Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I've been trying to write this all day!

They are eating!!
Some may not like 4 month olds eating solids, but each to their own, mine are.
We started with banana.
Isaac loooooved it.

And then did this in between spoonfuls as I couldn't get it in quick enough!!
I swear he shouldn't have been a triplet - no patience!

Ailah and Dylan weren't as sure, but have since improved greatly! 


 They've had banana, avocado, pear, rockmelon (not a success) and sweet potato.
After 2 weeks of having solids in the morning and no problems with their poos, they had their first lot of afternoon solids as well today. I can see the change in Ailah's weight already. 
A tip for those with multiples - put an old sheet over their bouncers!

We've had 2 birthdays. Jordan turned 6 on the 1st of January. He got this scooter as a late present.

And Amali turned 4 on the 7th of January. This is her new bike as an early birthday present. Jordan ran into her previously new bike on his motorbike and demolished said bike. Needless to say, this one is much more liked as it has a special bag, water bottle, streamers and a baby seat on the back.


I love how much time Jordan willingly spends with his baby brothers and sister. He is amazing and is often found lying on the floor with them or chatting away to them. They really love it too!


They had their first triplet bath last week, Ailah and Isaac love kicking and splashing with their legs while Dylan is more subdued, but still loves it.


Isaac, Dylan and Ailah
I had them weighed this week at the doctors when they got their 4 month needles.
Isaac was 4.7kg (10lbs3oz) - at birth he was 2.4kg (5lbs3oz)
Dylan was 5.2kg (11lbs4oz) - at birth he was 2.8 (6lbs1oz)
Ailah was 4.2kg (9lbs4oz) - at birth she was 2.3kg (5lbs2oz)
And still no formula!! Go boobies!

No, they are not ridiculously long, we just have a teeny bath!

Of course we had a big birthday for the kids, to help them remind them how special they are to us too. They wanted a disco dance party. So we gave it to them! We blacked out all the windows, hired a disco light (I bought one off ebay and it is still yet to arrive), downloaded songs and made a playlist just for them, had glow stick bangles as wristbands that the kids got on entry and played lots of games.
Just don't try playing pass the parcel with 27 kids. Trust me.

It was really dark, but this was taken with the flash on. And yes, I did do Gangnam Style with the kids.

Their cake looked fairly plain (thanks to my amazing Nanny who did the rainbow for me as the bubbas had to be fed), they were happy with it......

.....until they saw the inside of it! They loved it and everyone commented on it. Thank you Fiona! I stole this idea off you! See Fiona's blog at Cattle Kids and Chaos - cake pic here I am a teacher so I had to do ROYGBIV. You know, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Except that I did pink, not red. And I only did one shade of purple. You get the picture!

Amali's beautiful dress was made by Sarah at Born Gorgeous. It was a custom, I love the skirt of the dress, it's in the bubble style. Jordan chose his own clothed just from Target.

Lastly, here are some pics from today.
Ailah, Dylan and Isaac.

Dylan and Isaac




See ya!

 PS: A shout out to the wonderful Heidi from Selkie Designs where I get my Amber teething necklaces from. She has so many colours and designs to choose from. Tell her I sent you!


  1. Hi Chenoa

    All for starting solids at 4 months, hat to you for managing with three!!!

    That cake is amazing and I so appreciate the importance of the colour sequence :)

    I'd love to know what you think of the amber teething necklaces.... one little boy i looked after wore one and I saw no improvement?


    1. Thanks Tammy! I love the necklaces. Amali wore one too. Barely noticed her teething and the first time I accidentally left it on at night she slept through - for the first time! I've got them on these guys nice and young, but they are drooling a lot and have teeth buds and don't appear to be hurting (yet!)

  2. Your cake looks fantastic Chenoa. You truly are a super Mum! The babies are just gorgeous ... no formula ... you rock!!!

  3. Beautiful children. I also got both my girls amber from Selkie and think its great. They both teethed a lot easier than my son who didn't have an amber necklace. Oh and I love those fluffy bums!!

  4. OK thanks Chenoa... I will give them another try!

  5. Amazing Mum - still no forumula - they seem to love the food so thats the main thing. Happy birthday to your two -

  6. Looks like your crew are all healthy...I have finally found the time to start writing on our blog again since the quads were born...I don't know how you have been able to keep up haha! Our 4 month olds are also taking solids now, and the pedi says between 4-6 months is fine as long as they are moving the food to the back of the mouth...one of ours will not take the spoon feedings-he prefers to have cereal, but in the bottle! I am amazed that you are able to bf all of them! I have not had that kind of success and so ours are on formula for the most part. I had one of the girls who really bf well, but when I went back to work-she was taking more bottles and finally really didn't want to nurse anymore. My partner stays at home and she is going to post some pics...maybe some old belly pics and pics of the babies from birth through the holidays and some more recent ones, so check out our blog soon for those...I am hoping to make more entries now that we have the routine down-it would have been easier to do more often if our 3 year old had not demolished my laptop keyboard and then my mini laptop stopped trying to recognize that it was plugged in, so we have only had one laptop since I went out on maternity leave and still only have one now...I am hoping to remedy that within the next month or so. Hope all is well...Sandy from Austin, TX USA.

  7. So you have the triplets and a 6 and 4 year old? You use cloth diapers and bf? I thought my life was crazy! I have a 6, almost 5, 2 year old twins ad a newborn. Were the triplets a surprise then? CONGRATS! You look amazing!

  8. OK...you were my hero just because of your amazing delivery and your loving willingness to share so other mommas might have the courage to deliver naturally without interventions, etc. But, now I see that awesome rainbow cake that I've wanted to make for months and have all kinds of excuses for not getting around to it...and you did it with 5 kids, 3 being breastfed and NOT sleeping through the night...and your husband is away. Wow! There are no words to describe you adequately! I wish I were in Australia so I could help out and give you a night's break...I so enjoyed doing that for my daughter when my granddaughter was a newbie. All I can do is keep you in my prayers and send positive thoughts your way. You are amazing...keep up the good work!