Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February Snapshots

Eating is messy business

Poor bubba after his shots

Still working out the details...

"I can crawl!"

Audrey in her pretty sweater from Grandma Marsha

Mommy and Gracie

"9 months old?! That's funny, Mom!"

Tummy time!

The "twins" and their baby sister
(we get that a lot from strangers)

"Uh-oh, Mommy, why do I have boobies?"

Holding hands with Daddy

Snuggles with Daddy

Got yogurt?

My church twin, Lindsey, and our babies, Oliver and Lydia

"Mom, why are your homemade peas neon green?"

Taking a stroll at the Old Mill

Our first few weeks home from Portland were rough. Audrey seemed a bit traumatized from everything that happened to her, and our time in the hospital really threw the babies off schedule which left them waking up throughout the night, pretty much every hour on the hour. I found myself in tears one morning around 7 a.m. after waking up with the babies at 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. I think it was later that very same day that Robert and I decided we had to make some changes and get the babies not only back on schedule, but on a new and improved version. This past week has been a lot better; they are consistently napping from 12:00 - 2:00, and are going to bed at 8:00 p.m. We are trying to wean them from their middle of the night feeds, but that is taking some work and restraint (it's hard to let three babies cry it out!).

We've had a few really nice, warm days this week, which we have taken advantage of by hauling the triple stroller over to the Old Mill District and taking a few long walks along the Deschutes River. Our "wide load" gets quite a bit of attention, so we like to keep score of how many "Wow, you've got your hands full!" comments we get from strangers:) The babies seem to really enjoy getting out in the fresh air - and so do Mom and Dad! And this afternoon we were brave enough to take all three with us to Costco! I pushed Oliver in a stroller while Dad carried Audrey in a frontpack and pushed Gracie in her carseat in the shopping cart. We actually felt pretty incognito doing it that way - having them split up like that is a lot less inconspicuous than in a bright red triple stroller!

And now it's March, and in less than 2 weeks the babies will be 10 months old... incredible!


  1. Great to see the kiddos and you -- thanks for keeping the world updated!

    Tears at our house usually meant it was time to change something, too. Glad to hear the new schedule is making life more bearable. I can't imagine three babes "getting it out of their system" in the middle of the night, though! You guys have the right stuff!

    Lovin' you all from Eugene,

    Tom and Betty B.

  2. I can't believe they are 9 months old! They are so precious, Holly. You and Robert make cute babies!

  3. Oh my goodness! These pictures are priceless!!! They are all so animated! I love Oliver's "worried" look and Gracie's green lips!! hehe-LOVE IT!

    Hope that you all are doing well, someday, (soon hopefully) I am going to make a trip out to Bend-oh how I miss it!!

    Take care, peace and love to you all!