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
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.