Wading in the creek

Yesterday some friends came to visit and to meet Triton. Together we went to one of our favorite nearby parks for a picnic lunch.  Sadly our friends had to head home before we could take the brief walk down to the creek.  After we said goodbye to them, we ventured down to the water ourselves.

Stopping for a photo op alon the way (which was actually papillons idea)

Getting ready to wade in the creek with Mon Amour.

A nice lady offered to take a family photo. We've learned to say yes to such offers (unless it looks like the offerer is going to take off with your phone or something)

If the weather continues to be as beautiful as it has been all summer, we are definitely going to have to come back here more often.


I love this tiny man.

He gets rather a lot of kisses from me.

For now he doesn't seem to mind.

Triton Jaune: 1 month

Triton Jaune turned one month old yesterday. Time is already going to fast.
At one month, triton...

...is very loved by his big sisters.

...weighs 10lbs 4oz which puts him around 50 percentile, quite a drop from the 90-something he started at. But he has surpassed his birth weight (did that right at about 4 weeks) so that is good.

...is 23 inches long. Round about 75 percentile
...is a great sleeper. Naps are still whenever, wherever with no real pattern (at least not one that I've bothered to track carefully). But at night, he falls asleep between 9 and 10. He pretty consistently sleeps until 2 or 230am. Eats, goes back to sleep. Wakes again between 5 and 6. Eats, then most of the time sleeps again until 730 or so. It's epic! If he wants to keep this up for months, I won't complain. I feel very spoiled - I am tired, but not the delirious blur that one expects with a newborn

...has started to smile all the time. Unless you put a hat on him! Ha!
...has been described both as "Hibou 2.0" and also the "boy version of papillon" so he must be a mix of both. But to us, he's so much like papillon in both looks and temperament. At least so far.

So far, life with 3 is wonderful. It's been a very smooth transition. So many things that can be hard with a new baby have been very easy for us. He's a great sleeper. We've had no jealousy issues from the sisters. We've had tons of friends and family helping out. It's been fantastic. God is very good.

Little Mothers

Despite my strong hatred of pumping, I find myself in a position where I need a little help keeping my supply up, so any chance I get, I pump. 

The plus side of this otherwise unpleasant necessity, is that the girls (and Mon Amour, if the girls will let him have a turn) get to help feed Triton. They love it, and it's very adorable to watch.

This Little Dude is getting a lot of mothering!

Triton in a Pink Bouncy

Poor Little Dude has to suffer through the use of a pink bouncy seat. But he makes it look manly, right?
Also, he has a dimple!!! Can you see it in the picture above?? It doesn't come out much but I am hoping it will more and more as his face gets a little more plump

A tiny smile!

The sisters are back

It was quite a treat to get a 5 day break from my two girls this past week, but yikes, did I miss them!! It was so so so good to have them home.

Triton agreed. It may have been a conincidence, but he seemed noticeably less cranky the day the girls were back.

See how happy he is?

I am very glad that they had such a good time with their grandparents, and so proud of them for staying so long (sat-thur); but I am also very very glad that they are home now!

Triton visits Nannie

This week the girls spent "5 sleepovers" (papillons phrase) with mon amour's parents. This left me and baby Triton to have our own adventures throughout the week. The house was very quiet all week...

On Thursday, on our way to pick up the girls, we stopped an visited with Nannie for a bit.

Triton and his Great-grandmother, Nannie

Triton and his Grandmother, Nana.

Triton posing with a gift from Nannie - a wooden car that his great-grandfather (Grandpop) made 25 years ago. Such a precious gift.

All this visiting can be exhausting 


"Sleep when the baby sleeps"

Sage advice.
With my first baby I foolishly ignored it.
With my second, I learned my lesson and embraced it! Anytime there were overlapping naps, I was asleep.

With a third kid in the mix, I didn't think I'd ever get the chance. Papillon rarely naps; Hibiu won't nap without her. Would there ever be a moment when all the 'babies' were napping?

Most days, no, there is no overlapping napping. But, occasionally it does happen and this past week it actually happened 3 days in a row!!

Overlapping napping feels like a miracle with 3 kids, and I will never take it for granted. Hooray for naps!