Milestones: Emilia is practically crawling. She does an army crawl/roll that gets her all over the house. She has a strong focus and determination with objects – she sees them, goes towards them, manipulates them, explores, and conquers. She understands commands like “hands up” and, “come to mommy.” It seems like William “talks.” Jackson still holds my attention most frequently.
So, onto the sign language. Anything that promotes communication between me and the babies makes me feel so much closer to them.
I’m back in school full time, meaning I’m teaching undergrads (3 sections), running 2 research studies, and taking classes. I REALLY struggled in my first year of grad school. To me, nothing was more difficult than a research-based PhD program…I was wrong..haha! The program is a HUGE privilege, and not so impossible after triplets! I have A LOT to learn, (especially about statistics), but my confidence increased and my anxiety decreased. I feel competent.
The time away from the babies makes me enjoy them more. The time I spend at school makes me appreciate how awesome it is to have both a family and a career. Of course, often I double my workload; I’ve never worked so hard in my LIFE!! All in all, I’m doing better in school, and better as a mother.