This morning was much more successful than yesterday. Got the kids up and fed. I successfully fed two babies at once! Still working on how it works exactly, but I’m getting better at it! I sit in the bean bag chair with one baby in a boppy on my right side and another baby in my left arm with my left hand wrapped around to hold the bottle (or I use my cheek) to hold it in place. Then I just burp one at a time. Too bad I wasn’t better with my toes, then I could maybe feed all three at once. haha Baby with the short straw gets the footsie bottle
I was rather successful getting Jaden to occupy himself while I got the babies packed up, myself pumped and the dishwasher loaded. Low and behold … I spilled my coffee all over the island! And it was a full cup of coffee (of course). Got my copy of the newest Premier Bridal magazine (which features Brittany in a photographer advertisement). Oh well for giving her a copy! Got the stack of birth announcements too. Good thing I hadn’t trimmed them yet and it only got the boarders. Overall nothing truly ruined, but still annoying.
Once I cleaned up my huge mess, I started the car. When I came back inside, Jaden was standing at the door waiting for me with HUGE eyes. I could hear Owen screaming in the other room. As I scooted by Jaden to comfort Owen, he said “I’m sorry mommy, I sat on the baby”. WHAT he sat on a baby? I asked him how that happened and he said it was just an accident – he wanted to sit on the bobby and didn’t see the baby. DIDN’T SEE THE BABY? Ugh … I think someone was just being naughty and got scared when Owen started screaming. tisk tisk Jaden. And the boy acts out again …
I get Owen calmed down (no injuries from big brother) and start to load the babies into the car. I get two loaded, come back for the third and Jaden asks me for strawberry milk. Deep breath – it’s just a drink of milk. So I say yes but we have to take it on the go and drink it in the car. So I squeeze some syrup in his new Chuck E Cheese cup and turn to get the milk. That’s when I hear the cup hit the floor and I turn to see the strawberry pink syrup sprayed all over the floor. What I want to do is yell “Jaden, what the heck were you thinking? Can’t you just let one thing be and not make anymore messes?” But out comes “Oh Jaden, I wasn’t done getting your milk yet. Accidents happen, but next time wait for mom to help” Phew, freak out session under control. I grab a bunch of paper towel and try to scoop up the mess as quick as I can since there are already two babies loaded in the car. The floor needs to be cleaned, but life just happened and I can’t at the moment. My shoes stick to the floor as I get Weston and I pray that I make it home this evening before Doug so I don’t have to explain what just happened.
Once in the car, the trip to YaYa’s is a piece of cake! Kids get unloaded and we feed them right away. Jaden runs off and gets some one on one attention from uncle Jake. The world feels balanced again
My only compliant about adventure #2 is that it went too fast. It felt like just when I got there, it was time to take the threelets to the doctor for their RSV vaccine. Once back from the doc I ran up to the hospital to drop off the replacement pump I was renting and drop off a gift and some hats at the NICU. Then as quick as it started, adventure #2 came to an end and it was time to go home.
What a wonderful day! It felt so great to get out of the house for a bit. A day like this spent at home would have felt like it lasted forever! I’m a busy body at heart and if I didn’t have triplets, I would be on the go all the time. So it’s a little hard for me to sit in the same four walls for days on end. I’m really looking forward to when the weather gets nice and it’s easier to get around.
Tomorrow is yet another adventure … taking the boys to the mall to pick out the triplet’s baptism outfits. They are getting baptized on Super Bowl Sunday … whoops! I’m thinking if we win the game on Sunday the boys will have to wear something green and gold. Do they make cheese heads for infants? A little google search answered that question … and they answer is … YES! and it comes with a strap!
I’m excited to get out again tomorrow (three days in a row!) I’m also excited to see how people respond to seeing the triplets. I”m thinking I might follow at a distance and have Rachael pretend to be the mom. I think it would be so much fun to people watch. Rachael is also quick on her feet, I’m thinking she might have a few good come backs for the gawkers. If you’re lucky I might even have some video to share. Be good boy/girl and maybe I’ll have a prize for you! It doesn’t work with Jaden … just thought I’d try it on you!
Off to bed – love you all!