Sunday, October 5, 2008

Go Gators!

Gary went to UF, and I have no football allegiances. Thus, our kids are going to get beat up at school here in Alabama:

It's not that easy to get a picture of all three babies looking somewhat happy. Usually at least one child is screaming, so it really takes about 30 pictures to get one good one. The one above is our good one for the day. Just for fun, here are some of the pictures that didn't work out for us:

Some of you may have noticed in our last post that recently Rosemary has not gained much weight. We were very disappointed with Rosemary's weight gain at the last pediatrician appointment. The general rule of thumb is that you want a baby to gain about an ounce a day. At the last appointment, Piper gained 18 ounces in 16 days. Henry gained 23 ounces in 16 days. And little Rosemary only gained 7 ounces in 16 days.

So, right after the last pediatrician appointment we made a personnel change (as in, "Here's your last paycheck, Nanny") and called in the reinforcements (Nana). After 7 days of Gary and I feeding Rosemary every night, and Mom feeding Rosemary every day while Gary and I were at work, we took Rosemary back to the pediatrician to be weighed. And she gained FOURTEEN ounces in just SEVEN days! We were thrilled, and the pediatrician was amazed. He told us that he didn't know what we were doing, but to keep it up. We certainly will.


Michelle Carney said...

I constantly wonder what we'd do without our digital camera.... how did our parents get good pictures with film?

beth said...

glad to hear that things are going good.

Cathy said...

How cute are those little Gator dresses? I like the pictures that didn't work out, too. So glad to hear that Rosemary is gaining weight like a champ!