Sunday, March 29, 2009
18 months


It's harder and harder to get a decent photo of the three of them together, because they are always taking off in three different directions. I only picked this one because Jack looks so happy!

The babies are at a great phase right now. Today, this minute, they are sick which is not so great (although they are also sleeping - any sickness where they don't lose their nap is not so bad). They are just busy as anything and some days their 7 pm bedtime is the thing that gets me through. But, they are also learning to talk and imitating us and it's all just so much fun.

My favorite time of the day is when I take them upstairs for playtime in the morning. They can all climb now and I love watching all three of them climb the stairs by themselves. They are just so darn cute, but also capable and independent.

My favorite thing about them right now is they are all very good about sharing. Not that they don't fight over toys - boy howdy they can get upset about wanting things and snatch them away from each other like you wouldn't believe. But, they will share and they are often very caring towards each other. If one is crying, another will bring them a toy or a blanket to help out. I didn't expect that so soon and I love it.

Jack is the one that is the talking the most and trying out words the most. That surprises me because Britta has been first at almost everything else so far. The word they all use the most is "oooh" as in "Scooter" and they call every dog they see "oooh ooooh". Britta uses anything and everything as a purse. If it has some sort of a handle, she'll loop it over her arm and walk around. So girly and sweet. Drake is the dancer. They all love music and they all love to dance, but Drake really gets into it. He loves cords and phones, too.


All watching TV and looking a little glazed over

They are just starting to watch TV. Jack is definitely the most interested. They don't stay interested for a whole episode (which is good), but it's funny to be heading back to the Sesame Street and Barney phase.

They went to nursery at church for the first time a few weeks ago and things went about as expected (I haven't left them yet - I want them to be comfortable with the place first). Britta was off and about and exploring and didn't look twice at us. Jack was off and about and exploring and checked back from time to time. Drake stayed by my side the whole time and got upset a few times. Last week, I left for the last hour and David stayed and they all did fine. I think that Drake will be a little sad no matter when we decide to make the break, but I also think he'll figure out that it's okay.

I love that it's getting warm outside and we can take them out more. They really love just roaming around outside. Triplets are hard, but it's all so worth it.
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