Monday, November 24, 2008


Earlier this week I read on my expectant friend Lindsey's blog that there is an actual term for having children less than 2 years apart.... they call it baby bunching. Since Ella was only 17 months old when Maggie, Kate, and Sarah were born, I commented to her that I suppose what we got was bunching cubed. I called it insanity even before I found out our surprise baby was triplets, but some people actually plan it that way!

Just for you, Lindsay, and any others awaiting "bunched babies", I thought I'd share a few pictures of what 3.5 and 2 years old is looking like at our house these days..... well, part of the time anyway!

I took these pictures Sunday before last after big sis Ella helped all of the little girls fix their hair in her "booty pawyer" (read: beauty parlor). Here's Maggie getting her squeeze for the camera.

Sarah doesn't have enough hair to fix, but she graciously sat while Ella brushed it, then stood up expectantly for her hug.
Meanwhile, Kate hid out in the closet..... either in fear of the hairdo or the hug, not sure which?!?I certainly wouldn't trade out little bunch of gals for anything in the whole world, and whether you plan them that close or they are simply gifts, the bond that "bunched" babies share is something to behold!

So, was I the only one who had never heard the term baby bunching before???


Misty said...

I haven't heard of baby bunching, but I have heard of Irish triplets or in your case, Irish quads.
I love the booty pawler! Hmm.. I think you just gave Santa an idea!

Dorinda said...

Wow, I'm so behind... Just now catching up on my blogs :) I have not heard of baby bunching before but I will pass it along to my friend who is currently 26 weeks pregnant with her 3rd child in 2 years and is on hospital bed rest. Poor thing, should've just had triplets and got it over with!!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Never heard bunching babies..but I have heard of a push prize!! We waited four years and I have to tell you sometimes I regret the wait. Four years was enough time to get me out of the baby loop and I had to relearn the ropes

Tara said...

No, I had never heard of this either but if there is such thing I think you totally take the prize!

Ms. ~K said...

Have you ever wondered how it would have been if one of the trips had been a boy? He may have had issues-chuckle!
Love y'all!

Melanie in Michigan said...

Never heard of baby bunching before. I had three kids three weeks shy of three years apart. There are 16 months between my first two and 18 months between #2 & #3. I was scared at first, but now I wouldn't trade it for anything. My youngest is almost 3 and oldest almost 6.

Brandi said...

We were actually trying for ours to be right at two years apart, but it took a longer than expected. I guess God had other plans, and I'm sure there is a reason for it.

Baby Bunching said...

Thanks for the plug! Yes, you do take the cake and you are my hero! I have friends with twins less than two years after the first, but not triplets. Baby Bunching is a term my coauthor's husband came up with. She now has three kids.