Saturday, December 1, 2007

Week 15

Week 15

Great news, Max is off his APNEA monitor. I told him he is a new improved wireless version of his former self. He has been spell free for a month so he is done! AMEN! I of course will be a nervous wreck when he is sleeping but I think he has grown out of all his issues. Thanks everyone for your prayers!

So the boys have been weighed and measured.....wait for it.....wait for it....Max is 11lbs....Alexander 11lbs 4oz and Emerson my littlest one, my barely 3lb er at birth is now a humongous 11lbs 8oz!!!!!!!! Max who was the biggest is now the smallest. They have officially sucked the life out of me!!!!!!!! They are now all around 22 inches long. Don't blink or you'll miss it! They are growing everyday.

They all started physical therapy this week. Things seem to be going well with that. The boys are starting to hold their heads up and push up on their arms when on their bellies. They are getting so strong. I can't believe they are over three months old already. They will be crawling and walking before you know it.

So let me explain how this blog works, since I am getting some complaints about updates. I know tons of people count on this for information on the triplets and our little family. However, I don't always have time to sit and write, so what I do is write ...when I have an opportunity...usually at my notepad on my computer and when I have the chance I post and update the blog. It's getting harder for me to do this though since the babies require more attention than ever. Who would've known that 3 babies and a 4 year old required sooo much attention. So be patient and eventually you will get updates.

Week 14

Austin Destroying is playroom on Thanksgiving
The Best looking Turket Ever!
The Turkey Triplets

The Mama...I felt left out!

Daddy & His Boys...Pic from the photo shoot we had! Max is so mad!!!

Week 14

So Thanksgiving was wonderful. I cooked a meal that I think was a huge success. Everyone seemed to like it. We had around 15 people not including the kids. They where wonderful. They were held by everyone and loved all the attention. It was wonderful to see them with family. They are getting so big. All well over 10lbs. They are now in clothes size 3-6mos. I can't believe it. They grew out of all their newborn and 0-3 month clothes in just 1 month. They are super babies, I personally think it's the breast milk. They all have those huge cheeks. I bite them daily. OK so we hit some big milestones this week. Both Emerson and Max found their voices. Alex found his a while ago. He has been cooing and laughing for almost a month. But anyway, Max was sitting in his bouncy seat watching a Baby Einstein DVD and he laughed out loud scarring himself half to death. Than he began cooing and making gestures at the television. It was amazing to see his reaction to finding his voice. Than within 24 hours Emerson found his. He was sitting in his swing looking up at the mobile and started cooing. He seemed so proud. Now all of a sudden they are carrying on cooing conversations. It's so cute. They grow so fast.

I sit in my chair looking at them and just cry. I can't believe David and I made them. Less than a year ago I had no clue. I was selfishly living my quite existence contemplating going back to work when Austin went to Kindergarten. Man o Man was I about to get the shock of a lifetime. Within 1 month My Grandma died(I miss her so much it hurts), We bought our house and we found out we were pregnant. As this year comes to an end I can't help but reflect on what had to be the best and worst year of my entire life. I believe God brought these healthy happy babies into my life actually our lives as a replacement for all those lost this year. I have to believe that just to get through the day.I need to talk about my Grandmother for a moment. Lately I have missed her more than I did when she first died. I went call her the other day when the boys where cooing at each other. I thought "Grandma would love this. My heart ached when I realized she would never know them and they would never know her. Don't get me wrong, my Grandma was a pain sometime. But, I loved her so much. I can close my eyes and still hear her voice. And every time I look at my hands I see hers. I wish she would have held on to see them. But I know she is out of pain now and somewhere happy and healthy. I like to think she knows the babies exist, that she had a conversation with God and made it happen. I even think she helped create the three of them just as a last "I'll show her!" I MISS YOU GRANDMA! I wish all those that where lost this year where still here but if you had a choice between here and heaven...what would you choose?

Now for the next holiday. Christmas is coming. I got a good jump on shopping. I got up at 4am and went shopping on black Friday. I know it was crazy but hey I saved some bucks and when you have four kids every $$ counts. I hit Toys R'Us and Target. Thanks TiTi for helping David with the boys. I still have a ton more to do but I think I will do it online. Home delivery ROCKS! On Christmas day we will be having open house from 2pm on. If you wanna come over, we'll be here. We will not be taking the boys out because of RSV and other virus' that are dangerous for them. So, if you wanna see us, we'll be here and as long as your healthy, come on by!

Week 13 1/2

Me nursing Alex in the Hospital
Emerson nursing at home!

Week 13 1/2

Just a little motherly rant!

OK, so I have a pet peeve. I have discovered that in 2007...almost 2008 people have a hard time with mothers breastfeeding in public. YES, I BREASTFEED...TRIPLETS! On occasions...I need to leave the house with a baby. It's not often but I do when I have too. Recently, I took Alex to Children's for a doctors appointment. I brought bottles but if you've been at Children's you know how disgustingly filthy the place is. The thought of heating my babies bottle in the sink in the bathroom made me vomit! So anyway I decided to breastfeed him...since I do not have to heat that! I was in the waiting room and I very discreetly put a blanket over my shoulder placed my child...covered under the blanket and nursed him for 10 or so minutes. In this time period I watched one woman literally freak out, huffing and puffing she dragged her maybe 2 year old away from the disease riddled toys and put him in the hallway, apparently away from the wayward breast under the blanket. Another man looked at me and rolled his eyes in disgust at the woman but than told someone on the phone "I had a lot of nerve". The other three people in the waiting room where either trying to look at the ceiling as not to see a glimpse of a nipple or staring so hard I thought my face would burst into flames. At no time was I exposed in any way. I was always under a blanket not so much as a millimeter of breast showed but yet I apparently offended several people in the waiting room at CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL! After I was done nursing I put everything back in it's place...never exposing anything only to realize, I had a shirt on that was quite revealing in the cleavage area. Guess what, no one seemed to mind. Go Figure! Anyway, I have waited all my adult life to have these babies and have the privilege and the God given ability to nurse my children so to any of you who are offended I say warmly Kiss my ASS!(Sorry for the Language)They are just breasts we all have them, most of us where breastfed by our mothers. And a little boob(or even a big one)never hurt anyone! Next time I think I'll let it all hang out. Why not, say something...I dare you....I have 4 children, I am sleep deprived, usually hungry, exhausted(mentally) and I could snap at any time...NO jury would convict me!