Woolsey Family Chronicles

Documenting the journey of raising triplets and their wild big sister

Times are Getting Crazier in Baby Land July 30, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Hip Mothership @ 4:17 am

Life is getting crazy with all these kids. They are all on different eating and napping schedules throughout the day because they all wake up at different times in the morning. Elsa is awake by about 5:30 while Preston is sometimes 6 or 6:30 and Violet likes to sleep until 7 or 7:30. I can’t bear to wake them all up when Elsa wakes up at 5:30am. Preston has been waking me up once or twice a night lately because I think he is very hungry. My milk supply is having a difficult time meeting his demands which means I have been supplementing formula which is a downhill slope to producing no breast milk. Some days I am ready to throw in the towel and not breastfeed anymore and other days I feel I am not ready to say goodbye to that forever. It is such a special bond between a mother and her baby and to think I will never experience it again is hard to think about. Of course, there are certain aspects of not breastfeeding that are appealing, such as not worrying about what I am eating and how it will affect Preston. And of course when I am not nursing I can get silly drunk. Just kidding. No I’m not. I have to say goodbye to things forever when they end since these are my last babies.

Well, anyway, things are getting busier and crazier and and I really don’t have time to do much of anything because I quite literally always have a baby in my arms. Ava is out of preschool until the middle of August which means she has 12 hours of “free time” a day to terrorize the household :). No matter how wild and crazy she gets in Violet and Elsa’s face they still love her and find her very amusing, that is for sure. Sisterly love already. Preston continues to shudder at her mere presence.
      
Today we had Molly’s baby shower at my house and it was fun. It was hectic getting ready for it though because at 10am when my mom showed up to help Chris left to play tennis with Nima and all the babies woke up and needed to be fed. It was pretty hard trying to set up for a baby shower and take care of three babies. Luckily gramma Jan and Auntie Kaely came at 11 and Kaely rescued us by taking loving care of all three babies while we set up for the shower. We love you Auntie Kaely. My sister had a great time at her shower. We decorated onesies for her. It always amazes me the creativity that emerges from everyone when they are forced to be artistic. We now have some great homemade onesies for little boy Hosseini when he arrives.

I was really proud of all my children at the shower today. These little triplets were so happy and content being held and fed by all of the friends at the shower. They really never cried or complained through the entire party even though they were overtired. They are such good little triplets. And Ava was a good citizen, socializing and interacting like a big girl.

Your Ava-ism for the day spoken to Auntie as she was cutting the baby shower cake today:
“that snake is a contortionist”. Auntie said “what did you say” and she repeated “that snake is a contortionist.” I don’t think I knew what contortionist meant until about five years ago.

In the next two weeks I am going to work on getting the triplets on the same schedule and so during the day I can have little breaks here and there. I am so seriously overworked right now but it doesn’t diminish my love for them any. They are so beautiful and sweet and I am a lucky mommy.

What are the babies doing this week:
— scooting
— rolling front to back and back to front
— smiling and laughing a lot
— staring at people as they eat their food
— Preston aggressively went after my dinner one night and knocked my paper plate over. Time for solids I guess.
— holding onto their toys and putting them in their mouths
— really recognizing people, especially mom, dad and big sister

Until next time, the mothership is signing off.

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