Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Home for one month - time flies

Hi everyone, it's been a while since our last post and this week, on March 26, the triplets will have been home for one month! How awesome! To borrow the words of Mr. Dan Bramos --- how super-fantastic-excellent-great this is!!!

Since our last post, Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan have really settled into their new digs quite well. All have a bit of a challenge with acid reflux so they're taking previcid and sleeping in their bouncy chairs. They all have a regularly scheduled doctor appointment today, March 25, and in that appointment we'll ask about when they can graduate to cribs.

You should see the production it takes to get these three critters anywhere but the second floor of our house. We've got this really cool triple decker stroller frame that is custom made to fit the Graco Snug Ride car seats. Top that with a fully stocked diaper bag and enough bottles to feed three hungry mouths, not just one like most people get to do and we're off to the minivan. Once at the minivan, all the aforementioned stuff goes in the back behind the third row. And, then it's time to install babies. We have to load from behind the driver's seat and stretch across the middle row captain's chairs to hoist two babies into the third row bases. Then, one more is placed in the second row captain's chair behind the driver's seat. Mirrors are adjusted and then we can leave for the doctor. But once there, the unloading begins and so do the onlookers. Mouths drop, cars come to a screeching halt in the parking lot, people gather around, and we haven't even closed the van doors yet. It's hilarious. And, it's a blast...we're lovin every minute with these guys. :)

Tomorrow is a really cool bonus! We have the luxury of Brenden, big brother, as a helper. Day care is closed for spring break and Mr. B will be our first in command of at least one diaper bag. The doctor's office knows when we get there we either wait in the parking lot for an available room or we are immediately rushed into an open room upon arrival. The doctors (and we) do not want to hang around in a waiting room with a bunch of sick children exposing our little guys. Apparently this is pretty much status quo with preemies and multiples at pediatrician's offices. We like it.

Ok..enough typing for now. We'll try to get a photo of the stroller in a future post. Here are some new pics. Thanks everyone for all that you're doing to help us. The meals, baby rocking, and routine visits are amazing. The baby clothes, bouncy/swing donations/loaners are invaluable too.

Thank you Thank you Thank you,
Jeff, Tanya, Brenden, Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan

Brenden giving mom a helping hand feeding Tristan

Left to right - Tristan, Zayne (top), and Ethan

A day in the life at our house --- proping up babies for a photo opp on the aero bed in Brenden's play room. Left to right - Zayne, Ethan, and Tristan