Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quick update

I don't remember where we got this little outfit, but she is super cute in it!

We thought the boys looked totally cute in their hats so we had to take a picture. Plus, this might be the first and last time they will be able to wear these outfits :(

I know, I know! What the heck? 2 posts in 2 days! Well, the one from yesterday, I started Monday so it has Monday's date, but again, I was having problems uploading my photos so it took me 2 days to finish it. And how about a little interactive fun??? Can you all guess who is who on the boys? At the doctor's today, you have to strip them down to their diapers, and I almost couldn't tell who was who. I told Marcus it would be messed up ,we bring them to the doctor, and mix them up. Then one would be known as the other the rest of their lives.

Dr. appointment today. Everything is awesome with the triplets. I wanted to give an update on their growth. Preemies....yeah right! You would never have known. We are just so blessed. I am thankful everyday for the blessing we received. The boys are for sure for sure developmentally where they should be for a 3 month old, not adjusted or anything. Usually, what happens when you have a baby that is born early, they are behind a full term baby by the number of weeks they were early. In my case, the triplets were born at 34 weeks (6 weeks early). They would be about 6 weeks behind a full term baby of 3months old. Mia is just a tad behind the boys. The boys have been smiling at us for a few weeks now. Mia just started smiling back at us about a week ago. My take on that is she has just been way to busy trying to keep up here bad attitude (can't let anyone think she is a sweet little baby girl). She is probably smarter then we think. The boys will be changed to regular baby formula in about 2 weeks. Right now they are all on a special formula that is higher in calories. Mia will remain on the Neosure and Enfacare until our next doctor's appointment in February.

Jevin 12lb. 6.5oz = 38%tile and 22 inches long
Deuce 11lb. 5oz = 17%tile and 21 inches long
Mia 9lb. .05oz = 3%tile and 20.5 inches long

They all got shots today. You would have thought I got shots. It just hurts my heart to see their little sad faces and hear their cries. So not a funny joke on them. Don't you feel like they are so betrayed? They don't even know they are going to be stuck in the leg like that! I am not sure I will ever get used to this shot thing. Then to think when they finally figure out what is causing them so much pain, you have to hold them down for their shots. I think I will send Daddy by himself to those when it comes time. And yeah, Mia likes baby Tylenol. She was too funny today. She was trying to boss the nurse around. The nurse was giving her her Tylenol. She gave her a little bit and pulled away to give her time to swallow it. Within 2 seconds Mia makes this little noise, looking the nurse in her eyes, like "Okay! Done! You're taking too long! Give me the rest!" I can't really explain it in writing but if I could it would sound something like "MMmmt!" Then, when Marcus and I were on our way home we were talking about her bossing the nurse, and she makes the sound again. Too funny! Like she was trying to show us how she was the boss of the nurse "I told the nurse MMmmt." Ohhh the joy they bring you, the laughs they give you...

Monday, December 14, 2009

What I've learned so far...




Well, it has been a while. I have some pics for everyone, and I thought I would mention a few things I have learned as a mommy of triplets. I apologize for the length between posts, but like I mentioned before, your day gets away from you. Before you know it, it is time to lay yourself down for a brief moment so you can get up for that 2am feeding. Then, I am still doing school and the class I am taking has turned out to be rather demanding of my time. Ughhh.

So lets see...what I have learned...
1. Cherish your quite time. It is few and far between. Just when you think they are asleep, they are not.
2. Don't get your babies hooked on a pacifier until they can put it back in their mouth by themselves.
3. There will be many many many days where you will never even change out of your pajamas.
4. You will most likely need a babysitter just to take a shower.
5. Most babies are bipolar. One second they are smiling and 30 seconds later they are crying for reasons you will never figure out.
6. What used to take you a day, now takes 2 weeks. I started my Christmas lights the weekend after Thanksgiving and just finished them Sunday.
7. One baby is always going to wake up and need you to make them stop crying when you only need 30 more seconds to get the one you are trying to get to sleep, asleep.
8. You will spend many days sitting in the exact same spot for hours. Many of times, I come to realize at 6pm that I have barely moved from my couch trying to keep the babies pacified and happy.
9. All the babies must stay on the same schedule. If one wakes at 2am for a feeding, never think the other two will sleep long enough for you to lay down again. You must wake the other two or you will be up all night long. (Tried that once in my hopes they will sleep through the night or at least until 5am). They seem to know you just fell asleep.
10. They will try to be the boss of you.

So, I am sure there is much more I have learned, but only the stuff that makes you think, "Seriously?!?", is easy to remember.

Well, as I said, they do change right before your eyes. I have to sit and look at pictures from when they were two weeks old just to remember how tiny they were. It is a little scary because it brings reality into perspective. They just won't be the same from one day to the next. What scares me is I am afraid I won't remember these times. I won't remember what they looked like when they were sleeping, or when they smiled, or when they look you right in the eye with their innocent little faces. Ceara and I went to Carter's to exchange a gift and I saw a preemie outfit. Oh my gosh!!!! It was so tiny. I just can't believe they wore those for the first month of their lives. Goodness!

They have started to know how to fuss to get their way I think. It seems they always want to be held. I worry that I may have spoiled them, but then again, there are three of them. They are never held for too long. For the most part they get held when they eat, and you have to put them down to feed the next one. If two are sleeping, one of them will get some one on one time, but other than that they are in a swing, laying in a boppy or bouncy, sleeping, but never held excessively. They fuss, and the minute it looks like they will get picked up they nearly stop. And they fake cry...don't ask me how they figured that one out.

Well all, its time to eat again. Till next time.

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