Posts Tagged ‘triplets’

Triplet Company :)

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 by by

Boy, I’m late on writing this one. Susan came over w/ Ava, Andrew, & Mia about 3 weeks ago but this is the 1st time I’ve had a chance to look at the pics & blog about it. Her kids are adorable & everyone seems to get along so I hope we get to do more of these although I don’t know how many of them will be outside.

Susan & I have met quite a while ago, when she was 18 weeks pregnant w/ her triplets. I had just had mine, about 3 months before. Our friendship grew as she got closer to delivering & even more so in the days, weeks, & months after her kids were born. I was 6 months ahead & tried to impart any wisdom I had, sometimes just an ear to listen more than anything else.

It has been good having someone that “get’s it”. If you have had more than 1 baby at a time, you understand & if you’ve had 3, you understand even more b/c the truth of the matter is being a triplet mommy ain’t easy. To have someone understand is a God send.

Susan & I have clicked from the beginning & I’m glad. I hope that we start having more playdates again! (more…)

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Sewing Adventures, cont.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 by by

I got a new serger. It’s a machine that does this cool stitching that saves lots of time & is just really good for more commercial type stuff. In other words, the stitching is more durable along all the seams. Everyone knows what I’m talking about, you just don’t know it. Look inside your shirts or shorts or pants. Yeah, that funky stitch that looks really complicated. That’s it.

Did I really need it?

Yep.
No doubt.

It speeds up the process of sewing 2 pieces of fabric together. Makes life easier & honestly, w/ triplets, well worth the $179 I spent. B/c not only do I need some extra time, I also need a great deal & you can (more…)

Another Successful Playdate!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 by by

I know it seems weird that play dates are such a big thing but they really are for me. Susan and her trio came over this past Wednesday. This time I was on my own territory so I wasn’t quite as nervous. All I had to do was make sure the gate was up in the living room & that there were plenty of toys (eh hem…got that covered) and we were set. Ok, I even put shorts on the girls. I didn’t want them thinking I was an unfit momma (kidding). I mean, I do have some kind of reputation to uphold.

Susan’s (I’m really a bad person because I can’t remember her name to save my life) mom also came along with her and the kids. She is the sweetest lady. Gabi took to her and insisted on sitting in her lap a good portion of the visit. Sofi had a favorite too. Susan. She wouldn’t leave her alone or get out of her lap. When it was time for them to leave, Sofi cried. I’m not talking a little cry. She was super sad to see her go. She stood at teh gate for a good 5 minutes after they walked out the door and cried. I haven’t seen her act that way towards anyone!

I had a little follower too. Ava crawled everywhere I went. She wanted to (more…)

Doing things we shouldn’t be doing, hehe!

Monday, June 8th, 2009 by by

Over the course of the past month, these kids have started testing limits. Not that they weren’t before but now they really and in ways that could give them a big bump on the noggin. I’m not sure how to handle the climbing except to be there just in case because it is obvious that it isn’t going to stop. Rather than fight what seems to be natural in their development, I am going with the flow.

Sofi seems to be heading the way in climbing. We have this really neat activity table that was given to them by Julie and Sofi has managed to figure out how to sit and stand in the storage compartment.



Here are all 3 playing on the couch. I’m not sure what the fascination is BUT (more…)

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Triplets Meeting Triplets

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 by by

Yesterday we were on our daily family walk and saw a huge group of kids sitting in someone’s front yard. Both Todd and I were wondering what they were doing? It was a peaceful gathering, no signs of trouble. Then all the sudden 2 girls start running towards us and say “Are they triplets?!?!” I didn’t know whether to jump in front of the stroller or what because I was certain they were just excited about seeing babies, right? Wrong.

The 2 girls were both triplets. Get this; they weren’t from the SAME group of triplet siblings either. They were both from DIFFERENT SETS! Each girl had 2 brothers in their sets, the opposite of what we have. They were so excited to meet the kids and we were excited to meet not 1 but 2 girls from different sets.

Turns out that the big group of kids sitting on the lawn were celebrating (more…)

Super Sonic Day!

Friday, May 29th, 2009 by by


Tee-hee! If you are from the South, you know all about Sonic. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY! Ok, so it isn’t so much the food although they have killer tots and cheese that I enjoy eating very much, it is the drinks. Yep, their drinks are the bestest in the whole world. Not the alcoholic kind either. Um, ok, you CAN put some vodka in their flavored drinks, the cherry limeade to be exact, and it is quite delish BUT since those days are in the past, a straight up cherry limeade is what I craved today.


So, I did what any other person craving a drink or snack would do. I got in the car and (more…)

Sharing

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 by by

When do they learn this concept? Geez! I think it is amazing that no one will pay attention to a certain toy until 1 of the 3 gets hold of it. Then it becomes the “toy of the moment” and they all HAVE to have it. Huh? We have a room full of toys? Why does this happen? This is how it is all the time. If 1 of them comes to sit in my lap or Todd’s lap, the other 2 gravitate right over and want to be included.

In a way, it is super cute, that is until someone starts crying because there is only 1 toy for the 3 of them. Then I have to figure out how to distract them. This is the game we play all day long. The same thing goes with books. We have tons of books but as soon as 1 gets a hold of 1, the other 2 also want it. Never mind the other 4-5 books strewn on the floor, readily available to be handled.

I know they don’t understand sharing yet. I try to teach them about it though. Even if they can’t grasp the concept (more…)

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Fun downstairs!

Monday, May 18th, 2009 by by

For the most part, we have “lived” upstairs with the kids. It was just easier that way in the beginning. Their room was up there, the playroom, my computer, their bouncy chairs, etc. You name it, it was up and not down. Well, things are changing. The kids need more visual stimulation and now that they are walking, more room to practice. I’ve been bringing them down when they wake up from their afternoon nap.

It is a good change. We all need a new environment. Being downstairs gives us all a break from the playroom which although is perfectly suited for the kids, is also very closed in. The living room has a huge bay window and plenty of room to walk around. The kids love it. Mommy is still getting use to it but it ain’t bad.

While we were downstairs yesterday, Todd was folding the kids’ laundry. Ianchito thought it would be fun to get in the basket and Sofi was pulling every piece of clothing from it and carrying it around the living room. They also thought it would be fun to all get in at the same time. I had the brilliant idea of pushing them around and they LOVED it!

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Finally…the birthday party!

Monday, May 11th, 2009 by by

Yep, 6 weeks late but better late than never! For those of you that just started reading, the original party was set for March 28th but the kids got sick with a virus so we had to cancel it. April was booked for many family/friends so we were finally able to have the kids’ first birthday party yesterday.

I was very concerned that everything wouldn’t get done in time but I had some help (Sheila, Mom, & Todd). I couldn’t have done it without them because I had kids to take care of at the same time. Go figure they would decide to only take ONE nap yesterday. I thought for sure they would be super cranky for the party but I have to say that they really behaved well and adjusted to all the people being there. Remember, this is the first time they have had that many people around them since they were born! The only one that was a bit timid & vocal when I left was Gabi. She got over it rather quickly though.

We went with Rubber Ducky as our theme. Excuse the hole in the wall. We are do-it-yourselfers and that was a project I started about 2 wks before I got pregnant with the kids.


Sofi decided to pull out (more…)

Am I depriving my kids?

Monday, April 27th, 2009 by by

I don’t know if this will sound right but I think it is important for me to share this, especially to those that have multiples.

My friend, Susan (another triplet mommy), and I were talking on the phone a couple of weeks ago. The topic was about how we felt “robbed” from many normal mommy experiences. It starts with a triplet pregnancy being high risk from the get go. To many the belly touching and the comments about being pregnant are not welcomed and can even get annoying, BUT for us they were virtually non-existent. I was on bed rest for half of the pregnancy, from 18 weeks until I delivered. I never got to answer when I was due while I was out at the store or have people gawk at my tummy. She agreed, saying that we got to miss out on that part of a regular pregnancy. I could go on for ever…the cute maternity clothes, the designated driver position, etc.

The same goes for parenting, except this time I wonder if me not getting out of the house is depriving my children of so many “normal” experiences. We don’t go to the grocery store, Walmart, to family/friend’s homes, to the park, to the zoo, out to eat at a restaurant, and the list could go on and on and on. As Susan and I were talking, we both realized that our children would not experience the weekly trip to the grocery store and that taking them was going to be a “special event”. I think we were both a bit saddened by this thought. So many things that many others take for granted, we do not.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a pity party because I honestly LOVE being at home all day with my kids, hearing them talk to one another and discovering new abilities every day BUT I also don’t want the grocery store to be a special place to visit. I want them to be familiar with the world, not just our home and subdivision. The problem is taking 3 children out is a BIG production (more…)

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