May 30, 2007
Babies, Babies Everywhere
Yesterday was back to work and business as usual, or at least as usual as life can be with triplets. The thing is, our babies are so good that it completely amazes me. I know, everyone thinks their kids are great, but that is not what I am saying. These guys rarely cry, they sleep through most nights, take good naps, eat well (except for Lukas sometimes) and are full of smiles. They never get sick of me making a "boop" noise and tapping them on the nose. They light up every time they see us. Yes, Having three babies is 3x feeding, 3x laundry, and 3x diapers, but other than that it is not that bad. We have days where we are exhausted and feel like the world is crashing down, but I think every parent has that. We do have the worry of potential shunt malfunction nagging the back of our consciousness, but if that happens we know the protocol.
We both think the key is a mellow household. We have always kept tried to keep our house calm and quiet. Floyd (our nut case Springer Spaniel) has always tried to buck that trend, but for the most part we keep things low key. I noticed recently that the babies are calmer when the tv is off and music is playing instead. We enjoy watching our t.v. shows and movies, but we have come to the conclusion that television is not good background noise. In fact, I think it stresses everyone out and creates anxiety. I thank God everyday for the way these babies are progressing and for giving us such even tempered children. I think after all we have been through, that it is a very nice gift.
The picture is of the triplets with our friends Brandon and Melissa's son Brett. It's crazy to think that he is technically only 2 months older than our babies. He looks like he's ready to start kindergarten compared to them. Up until Lukas got off of oxygen, we have been very conservative about allowing visitors, especially during an extended RSV season. Now that all of that is behind us, more people have been coming to visit. If you'd like to come see the trio, drop us an email or give us a call, we love having visitors.
Posted by Jason R. Myers