....bear with us! Let's just start from the beginning.
We had our 10 month doctor check-ups in the afternoon. They had to have their hemoglobin checked (quick toe stick for blood) and their flu shots for the year (they loudly voiced their disapprovals afterwards). Their weights and heights are as follows:
Forrest Michael (baby B) leads the horse race at a whopping 20 lbs, 13 oz (42nd percentile for 10 month olds). Also the front-runner in the height department at 28 1/2 inches (41st percentile). He has a HUGE melon that lands him in the 55th percentile. No wonder he's always falling down and hitting his head.....he's top-heavy!
Pius James (baby A) was once the brute of the litter, but has fallen to 2nd place in recent
months. He weighed in at 20 lbs, 3 oz and measured 28 1/4 inches in length. I think he is actually the same height as Forrest, but got ganked during the measuring because his feet are curved slightly inward. Nuts and bolts, nuts and bolts, Pius got screwed!
Laine Ryan (baby D) is still our scrappy lil' man. He weighed 17 lbs, 6 oz and was 26 1/2 inches long. Just barely off from making the growth chart for other babies his age. I firmly believe he burns more calories than the other 3 with his mad crawling skillz. He's got wheels. "Where's Laine?" is still the most common phrase at the Graf house.
Danna Lynn (baby C) continues to make great progress, but is still about the size of a mouse turd (maybe 2 turds). The Banana was 14 lbs, 6 oz and 24 7/8 inches long. She has officially doubled her birth length and nonupled her weight! None of the boys can say that!
We got back from from the appointment, gave the kids a bottle and put them down for a nap so Billy and I could get the last minute things together and packed. At about 6:00 p.m., we spoon fed (with the help of cousin Brenda) and loaded up. We decided it was best for everyone if we only went 1/2 way to Denver that night. We stopped about 3 1/2 hours later in Grainfield, KS at Great-Great Aunt Laverna's home. Even though she wasn't there, she let us crash and trash her house as only four 10 months can do. The babies LOVED her wide-open floor space and left evidence of our presence with smudgy little fingerprints all over her curios and glass cabinets. Forty curious fingers are hard to keep track of (well, fifty if you count Billy's)!
Wow! We don't have ANY of this see-through, hard stuff at home! And all those breakable "toys" inside. Maybe if I put my mouth on it all the treasures will be in my grasp! -Pius
Forrest's favorite thing at Aunt Laverna's was the toy wagon filled with beanie babies.
They all loved the "bear in the chair".
Laine wanted to try the chair on for size.
Nope....doesn't fit this diapered booty!
Love from Oz,