Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! (yesterday)

The triplets are now 7 weeks old!  I can't believe how fast it has gone.  I also can't believe how amazingly well they seem to be doing and growing.  The smallest of them, Taya, is at 8 lbs 2.4 oz!  Bennett is at 9 lbs 2.7 oz.  We didn't get Anderson weighed, but that is one solid kid, I would guess he tops 10 lbs of pure solidness!  They have been a little fussy, but really nothing to complain about, the LOVE to be held and snuggled, so if any of you want to get a little triplet snuggle action, feel free to come over and get some.
Taya, Anderson, Bennett
A couple of things that have happened and will happen: first, I'm sure several of you have already seen the commercial since my sister put it on facebook, but here it is on the blog (I hope it works, if not I will try something else later).  They told us that it would begin airing yesterday here in NM, it is really weird to think that my little family (ok, big family) is going to be on TV.  Though I would imagine more people will see it here than on TV because everyone fast-forwards the commercials now, myself included.

Also, for those of you who are interested in the blessing of our babies, we have decided that will take place on Sunday, March 31.  That is Easter weekend, and if any of you are interested in coming out to that we would love to have you, and so would the babies! Our house is really small and already full, so you would have to find other sleeping accommodations, sorry.  We are doing it in conjunction with our nephew's baptism and his brother's Eagle Scout Court of Honor, that way we can minimize the trips to ABQ for the Jewkes' side of the family--you're welcome!
How can you resist? (Taya, Anderson, Bennett)
It really has become the norm for us to have the 3 babies.  I don't know if I could go back to just having one baby.  Whatever, that seems like it would be a breeze now (I know that even one baby is hard, but compared with the triplets at least our other babies have been a breeze looking back).  Our live-in help has now officially left us as of Wednesday, and it has been an awakening to the fact that they really were a huge help!  Thank you so much to my mom, and Emily's mom!  It is fun though to wake up at 4:00 am (yes, they are sleeping 5-6 hours a night! Awesome babies!) with all three and try to figure the best and easiest way to feed them.  My preferred method is to lay all 3 on pillows, put the burp cloth under their chin and prop their bottle with a little stuffed animal or blanket and make sure they keep the bottle in their mouth.  The hard part is when they all finish at the same time and cry to be burped at the same time.  Now, it is difficult to burp all 3 at once given that I only have 2 hands and need those 2 hands to burp 1 baby, so we have just gotten used to the fact that they will cry and there isn't anything we can do about it.  But we have it down to where it takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Like I said, we wouldn't trade these little guys, or this experience of triplets for anything in the world!  We love our little guys so much, and we have appreciated everyone who has helped us out by bringing meals, taking the older boys for playdates, cleaning our house, etc.  You truly have been life-savers and we certainly couldn't have done it at all without the help, so a million thank you's again!
Enjoy some pictures from the last week:
Family scripture time (no one is listening)
Anderson seeing what's going on over where we are
Luke and Bennett
Me and some of my boys!
Life between feedings

1 comment:

  1. i like it honey, and love that you are keeping up on the blog!!