Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The numbers don't lie

Today is the babies 2 month birthday. In honor of this special day I though I'd give you a sneak peek into some of the other "numbers" that we deal with on a daily basis...

Bottles: 18 a day that's 126 a week or about a can of mix and a pre-made container of formula every day
Diapers: 24 a day or 168 a week
Wipes: a tub every few days
Laundry: 3-4 loads a day or about 23 a week
Hours we spend feeding babies: 7 a day or 49 hours a week (yep that's a full time job plus 9 hours of overtime!)
Hours they sleep at a time: 3-4, if we're very lucky!! Recently though they've not been following this. Instead, they've decided they want to be up much more, especially Helena who still believes that she should have been an only child- that way someone could hold just her and not anyone else, NON-STOP!

Hours we spend unloading and loading the dish washer: 1 a day or 7 a week.
Hours a day you can find an episode of Law and Order on tv: 18- I think our tv is usually tuned to about 90% of those episodes not that we actually watch them!
Sleep we've been deprived of... countless!

Needless to say we are loving every minute of it! Here's some pictures of the babies from today. Not only was it their 2 month day but it was also bath day. Katie is in the froggy towel, Helena is in the white and blue striped towel, and Seamus is in the yellow ducky towel.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

It's been a hard days night...

The last few days have been pretty eventful around the Murphy household. I went to the doctor on Thursday and am finally cleared to go back to work for the start of the new school year. I've been off since the end of February so this will be quite an adjustment for me. Kind of looking forward to getting back into that routine though. We still don't have a contract or even a calendar so who knows when that day will actually come, end of August most likely.
On Friday the babies went to have their first "real" pictures taken at JCPenny's portrait studio. They did pretty well considering with the 3 of them the whole process took about 2 hours. They had individuals taken, a group shoot, and then some family shots done. Pat ended up doing laps around the building with the stroller while I looked at the shots and ordered our package. I'm happy we did it but am in no hurry to repeat that process anytime soon. We did learn one this though, it's definitely a 2 person job. There's no way only one of us could take them to get something like this done and actually keep a bit of sanity.
Today's had a bit of a rocky start, Seamus woke up for the second morning in a row shooting formula out of his nose. Both he and Katie actually did it yesterday morning at exactly the same time. Now that's fun!! Just try to imagine that image for a moment. Something out of the Exorcist maybe... Helena's the one who's on medication for acid reflux and has to have cereal in her bottle to keep her food down but now it's looking like since they were all preemies that the other 2 might end up on medication at some point too if it gets any worse. The picture of Pat and Seamus is what occurs after a morning like this one. The other picture is the 3 of them from the other day, all hanging out together on the pea boppy. Katie's the one in blue, Helena in stripes, and of course Seamus is "handsome"!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Comment at will.

Mary fixed the settings so that you do not need a Google ID to comment. So if you are so inclined Helena says; "think hard, pick a winner and post it on the Blog."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Long Story

It all started when Mary was working on our baby book. We needed a baby picture of each of us, and Mary said my picture looked like a Mr. Potato Head (How Rude). Since Seamus bore a resemblance to my baby picture we took to calling him "Tater Head." Once when we happened to say "...Katie did..." when talking about Katie, and we thought of a katydid and started to call her "Bug." Finally, since Helena never laid still and even managed to wriggle out of her diaper and then peed into her blanket, we called her "Wiggle Worm." Because of all these goofy nicknames I made this picture and put it on Mary's computer desktop background as a joke.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Grandpa's Birthday

Yesterday was Grandpa Huddas's 59th birthday. The babies got dressed up to help him celebrate. To help clarify who's who- Helena is the one in the yellow dress. I can't believe how big they are getting! They were 7 weeks old on Thursday and are starting to develop their own little personalities.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Turn to Try

I decided to take a moment to try out this blog thing. So I chose to add a picture of the babies wearing my birthday present from this year. I had to wait until they were born and them wait more until these would fit. Katie is wearing the red shirt (because she is a messy eater), Seamus is wearing the white and red and Helena's white shirt has a Winged Wheel on it but its white.
- Pat

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

4th of July!

The babies celebrated their first holiday on the Fourth of July. This was their actual due date so it was kind of a special day for all of us. My family came over for a bbq that afternoon and we went to Pat's parents the next day. Here are some pictures of our little "fireworks"!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Babies x 3!

A little history of the triplets... I think we'll start when they were born instead of re-hashing everything from before they arrived. The babies were born by c-section at 34 weeks 6 days on May 29th, 2008. Kathryn(Katie) was born first at 1:19pm weighing in at 4lbs 8oz and 16 inches long, Seamus was born second at 1:20pm weighing 5lbs 7oz and 18 1/2 inches long, and Helena came third at 1:21pm weighing 4lbs 7oz and 17 inches long. They were all in the NICU for the first day and a half or so. From there they were transported to the Special Care Nursery. Katie spent 9 days there and Seamus and Helena both came home after 11 days. Needless to say we were very blessed to have such healthy babies. I think a large part of that was due to the awesome care we received from our doctor! He took great care of our high risk "special delivery!!"
The last picture in this post is from the day they were all finally home and back together again.

First time for everything...

Today I've decided to try out the whole blog thing. I've tried in the past on other websites and it's never really worked out. Hopefully this one will be different. I'll keep you posted.