| Posted by My Super Nanny
Super Mum to Three Little Owens… that’s right… triplets! Zadie, Brodie and Harlen. Although this sounds exhausting and the sleep deprivation must be skyrocketing, Farron really takes every step in her stride and is so proud to be mother to her little Owens. After all, she does receive triple the love and fun from this adorable trio.
You’re Mum to?
The Three Little Owens
What was your initial reaction when you found out you were having triplets?
I was completely shocked. I was hysterically laughing, a nervous/anxious laugh of course. I was just thinking to myself how will three babies fit in me!!
What has been the most positive part of having triplets and the most challenging?
The most positive part of having triplets is triple the love and triple the fun. I never knew I could love something so much. Being a mum is truly the most incredible gift. Being a mum to three is even more incredible as my heart constantly feels full. The feelings you experience as a mother are multiplied by three. I feel so happy and proud when I watch my trio grow and develop individually.
The most challenging part of having triplets would have to be triple the lack of sleep and triple the work. I am constantly busy, if it isn’t changing nappies, it’s feeding. When they are asleep it’s cleaning the mess, laundry and trying to find time to have a shower and wash my hair. The simple things in life have become much more challenging. The lack of sleep is ongoing. They each go through their sleep regression stages at different times. I feel like I could count the nights I have had a full night sleep and that is only because I have had my mother and mother in law help out. This year it has been very difficult for me to get out of the house, especially with the trio as following their routine incredibly hard.
Talk to us about feeding and sleep times? How do you do this?
It took months to master a routine, I think around 5. Once mastered it is guaranteed to change… quickly. The trio are fed and changed in a production line. It usually is determined by who is the crankiest and who woke up first. To keep them all on the same routine I need to feed them within 30 to 40 minutes of each other, but have them go to bed within 15-20 minutes of each other. To achieve this in time means I am up and down like a yo yo and running around in circles. At the moment I follow an awake for 2-2.5 hours and then bed and these hours while awake are filled with feed time, interaction and play time.
We get that parenting doesn’t always go to plan; some recover with a cuppa, some with a vino. What’s your motto when things haven’t quite panned out?
They say all good things come to an end and so do bad. When I feel like things are completely out of control I just remind myself that they are little for so long and I bet one day I will be wishing to have a moment with them as a baby. The trios usually give me a smile or a laugh when they are mucking up and I can’t help to smile and laugh back.
If you could go back to a moment in time, what would it be?
The day they were born. I wish I could re live it. I was so anxious but of course excited. I was on a high. I feel like the moment they were born happened so quickly. I feel like I literally blinked. The feeling of seeing them for the first time has truly been the best experience of my life.
Do you have any fears of your children growing up in this day and age?
I do, I have big concerns. I feel like we live in a day and age where everyone is judged for what they do and how they look. This might sound harsh but it’s true. I never want my children to feel self conscious or judged. But reality is this will probably be the case and it makes me so sad.
As a Mum, I am…
PROUD. So incredibly proud. I look at my trio and think how did I get so lucky to be gifted these three little angels. This is what keeps me going. I believe I have been given triplets for a reason. I can handle it. Everyday I feel so proud of how far we have come as a family. Don’t get me wrong, its still very hard and challenging. It will be for a long time, but I know that I will strive to be the best mother I can to my little Owens’s.
What qualities do you hope to install in your children?
The list is long but the few I think are most important are to be kind, grateful and humble. I know these three things will keep them grounded in life.
You’ve got $10,000. What do you spend it on?
I would take my family on a holiday to thank them for all their help this year. Holidays create so many memories. We don’t have a big family, so spending quality time with them is something so special to me.
Your indulgence is...
Ohhhh that’s a hard one, there is a lot. I think I'll go with dessert.
Best beauty tip?
I moisturise head to toe twice a day after having a shower to keep my skin soft. I don’t wear makeup a lot anymore, but if I put on a bit of mascara, it instantly makes me feel better.
You’ve got 4 free hours, what do you do?
Have some ‘me time’ and head out to the shops. Prior to having three babies I took for granted the feel of just wondering around the shops and now I really miss just having myself for company. I probably have only done that a few times this year. I love walking around, looking through shops, grabbing a coffee (as I rarely get a hot one) and taking some time to sit down and relax. Of course I would buy something for myself. Retail therapy is a great thing!