March 14, 2008

One Year Adjusted





When people ask how old the triplets are, I have a hard time giving a straight answer. Over the past week or so, I've told people that they are 1 year adjusted. This tends to solicit a blank look, and then I remember that most people don't know what these terms mean. I will then attempt to explain that they were born three months early. So, technically they are 15 months old, but in reality they are only a year. Generally, this gets rewarded with a look that says "All I did is ask how old your kids were". The fact of the matter is that I no longer care. I think that the three months is still a factor, but it is becoming less and less so. These guys look and act like 1+ year olds. Congratulations you little monkeys!

This week, I was in Indianapolis for a class, so my mom came to our house to help Greta during my absence. Greta and my mom took the triplets to visit Dr. Bryant, who was the doctor that delivered them. We haven't visited since the babies were born, and, apparently, the whole office stopped what they were doing to play with the babies. If it wasn't for Dr. Bryant and his brilliant staff, things would have turned out much differently. Thank you Dr. Bryant and Co.!

A while back, Granny had decided that she wanted to take a baby home for the weekend. Since Niklas had spent the most time in the hospital, we felt that he deserved to spend a weekend with Grandma and Grandpa. So I spent my first nights away from Greta and the babies, and came home to a duo instead of a trio. I am sure my mom and dad are having a blast. The pictures are a result of Greta and the babies being extremely bored. From what I hear, Greta spiked up their hair and everyone danced to the Bee Gees. Don't ask.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures. Grandpa and I are having a blast with Niklas. He is being so good. Right now he is practicing going up the stairs with grandpa. He just finished his bath and is all fluffy and smells great.
This what I dreamed about ever since they were born.
Here's too many more overnights at Grandma and Grandpa's. We love it.

Hanselman Family said...

Yea, that sounds like something a Mom would do while Dad is away. Better get use to it! You probably have a lot more trips ahead of you in your life.
And, yes, your there will all ways have two ages growing up. There birth age and their developmental age. Get use to it. You haven’t started school yet where you will inevitably run into that teacher that never learned about children that were born prematurely.
Barb

Allison said...

Amazing pictures as always Greta! Doesn't a break from one child sound tempting initally? And then you just miss them...

The Buckley Family said...

Love the hairdos Greta!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful babies...they take after their Auntie Sarah. Miss you all very much, can't believe how big my babies are getting! XOXO!

Anonymous said...

Bummer, I was gone when the gang came in to the office! I'm glad everything has worked out well, your family is a treat. Erin (