November 1-December 17, 2011

The first weekend of November I went elk hunting with my dad, uncles, and grandpa.  This meant I was gone from Sarah and the kids for the first time since the triplets had been born.  She is an amazing wife because she let me go.  Hunter clapped on November 4th.  Holden clapped on November 20th.  Hadley clapped on November 22nd.  We also started physical therapy for Hunter because the doctor thinks he has torticollis.  This is basically a condition in which his muscle is tight on his right side from the way he was positioned in the womb.  Lou and Cece and Sarah's Aunt Julie and Uncle John and Devin and Mitchell came up from CA for Thanksgiving.  We ended up eating at Sarah's parents' house on Thanksgiving Day, and then went to the Lulay side that evening for dessert.  We decided to brave the crowds and we took the kids (all 4 of them) shopping.  Hayden loved Toys R Us.  Then, the Saturday after, we celebrated Thanksgiving with the Gescher side at my Aunt Val and Uncle Rick's house.  On December 4th, we went to Santiam Canyon Christmas trees with my parents, Katie, Kyle, Olivia, Ashley, and Creed.  We got to see Santa.  Hayden did not like to sit on his lap (he screamed), but was ok standing next to him.  Hadley crawled on December 5th.  We also celebrated Olivia's first birthday party.  We ate at Wallery's pizza and then went to Katie and Kyle's for dessert and Olivia opened her presents.  Katie made some amazing dessert!  The first few weeks in December were consisted of Hunter having a sinus infection and croup.  Holden had a sinus infection and an ear infection.  Hadley had a sinus infection.  Hayden got croup and an ear infection (and his infection will not go away with antibiotics, so we are scheduled to put tubes back in his ears and get his adenoids removed on December 29th.).  All 4 kids were on antibiotics.  To top things off, Sarah got a sinus infection and is also on antibiotics.  It gets confusing on what times the kids get their medicine/Tylenol, etc!  Please pray for my Grandma Lulay as she just got diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  She is an amazing grandma and it is hard to see her in so much pain.  She should start her treatment soon.  We sadly missed my Holiday party since all 4 kids were sick.  Hunter got his first tooth on December 16th.  We also went to the doctor for their 9 month (almost 10) appointment.
On December 16th:
Hunter weighed 21 lbs 10 oz (50-75%), was 30 inches (75-90%), and his head was 46 cm (50-75%).
Hadley weighed 20 lbs 12 oz (75%), was 28.5 inches (50-75%), and her head was 46.5 cm (95-97%)
Holden weighed 19 lbs 7 oz (25%), was 29 inches (50-75%), and his head was 45 cm (25-50%)
We cannot believe how big they are all getting! 
On December 17, we took the kids with my parents to Alpenrose Dairy to see their Christmas display.  We ate lunch at Red Robin and it was amazing to see all the triplets sitting in their high chairs eating!  Hayden got them all balloons.  Hunter sat up for the first time after I sat him there.  His torticollis seems to be getting a lot better as he is holding his head a lot straighter.  We are busy finishing up our shopping.  We are looking forward to Christmas!!!


Christmas tree farm

We found Hayden doing this.  He got his stool and carried it to help decorate the tree!

St. Nick came the eve of Dec. 5th

Holden quickly caught up to Hadley!

Hayden, Holden, and Hadley

Hadley at Alpenrose Dairy

Holden at Alpenrose Dairy

Hunter at Alpenrose Dairy

Hayden at Alpenrose Dairy

Hayden with his cars that Santa made for him

Hunter sitting up by himself for the first time!



1 comment:

  1. Good luck with surgery we went through the same thing in April! Will be thinking of you all praying for healthy kiddos and parents :) sick babies are no fun especially that many I'm sure!