Salinas Quads Blog

This blog is documenting the births and progress of the Salinas Quadruplets

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

December 14 Update - Sofi works from home, Santa Babies visit the Doctor, Salinas Quad University

Hi everyone! We've had a great couple of weeks, so there is lots to fill you in on.

First, Sofi has decided that she likes to talk on the telephone, and asked if she could help Daddy work. She handled some of Dan's conference calls yesterday, and did a great job.

DOCTOR VISIT -- Yesterday was the babies' monthly doctor appointment. The babies dressed up in Santa hats and pj's and caused a big commotion at the office. Word spread that quads were in the office and swarms of people came to see them. We felt like celebrities.

We were excited to see how much the babies weighed, since they seem to be growing so fast. Here are the stats (in birth order). The percentiles represent where the babies plot as compared to babies the same age who were born at full term (40 weeks). This is cool, because they have graduated from the preemie chart to the big kid chart, which is a good accomplishment for multiples.

Matt - 12 lb. 8.8 oz (25%); 23 3/4 in. (25%) --- 5.687 kg
Naty - 10 lb. 9.6 oz (10%); 22 5/8 in. (10%) --- 4.808 kg
Sam - 13 lb. 5 oz. (30%); 24 1/4 (30%) --- 6.046 kg
Sofi - 11 lb. 6.5 oz (15%); 22 in (5%) -- 5.173 kg

As you can see, all are growing fast but Sam is huge! Dr. Miele said that he can try a little bit of cereal because he is eating so much. (He takes 7-9 oz per feeding, as compared to 3-5 from the other babies). It will be fun to see if he likes it ... we'll post pictures of that adventure soon.

Check out bottle central below, we thought that was pretty funny.

FUN VISITORS -- This past weekend, Dan's longtime friend Graham came to visit from Kansas. He got a full dose of the quads, and participated in many feedings, changings, and a walk around the neighborhood. Kaitlyn prepared a certificate of graduation from Salinas Quads University and awarded it to him on Sunday. :) The babies loved him and we had an awesome time.

Auntie Sil is coming back to town tomorrow for an extended Christmas Holiday. She is excited to see how much the babies have grown over the last month. She is in for a big treat -- they are so interactive now. This might be the best stage yet.

And finally, we'll leave you with a couple of snuggly Santa baby pictures to get you in the holiday mood!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg! They just keep getting cuter and cuter, who knew that was possible!!! I like the santa hats! Love you guys:)

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I apply to SQU?

12:46 PM  

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