Monday, February 19, 2007

3 months old.

Cost of a triplet delivery and hospital stay -- $100,000 (don't worry, we had insurance)
Average cost of diapers for 1 baby for 1 year -- $1200 X 3 = $3600
Average cost of food for 1 baby for 1 year -- $2,348 X 3 = $7044
Average cost of clothing for 1 baby for 1 year -- $924 X 3 = $2,772
Average cost of healthcare for 1 baby for 1 year -- $991 X 3 = $2973

The look on our tax consultant's face when we told him we were adding 3 dependents --Priceless
And seeing these sweet little faces every morning (at 8am instead of 2am) -- Priceless.

The above info was collected from the internet and is just an estimation. We have been very fortunate to have been given a lot of the things we've needed for our babies. So far they have more than they can wear for clothes and we've only had to buy a few packages of diapers ourselves. Thank you to everyone for all your generosity. Also to the "diaper gnome", whoever you are, a special thank you. Hopefully you read our blog.

The babies are 3 months old now and are all over 11 lbs now. Ryan will be hitting the 12 lb mark real soon. You would never know they were premature. They seem to be hitting all the developmental milestones right on schedule. They are starting to entertain themselves now. You know how babies are. "Look, I have a hand", "And I can twirl it around and grab stuff", "Oh, and guess what? I can put everything I grab into my mouth".

The biggest news is that they are all sleeping through the night now. Yesterday we separated them into 2 cribs. The girls are in one and Ryan gets his own bed. They were all starting to pile on top of each other. We plan to get a third crib real soon too so they will each have their own space. Last night they slept from 9pm to 8am. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have such good babies.

Last weekend Lance and I got some much needed quality time, away from the babies. It wasn't anything fancy, just Watertown, but we enjoyed it. Lance's mom, his sister Rita, his cousins Dolora and Annette (with her 2 kids), and his nephew Jeff all stayed with the babies. Thanks again for that!! We kind of celebrated Valentines Day and my birthday, which is at the end of the month. I am turning 30. I'm actually excited to be turning 30 but where does the time go? It seems like yesterday I was 10.

It's time to feed the babies their snack so I will have to go. I also wanted to say thank you to Melissa and Tanner, and Mike and Ellie for visiting this past weekend. It was so nice to catch up and we love baby holders. I hope everyone has a good week.


SaraN said...

It is such a blessing to hear that all the babies are growing and doing great. What a plus to have them sleep through the night!! James and the boys love to see new pictures of the babies! Happy Birthday next week!

Take care,


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness....they are getting so big and I can't believe that all 3 are sleeping through the night! That is awesome. I'm happy to hear that everything is going so well for you guys. I wish you lived closer so I could come visit them as I miss them and I don't think I've bonded with any other babies quite like I did with them in the NICU. Take care and I look forward to more updates and pictures...they are so cute! -Mindy Kindt

Lance and Cadi said...

Thanks Sara. Sometime the 4 of us will have to meet in Sioux Falls without the kids for some girl time. I miss seeing you guys.

Hi Mindy! Maybe we will have to try and make the Christmas party this year. Can you imagine 3 one year olds driving 2 1/2 hours? In the winter? Maybe not. I'm glad to see that you're enjoying the blog.

Anonymous said...

That would be awesome if you would make it to the Christmas party next year....but yeah....that would be quite an experience for you! Maybe if you make a trip to Sioux Falls with them and want some one to watch them so you can run errands or something....maybe I'd have the day off and could watch them! :) I'm sure I'd have my hands full, but it would be so fun! I'm taking my friends 4 children (ages 7, 4, and twins that are 1 1/2) Saturday all day and for the night so we'll see how that goes...maybe my offer won't stand after that...ha, ha! Hope things continue to go well. -Mindy

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to have 4 beautiful children Thank you for sharing them with us.