Four months in and having triplets is starting to feel normal. I’m starting to look like myself again. The remnants of a multiple pregnancy are clearing up and I only have 5 lbs left to lose. I credit my attempt to provide breast milk for three babies with the weight coming off quickly. The sight of my stomach guarantees I’ll be in a one piece this summer, but I’m hopeful that goes back to “normal” too someday.
The boys are doing great. They get more fun everyday. We’ve completed two trips with them. One “practice trip” to the Eastern Sierra over Memorial Day weekend where I got to ski! And one longer trip just a week ago to Hood River, Oregon for a wedding. They are good travelers so far, but the logistics are exhausting. It forces me to slow down a bit and try to do just one thing a day. At the end of the day, I feel the energy has been sucked from me because if breast milk is energy, it literally has been.
Now that I’m back to work, I have much less time for recreational pursuits. While on leave, I was running, riding bikes, or swimming at least 4 times a week. Now I’m lucky if I get in one bike ride in a month. I’m considering selling my Santa Cruz Bronson because most days I’d rather hang out with the boys anyway (or catch up on some sleep)! My new go to work out is “housewife hill” or the Old Meyers Grade. Pushing 2 out of 3 triplets up that thing is a legitimate work out. A friend pushes the odd triplet out and we spend time catching up. Yep, I’m a total mom.
A few days ago, around 10 pm, I came to the realization that I’ve never tried so hard at something in my life as I’ve tried to be a great mom, which is saying a lot, because I’ve done quite a few really hard things! Luckily, many have helped prepare me for this ultimate challenge.
To keep up on the triplets, follow @tahoetriplets on Instagram. I really want to get on the Ellen Show! Let me know if you can help make that happen!