Lately I have been racking my brain thinking of places to take the kids. They seem to get bored at home (even though they have a thousand toys, a playground and a baby pool at the house) but they are very entertained when we go places. Yesterday was beautiful so we took the kids to Duke Gardens:
Also, be sure to check Max out on the Multiples and More website. He was featured as a guest blogger on Saturday!
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the kid’s 1st birthday on Saturday. What a fun time, I think I stayed up till 11:30 which is amazing for me these days! In all honesty, this wasn’t just a celebration for the kids, it was also a celebration for Max and I! The first year with multiples is no joke! We don’t expect it to turn “easy” but everyone says the first year is the most challenging. We owe a huge thanks to the grandparents for all their support and help over the past year. We also thank our friends who stuck by us, it is not always easy to have friends of triplets and we thank you for putting up with our hectic life.
My babies are growing up fast. As we approach toddlerhood, the kid are doing something new everyday.
Marcus seems to be growing up the fastest. He stands up by himself, has taken a step or two on his own and drinks at least one bottle a day out of a straw cup. He has 5 teeth. Marcus is just as charming and easy-going as ever.
Josie has always been so strong and her grace continues as she gets older. She can easily stand up by herself when she’s feeling brave but her cautious personality holds her back. A few weeks ago I witnessed her go from sitting to standing without pulling up on anything but it scared her when she toppled and I have not seen her do it again. Josie remains serious but her sweetness shines through every time she smiles or gives hugs. She has 2 teeth but is cutting 2 more.
Mia is perfecting her wave…over and over again. This girl may not be winning any races (she is very clumsy) but she’ll have the most perfect wave in the parade. She is popular everywhere we go due to her charisma. I have a feeling it is going to take her far in life. She is still tiny but has no problem keeping up with her brother and sister as they cruise toys and furniture. Mia has 6 teeth.
You’ve already witnessed the “fighting” that has begun (mostly between Marcus and Mia). They are also starting to copy each other. When one cries, the other fake cries. When one dances, the others join in. Besides “mama” and “dada”, we have not heard many other words (I think Mia says “book”). This morning I realized Marcus and Mia can climb stairs when I forgot to shut the gate. Mia was halfway upstairs, Marcus was attempting to get back down the few stairs he climbed and Josie was fearfully watching it all play out. Here is a video that I think sums up the kids personalities (if it plays for you…it may be too big):
My good friend asked me this the other day and inspired this video. During the day, the babies are fairly easy to keep happy with toys, books and cuddles. The evenings, from 5-7 PM are a little different. I think they turn a little bipolar…what do you think?
A few people have asked me how cio (crying it out) is going. I’m still not ready to give my opinion but it has been less painful than I anticipated. Mia and Marcus are still feeling pretty lousy; although not as yucky as Josie was. Therefore, the last peaceful night we had was probably back at the beginning of Dec. I see good nights on the horizon though.