Friday, September 30, 2005

Father Friday - 12 Weeks - A Look Back

I can't believe how time has flown. Wasn't it just a few days ago we were holding the babies in NICU? Things sure have changed over the last three months. They're eating more, using more diapers, looking at us and laughing more, sleeping more (or less - depending on the night), being more active, crying more, giving us less free time. And you know what? I wouldn't change a thing.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Crying Avalanche

In the past, the babies have usually ignored each other when they cried. That's not the case now. When one baby starts crying, we have a short window of opportunity to calm them and stop the crying. If not, we have two crying and then three. You just can't describe that situation with words.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

It's Spreading

Less than 24 hours since the last post and all are starting to exhibit some sniffles. So much for our hopes of it not spreading.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


We've broken out the Lysol and are using the hand sanitizer even more - Blondie is sick. She had to go to the doctor and was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. She hasn't been running a fever, so hopefully the others won't get sick too. We've been trying to keep her separate from the others to help reduce that chance even more.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Twelve Weeks Old

Yesterday, we were 12 weeks old. How did we celebrate? By giving Mama and Daddy 30 minutes of simultaneous crying before and after this photo.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Photo Day

The babies are getting ready for their first official photos since the ones made at the hospital. We'll be talking them for the photos on Saturday. Now I have to decide what they should wear.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Keep On Staring

It finally happened. We knew it was coming. We were in a situation where people couldn't stop staring at us and the babies.

Recently we went to a local fall festival. As you can see in the photos, we've been to a park with the babies before, but this was the first time we had been somewhere with lots of people. As we were walking along, you could watch people stop and stare at us. Some people would try to be a bit sneakier. You would catch them trying to be discrete, but they were still counting the number of babies as we walked by.

We weren't out in any unusual way. Two babies were in the double stroller and one was in the Maximom Carrier. It seems normal to us at this point, but I guess it is unusual to see people with triplets. The way people were staring though, you would have thought we had a three-headed baby instead of three babies. I actually can't believe people didn't stop us and ask questions.

Well, just keep on staring. We're proud of our triplets.

Friday, September 16, 2005

I Love the Jump Start comic

Okay, it wasn't an SUV. It was a 2 door Honda. And it wasn't twins, but triplets. Anyway, this hits home.

From Jump Start.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Do We Look Bigger To You?

If you've thought the babies are starting to look larger in the photos, you are correct. A visit to the doctor yesterday revealed some big weight gains. Little Man is now 10 lbs 14 oz, Squeaky is 10lbs 4 oz and Blondie is 8lbs 15 oz.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Change of Season - Change of Clothes

I went to my first clothing consignment sale last week to start looking for clothes for fall and winter. It was hosted by the Mothers of Multiples group.

I think it's difficult to know what size clothes you should buy for the children to grow into. Little Man is in size 0-3 months. Squeaky can wear newborn size and some 0-3 month size clothing. Blondie is starting to move out of the preemie size and into newborn clothing.

How fast will they grow over the next 6 months? If only there was a easy way to know what size they would need in 3 or 6 months.

The Power of Naps

It was a nice uneventful weekend and we were able to nap on Saturday and Sunday. What a difference that made on those two days. If only the restoration had lasted until today. I'm tired again.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Sweet Sleep

We've had two restful nights the last week. Restful by triplet standards. All 3 slept for 5 1/2 hours. How nice that was. Of course, by the time you finish feeding the last baby and put them down to sleep, you've lost almost 1 1/2 hours of the total time. Oh, who cares - that's 4 hours of undisturbed sleep for us. Maybe we're starting to see the end of the sleepless tunnel.

Singing to the babies

We both enjoy singing to the babies. The mother usually sings true songs. The father enjoys making up his own. It's interesting to hear what he comes up with. Some of the ones he has created so far are "Drink It On Down", "Don't You Cry (Let Me Tell You Why)" and "Time to Wash Your Face". Maybe we have an album of children's songs in the works.

Similac 1, Fussiness 0

Well it seems like the new Similac formula has worked. Little Man's amount of fussiness and gasiness has been greatly reduced. We couldn't be happier and he seems happier about it too.