Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween (napping issues included)!!!

Well, taking the kids out for their 1st Halloween was not an easy feat! 1st, it was 2 against 3, something I think we will probably be dealing w/ for quite some the rest of our lives! The ducky costumes were adorable yet short lived. The kids didn't like being in them very much, especially the hat part. We were able to get a few pictures but boy was that ever a task! Notice there is only 1 where they all have their shoes on. You should have seen Todd & I running around like chickens w/ their heads cut off trying to get those darn booties on! We were going to keep them dressed up for our evening walk but that didn't work out so we had a backup plan. All in all, we hope next year is a bit easier! **Please keep reading...napping issues at the bottom!

This is me w/ the trio after our 1 hr long walk around the subdivision! Yes, I matched the kids!

In other news, we DID NOT get the RSV shots so we are asking that you really be conscious of your health before coming over b/c we now have NO protection from the virus. The insurance company said that our babies were "too healthy". While that is music to our ears, it is also preventing us from getting those antibodies needed to help stave off the virus or at least buffer the effects. What a double edged sword! We are very greatful that our babies are so healthy & that I am able to stay home w/ them as opposed to dealing w/ daycare germs so we know that we are a step ahead in many ways. I was just hoping...

Gabi is now sitting on her own. I was able to get a picture. Doesn't she look like a big girl? Sofi & Ian are sitting but not for long periods of time like Gabi. I will get a picture of them soon enough!

Here is a funny series of photos I captured the other morning. Sofi seems to like to take things from her, pacis, what ever they have, she wants. In this case, it was Ianchito's blankie. This 1st picture I caught her red-handed!

Ianchito looks like he is trying to say, "HEY! That's MY blankie!" His face is priceless & says it all!

In this 1 Sofi seems to be looking at the camera & saying, "Me? I'm innocent! If the blankie don't fit...acquit!"

I think we have also beat daylight savings time by having pushed back their last bottle by 15 minutes every day this week. Last night was the toughest b/c they went to 7:45, 45 minutes later than they are use to but I have been buffering that by making their 4pm bottle later also. The last 15 minutes were the hardest but we made it & the kids didn't wake up until 7:15 this morning so it is working! By Sunday we will have them back on track w/ an hour difference. Today, rather than getting their bottles at 8, 12, 4, & 7 they will get them closer to 9, 1, 5, & 8 but that will only be for today.

Let me also delve in to what I have been having a MAJOR issue with b/c I know there are many triplet mommies out there that are reading this that aren't quite where we are yet & many that have surpassed this issue w/ success. For the past 2 weeks, since dropping their 5th bottle, we have had MAJOR napping issues. I think that there is also another culprit or 2 that has been helping make naptime disasterous...teething & separation anxiety. All 3 babies are teething, the worst w/ Gabi being over so far. Ian has major separation anxiety issues as does Gabi when she wakes up & realizes I'm not there BUT it is getting better. 2 weeks of me when I say that. There isn't a magic solution. I tried EVERYTHING & ANYTHING under the sun to help my little babies out but it didn't work. We had many a day where 1 or 2 of them didn't sleep a wink & were crankmeisters, driving mommy to the brink of insanity. I am going to admit, I contemplated jumping out the window (*wink, wink), or running to the desert & dealing w/ immense thirst b/c ANYTHING was better than dealing w/ crying, cranky, unhappy, sleep-deprived babies! I cried w/ them, screamed w/ them & loved them all the same. I was a cranky woman to my wonderful hubby (sorry Todd...thank you for dealing w/ me). I couldn't get anything done in the house b/c I had a baby attached to the hip.

There was no end in sight until Thursday afternoon when we had a break through. After only 10 minutes of blood curdling screaming from Ian & Gabi, there was silence!
I couldn't believe it so I went upstairs & peeked in. Gabi was asleep & Ian was on his tummy (yes, I had a heart attack) & was out like a light! I went downstairs & did a happy dance in the kitchen & was praising God over & over again! Of course, I was weary so I kept the cooking vent on high & the tv up loud so I couldn't hear them if they started to cry. Yes, I checked on them every 10 minutes b/c I was worried about Ian on his tummy. It is the constant crying that can drive a person insane!

Yesterday was a great nap day. PRAISE THE LORD! I hope today goes as well & we have left that whole issue behind for now. Mommy needs her sanity!


Kerrie (Kat) Tankersley said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Halloween. The babies look super cute!!! Hugs!!

Kat T.

FrenznickFive said...

such cute little duckies!!

Nicole Montgomery said...

Wow they are darling in their costumes!!

My Five Little Monkeys said...

Napping--I can commiserate, even though I was missing one (I have twins). The nap problem will wax and wane as the kids get bigger, I remember how hard it was to know whether they were just going through a rough patch or if I needed to actually change their schedule. And as for Ian on his tummy, I bet you will be seeing him sleep like that a lot more. If he can roll around while he is awake, he will do it as he is settling down to sleep. I know that you don't want to hear this, but we all grew up sleeping on our stomachs! I wouldn't do it with a newborn or wee baby, but once a kid can do all the things yours can, they are able to do what people naturally do if they aren't getting enough air--move! Plus I am sure you are very careful about the matress and what is in the crib. Anyway, if he likes sleeping that way you aren't going to be able to do much to stop him now :(

StaceyH said...

OH FOR THE LOVE OF CHICKENS!!! How absolutely adorable Astrid! Seriously, can I be like an adopted aunt? :-P Totally cute.

The Lloyd Family said...

They are so darn cute! Great idea to prepare for the clocks falling back!


Surviving Triplets said...

Yes Stacey...we are now accepting adopted aunties!