Wednesday, May 31, 2006


We took the kids today for their first eye exam. Did you know kids under 1 year of age can get a free eye exam through the InfantSEE program? We learned about this through the Mothers of Multiples group.

We sat and held the kids while the doctor looked at the exterior and interior of their eyes. Nothing too elaborate. No reading eye charts or anything like that.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Toy Selection

Before we put the kids in their highchairs each morning, we let them select a toy from a small box we keep on the bar in the kitchen. They get to choose from different rattles and noisemakers. They play with the toys while drinking from their bottles.

It's fun to watch them select something. Little Man and Blondie are usually quick to decide, but Squeaky likes to take her time and makes a careful selection. It really doesn't matter what they select though. As they sit eating, they pass the toys to each other. They rarely end up with the toy they started with.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Morning Talk Show

Who needs to watch morning television or listen to a morning radio show when you have triplets? Each morning, about 15 minutes before we get them out of bed for breakfast, they start "talking" to each other. It's the funniest thing to listen to them chatter and sing away. Sometimes we try to peek in the door and see them, but they usually catch us and stop. It's safest to listen to them on the monitor.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Why, Oh Why?

Putting the kids to sleep has suddenly become a battle. No one wants to go to sleep like they used to. We've stuck with the same routine. They either want to play in the crib or cry because we've put them in there to sleep. This isn't fun. As you know, when one starts crying at bedtime, eventually all 3 will cry and it's even harder to get them to sleep.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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Could It Be Over?

Everyone had a good night and morning. Maybe this virus is behind us.

Monday, May 22, 2006

What A Long Weekend (And It Isn't Over Yet)

Just a quick post while we have a minute. Thursday night, Little Man was attacked with a stomach virus. It didn't hit Squeaky and Blondie until Sunday morning. It's been an extended weekend of trying to keep food down. Not a lot of fun for anyone. At this point, Little Man seems to be better, but Squeaky and Blondie are still having a rough time.

An important life lesson we've learned this weekend - If your baby has a meal that includes sweet potatoes, avoid beige carpet when they aren't feeling well.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"When Animals Attack"

Have you ever seen one of those shows on television? You know the ones that shows clips of people sitting with their animal. The animal is so cute and friendly. Suddenly it turns on them and starts attacking? That's the way it was last night for the father. It hasn't happened in a while, but he was the victim of an attack last night. I was at the YMCA. Everything was fine until he started feeding them. Near the end, Squeaky started crying, which caused Blondie to cry and then Little Man. Before long, all 3 were screaming at the top of their lungs. It's not a nice situation. We hope it doesn't happen again any time soon.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

First Sign

Squeaky is definitely using the sign for eat when she is hungry at mealtimes. Yeah!!!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Lonely Little Man

Saturday night, Blondie, Squeaky and I went to a Mother's Day dinner at church. The father and Little Man were left at home. It was during that time that we realized how close the kids already are.

When the father was trying to feed Little Man, he refused to eat and kept looking at his sisters' high chairs. He knew they weren't there and that things were different. It was only after the father took him to an exersaucer that he would eat. It must have been the change in scenery because he wasn't expecting his sisters to be there beside him eating in the exersaucer. When the girls and I came back home, he was so excited. You could really tell they are a close trio.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!!!

When Mommy's Your Name
by Jacey Reynolds

The telephone's ringing, the TV is blaring.
Sister is crying' cause Brother's not sharing.
There's a spill on the carpet that no one will claim.
There's no time for sitting when Mommy's your name.

The laundry is folded but not put away.
The dishes you just washed are from yesterday.
Without any warning your relatives came.
There's no getting caught up when Mommy's your name.

You drive to the market, you drive to the school
You drive to the cleaners, you drive the carpool
You drive yourself crazy, it's really a shame.
There's no time for resting when Mommy's your name.

To your bedroom you sneak to find peace for a minute,
but your minute is over before you begin it.
Your little one finds you and thinks it's a game.
There's no time for hiding when Mommy's your name.

At night as you kneel to thank heaven above you,
An angel creeps in and says, "Mommy, I love you."
You may not know glory or fortune or fame,
but what does it matter when Mommy's your name?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hidden Camera?

When we pull out the camera or video camera, it always attracts the attention of the kids and they stop doing what we're trying to capture. We try to be sneaky with the cameras, but they always seem to catch us. We need to work on some type of hidden camera. Maybe hide it in the middle of stuffed animals or something like that. Any ideas?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

More Teeth

Little Man and Squeaky are adding more teeth on the top. Blondie is finally starting to get some teeth on top.

Friday, May 05, 2006

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We've added a few photos. We're not taking fewer, we're just being more selective about the ones we add.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mothers of Multiples - What Are You Worth?

According to this news story, a fulltime stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work. Here's an interesting fact from the story - "Employed mothers reported spending on average 44 hours a week at their outside job and 49.8 hours at their home job, while the stay-at-home mother worked 91.6 hours a week, it showed." So what are mothers of multiples worth? Two, three, four or more times that because of all the kids at the same age? I certainly think so. Want to calculate your worth? Go here.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

"You're An Inspiration To Us"

We hear that, in various forms, from different people. The comment is always tied to us being parents of triplets. Most recently the comment came from a couple that had a baby in NICU the same time we were there. We ran into them at a store and they told us that when things got bad with their baby, they thought of us and realized it could be worse. In fact, threee times as bad. I'm sure there's a compliment in that statement. Seriously, we're glad we can be an inspiration for people. We must be able to fulfill the responsibilities or God wouldn't have given us three at one time.