Sunday, March 1, 2009

18 Month Check-Ups

The babies had their 18-month check-up this week, and everybody looked great! I am still amazed by how blessed we are to have five babies with no major health issues! All of them are doing exactly what they should be at this age. Here are the stats from their visit:

Height: 31.75 inches (50th percentile!)
Weight: 21.12 lbs (10-25th percentile)
(Note: I think 50th percentile for height is higher than any of my kids, or me or Jayson for that matter, have made it up the height chart---I guess Kassidy is going to be the "tall" one in the family :-) )

Height: 30.5 inches (5th percentile)
Weight: 19.15 lbs (less than 5th percentile)
(Note: Kaydence was less than happy to be at the doctors office and was crying and wiggling through all the measurements, so we think the measurements may be a bit off. The doctor want her to come back in a month or so to re-measure)

Height: 31.5 inches (25th percentile)
Weight: 22.7 lbs (5-10th percentile)

Height: 29.75 inches (5th percentile)
Weight: 17.1 lbs (less than 5th percentile)
(Note: even though she is not on the charts, she is following her own growth curve and the doctor thinks she is doing fine)

Height: 31.75 inches (25-50th percentile)
Weight: 22.5 lbs (5-10th percentile)

More Fun February Pictures:

Going for a walk: Kassidy, Ryder, Kyndall, Kaydence and Rustin



The boys finally got a much needed haircut! This is their third one. Virginia held Ryder the whole time and my friend Cassaundra did the cutting.

Ryder's "after" picture

Rustin had over an inch taken off. He looks so grown up now!

Rachelle & Rustin "After"

Riley and Kaiya. For Valentines Day, our church does secret Valentine Families. We decided not to sign up this year, but someone in the ward appointed themselves to be our secret Valentine's anyway. This is the cookie we got on the last day---YUM!

Kaydence, Rustin, Kyndall, Ryder and Kassidy dressed in red for Valentine's Day.

Jayson's parents were in Texas for President's day weekend. They spent most of the time with Jayson's brother, Joel, who lives in Killeen, but we did manage to meet up with them for dinner at Rudy's. (Pictured: Jayson, Ryder, Kaydence, Kevin, Kyndall, Rustin, Sylvia and Kassidy)

Kyndall, Kaydence, Kassidy, Ryder and Kassidy

We bought a new playscape for the kids and Jayson has been working on it every spare moment! The day we got it, a friend came over and the two of them worked for about 4 hours and they made it all the way to step #13....out of 103!!

After another full Saturday spent on the playscape, Jayson (with Riley and Kaiya's help) made it to step #70!

Ryder, Kaydence, Rustin and Kassidy with Virginia. I have mentioned before that Virginia (also known as GG) is one of my personal angels! I don't know what I would have done without her! She has helped our family so much and we consider her to be part of the family. The babies adore her---the second she walks in the door, they all attack her. Everyone wants their loves from GG!

Riley and Kaiya at the District Reflections Contest Awards Ceremony where they each won an Award of Merit for their entries. Way to go, Riley and Kaiya!!

Ryder, Kaydence and Rustin. I was trying to get some things ready for dinner and these three went and found some books and then sat down in the kitchen to watch me. It was so cute!

Kyndall, Rustin and Kaydence at the mall playplace

Kaydence, Kyndall, Rachelle, Kassidy, Ryder and Rustin eating lunch in the Food Court.

Super-Mimi pushing Kaydence, Kassidy, Kyndall, Rustin and Ryder into Costco!



C. Beth said...

I love Kassidy's belly sticking out in the Valentine's photo--adorable! Pretty nearly as cute as my little gal's belly. ;)

So much fun to watch all seven of your children growing up.

-Beth in Leander

The Queen Vee said...

Today the RS lesson was on Ministering Angels from a talk by Elder Holland. Virginia has been and continues to be one for you. She is a special lady and deserves all the love and attention she gets from the kiddos, you and Jayson. Cassaundra, I think is another one.

The quints are looking so grown up, especially with their new haircuts.

Maaike said...

Goodness! :) I just compared the pics of the kids in the stroller and in their high chairs in this post, with pics of them in the stroller and their high chairs in your post of January 21st, 2008. Wow, then you can really see how they've grown in a year!

I love the boys' new haircuts.


Jaime said...

Everyone looks so great, healthy and happy! I'm going to have to ask for your advice once I attempt to take my trio out into the real world.

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

I love your posts.

I click, look and read...
and I am amazed every time.

I know it takes a special Mommy to raise 5 tiny ones at once +2 others that need attention and love. YOU are amazing Rachelle!


2Gemelle said...

you are all so great!!! I like to follow your blog and see the fantastic pictures you publish, your quints are simply fantastic!!!

Tobi said...

One hundred and three steps to put a playscape together? That's not play! That is serious work.

I love that picture of Virginia with the quints. You can tell they love her.

~MB~ said...

They are all looking SOOOOO grown up!!!

-oh and I just can't get enough of Rustin's face in the food court picture! priceless

BethE said...

I'm happy to hear that they are doing so well!

Kristen Duke said...

such fun to see all the pictures! Cute haircuts. Cute book reading at your feet. Great check ups. Super MiMi and GG for sure!

Sarah Schreffler said...

Wait. There's a local mall with a playplace? Where? Barton Creek Square has NOTHING :(