Saturday, April 19, 2008
seven months

Britta got her Ralph Wiggum hair going here.

Britta: 17.6 pounds
Drake: 20.8 pounds
Jack: 23 pounds

The babies are scootching around and playing with toys and rolling over and interested in their feet. They are not crawling yet, which is fine by me. They are only six months adjusted, but soon enough all of that will start.

Britta is happy and sweet, and a little hyper. She loves to kick her legs and scoot and screech "Bah bah bah". She's the best at playing with toys and likes to take toys away from the boys. She is the most interested in stuff. She's always looking around and grabbing things. If the TV is on, she has a hard time concentrating on other things (like her bottle). She's content and happy and noisy and sweet

Drake is sweet and happy when he is well rested. He is fussy when he's tired. He is our little alarm clock. He wakes up happy and is very content if he's getting attention. About two hours after he wakes up, he starts fussing. But, I just see it as a reminder that it's naptime. He's the most interested in us - the girls and David and me. He's more serious and when he's happy he's more content than hyper (Britta) or joyful (Jack).

Jack is a bright beam of sunshine. He smiles a lot and loves to sit up now. He likes to rock his body against something (but not as much as he did just last month). He is the most interested in the other two babies. He likes to grab their hands and grins at them. He has huge man hands and is just a big little guy. He is rarely unhappy.

They all go down for their naps beautifully. Even Drake. In fact, when I put him down he's the most likely to just relax and smile. They all protest a little when I put them down, but when we give them their soft blankets (their "softies") they calm down, and after I sing to them, that's just about it.

Night time is getting a little rougher, because Britta is scooting all over the bed. I think it's time for her to go in the crib by herself. But, she has been better the last few nights, so I haven't done it. Once they actually get to sleep, they still sleep a good 11-12 hours a night. They've been waking up at 6 am instead of 7 am, but that's alright.

Our schedule is pretty set, but not too rigid. It's established enough that I can plan things and that we know what needs to be done when. The main thing is, it keeps them happy. When I was pregnant, I talked to a woman whose sister-in-law had triplets, and she thought her sister-in-law was just a slave to the schedule. I don't know her sister-in-law or her schedule, but for us the schedule is what makes life manageable. We are not slaves to our schedule, we are slaves to the fact that we have triplets. There's just no way around the fact that we have three babies.

Grace and Lillie are doing wonderfully. They have adjusted to the new chaos very well. Getting babysitters regularly and keeping an early bedtime for the babies helps. Grace is in middle school and is just a happy, confident, amazing 13 year old. This should be one of the hardest times of her life, but she seems to be sailing through. Lillie had a rough start to the school year, but she has made some great friends and is really enjoying school and is back to her happy, silly, sweet self. They both are just the funniest girls and crack way more jokes than I ever did as a kid

I have 5,000 other things I could be doing (and will get to in about three minutes here), but this was good. I'm going to take the time to do this. I don't know that it will be worth reading for anyone else, but it's good for me.

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