HELP! I can't find time! Does anyone know where he went? I need more of it! Seriously...has it really been that long since I last posted? I can't believe it. Seems like I posted yesterday but it has actually been 9 days, ACK!
Well, besides feeding, changing diapers & pumping, not much has changed. My mom has been around for the past 2 wks b/c she decided not to teach summer school so she could come over during the day to help me. It has been great having her around not b/c she is helping me w/ the babies but more b/c we are getting to spend some quality time together. I'm sad that she is going to Colorado in a week & will be there until the end of July. Part of me wants to go b/c I know the weather is beautiful & b/c I want to spend that time w/ my parents. One day soon...maybe not next summer but the 1 after that.
Todd & I went out to dinner for the 1st time in almost 3 mths. The last time we went out was the night before the girls came home. WOW! It seems like so long ago. We went to a Mexican restaurant 2 minutes from the house. Yeah, we are 1st time parents & didn't want to go far. Todd's parents stayed w/ the babies. They all got baths while we were gone. I think we need to go out more often so we have some alone time b/c we just can't get much of that here at home. For those of you w/ trips, you understand what I mean as well as any other parents out there w/ 2 or more babies at home. It seems by the time I get in bed Todd is asleep & when he wakes up, I have just fallen back asleep after th 2am feeding/pumping session. Rarely do we have a moment together & alone. That is something I definitely didn't think about when we got pregnant. Time becomes something very sought after.
The kids are doing beautifully. We celebrated our 1st Father's Day w/ a picture session just for dad. I had the pictures printed & put in to a frame.
Developmentally speaking, they are all smiling responsively, cooing, & even laughing. Their neck strength is good enough to put them in to a Bumbo seat for a short amount of time. They are holding their heads up during tummy time. They have come alive & are really starting to notice so many things. Gabi loves to watch the TV, a habit that I hope is not becoming permanent. I think it is the flash of colors. They are also growing like weeds. I can't believe how chubby they are getting! Time has gotten away from us!
Sofia holding her head up during tummy time.
Gabi smiling while in her bouncy seat.
Ianchito taking a little nap on me.
Todd & I are holding up. We still have some rough days where both of us are tired but for the most part, we have gotten through what I think is the worst part of the whole triplet experience & that is the 1st 10-12 weeks. Seriously, I can honestly say that I hardly remember the month of April & have a vague recollection of the month of May. I don't know how we made it through those 2 mths. I'm not joking. I was way more than exhausted. We snapped at each other for the littlest things. Not so much anymore. The kids sleeping that 6-7 hr chunk of time has helped both of us w/ the whole sleep deprivation issue which can start a series of unfortunate events. For those of you about to have triplets, be strong for 1 another b/c it is stressful. No doubt about it. Don't get me wrong, we adore our babies, love them to pieces but there is an adjustment period & you ask yourself, "What have I gotten in to?" You may "think" you are prepared to care for 3 infants but trust me when I say that there is nothing that can prepare you for the roller coaster ride ahead.
We made it through the toughest part, now comes the rest.