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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A "ZOO-per" week!

So, as luck would have it, a few weeks ago, my mom and dad went to San Diego. Unfortunately, for me, that happened to be the same week my sister and all my friends went back to work at Cottonwood. So what's the big deal, you ask? THOSE ARE ALL MY BABY FEEDERS!!! Those are my dedicated, sanity saving, triplet feeding friends and I wasn't go to be able to use ANY of them!! Now, if we were talking a day or two, I would not freak out. Seriously. There have been plenty of occasions upon which I have had all babies to myself and had to do all their feedings almost the whole day. But a week? Yeah...even I don't think so. I hoped to still have hair on my head at the end of this particular week....so I called in my reserves.

My best friend Jen, from college lives up in Glendale. From the moment the babies were born, she's been trying to find a week to come visit and help with the babies, but one obstacle after another kept her from getting here. Well, as I've mentioned before, I am not above begging. So I got out the phone and put out the S.O.S. And who called back to confirm that she would in fact be here to save me from a week of madness?? JEN!! God love her!

While she was here, we did lots of fun things...we celebrated Brian's 33rd birthday in the middle of the night, we went to Target, the mall, Jen taught Ethan how to stick out his tongue as a mimicking gesture, and as one of our firsts, we went to the ZOO! Yippee! So here are some pictures of our fun week with our "Auntie Jen"!

So first, Auntie Jen taught Ethan how to stick out his tongue when she stuck hers out at him...
Then Ethan taught Hunter...
And not to be shown up...Hunter taught Colton! :)
This is us at the zoo! Jen with Hunter and Me with Ethan and Colton
Probably my favorite part was taking the babies inside the "Learning Center" where it was pet the animals day! (Ok, it was our favorite part because it was AIR-CONDITIONED and because we could pet animals.) So each baby got to pet a different critter...

Hunter petted the turtle.
(Hmm, is 'petted' a word? I'm suddenly drawing a blank...) Oh well, it is in this blog! :)

Colton petted the....


Ethan petted "Clover" the bunny!

Our other tactic to stay cool was to take the babies into the Kenya Water Area to get a little wet! I'm pretty sure Jen and I liked it better than the babies.

Me and my boys :)

Since it was too hot for the elephants to be out, this was the only one we got to see.

Jen made me do it. I'm pretty sure it's for kids, if anything. Oh well.
Hot, sweaty and ready to go home!

Goodbye ZOO! See you again soon!
Another day had Peter Piper Pizza written all over it!

Happy 33rd birthday Brian!
At the midnight feeding on Brian's birthday night, we had him go downstairs and start warming bottles. While he did that, Jen and I put party hats on ourselves, all the babies and yes, even Piper! We came down dressed like this! (Ok,ok, I know what you're thinking..."This picture doesn't look like the middle of the night!" Well you're right. The real picture was honestly so attrocious, Jen and I demanded a retake during daylight, showered, make-up hours!)

And finally, we decided to hit the mall one day. While we were in the Verizon store, and Hunter and Ethan slept soundly, I began peeking over the stroller, making faces at Colton and honestly, I don't know if I've seen him giggle so hard! I literally took 26 pictures of this...looking at him over the top of the stroller!

Of course, we weren't lucky enough to time our outing to avoid public feedings....So, off to the food court we went!

And that concludes our week with my friend, maid, and super nanny Jen! Come back soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Stats!

Tissue please...our babies are 4 months old in 2 days...Seriously, the time goes WHERE? You would think that we would have completely adjusted to this lifestyle by now, but every day is still a novelty! I truly don't think a day goes by that either Brian or myself says to the other, "By the way, we have three infants!" or "Hey, just so you know, we have triplets!" And we look around the room and sure enough, three little people are smiling back at us! In a strange way, I have almost ( and I say that very loosely) forgotten the pain of trying to get pregnant and failing so many times. The joy these babies bring to my life, whether they are screaming or not, cannot be measured. My cup runneth over....So since we've now been alive for a whole 4 months, I thought we'd better update our stats!

I'm so proud of these babies...they are so good-natured, they love each other, they don't wake each other up when one screams, they almost all consistently sleep for at least 6 hours at night, they ride in the car very well, they go to other people quite easily, they're growing well, entertaining as all get out, and quite simply make our lives so enriched!

Current Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Weight at birth: 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Nicknames: Petunia, Nutty, Peanut, June Bug
Recent Discoveries: Loves to stick out her tongue, unfortunately, she LOVES to watch TV and hates to nap, can grasp objects with her little hands, coos (finally) and smiles a lot, SCREAMS like a banshee, loves to be outside.

Current Weight: 11 lbs. 9 oz.
Weight at birth: 4 lbs. 6 oz.
Nicknames: Bubba, Squishy Boy
Recent Discoveries: Smiles a brand new smile, tries to stick out his tongue, loves to sleep and is the most cooperative at bed time, grasps objects in his hands, loves bright lights and watching the ceiling fan, loves to be held, is a mama's boy, coos, loves to watch people's facial expressions!

Current Weight: 13 lbs. 6 oz.
Weight at birth: 3 lbs. 15 oz.
Nicknames: Pudge, Frank the Tank
Recent Discoveries: Loves the ceiling fan, sticks his tongue out when you stick yours out first (thank you, Auntie Jen), coos, giggles, grasps objects, loves outdoors, doesn't love to go to bed but LOVES to sleep, loves bath time, loves things that play music or have bright lights, gets hot easily!

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