Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Jared hanging out in the Jumperoo.....
Jared napping in the swing. Now that he has learned to flip over, he works to get onto that tummy no matter where he is.....
Jared and Murray share a special moment.....
Wesley has turned into Mr. Giggles! He just lights up and giggles all the time! His new talent is also the "raspberry."
Aww, sweet Wesley....
Monday, September 22, 2008
Jared napping peacefully....
Every few seconds, they will still move their feet and rock the seat. It is really cute. Don't worry, we don't leave them like this even though they look pretty comfortable. Once they nod off, we will move them to their cribs.... after we have taken a couple photos of course!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
For a while all three boys have been very close to rolling from their backs to their bellies. There has been a lot of twisting but no luck getting all the way over.
Well..... watch out world.... here comes Baby J!!!
On Friday, September 19th, I put Jared on his back on a blanket that was on the floor. I started to feed Wesley. When I looked up at Jared, he was looking up at me propped up on his elbows with a big smile on his face. I was so excited, I said (with great pride) "Way to go Baby J!" Wesley immediately started to cry. I am not sure if I was just too loud or if Wesley was upset that he was not the first to do it since he was the first to roll from belly to back.
Jared is now a rolling machine. If I put him on his back, within a few seconds, he is on his belly. It's like he is showing off to his brothers. Gone are the days that I can put Jared and either one of his brothers in the Activity Gym. If I put him in there on his back, he rolls onto his brothers. "Look what I can do...can you do this..... I didn't think so."It is the beginning of mobility and I am excited but a little nervous at the same time. It was nice to be able to put them all down on the floor and walk into the kitchen to get a drink. When I returned, they were all in the same place. Jared is now rolling off of blankets and when he is on his belly, he squirms enough to make forward progress. It is not crawling but there is definite forward progress.
Here is a little video of his new trick!!!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The boys were able to watch the beginning of the FSU game vs. Wake Forest tonight. While it is the third game of the season, it is the first game on TV. Before the game started, I read the "My First Seminoles Book" to the boys which was a gift from Ms. Hilary. We enjoyed it very much! The boys were only able to watch the first portion of the game but it was enough to expose them to a few FSU traditions. They were doing the tomahawk chop and cheered as Chief Osceola speared mid-field. The boys also joined as we let out a big "hooah" at the first kick-off! From that point forward, the game went down hill for FSU.
I may be the only person out there but, I will have positive memories of this game for a long time as it was the first exposure the boys had to the traditions of the Garnet and Gold! Hopefully by the time the boys are able to remember these games, we will have regained the tradition of great wins and of being the ACC powerhouse!
I look forward to the day that they boys are able to join me in singing the fight song as we spell out F-L-O-R-I-D-A S-T-A-T-E and then one by one they say.... Florida State, Florida State, Florida State..... then in unison..... WHOOOOO!!!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wesley really enjoyed watching the game and was very content just hanging out with Mommy. This is a picture of Wesley on my lap watching the game.
I love Football Sunday with the boys!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Andrew starts to grow a little concerned....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tonight was the first dinner that I was able to attend. Mike was willing to put the boys to bed all on his own so I was able to go straight to the dinner after work. At 7:00pm, I arrived at Chez Pierre and met up with the other mothers. By the end of the night, there were 10 of us that had arrived at some point to enjoy dinner. The ages of the children ranged from almost 5 months (my crew) to almost 10 years old. The children closest in age to my crew are 11 months old.
The group discussed our children, sleeping patterns, school, Halloween costumes, birthday parties, laughed and shared a lot of pictures. It was wonderful to share stories with a group of women who have walked in my shoes and are still going strong with very beautiful children. I mostly listened as they discussed the return to school and the different perspectives of keeping the children together in class or seperating them. I learned quickly that having the support of these women will really be great as the boys get older. The connection was instant because we all share a common experience.
I really enjoyed meeting Julia, Lisa, Gina, Vicky, Betty, Melissa, Margie, Joanna and Abby! I look forward to many more dinners together as my children grow and I reach out for support from those who have been there. Our next MOTNO is November 4th.
One common response that I would get as I would relay that my boys are 5 months old was..... "it will get better." I am loving being the parent of triplets so far so I can't wait for it to get even better :-)
Friday, September 5, 2008
So, we did it! After much preparation, the boys were stripped down to their diapers and while secured to their bouncers, I delivered the first few bites a cereal via a spoon. The boys were a little unsure of what in the world I was doing to them but overall I call the first attempt a success. I was expecting a very large mess and was surprised at how little mess we actually made. I am sure the day will come where meals look like an all out food war has taken place but that day was not today. I thought I would include some before and after shots of the boys.
Andrew was very concerned throughout the meal. With each bite that was delivered, he was very unsure of this delivery method for his food. The expressions on his face were just priceless. It was like he as thinking... "but Mom, what is wrong with the bottle, it works just fine." He got a little tired or frustrated during the meal and spent the remainder of the meal sitting in my lap as I continued to feed Jared and Wesley.
Jared was a trooper during the meal. When I first presented him with a spoon, he readily opened his mouth like he had been waiting for this day for a while. I am not surprised that Jared would excel at eating as he has always been our bottle champ! Once he starts a bottle, he continues until complete without coming up for a breath. We call him "the machine" when it comes to eating his bottles and this continued over to his first meal via a spoon. You can also see that he found the cereal "finger lickin' good." He followed each bite with a little bite of his hands just to make sure he got it all. Don't tell him that he missed quite a bit on his cheeks!
a champ during his first meal. After the first few bites, he also caught on and was able to take the spoon with minimal difficulty. I am not sure he realized this activity was to receive nutrition and not play time. After a few minutes, he began to play "motor boat" after each bite and then giggle as he sprayed it everywhere. I know this is not appropriate meal time behavior but I could not help but laugh each time he did this. I would laugh and then tell him in a "stern" Motherly tone that this is not polite to do with our food. I am not sure this had much impact as it was said after I already indicated I was amused my his comedy routine. We will have plenty of time to learn manners at a later date.
I give the boys all passing grades on this first meal and I also give myself a passing grade. However, there is room for improvement for all of us. I made way too much cereal and was a bit messy with my delivery style. As we continue to practice our eating, we will all get better. I look forward to tomorrow night and then onto the day that we introduce something other than cereal.
Watch out veggies.... here we come!
Monday, September 1, 2008
So, when the regular season kick-off occurs against our division (and family) rivals, the New Orleans Saints...... the boys will be hanging out with their mother chanting "De-fense... De-fense...De-fense.... GO PEWTER POWER!!!" With these new biggest little fans behind them, the Buccaneers are sure to start off this memorable season with a big win.... sorry Saints fans!!!