Friday, April 23, 2010

8 Months...

We've made it to 8 months and we are still alive. I have little time to blog so this one won't be anything eloquent or well written.

I've spent the last few days mourning the babyhood of my precious children. They are closer to one year old then infancy and the thought of it breaks my heart. I want them to stay this way forever, minus teething and sleepless night. The great thing about this age is how fun they truly are. They are always laughing and smiling. They are starting to mock us, sticking their tongues out and shaking their heads back and forth. Mattea has decided finally, to pick up eating solids as a past time rather than seeing it as a form of torture. She still has no teeth so I am enjoying her gummy smile while I still can. They all say dadadadadada. They are sitting up almost on their own. Oh and teh most exciting new of all-Mattea is finally growing some hair. I think it will be curly as it is sort of wild, some sticking to her head and random long strands pointing out on the top of her head.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Half a Year...

It's so hard to believe these precious babies have been with us for half a year now. While it is sad to see them growing so very fast, it is exciting to see them hit all of their milestones and develop their own personalities.

Davey is the charmer. He loves people. He smiles the most infectious smile all of the time and is a very happy baby. He loves to eat his solids, everything and anything. When he sees the food across the room he opens his mouth wide. He also bangs his chubby little hand on the high chair tray. He barely dribbles and is always the easiest baby to clean up after feedings. He has rolled over a couple of times but I think it's harder for him to get around because he's such a big boy. At his sixth month appointment he was 20 pounds and 27 inches, in the 87% percentile for a term baby. It's so hard to believe he was ever a preemie. He wears size 12-18 mo. clothes and size 3 diapers which he is starting to grow out of. He had his tongue tie released this last Wednesday. When he woke up from the anesthesia he was a bit hysterical. He then took a nap in the rocking chair with me and fell asleep and woke up like nothing ever happened. He's been fine since and has been practicing moves with his new found tongue. He is definitely the easiest baby to take care of right now, just wanting to be loved, eat and sleep which are all things we can give freely.

Frankie continues to be the thinker. He does laugh and smile but he spends a lot of time trying to figure out the world around him. You can tell he's paying attention to everything around him. When he does smile he smiles so hard it looks like he will explode. His eyes smile and it's such an endearing quality. He is always chewing on his hands and if he's not chewing on them he's holding them together and playing with them. He broke his first 2 bottom teeth this past Tuesday. He has been drooling heavily for months and his gums have been swollen. His dad discovered his teeth one day when he was being unusually cranky. He has rolled over from his tummy to his back a few times but manages to scoot around a lot in his crib.

Mattea has the strongest personalty for sure. She rolls over all of the time, form back to front and reverse. I think she'll be the first to crawl. She is very tactile. She reaches for objects and manipulates them. She gets mad when she can't reach something or she can't make it do what it's supposed to do. She puts everything in her mouth, her bib, he hands, her toys. She does not like eating her solids though. The doctor thinks she may have an oral aversion. When she sees the spoon coming she turns her head the other way and seals her lips shut. She barely naps at all and has been pulling quite a few all nighters. She doesn't want to miss anything. She loves sitting on the couch with her dad, propped up on pillows, watching t.v. She also does the most laughing and smiling.

It's been a hard but enjoyable 6 months. We'd like to keep them this age forever if we could, minus the teething but alas, we must watch them blossom. We can't wait until the weather is nice enough to take them outside for walks. Above are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. From the top are Frankie, Mattea then Davey then all three of the lovebugs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Life with triplets, though always exciting has seemed to settle a bit. We seem to have developed a day to day routine that works well for us and the babies. We continue to enjoy being able to be at home with the babies and experience all of the milestones they are meeting. It is really a blessing that we are not missing any of it. Having tried so long to have these babies we feel blessed to watch them grow and develop new skills and amazing personalities.

They turned 5 months last Sunday. It seems the time is going by so fast. It is really hard to accept the fact that they are growing so fast and will only be babies for such a short time but we are trying not to spoil the moments with that anticipation. Before they were here I imagined life being so difficult, exhausting and stressful. Even though I was so excited to be blessed with them, the thought of all 3 being here and needing me so much was overwhelming. Contrary to my fears it really isn't that difficult. While I'm sure it will be much harder when they become mobile, right now it is absolutely wonderful. I love greeting them in the morning, seeing them smile and knowing they love me and depend on me. I love feeding them and watching them explore the funny feeling in their mouth. I love bathing them, seeing them kick their little feet in the water and smelling how good they smell after I rub them down with lotion. AAAaaahhhh I really do love it and will miss it so much.

They have started eating solids twice a day now. Davey loves it, Mattea will tolerate it and Frankie really isn't very interested yet. So far they've had rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes and avocados. We are trying to make all of our own foods organically so we know what they are getting but we realize it may get to be too much so we'll do what we can and see what happens. So far they seem to like the sweet potatoes the most. We will introduce apples next-woohoo.

David is Mr. Personality. He absolutely loves people. He loves to be talked to, kissed and played with. He does a lot of talking and loves being talked to. He smiles whenever someone walks into the room and is starting to get upset when they leave. He's very sensitive and sometimes when one of his siblings cries he'll stick his bottom lip out and pout or start crying to. He is very big and wearing sizes 12mo-18mo already. I can't keep up with his wardrobe. After a trip to the Pedi. Otolaryngologist we have decided he will have surgery at the end of next month for his tongue tie. We may have let it wait to see how it would affect him but the doc. says it's a pretty serious case and is allowing absolutely no mobility for his tongue. We're very nervous about him having to undergo this procedure because of the fact that he has to be put under general anesthesia. Other than the anesthesia it should no big deal, with a stitch or 2 and a pretty quick recovery.

Mattea has a lot of personality herself. She means business and doesn't like to be ignored. Sometimes when you walk by her without saying anything she'll yell. It's pretty funny that she knows already that she must have a voice for herself with a future of living with 2 loud little boys. She is the most mobile. She rolls over in her crib and scoots all around as of this week. She's never in the same place when we go back in to get her. She loves to sleep with her little bum up in the air and I just love watching her. She has also been laughing out loud. She'll only do it for me and only when I touch her lip with my finger and say "mama, dada" over and over. It melts my heart.

Frankie continues to be Mr. Smiley Guy. As soon as he sees someone when you take him out of bed he smiles the most infectious smile ever. He smiles so hard that he puts his little hands together and his eyes get all squinty and he looks like he's going to crack up. I love it. He's a pretty happy baby. He isn't sleeping as much as he used to these days. He likes to play on his belly and in his jumperoo. He's been talking a lot more too.

One thing they have all been doing a ton of is drooling, EVERYWHERE, day and night. I don't know how long this whole teething thing goes on for but every morning I feel their gums to see if anything has popped up yet. I can't wait to see who will be first. Well, it's time to play with the babies. Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Inrtroducing Solids...

I know it's been months since I've had a chance to update this blog. I guess it's quite busy around here. While I don't have time to post all of the babies stats wanted to share some photos of them starting solids for the first time.

Our prediction was that davey would be pretty ready since he loves to eat, has been putting his hands to mouth all the time and is just a hungry guy in general. He did pretty well. He spit a little out but seemed to retain most of it. Frankie was not too interested and Mattea was just having fun with the spitting it out. It was an exciting milestone for us. I will try to post a more detailed update of life in our house when I have a chance.

Friday, November 20, 2009

What becomes of a photo session...

I don't know how on Earth people take portraits of more than one child at a time...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Still Kickin...

It has certainly been a very long time since I've updated this blog. Between our computer crashing and circumnavigating the world of triplets we have been quite tied up.

The babies are now 13 weeks old. Time has flown and although taking care of them has been really challenging I am sad to say they are getting bigger. I have been taking out their newborn size onesies and fretting over how little time they actually spent in them and how I will miss them being small so terribly. They are all wearing size 3 months now and Davey is wearing the occasional 6 month size. They are all developing their own individual personalities.
Frankie is the curious one. He is the only one who will actually lay under his jungle gym and be able to stay content for a good 20 minutes. He loves to look at the lights and reach up at the toys even though he can't quite reach them yet. He has started to coo and smile especially in the morning at his first daytime feeding. However that coo and smile can turn into a cowl in no time and the next thing you know he's screaming. Sounds like his mama. He has taken up scooting around in his crib. We put him at the very end on his belly with his head toward the middle of the crib and when we go to get him he is at the opposite end and always manages to have his head jammed into the corner. I think he'll be the next Michael Phelps for his mock like swimming abilities. He weighed 9.12 at his 2 month appointment.
Davey is most certainly the sensitive one. He is sensitive when it comes to sleeping, eating and playing. He has reflux and spits up alot even though he loves to eat. He can't get the bottle down fast enough. He doesn't sleep much. Just when his eyes start to close they open up as if he is afraid he is going to miss something. He always has one eye open at least half way. He sleeps pretty well at night but has a bad habit of taking a huge poop in the middle of his feeding. By the time dad changes him, he has spit up and is way too jazzed up to go back to sleep. He still loves to snuggle and sleep on mom or dads chest. He is so handsome and has the brightest blue eyes which we regretfully think will change to brown before we know it. He weighed 10.10 at his 2 month appointment.
Mattea has changed from the quiet one to the one to watch. She has turned out to be very feisty. I think this happened as a result of her always being in the background while we tended to the crying, screaming boys all of the time. Now she growls when you walk by her. She head butts us and digs into our skin when we are holding her. She does not want to be invisible and she is definitely not. She is still a peanut, weighing only 8.9 at her 2 month appointment. She eats okay but not nearly as much as her brothers. She is beautiful and I we are in total awe of her little features. She is amazing.
There is not a day that goes by that we don't look at these babies and thank the Heavens above. We continue to feel so very blessed. Despite the massive sleep deprivation we are loving every minute of this, the bathing, feeding, cuddling, loving, all of it. From the top is Mattea, Davey then Frankie.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Everybody's Home

It's been quite a week. Mattea came home on Monday and now the trio is complete. We are so thrilled. It has been such a joy to take care of these babies. It's amazing to see them together, to snuggle with them and nibble on their little cheeks. I love giving them baths, feeding them, getting them dressed up and all that fun stuff that goes along with being a mommy.

They are all getting so big before our eyes. Mattea was 5.14 at her appt. and David was 6.11 at his so they are far from being preemies by size. Frankie is probably a little bigger than Mattea. David is growing fats-his cheeks are so chubby, perfect for kissing, the poor child must be so tired of me attacking them.

We are busy trying to get in the routine of having all this extra life around. Night time has been tiring but not that much worse than having one (in my opinion anyway). This is all new for David and he is uber exhausted.

I hope you enjoy the photos of Mattea. I figured we needed to catch up on photos of her. These are her first wardrobe photos. Frankie's picture shows how he likes to drink his milk and pass out and then there is the one of all three of them. Stay tuned for a video of Mattea and Frankie's billy goat behavior-you'll see what I mean.