Saturday, October 25, 2008

Their Day - Happily Managed By Mommy

Hi everyone, happy late October. We get a lot of questions about how Tanya does it --- take care of three babies at one time and remain sane. So, as Tanya was getting ready to take a quick trip to NYC the weekend of October 24/25/26, she wrote down for me how to keep Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan on their respective schedule that she has worked tirelessly to create.

First and foremost, as always, we must thank all friends and family for everything they do every day of our lives. Both of our moms come to our house almost every single weekday and spend at least three hours with Tanya. Our sisters, their families, our friends, co-workers, and neighbors are all integral to Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan; it is amazing.
Ok - here it goes --- the schedule!
6 AM - Wake up. The world's atomic clock could be set by their internal ability to wake at 6.

6 to 7 AM - 1st bottle; 8oz.

7 to 8ish AM - Play time

8ish to 8:45 AM - Short nap in bouncy chairs

8:45 to 9AM - Breakfast - Apple sauce w/oatmeal warmed with a little brown sugar

9 to 10:45 AM - Play time

10:45 t0 11 AM - 5oz bottle

11 to 12 AM - Nap in bouncy chairs

12 PM - 7 oz bottle

12:15 - 2 PM - Play time

2 to 4 PM - Long nap in their cribs

4 PM - 6 oz bottle when they wake

4:15 to about 5 PM - Play time

5 PM - Dinner - Tanya serves home made green beans, peas, squash, carrots, etc.

5:30 to 6ish PM - Play time

6ish to 6:30 PM - 6oz bottle

6:30 to 7 PM - Bed time
The boys will typically sleep until about 5:30 AM the next morning. When they wake, we go down stairs, vaccume the den and kitchen wood floors and rugs and spread out new sheets for a little added protection against baby slime (drool, chuck, you know..). Then, we go back upstairs to get Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan. Ethan always eats first and usually Zayne and Tristan take turns eating along with Ethan; no matter what, one of the three has to wait for at least one of the first two to finish. Here is a photo of Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan in the morning.


Zayne left and Tristan Right

Big brother Brenden is doing fabulous. He will be three in December; time really flies. He is such a wonderful big brother and loves Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan very much. Brenden stays really busy with all of his toys, playing outside, and helping us with Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan. Brenden loves his grabber and in the photo below, he's got a hold of a toy train and is about to sprint from the kitchen to the den!

And, here's a photo of Pirate Brenden at a Halloween costume party hosted at our neighborhood clubhouse on October 26. He's complete with treasure chest!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Early October Update

Take a look at this of Tristan (left), Zayne (middle), and Ethan (right).

Hi everyone, it's been too long since we last posted. Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan are quickly approaching eight months old; it's right around the corner on October 13.

Zayne has his first tooth! Tristan is so close to crawling it's amazing. Ethan has hit all of his physical therapy milestones, he's pushing up, scooting around the floor, and has the biggest smile ever. Plus, all three boys are crazy about eating solid food two times each day. Tanya feeds them breakfast and dinner in their high chairs - it's so cool. At his last doctor appointment, Zayne, now seven months, weighed the same as Brenden did at Brenden's six month appointment. This means he's catching up quick to normal weight!

We are about to place a big photo order from Kellie Boston Photography. These shots were taken soon after the boys were born so we are really excited to order and receive the photos. If anyone is interested in ordering a shot, please contact Jeff and we will add it to the order. There are several triplet poses that are absolutely fabulous. We recommend Kellie for all of your family photo needs.

We've been pretty mobile lately and the crowds are really fun, Just the past weekend our friends Lauralee and Patrick joined us for a trip to the pumpkin patch. Our son Brenden plus Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan, plus Lauralee and Patrick's daughter, Katie, all had a blast. Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan did wonderful.

Tanya is doing more and more with the boys every day. They all attend stroller strides here close to home. Tanya loves the class and it's kicking her rear. She is sound asleep next to me as I update this blog entry.

Recently we snapped a photo of Brenden playing police man in our back yard complete with his super secret headphones. Take a look at this shot