Friday, October 24, 2008
Our Little Pumpkin Patch
Well, it doesn't look like we will get the babies to an actual pumpkin patch, so we tried to get a few pics here at home. The PJs were a gift from Aunt Karen and Nana. The orange noses (see each baby) are a "gift" from all of the orange food that they eat everyday (including sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, squash). I think that we will try to get the pics again as it wasn't a great night for Emma. Clark was very focused and somewhat serious in every picture. Kendall was a ham as usual.
We also had our first ride in our Choo Choo Wagon last Friday (10/17). Aunt Karen and Uncle Tom actually took them (after Mommy initially got them set up and went along for the first few minutes). Now that they are able to sit up on their own, they are finally able to use the Choo Choo wagon that Mommy has been dreaming about since she heard about the wagon from other triplet moms. The Choo Choo was a shower gift (the November 2007 baby shower) from Aunt Tami, so it's been in the dining room (now known as the Baby Super Zone)for almost a year. I hate it that she couldn't be here for the inaugural ride, but hopefully she will enjoy the pictures.
Aside from that, things are just trucking along. Teeth continue to torture all three babies as they are all getting new ones. Mommy, Daddy and the rest of the family and baby helpers are almost equally tortured. Clark appears to be getting about four new teeth and Emma is getting two, three or four (it's hard to see in there and they tend to bite). Clark's teeth are super sharp (shark teeth) and he bites down hard, so be sure you don't go sticking your finger in his mouth anytime soon. Kendall is still working on those first two teeth.
We are trying to back off of some of the orange foods because of the orange noses that resulted, but our understanding is that this isn't harmful....it just looks silly. We are grateful that they continue to be really good eaters. They eat pretty large plates of food three times a day. We try to give them mostly veggies and as much homemade stuff as we can produce, though it's only veggies (corn, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes and mixed veggies). We bought some frozen fruit also and plan to try that this weekend. A new food that was NOT a hit (though it came highly recommended) was avocado. All three gagged and spit it out. Mommy and Daddy have to agree with them on this one, as we are not avocado fans either. We are debating the introduction of meats. Some people say you can wait until after 12 mos old, others get started much sooner. We haven't really decided one way or the other, so I haven't added any to their diets yet, but we will need to work on adding proteins as they get older and drink less formula. There are other ways of adding protein and I would rather try them for now and leave the meat for later. The baby food meat looks really gross and smells even worse.
Babies are fussing, so I have to cut this short, but I wanted to get the pictures posted.