Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Meeting of The Mom's

Last night I got to go to a meeting of the higher order multiples group that I belong to and it was so nice. I got to see my friend Nichelle again and see had some goodies for me, a case of formula and a diaper bag. Thanks Nichelle!!! I met a bunch of really great ladies and even some who's blogs I had been following, Kristen, Greta, Krista and Jennifer. I really like this group, one because everyone has at least triplets and two there seemed to be a group with trips under a year, then a few with toddlers and a few with school age kids, so there will always be someone to turn to when I have a question or problem. I hope to be able to be active in the group as much as possible. It was nice to meet everyone and put a face with a name and hopefully once RSV season is over we can get together for one BIG play date:)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Naps

Well I have been attempting putting the trio down for the afternoon nap in the their bedroom. Jackson is the star, he fusses for a bit and then is down for the count 2+ hours. Ella is getting better, at first she just screamed until I would come to get her but she is catching on, today she slept for about an hour and then after I got her and changed her and she snoozed for another hour or so. And then we have little Cooper, he hates going down for a nap and screams like someone is really hurting him. I try and give him a bit to get used to the new routine but he is not having it. I bring him down stairs and he is out for the count 2+ hours. He better get the hang of this soon, I enjoyed a bit of me time:) Now bedtime is a different story, all three go down at about 7:30pm and 99% of the time I don't hear a peep until at least 7:00am. Well I had better take advantage of the quiet and go lay down, it's 10pm and I am fried~~~

Thursday, January 22, 2009

6 month check up

All is well and I some some fat babies!!! Ella 14lb 11oz and 24 & 1/4 inches long, she is in the 25th% for a 6 month old:) Jackson is 15lb 13oz and 25 & 1/4 inches long, he is also in the 25th% for a 6 month old:) And Cooper is 13lb 2oz and is 23 & 3/4 inches long. Cooper is not on the growth chat yet, but is gaining weight nicely and the Dr is very happy with all three. The best news is that Ella and Jackson are on regular formula now, I'm hoping we will be able to save a little $$$ now that they are off the $16 a can stuff. We were going through about a can and a half a day and now with just cooper on it, it should last 4 day's or so and I can get an economy size can of the regular similac at Sam's Club for $27 and it should last about 4 day's. Everyone had shot's today and did ok but once we got home all had fevers and were cranky. My mom picked Nick up from school and spent the day with us and that was a huge help. Plus she stayed and watched all the kids so I could get out with my friend Carly and we went and stocked our freezers at dream dinners. Thanks Mom!!!:) So all is well with the kids and we don't have to go back until 9 months.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pictures!!!

Have I mentioned how much I love our photographers?? Well I LOVE them!!! Barb and Ann come right to us and bring everything you would find in a studio. Here are a few pictures Barb sent me until she gets the rest done. I know I'm partial, but they are so CUTE!!!


Jackson


Ella


Cooper, I love this one of him!!!







Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jumperoo, ER & Photo Shoot

You know when you were a teenager/young adult and you had to run out and get the newest cd or concert tickets? Well I have transferred this into getting the newest and coolest baby gaget. I have been wanting to get a jumperoo for a while and I looked online for all the options and saw the cutest one, but is was only on preorder from BRU to be shipped/on sale 1/16/09. So I wait and ponder my options some more. Well on Saturday I had to go get some formula so I thought I would look at the jumperoos and make my decision. Well I went to BRU and they didn't even have the one I wanted to see, or so I thought. I asked at the check out and they said they had them, just not out yet. So I snatched one up! The precious planet jumperoo, it's very cute and Ella and Jackson love it. I know that they would love any of them, but I NEEDED to have the newest and cutest!!! Here are pictures of Jackson and Ella. Cooper is still to tiny to jump away, Ella's feet don't touch the ground, but she can wiggle enough to set off the music and lights and Jackson's toes touch and he can going pretty good:)


Jackson


Ella

On Friday night Nicholas climbed up on my lap while I was feeding one of the babies and said he was cold and freezing. He was burning up, I took his temp and it was 103.2, gave him some tylenol and to sleep he went. Saturday he was mellow and had a low grade fever but ok for the most part. Then night falls and the fever spikes, it was 104.4. I called the Dr and they wanted him to be seen in the ER for the high fever and because he had a cough and has asthma, they wanted to just make sure he was ok. So I called Clyde and he had to come home from work early, it took him over an hour because of the snow. My in-law's came over to stay with the sleeping babies and out we went. We got lucky and didn't have to wait long, he has a upper respiratory infection and an ear infection, YUCK! So they gave him a dose of amoxicillin and kept us there for 20 min since he had never had it before and for good reason. About 15 min later he broke out in hives, my poor boy just one more thing to add to the list of his allergies. So we waited for the Dr and he changes the antibiotic to something else and on our way we went. He's been better today, but still not my Nick.

We had the babies 6 month pictures taken today and I'm so excited to see them. From the few that they showed me they are going to be super cute!! The babies have their 6 month check up on Thursday so I will be interested to see how long they are and how much they weigh.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mini Vacation

Well we are back in the swing of things:) Our mini vacation was WONDERFUL!!! We enjoying being just the 2 of us again and got some rest. The second day that we were gone Clyde wanted to go to the room and take a nap and so we did but after laying down for an hour I was getting mad and was about to get up and do something, but the next thing I knew it was 2 hours later. I fell asleep and Clyde never did. That ALWAYS happens to him before the babies came along the three of us would lay down to nap and Nick and I would say were not tires yet we would sleep but not daddy:) We went swimming and in the outdoor hot tub and it was -5 out it was freezing but so nice in the hot tub. It was a short run back to the building, the only saving grace was the heated walkway. The drive home was terrible because of the weather what should have taken us 2 & 1/2 hours took us over 4 hours. It took a mere 5 min after we were home and I was already changing diapers and feeding babies. My mom and Aunt Donna did a great job taking care of the kids so I was able to kick back and not worry so much:) Thanks mom and Cho-Cha!!! When can we book you again?!?!?

Cooper rolled over while we were gone so we officially have 3 rollers!!! The babies have their six month check up next Thursday so I'm excited to see how they are growing. We are also getting their six month pictures on Sunday, I love pictures!!!

Quintuplets

I just wanted to ask everyone who reads this entry to say a prayer for the Jones family. They will be welcoming five babies into their family today, four girls and one boy. I can't even imagine. I always joke what's one more, but in reality I would be so scared and excited at the same time. Good Luck Casey, Ethan and Elliot!!! I will be praying for all of you and the safe arrival of your gifts from above:)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lots of updates

Well I have been slacking here on the blog, but the bigger and busier the babies get the busier I get, imagine that! LOL Thursday the babies turned 6 months old!!! Where did the time go? When Clyde and I took Ella to the U on Wednesday I was thinking to myself how very lucky we are and how WONDERFUL the last 6 months have been. Ella is doing great, she is a chunk and just as cute as can be. She rolled over for the first time on Friday and there is no stopping her now! Ella talks up a storm and loves to smile at her daddy and big brother. Jackson is our line backer, he is huge and long. He has been rolling over for a month but in the last weeks or so he is a rolling fool and will go clear across the room. He loves to sit in the bumbo and in the last 2 or 3 day's loves the excersaucer. Jack always has a smile on his face, he is such a happy baby:) Last but not least is Cooper, he is just about ready to roll over. He gets up on his side and will hang out there for a while and then end up back on his back. He is the most patient of the three but when he is tired of waiting he will let you know. And of course we can not forget the big brother, Nicholas LOVES the babies. He lays on the floor and plays with them he talks and sing to them. He's just about the best big brother the trio could have wished for. Here are some pics of the kids.

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Clyde and I are off tomorrow for our get away. It will be so nice to get away, I know I will miss them, but I really need to relax and unwind. I can tell I'm getting old, all I am looking forward to is Rest and eating when my food is HOT!!! I just hope I can sleep in and not be up at 6 or 7 in the morning:) Well here is to some rest and alone time with my husband.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Ella Girl

Well we took Ella this morning to U of M to have her head evaluated and we have good news. No helmet!!! The Dr said she does have some asymmetry to her head, but it should resolve on it's own. He doesn't feel the need to put her through all the hassle of the helmet when her head has already shown improvement. So he just went over a bunch of developmental stuff and said in the next 2 months she should be doing much more. I'm not to worried, our pediatrician is really on top of things, so if she feels that Ella needs to be reevaluated then we will cross that bridge when we get there. I can't even believe that the babies are going to be six months old tomorrow!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New year, new do

I was getting so sick of my long, nasty hair so I went today and had it cut. Here is my before



And now the new and improved me:)



I cut 10 inches off and was able to donate it to locks of love. I was happy to get it cut and even happier that i was able to do some good.


Ella and Jackson have been having some fun under the play gym the last few day's, Cooper just wants to lay there and go to sleep. LOL


Little miss Ella is just about ready to roll over, she gets up on her side and poops out.

Cooper is about the same in the rolling department too. Ella goes to U of M for her head on Wednesday so I'm interested to see what they have to say about that.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Out with the old & in with the new

Why is it that it took me a week to put up all of my Christmas decorations and one day to take everything down? I was so ready for the holiday's to be over, but I always hate it after the tree is down and everything is back to normal. One day last month Clyde and I moved the couches to vacuum under them and got a bright idea to move the living room around. If it would have not been midnight when we did that we may have moved everything then but we decided to wait till after Christmas and the tree was down and then work on that. So today we were on a mission and thanks to my brother in law we accomplished our feat and after I get used to the way the living room looks it will be great. We just have way to much baby stuff so the new arrangement gives us SOOOO much more room.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!