Friday, 6 June 2014

Ready, Steady....

It took 3 days to get them to stay in the same place

It's been rather a while. Turns out having toddler triplets keeps you quite busy and, when you are not busy, tired! Probably best I just catch you up on where the small people are now rather than try to remember what had happened since March.


Charlie or, as Beth calls him, Char Char is often found standing to the side of the sofa and shouting 'ready, steady, GO!' before running across the room. This doesn't take long (it's a very small room) so he's quickly back in place again.  Every now and then he deviates into 'Ready, steady, DADDY!' Not sure why but it's cute. 

Since March he has very much improved in staying upright and, as of today, is the first of the three to create their own 3 word sentence 'I sit down.'

He is still such a happy boy and has decided cuddles are, after all, pretty worthwhile so he comes and nuzzles you until you comply. 

He loves dancing, spinning and cuddles from Beth. His favourite (and only) joke is '3, 2, 1...trumpies!' which is our word for farts. He is obviously destined to be a comedian or a dancer...


Lex is the king of smiles and bulldozers. He has the most beautiful smile which he uses to good effect. He also has no idea that other people feel pain so he regularly just kinda runs through you, which is not so high on the fun scale! 

When the kids were born we agreed to be part of some research where they gave the kids iodine. It's supposed to help them with being so premature. Anyway now they are two the researchers are doing hour long tests with each kid. We've only done Lex so far. 

He is apparently very good verbally (he said 'bye! See you soon!' to the nurse and she was super impressed) and excellent numerically - both boys can count to ten forwards and backwards. 

The nurse did lots of tests with him - building towers and such. One test she got out a brown skinned doll and a spoon and said 'feed the baby?' Lex said 'Dirty!' in a matter of fact way but fed the baby. I said 'Oh my we didn't teach him that!' The nurse laughed. Presumably our teaching him muddy hands are dirty backfired there! Or he's going to vote UKIP. 

Lex is still keen on spoons but it's waned a little. These days I think he's most keen on playing with Beth, unfortunately this is at nap time where they practise screaming (yay!) and take each other toys to post down the back of the cot. It's lovely to see them bond but it would be nice if they slept. 


Beth is usually found playing with baby, her doll. She feeds her, changes her nappy, puts her to bed, checks she is ok 'you ok?' and throws her across the room. 

She is 70% less slappy than she was but occasionally gets a good one in when you aren't expecting it. She is an intriguing mix of lovely (kissing her brothers, kissing my poorly hand better) and tantrumy. 

Her vocab is scary. She knows many many words. A few weeks ago we were looking at a picture of a duck and I said 'what noise does a duck make?' 'splash splash.' She replies. Fair enough. 

She does loves animals...

Despite rarely eating a full meal that isn't breakfast she has discovered a taste for chocolate. I am asked quite a few times a day either 'choc choc?' or 'shoes?' She loves playing outside. 

One of the loveliest things is coming home from work because, as you get out of the car, all 3 climb on the sofa and grin and wave. I challenge anyone not to get an emotional lift from that greeting. 

So far the toddler years are exhausting and also very funny, I laugh often. I am also covered in many small bruises (thanks lex!). I am firmly of the belief that they are the most beautiful,clever, gorgeous creatures I ever had the good fortune to meet. Even at 3am! Honest. 

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