Sunday, June 28, 2009

I'm Back - And Pics

That's right I'm back on the blog after a long, long break. Life has forever changed and between work, feeding and my "honey do's" blogging has been forced to take a back seat. Sorry but a guys gotta sleep. But I am back in charge of the key board for a least one day so I am hear to give you the real deal on life with Triplets!

So many things to tell, I will start with my self imposed home confinement. We have tried a few "adventures" outside of the house. Once to Wal-Mart and once to Hobby Lobby. Wal-Mart was not too bad, which is why the trip to Hobby Lobby was ever even attempted. We had help at Wal-Mart, the Lobby not so much. And of course the kids knew this and took full advantage. At one point all three were crying, so out of the stroller they come. I have two in my arms, AJ has the other. All three still crying, as if we do not already get enough attention with our limo sized stroller they need to cry and carry on. We eventually got a couple of them calmed down enough to put back in the stroller, until AJ walked away to pick up a cart that is. Then off again, the only help was a nice women at Hobby Lobby who ended up saving Madison from her crying spell. So all of this has led to no more trips out of the house. TOO much work! It takes 30 - 45 minutes to get them loaded up and on the road and they HATE the car seats. Lots of crying and not a lot of fun.

So home we stay in our bubble of sleep, change, eat, repeat. Oh, except for bath night, I really hate bath night. It seems every bath night the trio want to 1. Eat early which causes 2. Hysterical crying. Its not bad when we can play man to man, but the few times it was just AJ and myself it gets a little overwhelming for dear old daddy. Mom is unshakable, but I crack pretty quickly.

Big news is we actually finished the nursery and moved them from the dining room to their actual room. This is good, except for the fact the nursery is on the second floor and the master is on the first. I am pretty sure AJ and I will have legs of steal by the time the kids 1st birthday comes around. Up-down-up-down, even getting a little 3 AM work out in, nice.

The kids are all getting into a nice little routine. We are still getting Mr. Logan to feel better. He has had a little issue with his stools, which from this point forward will be referred to as "rewards". So the doctor put him on a "rewards" softener to help relieve some of the pain. When a little didn't work he put him on a lot. We are finding out today that it has worked, very well. He has been rewarding us all day with his "rewards". And they are not fun "rewards" they are all over the body, clothes, blankets, bouncer "rewards". He has even apparently signed up for a multiple "rewards" program that has us cleaning just about everything in the living room. I hate "rewards", I think I am canceling my credit card rewards today just to be safe.

Lizy is kicking booty with the sleeping thing. She is giving us a break about every 2 out of 3 days. No idea why its not every day but I'll take what I can get! She has found her "voice" as AJ calls it, which is a nice way to say she now cries, pretty loud. So it turns out she is a baby after all, who knew.

Madi, dear old Madi. She hates getting changed, day or night does not matter the girl screams her head off anytime that diaper comes off. Mad, mad Madi. She usually bounces back though as soon as you take her off the changing table. She has this habit of scratching her head and face with her nails. As a result she is now "Gansta Madi" with her hat and mittens on around the clock. Poor girl has it rough but she could be like Logan, when he gets really mad he gives himself "titty twisters". It's very funny and yes we stop him when we can.

Okay here are some pictures which the only reason you all read the words above anyway. These are just random, no time line just how they came together.

Logan doing some tummy time in the Jungle

Gangsta Madi - without gloves

Logan sleeping with his "lovie"

Lizy searching for her "voice"

Madi showing off her tummy skills

Lizy - she hates tummy time this is the one time she didn't cry

The girls. Madi left, Lizy right.

Our friends the Gerwer's on our night out. Drinking hurts more then I remember.

Amy-Jo's Grandma and Mom with the gang. Logan, Madi, Lizy.

Nana showing us a new technique for putting Mr. Craptastic to sleep.

My first Father's Day. I am hopeful they will be a little easier on me for my second!

4 month check up, Madi and Lizy loved the mirror. So much for a tom boy.

Daddy I got your "rewards" right here!

The boys.

Lizy passed out last feed of the day.

Biggest smile for Logan, this does not happen too often (but he is feeling better now)

Amy-Jo's cousin Alyssa reading to Madison

Aunt Connie with Lizy and Logan.


Anonymous said...

Brandon, you crack me up! I can totally hear you saying all this! I feel like I know your sweet babies again! They are all so big and have filled out! You can really tell their sweet little faces now! Sure do miss y'all in 468. I had a sweet couple I took care of for a while that reminded me of you guys...made me sad! Give AJ a big hug for me! PS...don't see the pizza guy that much since y'all left! : )

Amber (4 north)

jag said...

Great post! Loved all the pics.

TwinsanityMom said...

So glad everyone is doing good, especially Logan...I think no rewards would make anyone cranky. ;) Thanks for the pictures, they are getting big so fast, their first birthday will be here before you know it, as well as sleeping through the night.

Stephanie said...

Love all the pics! We missed you guys here in blog world!! Glad to hear all the updates!!
So glad you were able to get out with the Gerwers! Are they just as sweet in person?!?!

Amy-Jo said...

Amber, we will have to send the pizza guy your way!
Stephanie, yes they are sweet wonderful people...we just love them!

Intertwined said...

Oh ho ho! That's FUNNY! If you think Baby Trips are hard, I will raise you Toddler Trips. ;) We have twins and that's fun enough (they are 17 months younger than their older sister and together they are my Trio Of Destruction.

Fun blog!

Allison said...

I just came across your blog and it was so fun to read! Yall seem like an awesome couple with beautiful children, Congratulations to your beautiful family!!

debbie hummel said...

i love the rewards program.....! the rewards get bigger as the baby gets bigger, so have fun with that! you guys are awesome and i'm happy for you! okay, our 2 month old seems to be done sitting here with me, so off i go to see if he has any rewards for me.....he likes to save them up and surprise me with double or triple rewards. lots of fun! you all take care!