It takes a village .....................and a whole lot of bottles - 301/365
The daily operation we are running at my place right now is pretty intense. We have parents comin gin every morning to relieve us around 5:00 AM so we can actually sleep from 5:00 - 9:00. We aren't too sure how this will work once we go back to work (I go back on Monday), but I guess we will just deal with that issue once it's here. The parents do all sorts of stuff for us behind the scenes that we don't even know is happening. I don't know waht would happen if we were expected t do all of this on our own. I don't think the 365 would still be going. We are very lucky to have family so close and willing to help out. Having triplets is pretty exhausting, but each morning we wake up and do it all over again. In a few months the babies will sleep longer and we will be in a lot better shape.
The process of keeping the bottles clean and ready is quite a chore. I think we have about 30 bottles in rotation right now which helps us get ready for each feeding. It takes a few hours for things to dry so we can't just grab stuff right out of the dishwasher and start using it. We are also going through 3 bottles for each feeding so we have to stay on top of it. We are using the "Dr. Brown's" bottles. Supposedley they help out with the gas, burping, and colic. I don't know any different so I assume they are working better than a normal bottle. They have a few pieces which makes it a little hard at first to figure out how to assemble a bottle, but once you put together 5 or so you get the hang of it and it gets easy. For the night time feedings we actually gather up all the pieces we will need and take them up to the nursery so we don't have to come back downstairs for the parts. It's a process but we are trying to make it as easy as possible.