4 months

Milestones this week: William rolled from his tummy to his back. Emilia too, but it could’ve been the way I placed her on the mat. Unlike William, she didn’t do it again. I’m on the brink of a meltdown this week. The periods between the boys’ night wakings got shorter and shorter. They wake every 1-1 1/2 hours after 12am. I fall asleep around 8-8:30pm, and get up around 12:30pm-1:00am, roughly. I get between 3-5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Then the madness begins…from both me and the boys. I guess you could say they get it from me. I’m a…

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15 weeks

Milestones of the Week: Jackson is now pushing himself around the play mat on his tummy, head down. It looks uncomfortable, but it gets him where he’s going. He also started rolling from his tummy to his back. Emilia laughed for the first time. I’m getting a little desperate about this whole sleeping-through-the-night thing. It does seem like they wake more now than ever. They all sleep best in the beginning of the night, about 7-8pm to 11pm-midnight. Then the boys wake up to eat, and Emilia continues to sleep. The boys wake every 2-3 hours for the rest of…

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Our First Trip to Target – 14 weeks

Today we headed out to our local Super Target. Esther thinks it’s very important that we live our lives as closely as we would if we did not have the triplets. She thinks it’s a bad idea to stay locked up in the house with them just because we have three, and not one. We’ve taken the babies to Babies ‘R’ Us and many walks, but never to a place to do some actual shopping, and never without other adults to help. I was a bit nervous about the whole thing simply because I didn’t know what to expect from…

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13 weeks

All three babies are drooling like crazy and eating their fists… It’s in my hair, on my shirt, down my arm, I mean big gobs of drool…from what I’ve read they’re teething? Isn’t it too soon? They can’t even hold a teething ring yet. Does anyone know anything about teething? Also, William rolled from his back to his side – twice! I thought he’d make it all the way to his tummy, but he stayed on his side. One of the boys (I got mixed up and don’t know who) slept 12 hours straight last week. Of course, they’re getting…

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3 months!!

I’m celebrating!! It’s been 3 months, and for some reason, it’s a milestone in my head. I almost see the forest through the trees. The babies are so much easier. They eat, hang out contently, and nap happily (after a bit of crying, but hey, I’ll take it). Both Jason and I agree: we can’t wait until they get beyond newborn. Either you’re a baby person, or you’re not. We admit it: We’re not. For me, I like the personality part, the part that’s not so visible in babies. I can’t wait for them to crawl around and tear the…

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Generic vs. Name Brand Baby Formula

As a first-time parent, there’s a lot to learn. With 3 babies, things get complicated quickly. The one thing Esther and I seem to go back and forth on the most is baby formula. More specifically, generic vs. name brand baby formula. It’s a hot topic as we can spend anywhere from $400 – $700 a month in formula. In the US, ¬†all baby formula is strictly regulated. Most generic and name brand baby formula exceeds the government’s minimum nutritional standards, all using basically the same ingredients. So, is price the only difference? Esther and our triplets don’t think so….

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