Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A day in the life of triplets!

The question I get the most is "How do you do it?". My answer is always "I really don't know myself, I just do it". But the truth is I survive by having a routine. There are days that I want to pull my hair out, scream, or just cry but I'm usually pretty patient so I like to think I handle most days fairly well. Its funny to think how much our schedule has changed over the last year but here is an example of what our day is like with three 10 month olds.

6am-7am - babies wake up and take a bottle
7:30 - change diapers and sometimes clothes but I'm bad at letting them stay in their pajamas (its just one less step for me)!
8am - feed the babies breakfast
8:30 - play time
9:30 - babies get a bottle and go down for a morning nap
11:00-12:00 - babies wake up and eat lunch
12:30-2:00 - play time
2:00 - babies get a bottle and go down for an afternoon nap
3:30-4:00ish - babies wake up and get a snack
5pm - babies eat dinner
5:30-7:00 - play and spend time with daddy
7:00 - babies take a bottle and go to bed
7:30 - Steven and I pick up, get bottles ready for the next day, and usually go to bed ourselves at a fairly early hour (sometime around 9pm)

And yes I do this routine by myself until Steven gets home! Sometime during nap time or play time I also do at least one load of laundry a day, wash bottles, make a pitcher of formula, pick up toys several times a day, make beds, clean kitchen and house, and the list goes on. Oh and of course I try to grab some breakfast, lunch and dinner for myself somewhere in the day! Occasionally I have time to shower and get myself dressed but most of the time you will find me in a t-shirt, hair in pony tail, and no make-up.

I would not change being at home with my babies but there are days I miss the communication with adults. The most exhausting days are when we get out of the house. Packing the diaper bag, getting babies dressed, and loading the car can wear a person out so we obviously don't get out much so my communication is limited to the internet and my few opportunities to get out of the house.


Sew Many Quilts said...

Hang in there, you are doing a great job. Time goes by so quickly. It won't be long before it's baseball and dance classes. Enjoy every moment.

Jess said...

Girrrl! You are amazing! Our schedule on the weekends is about the same, but you are lucky you have babies that nap! Jake won't nap to save his life. :) We have to hang out with the kiddos this summer! We'll keep each other sane!