Sunday, June 26, 2011
We usually have group tummy time in the morning or sometime during the day. Baxter is the most mobile and tends to work his way off of the playmat completely. Alton is officially rolling front to back AND back to front as of last week. And Charlotte gets stronger and stronger every day...she can really push her little body up and loves to do "super baby" poses.
Kreg and I often like to try and venture out of the house on the weekends and at least go for a walk with the babies. Last weekend we were pretty ambitious and drove to teh Delaware river to go to a bike show for Daddy and take a walk on the tow-path for mommy. Here are a few pics. The image of me on the lawn with the babies quickly turned sour once Kreg walked away to look at some bikes. I've found that a mother of triplets easily hands her babies out to strangers for holding and soothing if a scream-fest occurs.
Charlotte discovered her thumb a few weeks ago in a big way. Not only has she become very attached to this appendage, but Kreg and I are now extremely reliant on her "finding her thumb". While Charlotte screams her high-pitched squeal while trying to fall asleep, we watch and hope that she finds her thumb soon. Her hands will flail around her face and eventually...ahhhh... calm and peace for everyone. Thank god for that thumb.
Monday, June 20, 2011
If anyone deserves a real big Father's Day hug, it's my husband. I wasn't sure if Kreg was going to make it out of the Fatherhood woods during the newborn stage... but he did. I'm so proud of you sweety. You're an awesome partner in this crazy voyage of triplet parenthood. You're doing great!!!
We visited my parents for a big 'ole father's day steak on the grill. I got to give my own daddy a big hug and a kiss too. Love you Dad.
Here are some picks of my two favorite Dads. Please note that Alton is really letting loose on a scream - and the teething begins?
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I felt the need to share a particular vision that I will always remember. Sometimes after a loaded work day, this is the site that I walk into when coming home. Our next door neighbors, Kath & Jen, often pop in to help out during the fussy hours. They have been so amazing and supportive for us. They're just what new parents of triplets need - good friends who give us laughs and tons of love to the babies. THANK YOU JEN & KATH!!!
By definition, a "pilgrimage" is a journey or search of great moral or spiritual significance...and that was precisely what our trip to Boston was. Kreg, Grammie Lita, and I packed up the three babies and all that goes with them (which is quite a lot) and headed up route 91 to visit the Great Grandparents. We departed at 7pm (bedtime) and arrived around 2 am to find Hazel and Alton wide awake and waiting for us. It was quite an experience for everyone. Though the second night brought little sleep since the babies where in a different place, Hazel still managed to have meals on the table and brownies for everyone...she's amazing. Alton got to hold all three babies (including his own little "Alton Jones") and Kreg fully enjoyed introducing Alton, Baxter, & Charlotte to his beloved Grandparents. It was so very special.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Okay - this post is a tad bit late, but, as they say... better late than never.
SOOOO... the babies went in for their 4 month check up a little over a week ago. I must say that the boys have left their "preemie" label behind while Charlotte is proving to be a mini force to be reckoned with.
Alton = The new biggie of the crowd @ 14 pounds 8 ounces (30ish percentile of full gestation babies)
Baxter = Our lean muscle man @ 14 pounds 2 ounces (20ish percentile of full gestation babies)
Charlotte = The bitty princess with a strong voice @ 11 pounds 4 ounces (2 percentile...yes, 2 is better than last appointment's "0")
The Joneses hit the doctor's office with such a force that we were asked to bring a third adult next time to accompany the mission. Really, a third adult? Are we that bad?
Stay tuned for the 6 month review....and Grammies, we'll be in touch about the date since we may need your help. Sound familiar?