When we finally brought the triplets home after being in the NICU for two and a half months, I could have cared less what my house looked like. It was all about survival at that point! It didn't take long for us all to be completely sleep deprived and my house was the last thing on my mind. The triplets needed to eat every 3 hours around the clock and it took nearly an hour and a half to get them all fed. I remember setting the alarm on my cellphone to wake me back up in 45 minutes to do it all over again. As the babies got a little bigger, the more things we needed that eventually took over the entire house....three swings, three bouncy seats, three jumparoos, three pack-n-plays, three bumbo seats, three carseat carriers, three highchairs, three of everything they make for babies! Plus, baskets of toys and blankets, bibs and burp cloths...there was something baby-related in nearly every single square inch of our home! And that was just fine with me. But, slowly over time the babies outgrew most of those items and the only things still remaining in our main living space are the three highchairs. Now, the bonus room, is another story. It has been taken over by every single toy that is currently on the market...but I'll save that for another post!!! My focus here lately has been on our living room and kitchen. Long gone are the jumparoos and bouncy seats and I am attempting to reclaim the space!!! In the process, I decided that I was tired of the decor that I had in there. We've been in this house for going on nine years and basically everything has been the same since we moved in. Plus, we acquired a new leather sectional couch from my father-in-law and while I loooooooove it, I felt like I need to add some touches to make it a bit more feminine and not so bachelor-pad looking. I turned to my awesome friend Shelli at A' la mode and she gave me some suggestions. I've been on the hunt for some new pillows and accessories...and I've now become addicted to finding new things and have even decided to give some more rooms in the house some sprucing up just by moving things around or pulling things out of the attic that were in the way while we were in baby-mode. I can't wait to share my new projects with you!!!
Here is how it all looked before....
Not long ago these bottles were replaced with sippy cups and have been cluttering up my kitchen counter for 2.5 years. JUST last weekend I finally got rid of this drying system! It had to go! I already do at least one sink load of dishes every day and I decided to be diligent about drying the items off, assembling the cups and putting them away. No more cluttering up the counter! Ahhhh, so freeing!!!
In a way I really do miss the baby stage, but on the other hand...I'm happy that they are growing up and turning into little people too! Buh-bye jumparoos!