Thursday, December 22, 2011

Busy Days!

Life has been kind of busy.  Part of the holiday season.  Not too much time for blogging. Here are a few of our weeks highlights...excuse the randomness!

On Monday, we had two other NICU nurses visit the trio.  I love this! It really makes my day and not just because it breaks my routine of feeding, burping and diapering the three everyday, but I really feel so lucky and blessed to have them in our lives.  And...they bring presents!! Speechless! And...they offered to take care of them while Tita (Mother in Law) and I went shopping!

I usually blog while I pump, but this week, I have been reading everyone else's blog, doing online shopping and addressing and stuffing a lot of Christmas cards.  There has also been so much going on that it's hard to narrow down a topic.  Also, the more awake time the trio has the more challenging pumping becomes meaning less computer time for mom.  Sometimes there is even a baby on my lap!

Big Sis has also kept me busy.  She had her Holiday concert on Wednesday and she did GREAT!! I am so proud of her.  She was not the type to like an audience but I think that may be changing which is a big step! Tita and I were both able to attend because Nurse Jacqui came over to watch the babies.  Have I mentioned we had the BEST nurses? 

Then on Thursday, I volunteered at her holiday party for school...Let me back up on this one...I signed up to help awhile ago, but Daddy signed me up to make sugar cookies!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I could have killed him!  He thought he was signing me up for something easy, he thought this meant let's buy them at the store.  He didn't know they needed to be holiday shaped and unfrosted and undecorated so the kids could do this as one of their centers during the party.  Go figure!! This took up a lot of my "free" time!

What else? Oh Yeah....Elfie! We've been doing Elf on the Shelf for Bella.  It will require its own post but note to self for next year: Do it 10 or 12 days before Christmas, not the entire month!!!

And last but not least! The trio tried formula for the first time today.  All had 2 oz each.  This means they were exclusively on breast milk for a little over 7 months!!! Carlos was quite angry.  It did not help that I picked their crankiest time! Marcos...didn't even phase him. Sofia, I just went ahead and mixed.  I am so nervous! Bella did not have any formula.  I'm praying their little tummies tolerate it. I am glad I feel completely comfortable with this decision (not like I have a choice) but I am not beating myself up about it. I did the best I could and my love hate relationship with the pump will continue as long as my body lets me.

That's it for now!


  1. 7 months of exclusive breastmilk for triplets is AMAZING!! Congratulations!! And I honestly don't know how you pumped for this long - very impressive!

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  2. You should be so proud of yourself for providing that much breast milk for your babies! I only made it 2 months before having to start supplementing with formula. I kept pumping/breastfeeding until 9 months when my babies started fighting it again and strongly preferring the bottle. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!