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Tulare couple getting the hang of their three bundles of joy
BY VICTOR GARCIA
Costco has been Jaime and Anthony Delgados' best friend since November.
The Delgados, parents of 7-month-old triplets — Seth, Aiden and Emilia — buy just about everything in bulk these days, from diapers to formula.
"Formula is like a car payment," said Jaime, a stay-at-home mom.
The family spends $450 per month just on the baby formula alone, she said.
With formula comes bottle washing.
The family runs the dishwasher three times daily, she said.
"We go through 18 bottles a day," she said.
And then there are diapers — times three. The family uses approximately 25 diapers a day.
But the family has an advantage some other triplet parents may not have — family support, Jamie said.
She also has three stepchildren, Jacquelyn, Jacob and Skyler Delgado — ages 19, 16 and 12 respectively.
Three sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and even neighbors stop by periodically to lend a helping hand.
"We have been blessed with support," she said. "I felt like [their birth] just brought [our family] closer.
Life with triplets
Toys are the main fixture in the Delgados' living room, including one bouncer and two play saucers.
All of the children have their own personalities, which makes it hard to set a schedule, Jaime said.
Aiden is the active one, Emilia is quiet and Seth is the crybaby, she said.
And when one gets sick, the others follow, she said.
"I keep the doctor real busy," she said.
And Aiden just became semi-mobile and learned how to roll on the ground.
The children are doing well developmentally and each is starting to form distinct features of their parents, she said.
"Seth looks like his dad," she said. "Aiden has my fair skin."
Sometimes she feels bad for her husband "because he has a second job when he comes home," Jaime said.
Anthony's day job is being a manager at the Saputo Cheese plant.
The triplets' siblings have adjusted without too many problems, Jacquelyn said.
"I have always loved babies. It was never an issue," she said. "I like taking them with me [to places] as long as it is just one."
Jacquelyn proudly tells people its her little sister when she takes Emilia with her, she said.
Getting up at all hours of the night wasn't a problem either.
"It's my first semester of college so I was up late anyway," she said.
Jacob likes his little brothers and sister because there is always something to do, he said.
"The only adjustment is there's baby stuff everywhere," he said.
The rough parts have been the lack of sleep and freedom, Jaime said.
"Going to Target is a major event because we have to have strollers and carriers," she said. "You have to plan everything."
the only girl in Jaime and Anthony Delgado's set of triplets born last November.
Jaime Delgado of Tulare and her triplets,
Aiden, left, and Emilia, center, and Seth, right, born last November.
Jaime and Anthony Delgado of Tulare and their triplets, Seth, Aiden and Emilia, Jacob, 16, is at right, along with Jacquelyn, 19, left and Skyler, 12.
Triplets, Seth, left, Aiden, right, and Emilia Delgado of Tulare,
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