Thursday, June 16, 2011

7 Weeks Old / 1 Week Home With All 3 Babies!!!

We have survived our first week with all three boys home... We are exhausted, not because they don't sleep, they do and quite well, but we have to get them up every 3 hours to eat. Caden & Kellan usually start to stir right about the time I start warming their bottles, Garren takes a little rousing, he really likes his sleep.

Here's how feedings go... It takes about 15 minutes to warm three bottles & about 45 minutes to feed all three, (that's with 2 of us feeding them simultaneously) then I have to pump for their next bottles which takes another 30 minutes. At night that leaves 1 1/2 hours to sleep before we do it again, during the day we use the time to get things done around the house, mostly laundry (we have messy eaters) washing bottles, and feeding ourselves. We try to get a nap or 2 in during the day.

Today the boys had another check-up at the pediatricians. Caden weighed in at 7 lbs 5 oz, up 1 lb from last week, Kellan weighed 6 lbs 15 oz, that's up 1 lb 3 oz from last week - The doctor was most impressed with his weight gain, that is a HUGE jump!!! Garren weighed 6 lbs 10 oz, up 9 oz from last week and his gain was more "normal" than than the other boys, lol. They are all still anemic (normal for preemies) but the doctor is more cautious about it as they get closer to 2 months, so she is putting them on iron. Other than that, they check out great and we won't go back until the end of the month for their 2 month check-up and vaccines.

Remember that contest on Facebook that we nagged you all to vote for us on? Well we won a photo session with a local photographer...
Yesterday we took the boys to have their photos taken. They all did really really well and I cannot wait to see the photos!!!

Going anywhere is quite interesting... because of feeding 3 every 3 hours, timing anything around their feeding schedule is practically impossible. So for doctors appointments we schedule them for right before they have to eat & we feed them there. For the photo session, we wanted them sleepy, so we fed them right before we went and that worked well. As far as getting ready to go, well that takes a little longer than it used to and a lot moor coordinating!!! We are still working on that. This morning I walked & fed the pups, then showered and dressed while Donna fed the boys, then she showered and dressed while I dressed the boys, pumped, and packed bottles and the diaper bag. I think this worked out pretty well and we were on time :)

Here are some pics from this week...

6/10/11 Caden, Garren, Kellan.
Look at those sweet faces...
6/11/11 Garren sucking his thumb
6/12/11 Caden, Garren, Kellan
relaxing after eating
6/13/11 Garren, Kellan, Caden
Tummy time
6/14/11 Eason, Kellan, Garren, Caden, Haddie, & Mama
Tummy time for everyone...
6/15/11 Donna & the boys
6/15/11 Kellan, Garren, Caden
Napping after a busy afternoon of photo taking
6/16/11 Eason & Haddie trying to help feed Caden

5 comments:

  1. they are so beautiful! You done good :)

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  2. Glad to hear they are doing so well. A little tip from 1 triplet mom to another....I try to pack the night before when I know I have somewhere to be the next day (bottles, diapers, wipes, burp clothes, bibs, extra outfits, etc). It saves me the stress that day and then I can focus on what needs to be done to get out of the house. I also keep my diaper bag stocked with diapers, wipes and a change of clothes as well as Infant Tylenol and gas drops at all times....another time saver when you are trying to get out the door. You are doing great and will find your own rhythm with time...have no fear! I can't say it gets easier, just more routine.

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  3. wow.....you are all so cute and the boys are so beautiful, so happy for you both and you both mamas doing great!

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  4. They're getting so big!

    And OMG so damn cute!!!!

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  5. I absolutely love these pictures! Such beautiful boys you have there. So glad I found this blog and you are sharing this journey with us. I look forward to each update~ And yes, I will admit to being a blogstalker, but only to those that I find inspiring in some way. 3 babies, VERY INSPIRING!!

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