Monday, December 14, 2009

A Day in my Life with Triplets


good morning! A few people have asked why I haven't updated my blog lately. Well, as some of you know, we have our triplet grandsons staying with us for a couple weeks. Yesterday marked an entire week. I thought I would take a minute to give you an idea of what my days are like, in the life of triplets.

I get up at 4:45 each day. (that is our normal get up time. I get up with my husband) As soon as he is out of the shower, I get mine. I come out to the kitchen & start my coffee & get the boys cereal/fruit ready. By 5:30, they are starting to wake up, one by one. (usually) As I type this, one is awake, but I am trying to hold him off a few minutes.
In any given day, I feed 15 or so bottles. One of the boys is a slow eater, so the bottle for him may take nearly an hour sometimes.
I change an average of 21+ diapers per day.
I bathe all three of them.
I do one or two loads of baby laundry.
In between feedings, I have to wash the bottles they have eaten. And then, the bottles need re- made.
They eat cereal & fruit with the breakfast bottle. They eat cereal & veggies with the evening bottle.
We try to have them in bed by 9 each night. By ten, we are both totally wiped out & we hit the bed. Some nights, a little sooner.
I have found I get about 5 or 10 minutes per day to stitch. I am so far behind on my stitching, it isn't funny!!!! but, you know, I don't mind. These babies are worth the lost time. They are too precious & before I know it, they will be going back home & my house will be quiet again.
Oh! Forgot to add, that besides caring for these boys, I am still caring for my normal day care kids. So, 2 days a week I have 2 here, the other 2 days, I have to go pick up a kindergartener & bring him here. On those 2 days, my husband is working from home, so he can care for the boys while I am gone.
He is a big help with the boys.
Ok, I have stalled this baby long enough. (he is on my lap now)
I hope to have a stitching update sometime soon, but it may be a while!!!!
I am busy being grandma!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Mylene said...

oooohhhh! They are sooo cute, Shari. Thanks for sharing the picture. It sure a busy time with them around but glad you are both enjoying.

Carol said...

Oh, Shari--I visited your blog hoping to get an update and photo on your darlings and I was rewarded!!! I know you must be exhausted, but what a worthwhile and rewarding two weeks for you...

The house will seem very empty after they leave won't it? Enjoy each second with them and give them a big hug from me, okay??

Kathy said...

Oh my they have gotten big! And you are right to spend every minute you can with them. they grow too quickly.

Enjoy and show us more photos when you get a chance. :)

WendyCarole said...

They are so cute. Tired you maybe but I bet its worth it

Katie said...

Enjoy your time Grandma. They are just adorable.

George said...

This is no everyday lady. Shari is very special and I should know I'm her dad. Many can't understand how she can handle this load. She learned from another special lady her mother. Sure it takes a lot of work but that is nothing new to her. Mess with any of her family and you will have a bear on your hands. I am proud to call her daughter.

stitchinfiend said...

They are just adorable and I feel exhausted just reading about your day. But as you say they will soon be gone home and you will miss those beautiful little babies. Enjoy every moment with them.

Carolyn NC said...

Love the picture - yes I'd say you're busy - but as you say, so worthwhile! Enjoy your grandbabies!

Debra said...

Thanks for the update. How old are the boys? They are so cute. Glad you get to spend this time with them. Enjoy.

Julie said...

WTG Grandma (and Grandpa), they are so beautiful. Time when they are this age is so precious, enjoy every minute.

Julie said...

Wonderful comment left by your dad Shari. xxx

Meari said...

Wow, busy indeed!

Carol R said...

A beautiful picture of your gorgeous grandsons! I admire you greatly to babysit, not only for one night, but for two weeks! You are braver than I am.

Daffycat said...

Have fun Granny Shari!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

They are so gorgeous! Lol, Shari, your blog just came up as recommended for me on my Google Reader!! I love it, and have subscribed :o)

Renee said...

I'm just tired reading about your daily routine! :) They are so darn cute and will grow up too quick!!! :)