Past few days
The past few days have been really rough, so I apologize for not getting to this sooner. First the swaddle update: By night four they were back to their old routine of just waking up once a night. Yay, success! They were sleeping much more soundly and really like to stretch out. So for those of you who are going through this or thinking about it… it just takes a little time for them to get used to it. Don’t give up. Teething: the teething is going ok.
They can get quite fussy about it but massaging their gums and giving them the gripe water really seems to help. We are going o try one of the teething pacifiers we saw at Babies R Us to see if that helps as well. We’ll let you know how it goes and if it might be worth spending the money on. Now onto the past couple of days… Well they babies started eating about 6 ounces every 2 hours during the day. Normally one might say that is great, but it actually is way over what they say is the range to stay in over a 24 hour period. 32 ounces being the goal and 40 being the max. We got the go ahead to try some solids and they really seemed to love it and do a really good job of eating. The new problem is since we started that, they are getting up every 2-3 hours at night! They haven’t done that for quite awhile now. Needless to say Michael and I are exhausted. I haven’t had a chance to talk to him about it yet but I am thinking of not doing any solids today and see if that may be what is causing all the disturbance. Another triplet mom also suggested that we up the calorie mix in the formula to see if that helps. So that is something we will probably be doing today as well. It can get so frustrating at times because just when everything seems to start to be evening out, something happens (or changes) and it seems like we have taken three steps backwards. I was young when I had my other two children so it is a little hard to remember specifics like this, but I don’t remember having so many issues. Perhaps it is because I was just dealing with one and it is easy to just go with the flow. With multiples though you have to keep everything organized, scheduled, and deal with 3 completely different personalities and needs at one time. That can be a little difficult at times. I find myself wanting to keep them all doing similar things and be at similar stages. They aren’t though, and I have to remind myself of that. I would never trade being a mom of my triplets for anything. I love them dearly. It is a lot of work, a lot of patients, and a lot of trial and error, I just need to get used to the trial and error part. Also the new motto: If it doesn’t work now, wait a week or two and try again…. because that is how fast everything changes with them. Time to make the formula…lol