Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Four Weeks

The triplets are now home, and we have been in the process of adjusting to this new big change in our life. Stephen has managed to take some additional time off of work which has been great. The amount of laundry that is produced by our new expanded family is unreal. We are constantly trying to clean up and catch up on the house, and are managing to fall slightly behind on the paper work. Most of the day there is one baby that is awake that requires holding. Occasionally all of them have slept at the same time, which is usually our opportunity to join them in a nap. I think we are getting used to the night routine, if you can call it a routine. Stephen and I will get up twice during the night for feeding time. We have used the time to talk, or to catch up on some of the of TV shows that we have recorded on our state of the art VHS recorder. If we manage a nap the following day, we consider ourselves fortunate. That has been the real secret to us keeping our sanity. Thanks to the extra vistiors who also help us get in an afternoon nap, it is appreciated.

During the week we have been the target for many acts of kindness. We have been overwhelmed with the great support from friends and family over this time in our life. Although our home seems crazy at the moment it would definitely be a little more insane without the help that we have received in the past while. Even the teachers at Avery's school put together a little fund raiser to purchase us some diapers. One teacher knitted each of the babies a little sweater and hat. These are people that we do not even really know. We are truly grateful for all of the kindness that has been shown.

As a gift my sister Holly brought her camera equipment, and all of her kids to boot, so we could get a photo shoot. This is one of the shots that she took. I love it. We are looking forward to seeing the rest of the shots. It was alot of work for her but also alot of fun, and we had a great time visiting with her family for the weekend. Thanks sis!

From left to right. Cohen, Andraya, and Sawyer just before we packed them up to bring them home from the hospital.

Here we have them all packed up the cars seats. Once we got them to the van we realized how difficult it was to get them all in. The seats are big enough that they are a tight squeeze into the back seat. I think we need to consider a larger van. I guess that will happen after we move into the bigger house.

Andraya and Sawyer.

We like to keep the trio with us in our bedroom so we can hear them at night. Cohen's oxygen concentrator is noisy and I am not sure that I would hear them over it, if they were in the other room. They all fit snuggly into this bassinet, which a friend lent to us. I wonder how long it will be before they have outgrown this little bed.


Sydney said...

All I can say is WOW. Words do not come as I see all of these amazing little beings! Don't they say that good things come in three's?...or is it seven's....hehe jo

The RC Miller Clan said...

Wow, that is so cool. Everything from the random acts of kindness to the fact that you have 7 kids! and triplets!!!! yikes! I can see why you didn't make it down to your mom and dads for Cmas. I wish I could snuggle the little bugs. xx Rach