Tuesday, September 09, 2008
one year



One year ago. I just keep thinking about it today. It's amazing. We've had an amazing, wonderful year. Busy and hard, but fun and happy, too. The hardest part about having triplets isn't taking care of the babies. Although some days the idea of one more bottle or one more diaper just seems like too much, most of the time being with them is actually a good time. The hard part is finding time to do anything else.

The babies are actually easier than I imagined they would be - just because I couldn't really imagine it! It just didn't seem possible to care for three babies. But it is.

This morning we gave the babies their bottles and breakfast as usual. But, for breakfast they had cinnamon rolls, eggs, and chocolate milk (with 1/2 whole milk). Only Drake really seemed to get much of the milk. All three loved the cinnamon rolls - although Drake and Jack seemed the most into them.

They went down for their usual morning nap and I went to the gym. I ran four miles in 37 minutes (a personal best since the babies were born) and the whole time I just thought about where I was last year. And that whole run was easier than trying to turn over when I was pregnant with them or getting out of bed after they were born. Going through that rough physical time has made me so thankful for my body and what it can do.

I came back home and looked at the blog posts I'd started for each of the babies and I had planned to write more, but I heard the babies waking up and figured it was more important to get them up than get the posts just right. There's more I could say about each baby, but I think what I wrote is enough.

Then, the babies had small bottles and lunch. Little noodles and carrots and apples and cheese and crackers they could feed themselves and I fed them yogurt with peaches and sang "The wheels on the bus". I changed them (diapers and clothes) and took them for a walk in the stroller. We came home and played for a half an hour or so. The three of them played together in the funnest, most interactive way I have seen yet. They were literally chasing each other around and laughing. I loved it.

Then, it was time to go down for a nap and I took a little longer to rub their backs and sing to them than usual.

I can still hear someone making some little noises, but no one is unhappy or crying. They won't remember this day, but I just want to make it a fun day for them. A good day. Because it's a very good day. One of the best I'll ever know.
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