Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Humbled

I have been keeping up with this lady's blog who was expecting SPONTANEOUS QUADS! She is about 17 weeks into her pregnancy and has received a ton of attention from the media, ect. She is going to be on the Nate Berkus show on April 6th. Spontaneous quads are very rare and I have just been fascinated at her progress. However, just today I checked her blog again to find out on her last doctor's apt, two of her babies didn't have a heart beat. They didn't make it.

Reading her experience of that doctors apt brought a wave of emotions for me. I was so sad for her and yet so grateful and humbled to have all three of my girls here and healthy. I can remember every single doctor's apt I went to and the INTENSE anxiety I would have until they let me hear all three heart beats (I made them do that FIRST THING every appointment). I would take a deep breath and say a silent prayer of gratitude.

I sometimes forget what a miracle I live with every day. I hurt, as a mother, as a former pregnant mom of multiples, for this lady who lost two of her babies. For 7 1/2 months I lived and breathed, literally, for these three girls. I can not even imagine going through loosing one of them.


**As a side, unrelated, note: I finally got the girls' pics made from the free photo shoot we won. Thanks again to everyone who voted for us! I've only seen one photo and it was just precious. I am so excited to see and share the rest of them.**

Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 1

I went to my meeting this morning and weighed in. I have lost 3.2 pounds this week! Im very excited about it. Great start for me. 3 down, 25 more to go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Still Catching up

About the same day I posted about the girls getting teeth, Abigail went ahead and decided to pop another tooth! HA! So thats 2 for Charlotte, 2 for Abigail and 1 for Mia. Just as an update!

Also wanted to mention how awesome they are doing as far as food goes. They have recently had cherries, blueberries, cauliflower, green beans with mint and soon to have asparagus. And they love everything now! They weren't crazy about avocados and bananas before but now they LOVE them! haha I think avocados made the top 3 list even! Its so awesome to have 3 girls who just LOVE their food. They are liking the bottles and formula less and less though. So I might start decreasing that gradually too. They get 6 ounces each feeding. Thinking about going down to 5.

And as a quick side note the girls slept 12 hours last night!!! We are trying a new method where we lay them down, sometimes with a toy and make sure they are happy, then walk out. Wait 3 minutes and go back in and repeat until they are asleep. Sometimes it takes 30 minutes, sometimes 10. But either way they are so much more happy and sleep SO MUCH BETTER than being rocked each time! Its been so awesome the last couple of days. So thank goodness for that.

Also, I am trying to post more videos but for some reason it takes like 2 hours to do and then only sometimes actually works. So be patient with me and i will TRY to be patient with this thing.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Video

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Hallmark Family Visit

It was awesome to have my Aunt, Uncle and cousins here. Here are a few photos from their visit. Love you guys!


Cousin katelyn feeding Abigail.

Cousin kristin feeding Mia.

Katelyn playing with the girls.
She was so great with our girls. Anytime you want a job cuz.... you got one!

Katelyn playing with Abigail early in the morning.

Pictures Galore!

The twins in the 12 month PJs. BAHAHA! They are 8 1/2 months old in 12 month clothes.

Abigail chillin out with Mimi.

Mia is SO ticklish.

Abigail... "Umm mom, not now...."

Charlotte and toes..... A YUMMY TREAT!

Charlotte and blueberries.... YUMMY MESS!

Watching Mimi vacuum!

The One Sock Gang. haha Its new....

Gorgeous Mia.... Love that baby!

Abigail stickin out that tongue... bahaha

Charlotte is thinking seriously about something... bottle time?....nope, nap time?..... nope, POOP TIME!!! YES!

Getting caught up

Updates:

Teething triplet girls have kept me from my blogging lately. But its official! They are "pretoddlers" with all these teeth. Charlotte got the first one and not even a week later Mia got hers. It took Abigail about a week to a week and a half to get hers after Mia. Then Ms. Charlotte showed out a pop a second tooth! ha So we are having good times over here! Seriously though, as bad as having three babies teethe at once is, I think independently they are coping very well. They just get each other riled up and then its sounds like a room full of cats taking a bath in this house. Its enough to wear on a mothers' nerves.

Onto other news I started weight watchers on Monday. I am very excited about it and think its going to go great! I have 25-30 pounds I want to lose. And No, I know what you are thinking, the girls did not put the weight on me. I actually had 15-20 pounds to lose before I even got pregnant and then put on another 5-10 pounds after I quit breastfeeding the girls. So now is the time to start before I get WAY behind. So wish me luck and I will keep you posted on my progress!

My Aunt Jackie and her family drove all the way from Texas during their spring break to meet my girls! It was such a treat to have them here. Katelyn and Kristen were so amazing with the girls. They would play with them and read books to them and loved to feed them their bottles. They were such big helps and I offered them a permanent job! But I guess they got to go to school and all that silly stuff... haha I am so grateful they got to come and sacrificed their break for us! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

And finally, it seems Jared, myself and the girls will be moving back to D.C. this summer for about a year and a half. Jared will be leaving sometime in April and I will follow PROBABLY the end of June. He will sell this summer and the next and also work as a technician during the winter months. He is getting all the experience he needs so we can open our own office. No, I am not looking forward to this. It means I will be on my own most of the day and night. It means I have to move three babies to an apartment in D.C. It means I have to leave my family. It means Jared and I will be separated for months. To me it means all bad things. However, Jared has made the decision and I must follow. Which means the girls must follow too.

Pictures and videos to come in later posts!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Random

My girls make me giddy.... tehehehe I just love them so much. Thought I'd share that.

Friday, March 4, 2011

AGH!

Good grief! I just got finished reading this article and was blown away by it! I just had to share it real quick, and I do mean real quick because the girls are getting a bath in 10 minutes. It just infuriated me so much I wanted to say some really bad words! I will post the link to the article but if you don't want to read the whole thing, it is basically talking about this woman who decides she doesn't want to be a mother anymore. So she just gets a divorce and gives up the custodial rights as her two young boys guardian. She says she's didn't want motherhood to "swallow her up." WELL SHE SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFOREHAND!

Honestly! I find it HILARIOUS that people wonder why the world is going straight to hell these days. The reason is this..... would you like to know... come closer and i'll tell you.....

BECAUSE THE FAMILY IS GOING TO HELL! The very definition of family is "the basic unit of society." So when that unit goes to pot guess what happens to the rest of society... you got it. It also GOES UNDER! I get so sick of idiots like this woman who get postered as individuals and independents and free hearted whatevers. It just makes me sick.

I didnt make the rules ok, but if your a woman AND capable, your duty IS TO BE A MOTHER. Its our role as women and a pretty important one at that. Read the family proclamation if you dont believe me. Agh! I could go on forever on this rant but my children are squawking like a bag of cats right now.

Here's the link.
http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/the-opposite-of-a-tiger-mother-leaving-your-children-behind-2460982/