Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time for an Update

It has been 2 and a half weeks since I have updated.  That seems like a lot, but then it seems like it was yesterday.  However, these babies are going to be 5 months in a week.  I cannot believe how fast it has gone.  In church today, several people commented on how big they are.  They are now eating rice cereal, that is a chore (especially when it is just Emily), I think that we should have waited another month or so until they are able to sit up in the triplet table.  Now we put them in their bouncers and it is just difficult.  Anyway, they are doing pretty good at the solid stuff.
This is pure talent! Notice the foot feeding action.

Bennett is rolling on to his tummy now, the frustrating part is that he does it when he is sleeping too.  So, he'll break out of his burrito wrap and flip over then start screaming his head off when he pushes himself into the corner of the pack-n-play...poor little guy.  Anderson just today started to roll on to his side, he was super close to going all the way over too!  He is a yapper!  He talks, coos, giggles, blows spit bubbles.  He must get that from the Jewkes side...the spit bubbles that is.  Taya is super sweet, that is if you are holding her correctly, and for the first five minutes after she is fed.  Otherwise, it is a fight trying to get her to calm down for more than a minute at a time because you are not bouncing your leg, or you don't have the correct hand around her belly, or her head is touching your arm instead of your chest, or she is laying down at a different angle than her brothers, etc, etc, etc.  She too is rolling on to her side, she still hasn't quite got all the way over yet.  She really is a super cute baby, especially when she is laughing, such a cute laugh.  

It is especially neat to see them as they lay next to each other, then look over to see each other and when they make eye contact break into a big smile.  They have even talked to each other a little.  I will put them in front of a mirror and when they see their reflection they will smile.  It is so incredibly amazing to see the discovery process in these babies.  

We are constantly getting the question, "So, what's it like to have triplets?"  I don't quite know how to answer this question, because it is hard, it is amazing, it is a learning experience, it is fun, it is a pain, it is joy, it is everything!  We really know no different now.  It is life.  For me the hardest thing is trying to feed all three at one time by myself in the evening, especially when the older brothers will not help.  It really gets crazy when all of the babies are crying at the same time, and the older brothers are arguing about something silly like the green car is Ethan's and Luke has it, and Cooper is trying to help figure it out then comes to me and tattles on Ethan for yelling at Luke, and then Luke will hit Ethan (or vice versa).  Yes, it gets crazy here!  This usually only seems to happen to me when Emily is out at her Booty Fitness (or something like that) class.  Would I change it for anything in this earth?  Absolutely not!
We look ridiculous walking to the park!
Mom and her kiddos!
Happy Mother's Day! Steak dinner with mashed potatoes and salad
Cooper and Mom's puzzle, WWII planes
Cooper's Kindergarten Graduation!  Now he can get a job and help support this family!


  1. Haha. I want/need to go to a booty fitness class. Love the pictures! Good job Cooper.

  2. I love the photo of you guys walking to the park! I love all these photos, as a matter of fact. Taya looks like Em. So cute!