People have asked how we chose to assign beds or if we switch them around to give them time in a different spot or next to someone different.
We joked in NICU that Toby and Eleanor, neighbors from the start while unit configurations meant Callista was in a bed space further away, would be kept separate at home because if one had an alarm-sounding event (Bradycardia, apnea, or other preemie-related episode), the other almost surely followed suit within seconds. They were in sync from the start, and we knew such teamwork would eventually be used against us as parents.
For one reason or the other, we had Eleanor in the middle when they first came home, but we later switched Callista into that middle spot, but not because of troublemaking. They were too young at that point for such shenanigans.
Our reason then was to promote a bond between Toby and Callista. Callista and Toby both played well and frequently with Eleanor, but we rarely saw Callista and Toby playing together without Eleanor. They seemed to butt heads more if their sister wasn’t there, and putting them next to each other during their alone time only made sense.
It made further sense as they slept longer stretches, and we learned that Eleanor and Toby are light sleepers while Callista sleeps like a rock.
Now, with these most recent crib-hopping episodes, our choice has once again proven smart. Callista is the voice of reason, telling her siblings, “No! Get down!” while gently pushing their climbing feet down from crib rungs.
As she turned to dissuade Toby from climbing, I overheard Eleanor say, “Toby! Come on! Come over here!”
No, we won’t be switching bed assignments any time soon.
I needed this!
GNO/In! (Plus Bob)
They're on a mission: Operation Wake Toby!
Callista's eyes are camera-shy like mine. It's rare to see them so bright in a photo. Love!
My view while I stretch.
This doesn't suck!
I love how they love each other. (They each chose to sit together.) #triplets
Just finished THE NIGHT CIRCUS & now starting my first Neil Gaiman book - NEVERWHERE - for book No. 31 of 2013!
Booooooooooze. Today was HARD. I normally read to de-stress, but I can't even concentrate enough for that. I need to de-frazzle before I properly de-stress.
Stopped at the library for 2 holds that came in & walked out with +3. I wanted more, but with 18 books at home, I held back.
Half birthdays count, too! #triplets
I don't think they'll mind me running at the park a few times a week. #triplets
Happy, red face! The trails are MUCH friendlier to my apparent lingering shin splints. I would've gone longer, but this is my 1st time on these trails, & I had NO clue where I was going. Next time!
Has atone bought these @yogabbagabba undies for their littles? Curious about sizing. I have 3 tiny hineys that Carter's 2-3 undies struggle to stay up on.
Mama can find time out ANYWHERE.
I can't imagine having #triplets before digital photography.
First @crocs! Wonderful service at the new @concordmillsnc store. #triplets
My froyo date is a little short & can't help but yell "ECHO!" in a good-acoustics store, but he's cute & a good kisser.
Look what came in the mail! #triplets
Genius. Their Greek yogurt was too thin with smashed strawberries, so I added "Super Letter" cereal, aka Alphabits with a Super Why box.