Thursday, December 31, 2009
It was a bitter sweet day for us since we were thrilled to bring Noah home but it was heartbreaking at the same time leaving our last baby boy Tyler behind not knowing when he would be coming home. I remember feeling like I had abandoned my baby even though I knew that he would be in very good hands and it was just a matter of time until he would say farewell to the SCN as well and go home to be with his brothers and sister.
Here is Noah on Christmas Day 2008.
Julie (left) and Noah (right), united again and ready for their first Pediatrician visit after their release from the hospital.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here's a picture of Julie on Christmas Day 2008
Here's a picture of Julie taken just a few days after Christmas 2009.
What a difference one year makes!
Happy Graduation Day Baby Girl!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
And now? They are thriving one year olds who love to get into everything. I can't take my eye off of them for one minute without catching them doing something they are not supposed to and Lucas is not helping any. He's teaching them some bad habits already, sigh. It is definitely never boring at our house.
I know I have been terrible at updating the blog but I'll try to do better as long as my laptop will cooperate. After all, IT is the reason for many blog-less nights! I will definitely post some more with some recent pictures in the near future.
At the same time, I would like to wish all of my fellow BBC December 2008 baby friends, especially little Grayson, a very Happy 1st Birthday as well!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
No idea where Noah is planning on going
Sock eating baby #1: Tyler
Sock eating baby #2: Julie
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Unfortunately trick-or-treating was rather dull since people decided to neither decorate their homes nor to give out any candy. I just don't know what happened to our neighborhood - it just didn't use to be like that and I don't want to think that our poor economy has anything to do with this.
At least the fair was nice and we finally got to enjoy some more of this beautiful cool fall weather. Lucas went on his first Merry Go Round and Ferris Wheel rides and had a blast. But I think his favorite thing was seeing and petting the little farm animals. He even got to ride a pony and was yelling "Hee Haw" throughout the entire ride. The babies just checked out all the surroundings and started fussing when it was getting close to feeding time. But mommy was able to quiet them down in no time by feeding them some fresh made funnel cake. Those babies will eat just about anything!
Unfortunately early Sunday morning Lucas started running a fever and couldn't keep any Tylenol down or anything else thereafter. His fever is finally gone and his stomach is starting to settle down a bit but a nasty sore throat has taken its place. Poor baby is just not the same energetic little boy I'm used to - he is definitely miserable. On top of it Tyler is not feeling well either. He couldn't keep his last bottle down last night and he's been very lethargic. Let's cross our fingers that he will not develop any fever and it was just a 24 hour bug and that the other two babies will stay healthy!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I think that maybe in the future I will post a sign on the stroller saying something like this: "Yes, they are triplets. No, they are NOT identical. Yes, we have our hands full but our hearts as well. No, don't feel sorry for us because we are loving every minute of it except when you stop us while we are trying to spend some family time!" I can actually picture myself carrying a huge sign (like the ones you see on Bourbon Street telling you that you will go to hell for being a sinner).
Anyways, after the Book Festival we went to our City Park for the very first time. It was beautiful and all but Julie got to enjoy some swing time. Tyler and Noah were on a swing for the very first time and had a blast as you can tell from looking at the pictures. Lucas got to enjoy the entire playground and we even got to see lots of doggies play on the doggy playground right next to it. It was a perfect ending to a beautiful day!
Friday, October 9, 2009
I had uploaded a picture onto Sprout Online a few weeks ago so that Lucas and I could play with the PICME application online and I gave them permission to use his photo for the show and voila, he was chosen, yay. Unfortunately we have no way of taping the show but we will be using our camcorder to catch his reaction and part of the show. And I almost forgot, our local newspaper will be mentioning his appearance as well. I'm really happy that Lucas gets a few minutes of fame since people tend to overlook him since the birth of our triplets over nine months ago. Way to go baby!
PS - Julie is finally sitting up on her own and crawling. She and Noah love balloons and race to get to the nearest one. They are just too funny. I also have to watch Noah very closely because he will take off and sneak into the foyer to stare at the fish tanks.
PSS - I am currently without a laptop (again) since the motherboard blew up again. I don't know what kind of junk the geeks decided to install but if it's not repaired right this time they better beware......(to be continued)
PSSS - GEAUX TIGERS!!!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tyler - 19 lbs 3 oz, 28 3/4 inches
Julie - 16 lbs 14 oz, 27 inches
Noah - 17 lbs 7 oz, 27 1/2 inches
Julie and Noah are in their lower percentile of their growth chart and Tyler right below average. The pediatrician is however satisfied with their growth physically and developmentally considering that they were born 7 weeks prematurely.
Unfortunately the day after our doctor's visit all of the babies started having diarrhea which lasted for several days and made their little behinds blister even though I was always making sure their dirty diapers were changed. I don't think I have ever changed that many diapers in my entire life!
Anyway, as I said before, they are all growing as expected but our little Julie has yet to manage to sit up on her own nor crawl. She does however scoot around and let me assure you that she is almost as fast as the two boys. Needless to say I am certain that she will be up on her knees in a matter of a couple of weeks if even that long. They all love to stand up, however Tyler is the only one so far who will pull himself up into a standing position.
And these are all the updates as of right now and I will leave with some recent pictures I took.
Tyler (yes that is a bruise on his forehead - he hit the floor while attempting to crawl over Lucas' little couch)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Last Sunday we went to my friend Stacey's daughter's 1st Birthday party and we all had a wonderful time. We got to spend quite some time outdoors and Lucas got to ride his first real pony. He definitely enjoyed himself especially since there were lots of farm animals and other kids to play with. The babies were on their best behavior as usual and everyone was asleep in their car seats on the way home.
Abby's 1st Birthday!
We had our little party of our own again the day after with the party hats!
A few days ago we also celebrated our 16th anniversary and we got to enjoy some alone time having dinner at a restaurant while Granny watched the bunch. That was only the second time since the triplets were born that we had some alone time. Wow, how our life has changed in our 16 years of marriage. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us now that we have our amazing Quartet.
That is all for today...I am tired and need to get me a few hours of sleep before the first feeding of the day will be calling for me. I wouldn't want it any other way though :-)
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Personally, I am glad the summer is almost over! I am looking forward to some cooler weather so that I can actually spend some time outside with all the kids. I have experienced two extremely bad summers here in Louisiana with Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Gustav in 2008. During both hurricanes I was pregnant which made things even more uncomfortable than it already was. Unfortunately hurricane season is not over with the end of summer but we will begin to get a little break from the heat and humidity.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Lucas enjoying some cold water on a hot day
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
But on the other hand...look how sweet Noah can be. Lucas had decided to bring some of his stuffed animals out of his room to share with the babies.
And I don't want to leave out sweet little Julie. Here she is with her leg huggers that we received a while back for entering a contest. They are so cute!