He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother

The boys are bulking up!  Our Pediatrician made a house call on Tuesday to check on the triplets growth.  They are now weighing in at:

Cooper Dillon- 6.5

Hudson Lars- 6.2

Nathan Lee-6.8

They’ve gained so much weight that the Dr. wondered if the scale was working correctly.  The boys also took the opportunity of having a professional in the house to show off their personalities.  Fletcher asked the Dr. if he’d washed his hands before he held his brothers.  Cooper made sure even the neighbors knew he was being woken up before he was ready.  Hudson peed on the Dr.’s pants and Nathan slept through the whole thing.

A couple of people have asked how its going, to be honest, better than I expected.  We have had an extra set of hands, or two or three, every minute since the boys came home which has made things manageable.  We also have a night nurse four nights a week (thank you Dot and John).  And while I’m still getting up several times a night in hopes of providing our growing boys at least some breast milk, having someone here at night means that I can lean on our “guests” on the nights she’s not.  Right now the boys sleep a lot which means there is some down time during the day.  Don’t get me wrong its still a full time job (e.g. they each eat 8 times per day at 1/2 an hour per baby per feeding, plus 120 minutes pumping, at least 45 minutes washing various bottles and their accessories, and still eating for four).  I also spend a good number of minutes a day contemplating the many ways it can and will get crazier, but for now things are going quite well.  So a big, big, big thank you to the family and friends who were here to help us make it to delivery day, those who have been here since the boys were born, and those who have already scheduled their sleepless nights in the months to come.  Sharing your time with us means the world.  And to those of you who have reached out and are waiting to meet the boys, thank you as well.  We too, are anxious to introduce them to all the wonderful people in our lives, and your patience is giving us some much needed time to adjust to our new world together.

Now for a little fun, please take a minute to see if you can find differences and/or correctly pick out who is who in this photo.  It’s getting more and more difficult to tell them apart, which means its definitely time for another coat of toe nail polish.


14 thoughts on “He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother

  1. Joanna says:

    No clue who’s who. I do know they are darn cute. I’m so happy for you all. They’re growing like weeds. That’s wonderful and I hope that eventually it gets a bit easier. I’m sure that will take awhile.

  2. Patty Dennis says:

    They have grown so much, I can’t believe it. They are even more beautiful than the day they were born and I didn’t think that was possible. I am going to give it a shot with who’s who…… from left to right I believe it is Nathan, Hudson, Cooper.

    Can’t wait to see you, Eddie and these handsome boys on Tuesday. Love you all.

  3. Lois Walker says:

    The boys are beautiful. Are they identical? I love that Fletch is screening everyone, including the doctor. Best of luck on the breastfeeding. Take care. Lois and Roger

  4. Ellen says:

    They are adorable and look alike to me but will venture a guess. Left to right Hudson, Cooper & Nathan. (went by weight) Enjoy your posts sooooo much – THANKS. Hugs & love to all 🙂

  5. Erika says:

    I always enjoy your posts, Airika! Happy belated birthday to Fletcher and the triplets are beautiful. I can’t tell them apart! Hope things continue to stay sane and go well. You are my hero. 🙂 Your Twin, Erika

  6. Linda Pashman says:

    Lucky, lucky boys to have a Mom and Dad like you and Eddie, a big brother who protects them, and lots of extended family to help out. Sounds like the motto is “one day at a time”! We are, as usual, impressed by your blog…so thoughtful and amazing that you even have time!

    Stay well…Love to all

  7. Kate Simpson says:


    The boys are simply perfect! Your blogs are a great way to record all this and to keep us all up to date. Thank you! And I love the fact that Fletch is being germ-conscious and protective of his brothers.

    Take good care,


  8. ecoblentz says:

    Airika managed to articulate our gratitude (as well as our desire to introduce the triplets in the near future) much more effectively than I possibly could. Thank you to all who have provided (and continue to provide) support to our family. Oh, and don’t feel bad if you’re unable to name the triplets – I’m struggling as much as anyone! 😉

  9. Alex and Phillip says:

    Thanks for doing this blog, Airika. It’s really cool to be able to keep up with you all. You’re in our thoughts!

  10. Kathleen Yale says:

    The boys are SOOOO adorable and I think they look identical!! I can’t wait to meet them when they are a bit older. We’ll drive there for a very short visit. Loved hearing from you on progress and their wt. gain is colossal. They will be in pediatric books!!! I’m proud of ALL of you!!! What does Fletch think? Love A. Kay

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