Below are some of the pictures of Tripp that were shown both at the beginning and during the Introducing Tripp interview that took place on February 15, 2009.
In this picture Tripp is on his stomach, holding his head up easily with no support. He is alert and smiling.
In this picture, he appears to be sitting up and has good head control. He seems alert and interested in his surroundings.He also appears to have gained a good amount of weight judging by his round cheeks and double chin.
Here is a photo of Levi wearing what looks like a hospital ID bracelet holding a baby that I assume is the newborn Tripp. Compare these to the first two pictures which would have to have been taken over the following seven weeks.
What puzzles me about the first two pictures?
On February 15, 2009, when this interview was conducted, Tripp was less than two months old. From his reported birthdate of December 27, 2008, he would have been 50 days old or 7 weeks one day old.
I have been around many babies and those first two pictures appear to me to be of a baby much older than 7 weeks.
I think the first picture is compatible with a baby between 4 and 5 months of age and the second picture is compatible with a baby around 7 months old.
The second picture puzzles me greatly because there is a picture of Tripp when he was almost exactly 7 months old taken at the Governor’s Picnic on July 25, 2009. I put the second picture side by side with the picture from the picnic and they look very similar. Same furrowed brow, same chubby cheeks.
So how could pictures of Tripp looking older than his stated 7 weeks exist before February 15, 2009? And also, too, how is it possible for a picture of Tripp taken on July 25, 2009 when he was nearly 7 months old to look so nearly identical to a picture, where by all logic he would have to have been less than 7 weeks old.
Other than time travel, the only explanation that makes any sense is that Tripp and an identical twin were born way before December 27, 2008. The other twin was healthier and grew faster and those first two pictures are of that twin. Why were those pictures shown? Who knows? Where does Trig fit in this conundrum? There are cases where women have had triplets with a set of identical twins plus a singleton. Here is a thread where women in that exact situation are talking. I’m not saying that’s the case with Trig, Tripp and Tripptwin but never say never. Maybe the name Tripp came up when Bristol found she was carrying triplets.
Thoughts, please about how those pictures of an older Trig could exist in February 2009. That is what really wows me about this whole thing.
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