Monday, February 27, 2006

Black and White and Loved All Over

This is an interesting twin story from the Daily Mail.

Birthday Planning

This weekend we realized the triplets are almost 8 months old. Is it too early to start planning the one year party? Probably not with the limited amount of time each day we can spend on planning it.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Father Friday - Interesting Packaging

The triplets received this gift for Christmas. We haven't opened it yet because they aren't walking. I was looking at it recently and started laughing at the packaging of the toy. I can't look at it now without laughing. If it was me, I think I would have made the box a little larger so it wouldn't look like one dog was sniffing the other one's tail.

Finally - Baby Dedication Photos

We're finally getting around to posting the official Baby Dedication photos. Try to ignore those copyright symbols in the photos.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I Don't Know How You Do It

We hear that, in some form, from people all the time. From the outside, things must look better than they do on the inside. We always feel like it's a struggle to get everything completed each day. Feeding the kids, washing clothes and dishes, keeping the house in some order, taking care of ourselves, running errands...the list goes on and on. Somehow we manage. It's a mystery to us. And we must make it look easy. Trust us, it's an illusion.

Monday, February 20, 2006

One Week Without Posts

I just realized it's been one week since my last post. Sorry about that. I guess this was just a week without much to write about.


Everyone is starting to sit more than usual. All 3 sit really well with some assistance. Little Man is almost to the point where he can sit by himself. This weekend, he was sitting by himself, leaned over to pick up a toy and then returned to a sitting position. Of course, we're always beside him just in case he loses his balance.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Saturday, February 11, 2006

New Weights

As of yesterday afternoon, Little Man has taken the lead in weights again.

Little Man - 16 lbs 4 oz
Squeaky - 16 lbs 2oz
Blondie - 13 lbs 8 oz

Friday, February 10, 2006

What Will The Weights Be?

We go to the doctor today for another RSV injection. They'll be checking everyone's weights. I can't wait to see how much they've gained.

Father Friday - You Do What???

Breastfeeding kids is great, but I think this lady has carried it too far.

Why I Still Breastfeed My Eight Year Old Girl

I sent this story to daddytypes. A reader there sent in a link to a Little Britain clip about "extended breastfeeding". Maybe it's more common than I'm aware.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Many Faces of Squeaky

Squeaky is a clown. She puts on the biggest show. She loves to change expressions, stick out her tongue, laugh and "talk". These photos were made in consecutive order. Squeaky is on the right. Watch her do her thing.

Germs and Multiples

I'm a germ
Germs and multiples aren't a good combination. When one gets sick, the others probably will too. With triplets, you're looking at about 2 weeks of illness by the time it spreads and everyone is on the mend. We usually try to avoid situations where we know they can catch something.

This past Sunday, we rushed to get to church only to find out that someone in the nursery was sick. Squeaky had just recovered from a cold. We decided it wasn't worth it to leave them in the nursery and run the risk of somebody getting sick. Why do people bring out their kids when it's possible for them to spread an illness? I guess if you only have one child, it isn't a big deal if they get sick. They get better and things are back to normal. That isn't the case with us. Like the Energizer bunny, that illness just comes going and going until everyone is sick. That's why we try to be extra careful with illness.

Monday, February 06, 2006

A Small Victory

We consider this a small victory for us. We were able to clean the house Saturday. At all times - one person watched the kids and the other cleaned. Are things getting easier for us, are the kids getting easier to entertain or were we just lucky?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Pink Eye

This week, we had the first illness that we definitely didn't want spreading. Squeaky had pink eye. We discovered it at the first of the week and we took her to the doctor immediately. Today is the last dose of the eye drops and we are happy to say that no one else has shown any signs of catching the illness.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I Miss...

We compiled a small list of things we miss since the triplets were born. It's not what you think. Read on. Others that have kids can probably add to the list.

  • I miss sleeping later in the morning, but I enjoy the early feeding and watching the sun rise while holding a baby.
  • I miss having time to play my guitar, but I enjoy singing songs to the kids.
  • I miss quiet evenings, but I enjoy the sounds of laughter when we're playing with the kids.
  • I miss taking a nap on the couch, but I enjoy watching the kids sleep.
  • I miss the free time, but I enjoy having three babies to love.
  • I miss having time to clean the house, but I love filling my time with things I do as a parent.

Any others you can think of?