Monday, March 30, 2009
It was exactly two years ago that Lucas' cleft palate was repaired. The plastic surgeon did an amazing job and Lucas was such a trooper. He has always been a trooper when it came to his surgeries. He just amazes me in so many ways. And even though you can't quite talk yet, mommy is so proud of you! You try so hard and you have come so far. I couldn't ask for more, my sweet little man.
When we finally did get Lucas off the slide we visited with the Easter Bunny and got some cute pictures. The Easter Bunny definitely had his hand full!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lucas (wish you could take a closer look at those gorgeous eye lashes) holding Tyler, Julie (looking at the camera) and Noah
Lucas (mommy taught him that look) holding Tyler, Julie and Noah
I'm hoping to get a good family photo this weekend. We are going to see the Easter Bunny on Sunday at our NICU Reunion so we should be able to have someone take a family photo. I am actually looking forward to it since we will be able to see some of the doctors and nurses who took care of the babies after they were born.
Monday, March 23, 2009
The nurse had to weigh the babies in order to give them the correct amount of Synagis and this time I remembered to write them down so here we go:
Tyler: 12 pounds 7 ounces
Julie: 9 pounds 5 ounces
Noah: 10 pounds 5 ounces
They have all more than doubled their weight in three months, yay! I am so proud of them!
I was also able to set up an appointment for Noah with a pediatric surgeon for Monday afternoon. I'm still hoping that it's not a hernia so that he won't need surgery.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Julie sitting in Noah's Bumbo
Friday, March 20, 2009
Now to the not-so-good news. The doctor thinks that Noah has a hernia. We have to schedule an appointment with a pediatric surgeon next week to find out if it is in case a hernia. If it is, Noah will need surgery to repair it. We have been through several surgeries with Lucas and it is not a fun matter. So needless to say I am a little sad and it breaks my heart when I look in those big round puppy dog eyes of Noah and think about him having to go through surgery.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
We had a very special visitor today. Aunt Stacey came by with her precious little girl Abby who is 14 weeks older than the triplets. It was such a wonderful visit and so good seeing both of them. I can't believe that we are both mommies now - we used to be a couple of wild gals at one point! We traded our dancing shoes in for some diapers, didn't we Stacey? But it's all well worth it. It just would be nice if we could see each other more often. I really miss you guys!
I'm gonna put up some pics soon, too. I really should take some more of today since all three are dressed in green which was by accident according to daddy. No matter what, they look quite adorable but of course I'm their mommy and I think they always look fabulous!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The babies actually sleep from about midnight until 9 am, getting their last feeding at around 11 pm and their first bottle at 9 am. I am hoping to be able to put them down earlier and that they will continue to sleep through the night. It surely makes things a whole lot easier on all of us.
Last night Lucas and daddy got to spend some quality "men" time. They went to see Monster Jam here in Baton Rouge and Lucas was so excited when he saw those big trucks. If you know Lucas, you know that he LOVES trucks and cars and really anything that has tires. They both had a great time and Lucas was knocked out by the time they got home. Mommy in the meantime got to clean the house a little bit. It is definitely a whole lot easier when you don't have a toddler running around your feet while trying to clean. But don't worry Lucas, mommy would rather spend time with you than do those awful chores! :-)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I am glad daddy is such a nice guy and answered all those questions people asked.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Yes, it's that time! Daddy is going back to work tomorrow. He was supposed to return on the 23rd of this month but was asked to come back earlier. I knew the time was gonna come but I'm just not ready yet for him to go back to work. I really would have liked to have had the extra week and a half.
So the real challenge for me is about to begin. I am sure everything will be fine but definitely more busy. This will be an interesting journey having to take care of three babies and one toddler. Let the fun begin!
To give you an example, here are some questions I absolutely hate being asked:
1. Are your babies identical? Uhm, noooo....did you notice the hairband or the pink outfit and the other two wearing blue outfits? If they are of different genders, they can NEVER be identical!
2. Did you plan on having three? I had no idea you could actually plan such a thing! If I had known, this is what I would have ordered - The girl/boy combo, extra healthy, no complications, no stretch marks, no labor pain and total natural birth on the side.
3. Are they natural? That is really none of your business! I don't ask about your sex life, now do I? I also wouldn't ask a singleton mother if her baby was naturally conceived, with assistance or via adoption.
4. Do you ever watch Jon & Kate plus 8? Why?? I don't have eight children. Why would you want to compare my family of 6 to a family of 10?
I am not writing this to offend anyone who reads this blog. I would just like to educate people about questions that might be inappropriate to parents of multiples.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
You go baby girl - mommy is so proud of you!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Tyler - Julie - Noah
Julie in her "going out" outfit
And lil' Noah!