Sorry for the delay in posting anything new. Several things have happened...not with the babies, just with family and friends that it's hard to get on here. My grandfather passed away on April 7th. I went to Georgia to be at his funeral. No, I didn't take the babies. I was gone for 36 hours while Bronson and his mom held down the fort. They did an excellent job. But I really missed my babies!!!
I made it home for Easter and Bronson and I took the babies to our former church to be "introduced" to the congregation. We had a wonderful time.
Monday, April 13th I received the news that a childhood friend of mine passed away tragically. It took a toll on me that whole week. I was extremely upset.
Then on April 19th, we had the babies dedicated at our church. It was a big day!! We had our family there for support and just to be with us. It was an awesome time!
The next morning, Mom and I drove to San Angelo to see my aunt and uncle. What a trip! The babies did excellent!! And we really enjoyed being with BB and Uncle Ken. It was a nice relaxing "vacation".
Now, I'm back home and ready to get back to routine. The babies will have their 4 month vaccinations this Wednesday. We'll get to see how big they've grown! I can't wait!!
Be on the lookout for spotlight blogs on each of the babies this week. I have decided to give you a little insight on each one and how their personality is taking shape. I'm so proud of them! They are wonderful babies. I couldn't have asked for any better!!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Some of you have asked what it's like to be a stay-at-home mom with triplets and how do I get through each day. Well.....let me tell you!
Of course when you have just one baby....it's all about routine. Babies thrive on it....which I'm sure most of you already know that.
First things first: All of them wake up at 4am for their first feeding. Although, Mollie has been waking up around 3:30 am lately. I don't know what that's about. But it does give me some alone time with her. Once all of them have been fed and burped, they go back to bed immediately (no playtime or "waketime").
We then wake up for the 8:00 am feeding. After this feeding....they all get a bath. Not at the same time of course. I begin bathing each one at 9:30 am. By the time I'm done with all three....it's nap time. They go down for a nap at 10:00 am. I try to keep them asleep or staying in their crib (even if they're awake) until around 11:45 am or 12. During this naptime is when I get dressed, do some household chores and eat breakfast.
Then it's time to feed again. After this feeding, we have playtime on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and sometimes Friday. On Wednesdays and some Fridays, it's errand day. Yes, I take all of them with me to the store, the post office, wherever I need to go that day. It's not that hard believe it or not. On the days that we have playtime, I put them on their tummies. Sometimes we do a rotation where one child gets the swing, one is in their chair and the other is under the floor gym. This goes on until around 2 pm when again, it's naptime. I will either put them back in their bed or they just sleep in their bouncies from 2pm to 4pm. During this time, I will do my workout, visit with Stacy that comes over at 2, or do household chores.
Four o'clock is feedtime again. After this feeding, it gets a little tricky. My goal is to keep them awake until the 8pm feeding. It's extremely hard. They are asleep sometimes when Daddy gets home. Then they wake up about 7pm cranky until they eat again. I'm thinking we may need to begin feeding them earlier and put them to bed earlier. Maybe we'll try that soon.
At 8pm, it takes more time to feed. This is where Bronson helps me. They finally go to bed at 9:30pm and don't wake up until 4am!!! I'm loving that. I try to get in bed between 10 and 10:30pm. That way, I can get a good 5 to 5 1/2 hours of sleep.
That's it! Everyday is the same....except for the weekends. I try to keep them on a schedule on Saturdays and Sundays, but that's a challenge. I hope this answers your curiosity.