So we made it! One year.
Anyone else who has multiples will most likely tell you that the first year is the hardest. We were blessed with pretty easy, healthy babies and it was still just a LOT of work.
They are all sleeping through the night now. 7pm-7am. Quinn and Kai share a room and they always seem to get up earlier than the girls. The girls, who also share a room, usually like to sleep in about half an hour later than the boys.
NO MORE BOTTLES!!! This is huge…I feel like I have been washing bottles for the last 3 years of my life (in actuality, it’s only been about 2.5 years of my life). It’s kind of strange to realize that you are completely done with something. With Kai, I saved everything, knowing that I would hopefully have to get it all out again for our second child. Now, I’m packing everything up to send to friends who are expecting and it feels great 🙂
A lot of moms ask me if I am going to miss the baby phase, mostly because they do. I can honestly say that I loved every single minute of it. But no, I am not going to miss it to the point where I want to go through it again. God gave us 3 this time…and doing everything 3 times…well, you definitely get your fix. I am looking forward to the next stages of life with them (as long as they do not come and go too fast).
So what is next on the docket? Well, Quinn is fully walking and though the girls can walk if they want to, they choose to knee walk. I have never seen another baby do it and I’m not sure whether it was Rowan or Vivi who started the hot, new trend but it does not seem to be going anywhere. Teething. When you are a new, expecting parent, soooo many other parents warn you about what lies ahead. The only thing that has ever come close to being as bad as I was warned is teething. It is absolutely miserable seeing your kids in terrible pain and not being able to do anything about it. We go through boxes of Camilia and if it gets unbearable for them, I will resort to Tylenol. We have every freezable and non-freezable teether on the market and free damp washcloths as well. It took the triplets so long to start getting their teeth that they are now getting 2-4 all at once. Poor Vivi hardly smiled last week which is tough to witness when she normally smiles about 100 times every 10 minutes.
Kai finished his first year of school. It was almost surreal. He started summer school last week and they swim every single day. He starts his new school right after Labor Day and I’m applying for that school for the triplets next week. In my head, they would always have a year in between them in school since they are almost 2 years apart. Because of their birthdays and the school cutoff date though, they will actually be in back to back grades. Fun for them but Dad is going to be an absolute wreck when they all leave for college almost at the same time. Marcus tries to console me saying that at least one or two will decide to go into the arts and live at home while the other two are at college. LOL.
That’s a wrap for their yearly update.