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Monday, March 30, 2009

Two Year Anniversary




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.




Easter Bunny


We went to our NICU Family Reunion yesterday afternoon and had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect and a lot of families showed up. They had a lot of children activities and Lucas discovered the space walk and we couldn't get him off of it anymore, especially the big slide. We met another triplet mom whose kids were now three and spent quite some time talking to her. We also saw one of the triplets primary nurses - it was so nice seeing her again. She took such good care of our babies in the NICU and you could tell that she genuinely cared about them.



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!





I also wanted to write an update about my visit to the Pediatric Surgeon today with Noah. The surgeon was not able to locate a hernia so Noah will not require surgery, yayyyy! We will have our pediatrician check him again at our next visit at the end of April but it all looks very well.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Group photo

Here are a couple of pictures I took of all of our kiddos. Unfortunately only half decided to look at the camera at one time, ugh! Lucas was obviously not interested in having his picture taken but you better believe he was ready to hold his brothers and sister. Grrr, those terrible 2's and to think I'll have that times three in a couple of years.

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

Third round of Synagis

The triplets received their third Synagis vaccination today and all did really well. We have one more round to go in April and we are done - at least for this season. I assume that the pediatrician will decide whether they will need those vaccines again before the new RSV season begins in October.

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

Brotherly Love

Whenever Lucas is not an active, running-all-over-the-place toddler he enjoys loving on the babies. They definitely love their big brother, every move he makes their heads are turned towards him. It's so adorable to watch! Here are a couple of picture of Lucas holding his brothers. He got really upset when we took them away from him to feed them.
Lucas and Noah
Lucas and Tyler
Noah sitting in his Bumbo

Julie sitting in Noah's Bumbo

Friday, March 20, 2009

Not such a good visit

We took our three little ones to the pediatrician today for their 3 months check up. They have all grown and the doctor is really happy with their sizes as well as their developmental growth. Tyler now weighs over 12 pounds, Noah is almost 11 pounds and Julie is almost 10 pounds. They told us the exact weights and lengths but we both kind of forgot since we got some other not so good news. They also each received their second Hepatitis B shot as well as their Rota virus vaccine. A few tears were shed but overall they did really well!

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

Some cute pictures

Tyler, Julie and Noah - it's so difficult to have all three look in one direction!

Julie spending some quality time with Granny


Lucas holding Noah while Abby is watching

Tyler being Tyler



Triplet sucking thumb incognito




Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Three months young

The triplets are three months young today - Happy Birthday sweet babies!! Oh and Happy St. Patrick's Day! We are taking them to their pediatrician on Friday so I will be able to get some weights and lengths put up again.

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

I survived!

Yay, I survived the first week of daddy being back at work and having to do it all alone! The first week just being two days that is. It really does not matter if it's days or weeks anyway since I will be having years and years to come and I am looking forward to seeing those little buggers grow.

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 haven't heard it all...

Just when I thought I heard it all - well I haven't. I am talking about comments people make when seeing my triplets. Here is what we were asked last night while shopping for a new washing machine and dryer (yes, my life is sooo exciting!): All at the same time? What? Say again? Now, what's even more sad is the fact that we were asked that SAME question twice - by two different people in two different stores!!

I am glad daddy is such a nice guy and answered all those questions people asked.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Real work is about to begin

The babies are now almost 3 months old and besides a lot of little sleep it really has been rather easy having to take care of three babies at once. However, this is about to change.

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!

Please - Don't EVER ask me

Now that we get to leave the house more often, we get stopped a lot and also get a lot of questions about our triplets.

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

Oh so different...

Our "thinker" triplet Julie

Our "funny" triplet Noah

Our "hungry" triplet Tyler - Got Milk?


Road Trip!

We took our first road trip yesterday since it was Lucas' parrain's birthday. Happy Birthday!! The weather was just absolutely beautiful - sunny, upper 70's, blue skies - you get the picture. Parrain's dad barbequed so we were all hanging out outside enjoying a beautiful day. Lucas of course had the time of his life running around and playing with other kids. They even found some toys that they gave the kids to play with. By the time we left, Lucas was so worn out that he fell asleep in the car within two minutes of putting him in his car seat.


The babies also did really well. They woke up shortly after we arrived for their feedings and then stayed awake for quite some time. We are so fortunate that we have such good and laid back babies. Lucas was the same way when he was a baby. We were so worried when I was pregnant that we would have the complete opposite of Lucas. Phew, we lucked out yet once again. But I have to say that we were all quite exhausted when we returned back home. The nice weather, chasing Lucas all day and taking care of three babies was a bit of work but we had a great time.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

3 Things That Made Me Happy Yesterday


Well, it's supposed to be Happy Friday so I will write about what made me happy Friday on Saturday - if that makes sense; it does to me so bare with me.


1. My triplets smiling and cooing - it is such a big milestone and even though they have been doing it for a little while now, it just melts my heart.


2. Lucas' smile when he put on those newly bought and washed "Cars" pj's.


3. Our checking account balance - Uncle Sam gave us a partial tax refund, yay!


Obviously my children's smiles mean a lot to me - they really do make me happy. I can't wait for them to start laughing.....

Friday, March 6, 2009

Booty-Licious

A picture is worth a thousand words....


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You Go Girl!

I am so amazed by our smallest triplet Julie! She is by far the best eater of all three - that was also why she was the first one to come home from the hospital. This morning, she finished her 5oz bottle in 5 minutes then burped and went back to sleep. Now, the boys are our messy eaters and it takes our big boy Tyler usually 30 minutes to finish his 6oz bottle. Hmmm.......

You go baby girl - mommy is so proud of you!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New pictures

Here are few more pictures I wanted to share. We actually packed up Lucas and all three babies last night and went out to eat. When we got to the restaurant we ran into some dear friends of ours and ended up having a wonderful, fun-filled night out. The babies were on their best behavior - as well as Lucas - and the two boys slept throughout our stay whereas Julie had to scope out the environment for a little while. And yes, we did have some ah's and oh's when people realized we were there with triplets.


Tyler - Julie - Noah

Tyler being cross-eyed (he was "working on something"). He will hate me later on in life for having taken this picture!

Julie in her "going out" outfit

And lil' Noah!