Thursday, December 31, 2009

All diapers are NOT created equal...(Info Post)

Diapers...sheesh who knew this was gonna be such a struggle. No diaper is alike at all...we have tried a large gambit of them to say the least. When one box of diapers last us only 4-5 days we definitely use a lot...roughly 12-14 diapers per day. Before I get to far with this...yes, I know EVERY baby is different. But this is what worked best for all three of our girls who are all very different in the way their bodies are shaped...so here we go.
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Our girls from 5lbs-16lbs (Newborn-22lbs Diapers)
Well when they were smaller we LOVED Pampers Swaddlers...best diaper we tried. We also tried Huggies and Parent's Choice (Walmart)...neither worked at all...they both leaked like a broken faucet...just terrible...so our conclusion was that babies from newborn-22lbs (after 16lbs they no longer worked for us) should use Pamper's Swaddlers.
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Our girls from 16lbs-current (Diaper size 3)
Here we are now currently at a new cross road...we are on the hunt for our new "favorite" diaper. We used a Pampers diaper that must have been an import or something...it was all in Spanish but it worked out ok.
*Pampers Cruisers - Not bad...I would give it a 2.5 out of 5
--11 leak throughs out of 76 diapers...
--Tabs don't hold very well...
--Good odor control...
--Solid hold...two doo doo blow outs...
--Construction of diaper is very comfortable to the touch...fabric like material.
--Quiet diaper...
*Luvs - Again not bad...I would give it a 4 out of 5
--Zero leak throughs out of 96 diapers...
--Tabs hold very well...
--Terrible on odor control...they pack it with a baby powder smell...it makes the stinks even worse...its like someone with really bad body odor trying to cover it by putting on a ton of cologne, it just doesn't work...actually makes it smell worse. Pee, poo, and gas smell WORSE.
--Good hold...zero doo doo blow outs...
--Construction of diaper is ok...faint blue gel noticeable in the crotch of diapers for absorption...diaper was very pliable and wasn't too stiff to the feel.
--VERY loud diaper...some sort of plastic within the diaper...
*Huggies Little Movers 4 out of 5
--1 leak through out of 76 diapers...
--Tabs hold VERY well...best out of all three.
--No excessive odor from diaper but it doesn't seem to have an odor blocker either...
--Good hold...One doo doo blow out...
--Construction of diaper is very comfortable to the touch but is a bit stiffer than the Pampers and Luvs diapers...fabric like material.
--These too are a very quiet diaper...
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Yup I know...EVERY BABY is different. But these are my opinions on the diapers we have tried...some people I am sure are shaking there head in disgust because we use disposable diapers...but when you have three babies the rules change...we went with the easiest solution possible...even price wise they are pretty equal to a cloth diaper service or doing it ourselves...we already do three-four loads of laundry per week just for the girls...I didn't need to add the work load of rinsing out 75+ clothes diapers per week and then washing them...not my idea of fun. Unless you have three babies at once you can never say it would be better doing cloth...wow how did this become a cloth vs disposable post? Sorry...I must have had something stewing in me or something...Until Next Time...BYE
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See you next year...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bath Time....

Well the girls have FINALLY taken their first BIG girl bath...they actually LOVED it...Rogue cried for a long time after we took her out...she enjoyed it the most, for sure. Here are a couple pics and a video...ENJOY
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Jade, Phoenix, and Rogue playing in the tub...


Rogue playing with tub toys...


Nix tries to eat EVERYTHING...


Rogue's face is priceless...she just got a mouthful of bubbles...


Everyone is trying to eat the bubbles...not a big hit thankfully...


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Rogue splashing in the tub...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crazy Times...

Phoenix and Rogue getting ready to empty the toy basket...


Rogue hanging out with her doggy Daisy...


Yup it got to zero degrees...yeah...this was about two weeks ago...


Nix making a face at the camera...


Rogue playing with Diablo's tail while he sat on her lap...and of course Jade is all smiles...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Monday, December 28, 2009

VIDEOS...

Update: We now have three sick, snotty, coughing babies...like I said before...the gift that keeps on giving...anyways now onto the videos...ENJOY
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FYI: For those who receive the BLOG via email...you may want to visit the website so you can view the videos...they don't come through on the email...http://threedayslong.blogspot.com/...ENJOY

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Rogue playing with the "Death Cube"...yup death cube...that thing is dangerous...


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Jade giving out a little hoot and holler...


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Rogue eating...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's over....Finally...

Wow...can we say exhausting? Ok I am glad this only happens once a year...oh wait...crap we got a birthday in a couple months sadly I feel it will be just as exhausting. Never thought it would be like that but it was crazy...in the end we did receive some unwanted gifts because we now have two sick babies with runny noses and coughs...plus one daddy now fighting a bit of a cold too...tis the season...it's the gift that keeps on giving.
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The girls made out like bandits loaded down with toys and clothes...and the wife and I weren't left out, thankfully...we have become more practical, in a sense, and got some great stuff. Our two favorites are a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner and a garbage disposal...yup real exciting I know. Now for the pictures...plus a bonus video...enjoy.
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See I told you it was exciting...


The joy of feeding on the run...


Uncle Nate got a Eeyore costume for Halloween next year...


Santa's little helper...


Nix showing off her hat she got for Christmas...


Santa hugging the tree...


Nix digging into the presents...and then eating the wrapping paper...


Santa's here with his little elf...Jade just staring at him...


Rogue loving her new ride...


The girls with their cousins...


Mama with Jade and Phoenix...


Great Grandma (GGMA) and Great Grandpa (GGPA) with the girls...


Phoenix looking over Jades shoulder checking out the presents...


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Santa passing out the gifts...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just like the Dogs...

Rogue begging for food from uncle Nate...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Merry Christmas from us too you...hope you have a GREAT CHRISTmas...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Doggy Door...

Well they have officially found the Doggy Door...and are amazed when one of the dogs disappears and then reappears. Nobody has tried to go through it yet...I am waiting...it will happen...and that picture will be priceless...
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Rogue not paying attention...while Jade and Phoenix try and figure out how to use the doggy door.


Jade and Nix thinking they might figure it out soon....
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Merry Christmas Eve...
Until Next Time...BYE

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Still a Stairway to nowhere...

Team work is the new method...Rogue is getting VERY good at it...if she has something just out of reach she makes a lot of noise so one of the other girls comes to see whats going on...once the other girl arrives Rogue reaches for whatever it is just out of reach...the other girl will come over and also try to reach it but during this time Rogue is plotting her strike...and BAM...without notice she is kneeling on her sisters back pulling the computer off of the counter...stinker.
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Now I really have to watch out...they might start to try these...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just like jail...

Trying to use those blue beauties to let her into the kitchen...


Sorry Rogue its locked down like Fort Knox...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Monday, December 21, 2009

Crazy Aunt...

Ahhh what happened to your face...Aunt Diana had a trip to the dentist...they numbed half her face...funny I have NEVER gotten a cavity...and now I really don't want any.
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She's gonna hate me for this picture...oh well...Love ya sis.
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Until Next Time...BYE

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Triplet Activity Table...

Well with every new advancement in the girls development comes the obvious differences among them...like just the simple task of eating is very funny. We always start off with a few Cheerios to start that whole hand eye coordination and pincher development. I thought that it would be a VERY messy task...I don't like dirty...but it actually wasn't to bad. There personalities come FLYING out of how they eat...

*Phoenix: Crazy...dives right in...fisting handfuls of cheerios into her mouth as fast as possible...looking like a competitive eater chowing down on hot dogs...KOBAYASHI.

*Jade: Very unique style...licks entire hand...so its dripping with her spit and then lays her hand in the cheerios whatever sticks is what she eats...she then begins to pick the cheerios off of her hands, arms, and elbows with her mouth...its funny watching her chase a cheerio, that started at her finger tip, all the way to her elbow and then...SUCCESS. She doesn't give up...

*Rogue: Cleanest most methodical of all three...definitely takes after her dad...her pile stays as a pile during the entire feeding...she picks one by one...with her pointer finger and thumb and places it right in her mouth. Nice, precise, and to the point...
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Christmas came a little early, thanx to the wife's parents...They bought us the parts to create an activity table...
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Nix, Jade, and Rogue


Rogue...


Jade...


Phoenix...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Children Songs...sadistic...

Rock-A-Bye Baby: Really? Come on people the baby dies in the end sad sad song.

Rock-a-bye baby
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
Down tumbles baby,
Cradle and all.


London Bridges Falling Down: Numerous stories behind this one...none end good. You pick the Viking theory where they destroy the bridge or the child sacrifice theory used as the foundation for the bridge...yup, its what the belief is behind the rhyme.

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Ring Around The Roses: Many have associated the poem with the Great Plague of London in 1665, or with earlier outbreaks of bubonic plague in England. A rosy rash, they allege, was a symptom of the plague, posies of herbs were carried as protection, sneezing was a final fatal symptom , and 'all fall down' was exactly what happened. The line Ashes, Ashes in alternative versions of the rhyme is claimed to refer variously to cremation of the bodies, the burning of victims' houses, or blackening of their skin, and the theory has been adapted to be applied to other versions of the rhyme, or other plagues.

Ring around the rosey,
A pocketful of posies.
ashes, ashes.
We all fall down.

Humpty Dumpty: "Humpty dumpty" was also the eighteenth-century slang for a short and clumsy person. The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, as an egg would be.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
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Yeah I think I will try and stay away from these nursery rhymes...crazy.
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The girls making noise...rolling around...kneeling...crawling...all in one short video...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Friday, December 18, 2009

Time for a Visit...

We went over to our friends house last week and met up with our small group from church...our girls got to meet a new friend, 5 month old girl named Brooklyn. It was fun to get out of the house again...sheesh I need that more often...or at least people to come over...the change of scenery is better than nothing. Anyways it was fun to reunite again...it had been over 5 months since we last got together...so here are some pictures from the event...yes when triplets arrive anywhere, and take over, it is an event.
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Sarah helping Megan feed the girls...lucky me I didn't have to do it...lets just say its frustrating and even more so when there are NEW distractions.


Here they are all caged in...


Rogue holding up the troops...Rogue, Jade, Phoenix, and Brooklyn...


And they all fall down...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Thursday, December 17, 2009

TEETH (Four of them)

Ok I don't understand...Rogue has all the fun...cool hat (doc band)...first mover...first sitter...first roll over...first one born...and now the first, and only, one with teeth. She now has a total of four. Two top and two bottom all centered so it looks pretty funny. Whats going on with the other two? Where are their teeth? Not that I am complaining to much because Rogue's teeth are razor sharp and she still likes to gnaw on your fingers or hands as you hold her...you forget the teeth thing until...CHOMP...AHHHHHHHH...yeah you guessed it...it hurts a LOT. Its hard remembering which one your holding at which time throughout the day...so every once in a while we still get bit...oh well the joys of parenthood I guess. One thing, so far, is that she hasn't figured out how to bite her sisters, so that is a good sign...not looking forward to that at all...oh well...here are some pictures enjoy.
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Rogue playing the piano...


Nix catching some Z's while hugging her zebra toy....
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Until Next Time...BYE

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stairway to nowhere...

Nix contemplating whether or not if she can make it to the top...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MIrror Mirror on the Wall...

My little angel Nix admiring her beauty in the mirror...


Uh oh she found daddy in the mirror...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sisterly Love...

There are moments were I can tell that the girls love each other and actually enjoy playing with each other around. They tend to wait until the other wake up from their naps before they begin to play...they follow each other...and of course Phoenix crawls on everyone. Only thing is, we have begun to notice one problem...Nix steals EVERYONES toys...there is no possible way to explain it to her either...Jade just gives it up and moves to the next toy...Rogue on the other hand fights back by not letting go of it. Oh well siblings will be siblings...
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All the girls playing with each other...


Jade and Phoenix making faces at the camera...


Jade is all smiles...


They were giggling at the door...admiring one of the last days without snow...


Rogue and Jade playing under their activity center...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Aerobics...


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New aerobics exercise or is it a new way of cleaning your floor...you decide.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Clean up on aisle HOUSE....

I feel like I am always picking up the house...sheesh...job is never done...who knew three kids could make such a mess. Well the girls have now found out where we store their toys, which is in a basket. They now know if they flip it over they can choose any and all of the toys they want...yippee for me. Before I was only picking up after me, the wife, and the dogs...now I have added three more munchkins to the mix...and boy are they messy.
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Rogue gutting the basket with her little devious side kick...
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Until Next Time...BYE