Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ready to be-Buried With Children?

Today all of our things are being loaded into a truck and taken to our new house! An exciting-and very sad- day. I obviously won't be around much- so decided this would be a perfect time for a guest post.

I would like to introduce you to Jen of Buried With Children-she is one of my MUST reads.

She has four kids-three of whom, well they were born the same day, yes triplets! She writes about what life is like with triplets and funny every day life stuff. I love the videos she makes and I truly enjoy reading every post she writes. So after reading her awesome guest post, definitely head over to her blog and check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Just a Normal Outing when Triplets are Involved.


Oh my bleep diddy bleep bleep bleep triplets!

Those were pretty much my first thoughts when I found out that I was having triplets. To put it mildly, it pretty freaking crazy.

But the triplets came and we survived, still are. How? Not really sure but it involves a great sense of humor, coffee (lots of coffee) and wine.

One of the ways that I kept my sanity was by figuring out a way to get myself, my triplets and my two year old son out of the house. I would try and do this weekly, if for nothing else to give my oldest son a chance to run around and jump on things that didn't include our living room couch or a baby.

What I would usually do was go and meet my sister at the mall.

I had two double strollers, two babies in one, my oldest son and another baby in another one then she would have one and I would have one and off we would go. Just walking the mall.

It really was a great out. I was able to clear my head and have adult conversation. Win. Win.

But there was one problem to going out, it was always over a feeding time.

We would stop our little stroller train at a play area, let Hayden (my oldest) play and my sister and I would begin the process of making bottles and feeding each baby. I was actually happy for my sister's help because with two of us feeding it would go faster.

Things would be going along fine but because we were out with triplets and a two year old and just plain old tempting the fates something would happen. Something would always happen.

On this particular time, I was sitting in a chair holding baby Jake upright and burping him while with my other foot I was rocking the stroller to quiet an annoyed baby Quinn.

Suddenly, my rhythmic tapping on Jake's back was interrupted by a very loud SPLAT!

I quickly turned my head to see that Jake had not only burped but decided to purge the contents of his stomach, aka a 6oz bottle, onto the floor.

My sister and I looked at each other and without a word, we both knew that we needed to run. She went to gather Hayden as I tucked babies into seats and like a flash, we were gone.

As we walked out of site, I noticed someone sorta slip in the baby vomit pile and did the only thing I could, I yelled,


What I have triplets what more do you want from me?


  1. Getting out of the house is so key when you have an infant and an older child, I can only imagine the desperation when there are three tiny ones.

    Triplets dumbfound me. You are my new hero.

    I think I would have done the exact same thing if one of mine barfed all over the've earned the right to walk away. :)

  2. Well, I'd have done the same! The fact that you even managed to get out of the house, got dressed, got the kids dressed and all your stuff organized?

    You don't need to clean up baby vomit, no sirree! Great post!

  3. I am so impressed you made it out of the house with all those kids! I sometimes have a heck of a time just getting my two kids out of the house without us killing each other.

  4. I haven't read Jen in a while. But she is hilarious. And how she does half of what she does is amazing!!!

  5. Oh and good luck with the new house :-)

  6. Jen's one of my all time favs and a great choice for a guest post. HAPPY MOVING DAY!!

  7. LOL! I love that her first thought was to scram!
    Happy moving day!! Hope all is going well!

  8. Hey Emily, it was fun to catch up on your blog since I've been out of town for two weeks. I really liked your video of Ryder - great job! Hope all goes well with the move!

  9. Good luck with the moving and what not! Hope everything goes smoothly!

    And what a fantastic blog fill-in! I'm off to go check out her blog!

  10. I love Jen. We're coffee buddies! And I never tire of hearing vomit stories from her!

  11. We have twins in nursery and I just got called as the nursery leader. I was watching those twins today and thinking how crazy it would be to have multiples! Great blogging material though. Yes, that was my second thought, lol.