Saturday, March 27, 2010

Shameless distraction!


5 month-old bottoms!

I am hoping that helped you forget the fact that I have not blogged in over a month. A funny thing happens when I stopped pumping (!) and was able to nurse instead- no more laptop time. While this was my ultimate goal, I miss reading blogs from a screen larger than my iPhone, and really miss blogging regularly. Mid-year resolution: short and sweet updates.

The boys are five months old! The nursing continues to go well- we have not used a bottle in weeks and are not looking back. I am so proud of them! They love to nurse now, and I usually have at least one baby attached to me for the better part of the day. I think they each nurse around 10 times a day- maybe more. They demand feed at night, too, which is getting out of hand (since they wake up to nurse and promptly fall asleep after latching on) but for now, it works for us.

Everyone is growing- our Cheeks is still the largest at a whopping 13 pounds! He is on the chart for his weight without adjusting for prematurity. Clearly, his nickname still fits. He has become extremely vocal about everything. He coos loudly at himself in the mirror, grunts while I get ready to nurse him, and is the first to exhibit stranger anxiety with heart-wrenching wails. Luckily, he is never with any strangers for long, but even out in the community, he can be sensitive. He has a ginormous head that we are hoping rounds out a bit soon, but at least we know his brain is a-growing.

O-Bear is also getting so big! He is definitely our snuggler. Wherever he is, he reaches for his brothers and hooks arms with them. He will settle for just gripping their sleeve or hand if necessary, but he likes to be really linked in to his brothers. Lately, he has been bucking while laying on his back, with just his head and feet on the floor and boy, can he move! He basically refuses to roll from front to back (something his brothers love to do) and settles for sucking on his hand. Our O usually has a few fingers in his mouth and drool on his shirt.

Ace lives up to that nickname! He rolled over first and is working on back to front. While his Nanna was here, he laughed out loud many times for her and will now for us, if we kiss his neck noisily. He is sort of a boob hog and will cry when he sees his brothers eating until his turn. Ace continues to be super social and loves to be worn facing out in the Bjorn, so he can see the world. He flirts with everyone, with a wide-open grin and loves new people. He reaches for and holds toys, as do his brothers, and he has showed them how to mostly get toys to their target: the mouth!

So much to write about- more coming on nursing, "leftover" embryos, multiple parenting and other adventures! For those who still read- thank you! Better posts follow... but now, I must sleep for an hour before someone wakes up to eat.

27 comments:

  1. Fantastic, congratulations on the breastfeeding, that is an awesome achievement!!

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  2. Amazing that you can triple-breastfeed! (not at once of course)

    Glad the boys are doing so well.

    They physically shouldn't need to eat in the middle of the night anymore, so hopefully soon you can get some sleep!

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  3. Glad everything is still going well for you.

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  4. Glad to hear all is so good with your boys!

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  5. It is great to hear from you.
    So happy to hear everyone is doing well:)

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  6. They are rolling over?! Wow! My girls aren't even close, but we rarely do tummy time, how do you fit that in??!!!

    I'm pretty sure these bsbies will nurse all night forever..lol.

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  7. You are an inspiration! Can't wait to read more! You and Nicole need an award!!!:) Way to go!

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  8. I just had my Twins 4 weeks ago, I'm just finding out after Daddy went to work how hard it is to try and sleep while they are sleeping. I'm trying so hard to get them on the same feeding schedule so I can sleep a full 1.5 - 2 hrs at a time. For now I'm getting about 40 min at a time. I feel very lucky to have 2 teenagers over the age of 15 in my house to rely on for breaks. Sometimes Mommies need to cry or Bathe lol! I miss the grandma's badly.

    I envy you breast feeding them only. I still pump, supplement formula and breast feed. I just can't produce more than 2 oz at a time ( from both breasts combined ). I take an herb supplement called fenugreek to help with lactation. it does help, if I take it 3 x's a day as directed, I can pump out 4-5 oz.

    The babies look great! love the lil tushies :)

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  9. wow- they look so big and healthy. what a miracle (or miracles...) glad to see you update. :)

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  10. Look at those cute little baby butts!!

    So, my question is -- when do you sleep????

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  11. Ah, sleep. I usually sleep from about 9-12 with maybe one baby waking in that time to nurse in bed with me. Then they are pretty wakeful for the rest of the night and my hubby helps me tandem in bed and rotate babies back into the crib in our room. My mom spells my husband a couple nights a week. They are all up between 6 and 7 and then they rarely nap together so I can't really sleep during the day. Oh well! I'll sleep when I'm dead. ;)

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  12. They are sooooo cute! It's so amazing to see how similar they are (in size and development) to my 4.5 month old. They're doing such a great job! I still follow and love to hear updates!

    I'm so glad things are going so well for you guys! I think about you guys all the time!

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  13. You know little triplet tooshies makes a perfect blog post, words or no words. :) I think of you often, especially as we are in the final days of waiting for the twins.

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  14. Congratulations!! So happy you finally blogged again!

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  15. That pic is so cute :) Very happy to hear they are doing well. Loved the update - it's fascinating to hear about their unique personalities.

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  16. You're my breastfeeding hero!

    BTW, if you want to check out my blog, just email me at unexpectedlyexpectingbaby@gmail.com. It's private due to some creepy comments, but I love keeping up with yours!

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  17. Look at your boys!! They are almost as big as my scrawny seventh month old. You are a milking machine.

    It's so good to hear from you again.

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  18. You make me miss that age! Your boys (well, their bottoms, at least) are adorable!

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  19. Such a cute pic - I just love their outfits. So awesome to read your update and to see you and the boys thriving.

    They sure are growing strong thanks to your BM. You continue to impress me with your tenacity and perseverance on the breastfeeding front. Way to go reaching your goals, doing it your way, and settling into a fabulous routine that works for you and your family. You are incredible, Carrie. These boys and A. are soooo lucky to have you as their momma. Hope you can get some sleep and eek out some time just for you!

    Looking forward to your post about leftover embies as we're in the same boat.

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  20. adorable!

    isnt it great when they are on the chart? I remember being so thrilled when that happened. it was such a gift. (although now that Bobby is a stone's through from not being able to be in his infant seat anymore, I'm not seeing it as such a gift, LOL!)

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  21. What a darling picture of the boys! :)

    I'm SO impressed with you feeding them...big kudos to you!

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  22. I just wanted to say hello. I just found your blog and your story sounds so much like mine. I had my tubes out and we just found out Monday that we're having triplets.

    I can't wait to go through and read your entire blog and start following your updates.

    My blog is http://mbjmaybebaby.blogspot.com/

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  23. Did I ever comment on those oh-so-cute tushies?! They're just too stinkin' adorable.

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  24. You are AMAZING! I can't get over how great it is that you have been able to breastfeed the triplets. It has no doubt been hardwork - most would have given up by now. You simply rock!

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  25. Where's my bloggy friend? I miss your updates like crazy. Hope you are spending tons of time with the boys and A and that all is good. I think of you often.

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  26. Carrie - where did you go?? I have been silently reading your Blog since last summer when I was also pregnant. I have been checking back weekly to see how you and your amazing family are doing. I hope all is well!

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