Monday, March 31, 2008
six and a half months

I love this picture of the babies. Jack (far right) looks like he's doing some sort of shimmy shake.

Drake has four teeth now. FOUR. Two on bottom and two on top. Britta has two teeth. Jack has bumpy gums.

They are making all kinds of jokes now. We took them on their first trip (a five hour drive to Utah) and they did wonderfully. It was still stressful and exhausting (I hate to think how it would have been if they would have all freaked out), but I'm so glad we went. We had a nice time visiting with family and it's good to know we can do this.

We bought a triple stroller a few weeks ago and took the babies to Costco in it. Usually (well, the five or so other times we've gone out to stores) we put two babies in a double stroller and I carry one in a sling. And usually one or two people will notice that we have triplets. With the triple stroller, everyone notices. The girls counted and we were stopped 18 times (in about 45 minutes). It was fun for the girls, but I think next time we might go back to the double stroller

When the babies hit six months, it felt like such a milestone. We actually survived a whole half-year (survived may sound melodramatic, but it really does feel like you could go under - at least mentally - when there is so much that has to be done and so much energy needed to do it all). In another six months, these kiddos are going to be on their way to walking and talking and moving beyond this baby stuff. I'm not in any rush to say goodbye to the baby phase. I feel like I know how to do three babies. Three toddlers? I'm not so sure. But, I'm just taking it one day at a time. I'm trusting in the fact that anything you do every day gets easier.

Right now the babies are asleep and it's time for Family Home Evening and a little Jon & Kate Plus 8. Hey, in their world, triplets are easy.
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