Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This photo was taken last year, just before Christmas. I can't believe how they have changed. Ellie (on the right) looks like the "heavy" in the mob. :)

Today it is snowing and we are all stir crazy. The kids are recovering from colds, teething and are very demanding in wanting to be close AT ALL TIMES to me. Right now, I'm hiding in the kitchen and they are contained in the playroom.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Here's a cookbook recommendation for all of you with young kids: "Superfoods for Babies and Children," by Annabel Karmel. It has great recipes for starting at 6 months and going up to 3+ years. She has a bunch of info in the front on what kids need to grow and how each nutrient helps. Each of her recipes focuses on one ingredient and gives some nutritional information on the side as to how the meal will benefit your child. She also makes food interesting and fun for older kids.

My kids love her chicken balls and I like it because I'm able to sneak some veggies in them. Here's the recipe:

Finger-Picking Chicken Balls

1 TBS light olive oil
1 med. onion, finely chopped
1/2 c grated carrot
1 lg. Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
2 6-oz boneless skinless chicken breasts (uncooked), cut into chunks
1 TBS chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 dried (optional)
1/2 c fresh white break crumbs
1 chicken bouillon cube, crumbled
salt and freshly ground pepper
all-purpose flour for coating chicken balls
vegetable oil for frying

1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and saute 1/2 the onion and the grated carrot for 3 minutes,
stirring occasionally
2. Using your hands, squeeze out a little excess liquid from the grated apple.
3. Mix together the grated apple, chicken and sauteed onion and carrot along with the raw
chopped onion, parsley, thyme, bread crumbs and stock cube and chop for a few seconds in a
food processor.
4. Season with a little salt and pepper.
5. With your hands, form the mixture into about 20 balls, roll them in flour and fry in a little oil
until lightly golden and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes.

To get a little "extra" calories in them, I add some sour cream on top and they go for it! Jack even likes them and had some for dinner last night. Can't go wrong with a dinner for everyone! I also end up with more than 20 so I freeze half the batch and can pull them out as I need to.


I think that both Lily and Liam will be proficient walkers by Christmas. Liam is doing great! I watched them all walking around the play room this morning and had a vision of the trouble that is about to ensue. Ellie has also figured out how to move obejcts near other objects in order to climb higher. Uh oh!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Little People with Personalities

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We stayed at home and had some great friends over. John and Stephanie, from church, came as well as our nanny extraodinaire, Ginny, and her boyfriend, Jeff. We had lots to eat and drink and even squeezed in a game before calling it a night.

The babies ate it all...turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and bread. They had to go to bed before dessert was brought out, but the next day, they had some pie and LOVED it! Who doesn't like pumpkin pie, expecially when it is made from a real pumpkin and not Libby's from a can?

Ellie, Lily and Liam are growing in leaps and bounds. I recently looked up online where to get toddler leashes. I know...I always looked down on people who "tied up" their children that way. Well, I'm all about contianing them, especially when we are around a lot of people. Ellie is very much a walker and is working on running. Lily will be walking most of the time by Christmas and Liam will follow soon after. If I take them all out somwhere and they want to walk, not sit in their stroller ( I can't blame them for that!), then I'm not having all 3 toddlers running in different directions? Who to chase after first?

They love kissing each other as well as fighting over toys. I don't buy in 3's anymore, because whether I have one spoon or 30 spoons that are exactly the same, the desirable spoon is always in the hands of another. As you can imagine, that gets old really quickly.

Their personalities are becoming more and more apparent. Ellie is sweet as pie, but will throw a glorious tantrum if things don't go her way. Case in point...I was dressing them for church yesterday. Trying to get out the door. I put on her shoes that matched her dress. She saw her other, worn and ragged sneakers on the table and pointed and yelled. I told her that those shoes are for outside, not church. Well, I guess she isn't able to reason and think logically yet :) and she threw a fit. Yes, she laid on her stomach on the floor and cried and cried and ecen got in a kick or two. Shoe selection, if appropriate for the season, isn't a battle that is worth it for me, so she won that one. She also gives the sweetest hugs and kisses.

Lily is definitely boss-girl of the household. She takes and takes and will yell and scream if an obejct is taken from her. It doesn't have to be an object in her hand. If it is within a 5 foot radius of her, she considers it hers. She is also sweet and knows what "lovie object" belongs to whom. Today, I was looking for Ellie's doggie for naptime and came downstairs to look. Lily crawled into the toybin repeating "da da da." Lo and behold, Lily popped her head out of the toybin with Doggie in her hands. She's a love.

Liam, Mr. Handsome, is the mellowest of the crew. He definitely has his limits, but he has already learned that what a girl wants, a girl gets. For the most part, he allows his sisters to take something from him and he then goes and looks for something else to play with. He rarely gets to play with an obejct for too long, with his two sisters milling around. He is trying to walk, presumably to keep up with his sisters. He loves to be held for a while after he wakes up from a nap...I love it!!!! The others usually just want down to play.

We are headed out to California for Christmas. I'm so excited to take the kids on a walk by the beach in the early morning hours when it is still cold. My mom and I dress them up warmly, drive to the beach, get ourselves a nice hot cup of coffee and stroll around the island in the bay. There are always lots of animals...birds, dogs, cats, seals as well as lots of Christmas decorations up for the kids to look at. It will not be a white Christmas, but it is the next best thing.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


We want a dog, but we settled for a fish. Chester joined our family today. He is a crest tailed Beta and he's reddish on top and blueish on the bottom. He hasn't eaten yet. Those little balls of fish food are still floating on top and getting more and more puffed up. We'd decided that he's either scared of his new surroundings or he's sleeping. I hope he's still alive. I'm not good at keeping living beings alive. I don't have ANY plants in our house. That's right. We are plantless. I've had plants in the past, but alas, they've died rather quickly. The majority of them end up with bugs flying around, the rest of them dry up and die. This rule has been consistent with both outside and inside plants. I don't do fake plants either. They still need to be dusted and that is just one more thing on my list that would get pushed to the next day and the next and the next and, well, you get it. So, I digress...back to Chester. I think he is still alive. Do fish sleep?

Ellie and I had a mother-daughter outing today. I needed to get new sheets for our bed and decided to take just one baby with me. I took the "walker" so she could get out and about. We went to Bed Bath and Beyond and she was in heaven! She gently touched some displays and loved tying out all the kid-sized chairs that they had on display. Everyone was greeted with "Hi!"

We left the store and I was putting her in the car to go home and she had a fit! I asked if she wanted to walk longer and she quickly signed "more." At home, getting her to sign is like pulling teeth, but apparantly, she really really wanted to walk. So, we walked back to the outdoor mall and went to a coffee shop. Then, we walked down to the other end of the shops and went in Petsmart to see the dogs. She LOVED that!!!

We decided to skip buying a Golden Retriever and bought a fish instead. We'll see how long I can keep this fish alive and then we'll see about a dog. I'd like all 3 amigos to be completely potty-trained before a puppy enters our abode, so I'm thinking a dog will come in about 3 more years. Oh well. Jack will have to wait.

So, my last post was when October was gone and now it is November's turn. Wild. My parents were right...kids make the time go by faster. We stayed in town for Thanskgiving and had some friends over. It was a great time. I cheated a bit and ordered the turkeys so all I had to do what heat them up!!! Check out this website: http://www.pfaelzerbrothers.com/ It will take care of all our party-planning needs. ;)

In other news...Lily finally popped her first tooth!! Woooohoooo! That only took about 7 months. Ellie looks like that Monster puppet on Sesame Street. She has about 7 half-teeth and 2 real teeth. Very cute, actually.

They are doing pretty cute things now too, like kissing each other. TOO CUTE!!!! Love that. Lily and Liam are starting to walk more with Lily taking a slight edge. Ellie is running and beginning to jump off small steps. She is very proud of herself too.

For those of you reading....white lights on the house, or colored??? I grew up with colored, but Jack thinks they are little cheezy. I'd like some more opinions...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

What month is it????

I can't believe October is gone. Just gone. What happened? We had my sister visit for a weekend and then my mom came to visit. It was great to spend some time with them and watch them spend time with the kids. The kids know them and get so excited when they see their Aunt Molly and Grammie.

We played in the leaves, crawled around the backyard and got to go to a farm. Our nanny owns a horse and invited us to see her where she is boarded. The kids got to feed carrots to the horse, ride the horse, see kittens and dogs just roaming around wanting to be pet. They loved seeing the animals and playing in the dirt.

In other news, Lily has taken 6 steps by herself and Liam finally has taken a couple. He still thinks of it as more of a game and will fall forward, expecting to be caught. When do they actually grow out of that trust? When I played tennis in college, one of our team building activities at the beginning of each season was to play that "game" where you stand on a table and fall backwards, trusting your teammates to catch you. What preparation and nerve that took! I hope that Liam is able to hold onto that trust for a long time before he begins doubting.

They got some new "cars" for Christmas too. An early Christmas present from their Grammie and Papa John, but best to get some use out of them now. Thank goodness there are 3 cars, although they still manage to fight and push to all get into the SAME car. Two of the cars have cell phones that ring and beep and the other car is a flatbed truck with construction tools for Liam. So far, Ellie has been the occupant of the flatbed while Liam drives. It's actually pretty cute. She "talks" into her cell phone while Liam is driving her around. Train them up early, right?


Thursday, October 11, 2007

What Can You Eat Without Teeth???

I get this question all the time. Although my kids don't have any teeth to speak of (none that help in chewing) they eat quite a bit of food, with the exception of course of crunchy and "chewy" foods. So, in answer to the question, here is what they ate today (between the 3 of them):

Breakfast (7am):
2 eggs
1 whole turkey, spinach and feta sausage
mozzerella cheese
1 banana
Milk (about 5-6 ounces each)

Snack #1 (9:30am)
2 Yogurts
1 Applesauce
Cheese bites
4 Whole Wheat Ritz crackers each
1 jar of diced peaches
2 Nutrigrain bars

Lunch (11:45am):
2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
1/4 cup diced chicken
1 jar mandarin oranges

Snack #2 (2:30pm):
Mac n Cheese
1 yogurt
1/2 banana
1 jar winter squash with vitamins hidden in it

Dinner (5pm):
Grilled salmon
Broccoli with cheese (pureed in my food processor with some sour cream)
Noodles with butter

Monday, October 8, 2007

What's Happening to my sweet baby?

So, Ellie has had 1 time out each day the past couple days. My once sweetest child is entering a new stage. She is pushing the limits to see what is appropriate behavior and what isn't. Let's hope she is learning and taking some notes. Two days ago, she and Lily were playing on the slide inside. Lily was climbing up the slide part and Ellie was standin gon the side of it. She gave Lily a gentle push. Not a bit deal and Jack and I gently corrected her. Then, she looks at Jack and gives Lily a shove...off the side of the slide. I grabbed her, sat her down against the wall and told her that pushing is not okay and she was in time out. Did I think she knows what time-out is? No. Did I think she would actually stay? No. She did. She knew that the look on my face was not playing and she sat there for one minute. No more pushing that day. Coincidence? Maybe.

The next day, she and I were having a great time tickling each other and playing. She goes and whacks me in the face. Again, a gentle correction for no hitting. Then, my angel-devil baby picks up a stacking ring and hauls off and wails me in the face. Time out. Again. She made one move to play with a toy, but a firm, but gentle, replacement had her staying in her time out spot for the full minute.

She is becoming a stubborn, tantrum-prone toddler. Wonder where she gest that stubborn streak?

Lily, to both Jack and my surprise, is taking a sweeter role. The role we thought was going to go to Ellie. She is a love and loves to be held. She laughs all the time at anything. i even caught her laughing at the wall once...always a little unsettling for a parent to see.

The girls fight. Really hit and push fight. Just today, coming back from the zoo, Lily was reaching her arm over onto Ellie's carseat. Ellie, of course, didn't like it and was making sure Jack and I knew it. I asked Lily not to reach over and surprisingly she stopped and pulled her arms into her seat and away from Ellie. Ellie then begins reaching over to get Lily. Aaaagh!!! They are only 1!!!!! They bite too! Luckily there aren't any teeth to speak of. Just yesterday Ellie and Lily were fighting over a cup of all things. Both wanted it and both were pulling at it and then both went toward each other's arms and tried to bite. Trouble is brewing at the McGovern house.

Liam is and has always been sweet and is still a bit sensitive. He doesn't protest too much when Lily or Ellie take something of his. He loves to play with his sisters and I've never seen him purposefully hit or bite them. Sweet boy. He's been very much a Mommy's boy recently and Mommy loves the hugs. He absolutely adores wresting with Jack too. Jack throws him around (in gentle baby-style) and he just laughs and laughs. Sweet little man.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Another Post....Finally

Wow. I have been horrible at keeping this blog updated. Sorry about that. I guess it is a testament to a busy momma! A lot has been going on the past month or so. For one thing, we drove to California to spend some time with my family and to see my new niece!

We decided that to give us the best chance at a peaceful drive, Jack and I would drive all night. Bad, bad decision. We left at 7pm and arrived at my parents' house at 11:30 the following day. Our "plan" (I should know better by now...a "plan" with triplet one year olds will never go as I hope) was that while I drove, Jack would sleep because the babies wouldn't wake up at all. Right. Neither of us got any sleep and we ended up taking a 2 hour snooze at a rest stop. needless to say that the way home, we changed our plan of attack and took the drive in two days with two hotel rooms. Much, much better. Plus, we stopped every 4 hours or so for an hour and let the kids run around. They did great and with Baby Einsteins in the DVD player, it was actually the most pleasant drive we've had with them.

We had their one year appt too. They each got 3 shots. So hard to watch, but necessary. Jack helped the nurses hold them down and then passed them to me after their shots for some comfort. They did great. Stats are as follows:

Ellie.... 24.5 lbs and 30 inches long
Lily.... 18.75 lbs and 27.5 inches long
Liam.... 20.5 lbs and 28.75 inches long

Ellie...She's wlaking around now. Not well and not for too long, but she loves to walk. When she loses her balance and falls, she gets right back up and keeps walking. She has her two bottom teeth and is in the process of getting those 2 top teeth in. When a tooth comes in for her, she has a couple days of high fevers and then it is all over. Yesterday, she woke up with almost 100 degree fever and this morning, I was up for the day with her at 4:30 and a102 degree fever. She seems to wake up, eat, get a dose of Motrin and go back to sleep. Not too much playing for her. Ellie sings "e-i-e-i" and says, "dada, dog, kitty." She signs "all done."

Lily...She is still our "piece of work." Her new "thing" is standing up in her highchair (when mom forgets to strap her in), shaking her head and then saying "no" and "down." Sometimes she waits for me to see her and give her the look and sometimes she corrects herself. She also will do something that she knows she is not supposed to and shakes her head "no" the whole time she is in the process of the act. Smart little thing. She is trying to take steps by herself too! They will be trouble when they are all walking. She says, "no, dog, dada, all done, down" and sometimes she imitates, "up." Lily also signs "all done."

Liam....He is still my sensitive one. He has definitely been attached to Mommy recently. They all have, actually. Poor Jack, he just looks at them and says, "You used to love me." He's just kidding and knows it is a stage, but I do feel badly fo rhim too. I wish there was a little Daddy attachment going on. I don't get too much done. He's not too much into talking or signing though. He understands what's going on and is going to be all boy. He loves being thrown in the air and rough-housed.

In California, the trio had many "firsts." They went to the beach, rode a Merry-Go-Round, rode a train, played with 2 dogs and a cat, learned to climb stairs and go down feet first, lots of shopping, were left with a couple of their Aunt Molly's friends and narrowly escaped getting mascara on (the girls). They loved every minute of all the action!!

If anyone has any doubt that children are born sinners, they haven't raised a baby. Who teaches them to bite and hit by one year old? They continuously complete an act, knowing that they are doing something wrong. Lily or Ellie will take a toy and hide with it. They know! As "they" say, you don't have to teach a child to be bad, you have to work pretty hard to teach them to be good.

We love watching them grow and learn. Everyday they demonstrate a new skill. We are looking forward to seeing them grow.

For those of you wondering, here is our schedule:
6-6:30 Wake and take a 6 oz bottle (sometimes)
7ish Breakfast (They eat mainly finger foods and love French toast!)
8:30-10 Nap (Somtimes this nap is only an hour)
? Snack after nap
11:30/12 Lunch
12:30/1 Nap
3:00 Snack
5ish Dinner
6:00 Bottle (Lily is really the only one who likes her bedtime bottle) and Bed

In between, there are walks, outings, playtime in the backyard, helping Mom with laundry (they pull all the clothes out of the drawers while I try to put things away faster, banging pots in the kitchen, practicing climbing and going down stairs, etc...)

Hopefully, I'll post a litte more often than every 2 months!


Friday, August 3, 2007

Almost 1 Year Old! Where Has the Time Gone?

I can't believe that Jack and I have survived the first year of triplets. I think that after talking to people, I was prepared for much worse, but then, I don't really remember the first couple months, so maybe they were really bad.

It is a blast now. Not any easier, but different than before. At the beginning, we were worried about them stopping breathing while they ate, or were they getting enough oxygen at night. Now, I'm worried when they are all quiet or they have disappeared.

In the last 2 weeks, they have all learned to climb stairs and as every parent knows, kids learn to go up (pulling to stand, climbing, etc) before they figure out how to get back down.

A couple days ago, all was quiet downstairs and I heard Lily and Ellie laughing with each other. I was feeding Liam and the girls were out of sight, but I heard banging and knew that they were playing on the floor behind the couch. Well, I thought I knew. Within seconds, I heard a huge BANG and then the follow-up cry from Lily. She had fallen off the bottom couple stairs face first onto the hardwood floors. I looked for Ellie and saw her just 2 stairs from the top! She did that fast!!! The gate for the bottom of the stairs has been ordered.

Funny story... I had to take the kids to the allergist so I could get my shots. They do really well there and the nurses love to see them. I had them in the triple stroller, where they sit one behind the other...Liam in front (because he reaches forward and pulls the hair of the sister sitting in front of him) , Ellie in the middle and Lily in the back. Liam had a paci in his mouth and turned sideways to look at the nurses. Ellie looked forward, noticed the paci in her brother's mouth and within seconds had pulled herself forward in her seat with her right hand and reached over the seat with her left hand and snagged the paci out of his mouth. Immediately, she stuck it in his mouth and Liam was left looking aroudn trying to figure out what had just happened.

Bit of advice...We recently returned home from a trip to California to visit my family. We flew and decided to get 4 tickets and hold one baby on our laps. DO NOT DO THIS! Get a seat for your baby. The babies in the carseats did well and actually slept, but it was constant action for both me and Jack with the lap baby. So, just suck it up and get another seat.

This post is getting rather long. I won't wait another month and will post soon.


Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Fun Never Stops

These babies keep getting more fun each day. While ready for them to go to bed every night, I can't wait to see their little faces in the morning.

Everyday, they are noticing each other more and interacting all the time. They will all be crawling on the floor and then two of them will just stop, crawl toward each other and laugh. Then, when they've had enough, they continue on their way. Often, I've seen one apporach another and lick/suck on the forhead. That erupts in laughter on both sides. Funny how such a small little person can understand what is funny to them. Even funnier is when I find something that just cracks them up and then I try again later when Jack is home and they stare at me like I'm crazy.

I found Lily on the third step of our stairs today. I didn't know that she could crawl up there on her own. Time for gate #5, I guess. Ellie today decided that she wanted some Mexican food and grabbed my whole taco and tried to shove it in her face. Good thing she didn't make it because that guac was spicy! I did rip off some small pices of chicken for her and rather than wasting time takin git from my hand, she'd just reach out and shove my fist into her face to get it. She ended up eating more of my chicken from the taco and some of the tortilla. That's my girl!!!
Liam is just a love and lights up when he gets free reign of the downstairs and is able to pull himself wherever he wants to!

My next big step with this crew is moving from three naps to two naps. The girls, I think could do it after a couple of hard days, but Liam loves, and desperately, needs his sleep. Maybe he gets more tired from fending off his sisters all day. Once they are sleeping past 5:30am, I'll begin to push them to stay awake until 9am.

This week, we are planning to have a playdate with three other moms and their triplets. It is always a fun time to chat with each other and watch the kids interact. Hopefully everyone will be able to come. It is hard to schedule 12 infants to get together and not have anyone sick! I'll post a picture or two, if I remember to take one. =)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Best Sound on Earth

The other day, I was in the kitchen waiting for the kids to wake up from their naps. Ellie and Liam were sleeping in their cribs and Lily was in the Pack'n'Play in the other room. Don't feel badly for her though. When she wakes up, she rarely just is quiet. She yells and yells and wakes up Ellie and Liam early. So, for naps, she goes in the guest room. She has a nice set up though, so please don't feel that we are punishing her.

While I was waiting for them to wake up, I heard a noise. I thought it was a first yell, but as I listened, it was something else. It was laughter. Not the adult "ha ha ha" laughter, but a deep belly giggle. Then I heard another, different giggle. I turned on the monitor and sure enough it was the belly giggles of Ellie and Liam. They would giggle and giggle and then it was silent. Then as if on cue, they both erupted into belly giggles for a bit and then silence, again.

I took the monitor in to Jack in his office and we both just melted listen to two of our three angels giggling with each other. We crept upstairs and very carefully cracked the door. Ellie was standing in her crib with a pacifier in her mouth looking at Liam. Liam was on his tummy, lying on the crib bumper and looking at Ellie through the crib slats. Both were staring at each other and then would erupt into a fit of giggles. We watched for a while until Ellie noticed us and the game was up.

Later that evening, after the kids were down, Jack and I were getting dinner ready and we heard the belly giggles again. We turned the monitor on again and just sat and listened. We were able to distinguish all 3 giggles. It only went on for a short time and then there was silence. They had fallen asleep...to sleep like babies.

For those of you who are parents, you know it. For those of you who aren't, there is no better sound on earth than hearing your own perfect children giggling with each other and then falling asleep.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

They're Moving!!!

It has been what seems like eternity since I last posted. Yes, eternity is a month when your triplets go from 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 months old.

In the past month, Ellie has gone from rocking on her hands and knees, to pulling herself, to crawling, to pulling herself up on ANYTHING and standing for a while. She gets the best smile on her face when she tackles an object and pulls up with it...like she has conquered the world. She loves to talk and her favorite thing is making a quiet drawn-out sound and gradually getting louder til she is red in the face from yelling. She used to drain an 8 oz. bottle in 7 minutes. Now, she prefers to suck on it, pull it out and study it, talk, check out what Lily and Liam are doing, suck a little more and then want down to play. It has become somewhat difficult to pin her down for the whole bottle.

In the past month, Lily has gone from rocking on her hands and knees, to crawling, to getting into a sitting position by herself. I love walking into their room after a nap and finding her sitting in her crib playing with a toy. Too cute! She is going to be the boss of the group...definitely! What Lily wants, Lily takes. She becomes interested in a toy, but if Ellie or Liam have a toy,s he wants that one. She'll play with it for a second until they pick up another one, then she'll go and take something else from them. Lily often sticks her tongue out and gives a raspberry. While Ellie and Liam may do it because they like the sound they can make, Lily does it with meaning. Lily LOVES the camera and will immediately ham it up when a cell phone camera or a film camera come out. The gummy smile, the cocked head, the goofy grin and the noises. She prefers to have someone hold the bottle in her mouth and lets it drip out of the nipple, rather than actually suck. Oh, the effort involved in that!!! As a result, her feed has been taking upwards of 20 minutes.

In the past month, Liam has gone from learning to sit independently, to rocking on hands and knees, to pulling himself commando-style to get a toy or to get away from one of his sisters. Liam has the sweetest disposition and will whine until someone picks him up. He LOVES being thrown in the air and roughed up a bit. He is extremely ticklish on his upper thighs and will give a full belly giggle. He is a born fish. In water, his facial expressions change and he splashes without fear of water on his face. Baths drench the kitchen with his splashing. He doesn't mind his head going under water. When approached by a sister eager to take his toy, he tries his best to get out of the way, but often gives up his toy and goes in search of an unclaimed one. He is often a climbing object for Ellie and Lily, but as long as they don't pull his hair, eyes, nose, mouth or ears, he is content to help them.

Mom and Dad are doing great with the trio. We look forward to seeing them each morning. Everyday brings something new that they can understand or accomplish. The look in their eyes when they have done something for which they've worked hard, is amazing.

Their one year birthday is coming up and it is unbelievable that a full year has passed. Raising triplets the first year hasn't been the "hell" I was told it would be. It has been one of the best years of my life so far.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

No More Swaddles!!!!

The babies are almost 9 months old and we've, well, I've decided not to swaddle anymore. They all are WAY too big and can wiggle out of it before I'm out the door. Swaddling has become a hassle for us all. So, as of last night, no swaddle. Ellie fell asleep right away and Liam tried, bless his heart. Princess Lily screamed for 90 minutes and kept Liam up. We took Lily out and put her in the Pack-n-Play in the guest room. Onece she was in there, Liam fell fast asleep and Lily continued to cry for a little bit longer. Then, silence!!!!!! They all slept through the night! Woooohoooo! This first nap today started out great. They all fell asleep within 15 minutes. Then, they all woke up after 1 hour. Lily cried for 30 minutes and Ellie moaned for a little while. Liam, fell right back asleep. I'm trying to keep them on schedule as much as possible, so they can stay in their cribs until nap time is over, which is in about 20 minutes from now. Poor babies. They will be happier not being swaddled in about a week when they are used to it. It is just getting too hot to be wrapped up in a blanket plus PJs.
They all had a speech evaluation yesterday. She wasn't concerned and they are going to get a recheck in 3 months.
Ellie is starting to crawl and Lily isn't too far behind her! Time to babyproof!!!!