more than you EVER wanted to know about being a nanny for triplets.
seriously guys, this is my life. ready go:
11:30 arrive, morning nanny is putting the three boys down for their nap. usually one is asleep, one is crying, and one is still drinking their bottle. morning nanny peaces out.
12:00...listen to monitor..baby coos, baby screams, baby snores.
12:15 take dirty baby laundry down 2 flights of stairs to the basement...do a new load and dry the old load.
12:30 upstairs- wash 3 bottles, do a load of dishes. take out 3 new bottles for afternoon feeding
12:45 babies finally sound asleep. sit on couch and experience peace for 15 minutes. shoo away their blind and deaf dog 'keller'
1:00 switch laundry load, fold dried laundry.
1:15 unload the dishwasher- get burned on spoons and plates since they are still burning hot
1:30 parker starts to scream, georgie starts to say 'mamamamama'
1:35 run down to get more laundry out- fold before the boys wake up
1:40 parker is screaming bloody murder. take laundry upstairs quietly.
1:41 open nursery doors and kiss a smiling george, and a snot nosed, screaming parker on the head
1:42 edison is fast asleep still
1:43 take parker out, wipe his nose, his eyes, and his butt. diaper change #1
1:45. put parker by his toys, get georgie out of crib. change georgie. diaper change #2
1:47 shut nursery doors, let edison sleep longer. place georgie by parker
1:50 play with happy george and happy parker.
2:00 put laundry away with boys grabbing me every 5 seconds
2:05 "having twins is a BREEZE"
2:10 parker 'vaccuuming' with his toy vacuum
2:15 georgie eating lint off the carpet, ripping his ABC book.
2:17 me chasing both boys and playing airplane. baby talk overload. drool all over my pants, george chewing on my knee.
2:20 go in nursery to check on edison. eyes wide open, happy boy. kiss him on the head.
2:21 turn on the light, get edison out of crib. diaper change #3. george and parker storm the nursery, start throwing shoes, pulling cords and hitting my legs
2:25 corral boys out of nursery. do edisons massage and physical therapy for his cerebral palsy. keep georgie from hitting edison.
2:30 parker is throwing books and trying to whistle. smiles and giggles.
2:35 put edison down, work with him on his tracking and coordination.
2:40 boys are getting cranky. george keeps climbing over edison and parker. parker keeps stealing edisons toys.
2:42 nanny nicole throws some 'puffs' (flavored cheerios) onto the carpet. nom nom nom.
2:55 place edison in boppy, run downstairs to get bottles
3:00. parker and georgie screaming child abandonment. get 3 bottles... 2 with 6 oz of formula, 1 bottle with 4 oz juice 2 oz water. warm bottles. shake bottles. run upstairs with three bottles. wonder why im sweating and panting.
3:03 "i didnt leave you, you babies!!!!"
3:04 lay edison down, juice bottle.
3:05 lay parker down, milk bottle
3:06 lay georgie down, milk bottle
3:07 rotate bottles between boys for the next 10 min
3:08 pick up toys, tidy up.
3:10 put bottle back in edisons mouth, stop george from stealing edisons juice
3:12 parker is happily pouring his bottle all over the carpet
3:13 george is done first, tries stealing both bottles like a boss. climbs on me, pulling my hair and smacking my face. baby drool all over me.
3:14 parker is done, starts pushing his bottle around the room like a car.
3:15 nicole takes 2 empty bottles and puts them up. guard edison so he finishes without being jumped by greedy one year olds.
3:20 read a few books to parker and george to keep them busy
3:25 edison finishes. work with him on sitting up by himself. he spits up. baby vomit now on my shirt.
3:30 i find myself reading the same book about koalas for the 5th time. so much baby talk by now. rock edison in the rocking chair.
3:35 diaper change for all- #4 #5 #6. #5 was stinky and #6 was a dooooozy. try to not vomit.
3:40 put edison in jumper, collect 3 empty bottles, run down to the outside garbage with poopy diapers. bleh.
3:41 parker screaming abandonment. put 3 bottles in dishwasher.
3:42 run back upstairs. put all the boys pants on (pants arent worth it with all the diaper changing)
3:45 bring edison downstairs to the triple stroller.
3:47 bring georgie down to the triple stroller. strap him in.
3:49 bring parker down to the triple stroller. gerogie is standing UP and laughing.
3:52 secure parker and george firmly in their seats. grab sun hats, put them on.
3:53 lather all boys up with baby sunscreen. parker is screaming. hats already off.
3:55 im sweating, and finally out the door with my triple stroller. the boys are quiet.
4:00 edison quietly sits, george hangs his head and arm out the side, and parker lays down sideways.
4:05 i walk. it doesnt matter where. anywhere. school kids pass me. cars stop and stare at the young girl with all the babies.
4:15 five blocks later, i turn around. parker is asleep. ive probably been talking to myself the whole walk. i text my mom.
4:20 i walk home, very slowly. snap a few pictures of my cute boys. walk some more.
4:30 we are home. they are tired. one by one i take them out. two in jumpers, one in a crib
4:45 diaper change #7 mistaknly thought it was a doozy...change anyway.
4:50 bring boys upstairs, one by one. parker screams abandonment.
4:55 finally all upstairs. im sweating. baby tears and snot on my shirt from comforting. the boys are playing with books and toys.
5:00 boys faces light up when they hear their mom walking up the stairs.
5:05 clean up toys, leave my boys. take trash out on the way down.
and thats only 6 hours of having 3 one year olds.
imagine 18 years worth of that, folks!!
glamorous life, eh?