Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cooking For 5

Since the kids are eating regular food, it's taken some adjustment for us to cook for 5 instead of 2. We have to make larger portions. Sometimes it's difficult to know how much to make so everyone has the amount they want. If we find it difficult now, I hope we get better at judging amounts to fix before they reach their full eating potential.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

They Have Names

Have I blogged about this before? I can't remember. I've just recently become upset again when people refer to the kids as "the triplets". Even though they are triplets, they are individuals. They have different names and personalities. It just bothers me when people refer to them as one entity and strip them of all individuality.

Monday, November 27, 2006

More Climbing

The father was sitting in the floor Saturday morning with the kids when he noticed Blondie doing the following - She moved the push car to a tote we have in front of an end table. He watched to see what she was going to do. Within a few seconds, she had climbed to the top of tote from the push car and was headed for the top of the end table before the father picked her up and stopped her climbing adventure.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New Challenges For Us

This morning, Little Man used a push car as a ladder. We had just walked out of the living room and returned to see him standing on the couch. At the same time, Blondie was starting to climb on the car and get up there too. Squeaky was just watching. I guess she was waiting for her turn to climb up.

This brings new challenges for us. We'll now need to remove items from end tables because they'll be able to reach them. We had babyproofed to a certain height and now we'll need to go higher. It also brings the new problem of them climbing and then falling. I guess that means we'll have to be very careful about leaving them alone in the living room.

Friday, November 17, 2006

A Few New Photos

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Patience Deficit

With triplets, it takes all the patience you can muster. It seems that I use all I have with them, which means I have little to none for others. It's really sad, but that's the way it is. There doesn't seem to be any at all when it comes to idle chit-chat. I guess this also comes from the streamlining of life that is a necessity with multiples.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Remember Growing Up?

Remember when you were growing up and how you played outside all day? We do. Things are different now though. Are kids safe to play outside untethered like we did? Here's an interesting article on MSN that the father ran across.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Last night, we were up a lot with the kids. No real reason that we know of. They were just awake a lot. It sure makes it difficult to make it through the next day when you lose sleep. It also makes you realize how you get used to getting a full night of sleep when you don't get one. It reminded us of those sleepless nights that we used to have with round the clock feedings. Whew, I'm glad those are behind us.

Monday, November 13, 2006

That's Not Funny

Squeaky was feeling poorly yesterday. With all the symptoms, I called the nurse-on-call at the pediatrician's office to ask a couple of questions. As the conversation was ending, the nurse mentioned that we should clean all the toys so she wouldn't get the illness again. I mentioned that we had triplets. When I did, the nurse laughed and said, "Well, all 3 will probably be sick soon". That really isn't funny to me.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Go Blondie Go

Blondie started walking more yesterday. She was the last to do so. She took about 6 steps before deciding to crawl. Until now, she had only taken 2 or 3 steps at a time.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

You Should Write A Book

Lots of people have told us we should write a book about our experience as parents of triplets. We're not sure that's something we want to tackle. We're not even sure how we would start the process. And how would we find the time to write the story? It sounds like an interesting idea, but we're just not sure it's for us. Has anyone reading this written and published a book? If we took the time to write a book, would you read it? Let us know what you think.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Strings and Fuzz

What is going on with Little Man? He's eating strings from everything. He'll even lay on his belly and try to eat the fuzz from the carpet. He's not happy just chewing on teethers and toys. He seems to prefer strings and fuzz.

Friday, November 03, 2006


The father was talking with a coworker about triplets. They were discussing Mothers of Multiples meetings, special conventions for multiples, special strollers for multiples, things like that. The coworker pointed out that being a family with multiples is like being part of a subculture. We had never thought about that before, but it's true. What a unique and rewarding experience it is to be a part of something like that.