Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey and Christmas



Well Thanksgiving was nice and quiet. I am very fearful of RSV (probably a little to cautious) so we stayed home, Clyde had to work, so it was just me and the kids. Thanks to my mom we had a full turkey dinner. She got us dinner from the culinary arts program at Schoolcraft College so all I had to do was cook the turkey and warm up all the fixings. I must say that if you have NEVER made a turkey it's a little daunting but I did a great job and we had a beautiful golden bird:) I waited to make dinner till way later in the day so that Clyde would have a hot dinner and of course the turkey took longer than anticipated so we didn't eat till 11:30pm so I enjoyed the leftovers much better the next day.


So on to Christmas we go, our tree has been up for a few weeks because we were having pictures taken and I wanted a family picture with the tree in the back ground. The pictures turned out great, I just got to see them today!!! I can't wait to get them, if your interested in seeing them send me an email and I will send you the link. How different it is to put up a tree with 4 month old triplets and a 3 year old. It took me 8 days to get the tree up, lights on and decorated. I really need a Pre lit tree. I have gotten a few gifts but need to get many more. Clyde and I are going to take Nick to Great Lakes Crossing mall on Wednesday to try and get a few more gifts but more to see the Polar Express exhibit they have set up and just to spend a little time with just Nick. Here is some of the fun we had putting up the tree and the finished product.



























A look from above, I can't wait to see all the gifts under the tree and 4 wild children tearing into them in a few short years.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cereal


Well last week we tried Cereal for the first time and we had mixed reviews. Jack seemed to like it, but after a few spoonfuls he was done. Ella liked it but then decided she would rather eat her hand and Cooper wants nothing to do with it yet. My plans were to only try Jack first, but Ella was looking envious and then Cooper wanted in on the action. So we will try again soon. I need to stick with it after we try again, I know it will take a while to get used to it like it.








Monday, November 24, 2008

Good Morning

Ella and I chatting this morning and Jack wanting to get in on the action. Cooper was snoozing so we will get him next time.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Funny Story

Ok so yesterday Nick and I went to the grocery store and when we were done I walked up to the car and opened the door (I had not locked the car because I was getting pop bottles out of the back and forgot) popped the trunk and put my purse on the seat. Nick climbed in and was goofing around and I said get in your seat, I told him twice and the second time he said he couldn't, his seat was not there. I was thinking who would steal a kids booster seat?!?!? Well I looked in the back and it was empty, it was not our car!!! It was a silver impala just like ours, but after I got nick out and closed the trunk and we moved once car over to our car I was in shock. It was a silver impala, but it was very shiny and clean unlike ours because we drive down dirt roads, but it had a spoiler on the trunk and ours does not and a very bright, obvious air freshener hanging from the mirror. I must have really been preoccupied.

On the way home we were listing to the radio and the traffic report came on and they said Masonic was closed somewhere and Nick had a fit that they closed Sonic. If you know us at all you know we love Sonic the restaurant and he was very upset. It was to funny.

When we got home I told Clyde what I had done and he just shook his head and laughed.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thankful

Since Thanksgiving is next week it had made me think of all the things that I am thankful for. First and foremost if that we have 4 healthy children and especially the triplets. There were so many things that could have gone wrong from conception till now and we have only had tiny little issues, not a single major complication. Second is that Nicholas has accepted his new baby brothers and sister with the most love a little one can. There has never been a single sign of jealousy and he just loves them so much. And I am very thankful for my husband. It has not been all peaches and cream since the babies were born, but he has helped me a ton, given me time to myself I have been able to go out a few times and enjoy adult time. He has done feedings and diapers, been peed on and puked on and just let me cry and vent. I am very lucky to have him. And last but not least is all of our family and friends who have come to visit and offer support and on top of that have brought diapers, formula and other goodies for the babies. We are very grateful for all of it. And in the four short months that we have had 4 kids there have been several times that we have needed someone to watch one or more of the kids with short notice and my mom and aunt have always been there to help. Clyde's mom has also helped with that and she has been here to watch the kids so Clyde and I could have a few hours alone to go out to dinner and just breath. We are very blessed and thankful for you all!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

4 Month Update

Well we went to the Dr on Tuesday for the babies 4 month appointment and we are growing some big babies. Ella is 11lb 2oz and 22 & 1/2 inches long, Jackson is 12lb 10oz and 23 inches long and Cooper is 10lb 2oz and 22 inches long. Everyone is doing well and is on track for their adjusted age or a little ahead:) We got the ok to start cereal as soon as they hold their heads up a little better, Jack will probably be ready in a week or two and the other two are not far behind. Ella has been referred to a specialist to check her head. The flat side is starting to affect the forehead. Our Dr said they might not even be concerned yet, but better to be safe and get her checked early. The Dr also said if Cooper is not at lest trying to roll over at the 6 month appt she might refer us to a developmental specialist just to be checked and maybe get one physical therapy. So everyone is doing well and she was very happy with their progress.



We had to take Nick to the ER yesterday. On Wednesday he was complaining that his leg hurt and was limping and that turned into a full blown event because he was in so much pain. He was crying and limping and did not want to walk. By the time Clyde got home from work Nick had fallen asleep and seemed peaceful so we let him be. When he woke up yesterday he wanted to be carried down the stairs and was still limping and said it hurt so we just took him to the hospital to make sure all was well. He got a few x-ray's and an all clear. It must have been a pulled muscle or pinched nerve or something. I kept him home from school today just to make sure he was ok and he is back to his rambunctious self.



Here are some pictures I took Monday night to mark the 4Th month for the babies.



They all wont fit in the same crib for long



My three peas


Clode up of Cooper

Close up of Jackson

Close up of Ella My trio



My gang




Brothers, they don't even lok like they belong together.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

4 Months

Our babies were 4 months old yesterday, I can hardly believe it. They have grown by leaps and bounds and are becoming such little people. Most everyone who sees them comments on how good they look and you would never believe that they were born 7 weeks early. They go to the Dr on Tuesday, but I would guess Jackson is close to 13 pounds if not more. He is the big boy of the group, he eats 6oz of formula every 4ish hours and is in 3-6 month clothes, size 1-2 diapers and thankfully sleeps through the night. He is a laid back kid unless something is bothering him. He does not like to have dirty pants and will let you know ASAP he needs fixing. Jackson looks to me like a carbon copy of Nicholas when he was little, he has the cradle cap and ruddy skin. I just hope he doesn't have the same food allergies as Nick does. Ella is the dainty princess, I would guess she weighs 11 or so pounds. She takes 5oz of formula ever 3-4 hours and is in 0-3 month clothes, size 1 or 1-2 diapers and she also sleeps through the night. She loves her bouncy seat and loves to smile and tug at daddy's heart strings already. And little Cooper is probably close to 11 pounds too. He takes 4-5oz of formula every 3-4 hours and is in 0-3 month clothes,size 1 or 1-2 diapers and sleeps through the night. That's right all three sleep 10 to 12 hours at night and that makes for a happier mommy:) Cooper is the most laid back of the three, he will wait his turn patiently and just like to look around and take it all in. He will let you know when he has had it and wants it to be his turn. He looks and acts most like his daddy.

My Brother got married last night and it was a nice wedding, but more importantly for me was Clyde and I had a night out and a good time. I had my hair and make up done (thanks Mom) and I felt like I looked like a million dollars. I saw some family I had not seen since my wedding almost 5 years ago and visited with great friends. My Aunt Donna and I cut a rug and had a blast!! Clyde's mom, aunt and cousin watched the kids and I was able to have a good time knowing that there were 3 people here, one for each baby (thanks Marlene).

I will post some pics of the babies later in the week with and update of the stats from their appointment.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Much Better Day

Just a quick note to say we had a good day. Lot's of smiles and coos. I just hope they keep up their good moods so I can relax and have a nice time at my brothers wedding:)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Holy Crying Fit

This by far has been the most trying day for me since the babies were born. I had been trying to get the house cleaned up because my brother is getting married this weekend and Clyde's mom, Aunt & cousin are going to be here to watch the babies. I was fighting with the vacume cleaner, Nick was fighting with me because he couldn't hear the TV and the babies were fussing. This was at 3:00 this afternoon, the fussing moved on to crying and the crying moved onto full blown screaming. I fed them, burped them, changed them, rocked them. Nothing. Still upset babies. I repeated the previous steps and Just now at 8:13pm has the crying stoped. (I can still hear it) I have such a head ache and now smell like puke. I think Ella had so much air in her belly from crying that she just spewed all over me, her and the couch. Well Off to clean us up and try to get some more of the house cleaned up. I need some Motrin.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween

We have had a great fall so far. On Thursday we took Nick to his halloween party at school and he had so much fun. It was so cute to see all the kids dressed up.



Hallowwen night was great, it was nice to have such nice weather. I took Nick first and we went with my friends Steve and Carly and their son Owen, it was fun. When we got back around to our house Clyde took Nick back out and I stayed home and tended to the babies and handed out candy. Carly came back over so we could take pictures of the girls together and I had to get a shot of all four babies too. Nick had fun trick or treating, but I think he likes handing out the candy better. When the night was winding down he would go down to the sidewalk and call for more kids, it was very cute. Here is a slide show of our evening.