Getting excited!

So i know its been a while since my last post but there have been times that i just didn’t feel the urge to put down in words how it was all going.  When you start sounding like a broken record to yourself you know it is not the time to share your thoughts.  Sufficed to say i am glad another month has gone by and i am now only 6 weeks away from welcoming the triplets into this world!

Sleep – well who needs it.  I have learnt to manage on very little these days, and although i get tired, i am learning to pace myself a bit better.  I am generally awake by about 3.30am and up by about 6.30am.  The 6.30am start is more due to the fact that my little 15 month old is not too keen on a lie in.  I usually get a yelp from the other room or a ‘Mama’ which means rise and shine another day is here.  We have had a couple of weeks of sleeping through the night – those mothers who love to tell you about how long their little one sleeps – i don’t listen to anymore! But there has been the odd night where, even after the 5 minute wait to settle, i have had to go in. We recently had another sinus infection to contend with.  The poor fella was miserable – as you would if not able to breath properly.  So after the 5 minute wait in i went to a very upset little boy.  I lifted him up and cuddled him for a little while. It was still pitch black in his room so i couldn’t really see too much.  As i sat there sushing him and letting him know everything was all right i leant down to kiss his forehead.  To my joy i realised that i had just kissed a lump of snot.  So while sushing and cuddling i was also gagging and desperately trying to get the snot off my lips.  This is all in the name of love and truly only something a mother would go through!

Went to visit a mother quads last week – best tip ever – get colour coded feeding charts!!!  I’m off to google a feeding chart!

Another week gone!

Another week is flying by and soon I will be on the 10 week countdown. Although this is important, for me, getting past 24 weeks will be a milestone I will definitely celebrate. This is the week when babies born after are safe – not out of the woods but safe to deliver. Every week after that is just to hold on to them and make sure they get nice and plump for the outside world. I’m not at 24 weeks yet (only inching towards 23 weeks!) but feel it is only around the corner and an easier goal to visualise than delivery date.

It also happens to coincide with my birthday. Another big date in the diary! Hard to believe I’ll be 39! Yikes!!! I have already set myself the challenge of looking fabulous at 40. Seems like I have spent the last few birthdays either trying to get pregnant, pregnant or exhausted with a new born. So by 40 I will be a mum of 4 and inching towards wobbler stage with my little ones. Life will have well and truly moved into a new chapter for me. Something I am extremely excited about.

My poor little boy is teething this week so our world has been turned upside down.  Sleepless nights are part of the course.  He’s unlucky and tends to get very congested when teething.  Hopefully they will come soon and he will be back to his normal cheery self.  In the meantime, the mattress is at an angle, tissues are at hand and plenty of doses of calpol are helping us get through it.

His words are coming on leaps and bounds.  He has a multitude of words to express himself but also has his own language which he uses to tell all his news.  The latest addition to his vocabulary is ‘No!’ along with a very clear swipe away to indicate the absolute meaning of the word.  So negotiations with a 13 month old have now started to take a new direction.