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!!!!!!!