Sick babies

Ugh. We have sick babies here. It is definitely the most miserable I’ve ever heard them. They just moan.

I took Linus to the ped this morning and she took one look at the little bumps on this tongue and said he has a virus that’s related to Hand Food and Mouth disease, but without the hands and feed. 😛

It’s just awful. They don’t want to eat because it hurts, but they cry when they’re hungry. They are all mucusy and they have been coughing and puking up all the mucus that’s been draining. It’s very sad and scary, the choking. 😦

Just keep the little guys in your thoughts, that this goes away very fast. Poor little bunnies!

This is from when they were still well…Linus is pinching Miles. Hee hee!

Picture post

I don’t have time for an update (not that there’s much to update about) so I’ll just post pictures!

(isn’t this the cutest picture of Emily?)
(look, my sister and BIL own “Snakes on a Plane”!
(and Married with Children?!?)

Apologies to anyone who has already seen these on my Flickr page. I promise I’ll take more pics this weekend – I’m taking the boys to the aquarium!

Uncle Evan comes to town!

Uncle Evan came to town this weekend (well, to Baton Rouge), so I took the boys to see him and spend the night at Grandees. It was mostly fun.

Friday night we went out to eat, and Saturday we went to the mall. I bought some lipstick that has since disappeared. I suspect it’s in my car somewhere, which means it will have melted into a puddle by now, which means I may has well flushed $12 down the toilet. Or burned it. Or shredded it. Etc, etc. Sigh. I hope I find it.

Saturday night, some people came over for dinner. Later, Evan made me drive across town so he could film some nighttime footage for the movie he’s currently working on. I’d better get mentioned in the credits.

Here is Uncle Evan and his three nephews (out of order…here is Linus, Miles, Oliver.)

When the boys were born, I thought they looked just like Evan. Maybe it was the hair…

Totally off the subject, but this is how I found Linus during a nap yesterday:

Giggling Oliver

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Giggling Oliver, originally uploaded by pyjammy.

My giggly boys! Sorry it’s dark, but let’s face it, the sound is more important than the video.

I took a “mental health day” from work. I just took a two hour nap. Soooo nice!

Picture post!

Linus, originally uploaded by pyjammy.

For some reason, I love this picture. It’s funny! My little Linus bear.

And look at this one…my friend Mary took it. This is Miles.

Aaaand, can’t forget my Oliver bear!

All three (taken by Mary)

It was a half good, half horrific weekend. Saturday was good. Actually, I should back up. Friday was great. We had friends babysit that night, and we saw Indiana Jones. I really liked it! Harrison Ford is still dreamy, I’m happy to report. And then on Saturday, I took the boys to play with some friends. Between Mary’s little guy, Hadley’s twins, and my triplets, we had six little boys under two. Of course, mine were just sitting there like (admittedly cute) lumps while the others were running around like little (admittedly adorable) wild men. The older boys had no interest in mine – unless their moms were holding one, and they really didn’t like that. But they made me SO excited for my boys to be that age. They are just too, too cute. Such boys, you know? Running, screaming, sweating, rolling around in puddles. Ack!

And then we went to my friend Mandy’s house, where there was a baby closer to their age! Just a couple of months older than my boys, and let me tell you, it was terrifying to see how close we are to mobility! Gaaah! But there were lots of fun toys to play with, and I think in about 16 years, we might have some fighting over pretty Miss Annabel.

A reaches for Oliver. You can see him saying “oooh, pretty girl!”

But then there was Sunday. Actually, it started at around Midnight. The boys were experiencing, let’s just say, something very smelly and messy and it involved baths and the changing of sheets at midnight, 2 am, and 4 am. And then all day on Sunday too. Fun times! Yeah. Happy Father’s Day, George! Hope you like poop!

June 13, 2008

I’ve been tagged! Thanks, Rachel!

What was I doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago was not a good time. I was mourning the recent loss of my beloved daddy. Still in college (should’ve graduated the year before) but at least I had an end in sight (I graduated the following December.)

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?
Well, it’s already 8:30, but I’ll talk about what was on my list…
1. Go to Target to get overnight diapers (boys are too small for them yet), pool floaty thingy for boys (they don’t have them anymore), drop ins (check!)
2. Go to bank to deposit checks (nope)
3. Call salon to cancel appointment for Saturday (I made it thinking I’d need a trim by now, but I don’t.)
4. Pack up some books to send to a friend
5. Drink a beer (doing that now! okay, that wasn’t really on my list. But I am doing it. I love you Blue Moon!)

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. chocolate (currently liking Milky Way a lot.)
2. frozen cherry bar. not that you can buy them anymore. Hmmph.
3. cheese
4. ice cream
5. popsicles

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Pay off our debts
2. Pay off my siblings’ and mom’s debts
3. Move into a bigger house
4. Donate to charity
5. Buy all of my friends lots of presents.

Places I’ve lived:
1. Baton Rouge, LA
2. Natchitoches, LA
3. New Orleans, LA
4. London, England
5. Hmm. That’s about it.

Jobs I’ve had:
1. Sandwich artist at Subway (summer I was 17)
2. Salad bar technician (very first job)
3. Graphic designer for small town newspaper
4. International phone card designer
5. Children’s Bookseller

TAG! You’re it…
1. Karen
2. Cindy
3. You, over there!
4. and You, in the red shirt
5. oh, and you, in the corner. No hiding!

June 12, 2008

Re: voting for the boys. I guess I should have phrased it better…you want to "rate" the boys 5 stars. And maybe hit the "recommend" link. Not sure what it does, but if we win, I promise I'll send each and every one of you a postcard from New Yawwwwk. ha ha!

In other news, I'm rejoining the gym. I really should be saving my money for things like diapers and formula and food and the electricity bill, but enough is enough. I am so out of shape, and it's way too hot here to do much outside. I'm very excited. And of course I have no idea when I'm going to go…5:30 in the morning? Whatever it takes…

June 11, 2008

Oh, won’t you please vote for the boys?

(I know, every mom on here can enter her own kids and eventually we may all just end up voting for each other’s kids, thus negating the whole point of this, but come on, just humor me, will ya?)

Last night was rough. I think the boys are going through a growth spurt because in spite of eating two full bottles and some bananas within two hours of getting home from daycare, Miles still woke up twice to eat, and Oliver once. (Linus is the favorite child today. Ha ha!)

Had dinner with A & S, my fellow multiples moms. We went to Crepe Nanou. Yummmmmmmy. And fun. 🙂

Here’s a video of Oliver. He looooooves some sweet potatoes!

June 9, 2008

It was a pretty quiet weekend. I took Linus and Miles to Ren’s house to go swimming. I could have taken all three boys, but she has Chloe (7 months) and Allison (3 years) so even with her husband, we would have been WAY outnumbered by babies. So, three babies, three adults, and one princess. Just right.

Linus is v laid back in the floaty thingy:

Later, Chloe let Linus play in her Jumperoo, sweet girl:

In return, we had to promise that she’ll never be prom date-less. No problem! I foresee the boys fighting over her when they’re older. Such a cutie, and v feisty.

We tried to stalk a triplet family in her neighborhood, but when we knocked on the door, they didn’t answer. Maybe they weren’t home, but apparently they’re never seen out and about. Anyway, maybe next time. Supposedly their triplets are around the same age as the boys.

That was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Don’t worry, Oliver got lots of Daddy time while I was with the other boys. 🙂

Six months old!

Six month stats:

Linus: 16#5.5oz (25-50th); 26.5″ long (50th); HC 43cm (25-50th)
Oliver: 16#9.5oz (25-50th); 27″ long (75th); HC 44cm (50th)
Miles: 15#14oz (25th); 25.5″ long (25th) (actually, this is incorrect, or he shrunk since last month!); HC 43.5cm (25-50th)

Oliver has regained his title as Chunker. He also has some fluid in his ears, which we’re going to PRAY doesn’t turn into an ear infection, but other than that, they’re doing great!

Our friends opened a pizza place today in our neighborhood, so George and I stopped in for a slice after the appointment. Yum! It was so good. We’re looking forward to pizza for lunch and dinner for every meal for the forseeable future. Hee hee! If you’re ever in our neighborhood, be sure to stop by the Gulf station for a slice! (It’s located in a very old gas station that’s obviously not a gas station anymore.)

Happy half birthday!

Six months old!!!

Six months old?? Oh my. How did that happen?

Be back later with pictures and an update…

Happy half birthday, boys!