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True Love…

Well, it’s official, we now know 100 percent that Avery truly loves his brother and sisters.  He told me today that he loves his brother and sisters sooooooooo much.  I said really Avery, how much????  And his response was that he loves them more than anything in the world……..even dinosaurs!!!!!!  WOW! Anyone that knows Avery, knows he lives, breaths and sleeps around dinosaurs.  All I can say is that this must be love…..

I am STILL alive…….

By now, there are many of you who are wondering if I am still surviving or not.  I keep telling myself everyday that I have got to start posting again.  Every time I turn on the computer with the good intentions of doing so,….a baby needs me.  Crying for food, bottle, diaper changing, or being  just plain fed up of sitting in that exercise saucer!  My life has consisted of day in and day out of care giving.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love these wonderful miracles!  I also have a lot of help.  Saying it takes a village to raise a family is an understatement.  My Mom (God bless her), has been here for 9 months!!!!  She is leaving on Wednesday, I have no idea what is going to happen come Thursday.  I will truly miss her……so will the babies.  Thanks Mom.  Love you!  I also have a wonderful Mother in law and Father.  They have been such great help to us as well.  Thank God they live here.  I am very, very lucky.  My nannies are also amazing!  They all work so well together and have made life so much easier for me.  So thank you to everyone who has been helping out.  I really mean that, any little bit helps.  I also promise you that I won’t be such a stranger to you anymore.  I’ll try to keep you updated as much as my little ones allow.  By the way, Livia broke her first tooth last week.  What do you know, the smallest of the 3, but the first born and also the first for the tooth.  I have a feeling she’s going to be a go getter.  Stay tuned……….

mommy back home….

Mommy is back home and doing well.  It doesn’t seem like almost 2 weeks ago that the triplets were born.  It might slightly have to do with the fact that they are all still in the hospital.  I am sure once they come home, it will sink in.  Actually panic might set in.  Avery is very happy to have his world back to normal, for now at least.  He is really excited for all the babies to come home.  However, he also thinks that they can play dinosaurs with him.  It will all take adjusting, but will be fine.  I just wanted everyone to know that babies and mommy are doing very well.  I have not been able to keep up my blogs.  Missing my daily time on the computer………oh well, I will do my best to keep you all informed and up to date.  By the way, my family had to watch a cpr video prior to taking babies home.  I don’t remember doing that with my son.  Is this something new???  Loving and missing the little ones as they seem so far away……..

Week 32…..

I’m still in the hospital and am on week 32 and 3 days!  Yeah!!!!!  I have developed extreme edema in my feet, legs, thighs and back.  Wow, it hurts to move.  I am definitely at the point of uncomfortableness!  I am waiting for the results on a 24 hour urine test.  Depending on how that comes back will depend on how soon I deliver.  They are looking for high amounts of protein in the urine.  My doctor would love if I could hold out until I hit 33 weeks.  He then laughed and said after we hit that, we’ll talk about the next week.  I never know what is going to happen on a day to day basis.  Between  the contractions (a good 6 every hour), the itching, swelling, headaches, so on and so forth…….it’s not a wonder, that what you go through while carrying multiple babies, isn’t common knowledge.  I’ll keep you all posted!  Again, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.  It’s truly amazing that I have made it this far!

Water retention, acid reflux, shortness of breath…..

Well you name it, I have it!  I woke up on Wed. and I couldn’t find my ankles.  I have legs that look like tree trunks!  It doesn’t stop there either.  The water retention goes into what was once a cute butt and into my back.  I feel like a camel carrying water on my  back.  I have bathroom and shower privileges, however it’s not much of a privilege when you literally can’t catch your breath after you finally get back into bed.  That’s not the worst of it though.  The heart burn and acid reflux is enough to kill you.  Just yesterday I had some acid reflux (for those of you who don’t know what this is, it is like puking in your mouth with out any warning what so ever)! After wards there was something left in my mouth.  It was a piece of corn…….it had been 2 days since I had corn!!!!  My husband, you know the comedian, asked me if I ate it afterwards.  Gag, gag, gag!!!!!  Now, I don’t want to sound like such a complainer.  I know this will all be worth it in the end,  I really do.  But for now, it feels good to get some of this off of my chest.

By the way…..I reached 30 weeks yesterday!!!!!Yeah!!!!!I seem to be keeping all the doctors and nurses on their toes with contractions.  But the babies are doing well and are still cooking away.  Every day is another day and I am thankful for that.  I’ll keep you posted, until then keep up with those prayers and good thoughts.  It’s really helping me.  Love you all-

My “new” home……

As most all of you know by now, I have been admitted to the hospital.  They have officially thrown away the key.  The new four walls that I am starring at have become my new home.  I am being closely monitored, along with all 3 babies.   I have more drugs entering my system than I knew existed, and my bum is becoming extremely sore……  They have to keep controlling the contractions so that my cervix doesn’t keep opening.  Everyday is  a challenge, but it IS another day.   These babies need to keep cooking, and my body is like, get these kids out of me!!!!  My belly is so far past a full term pregnancy that my uterus thinks it is time to deliver.  However, modern medicine has another plan and so do I.   So please, please, please, keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.  I really know that ALL of them are making a difference.  Thank you

Bed rest blows…..

I admit that I am very, very tired.  Not a lot of energy, however, being confined to one place without much movement can get to you.  Thank god for Internet and modern technology.  Otherwise I would be bored out of my mind.  My son is also quite entertaining.  Because he is still recovering, he is still on the other end of the couch (well, most of the time).  He draws me a lot of pictures and tells me how much he loves me.  He also tells me that he does not want me to go back to the hospital.  That alone will keep me on this couch!!!!  Too bad he doesn’t know how to give a pedicure, or I’d really be in business.  Anyway, all is well.  Contractions are under control and all 3 babies are doing well.  Thank you to all of you who have been praying and offering love and support.  It is really appreciated!  If it wouldn’t be for all of you who have been helping, I don’t know if I would be able to do this….so thank you…

My husband the comedian……

Just a quick note for all of you who are having a heart attack about me being on the StairMaster…….I did not, I repeat DID NOT go on the StairMaster.  My husband really thinks that he is funny.  He is the only one half the time unfortunately.  I am on the couch doing just what the doctor ordered.  Thanks Lloyd, my phone won’t stop ringing…..men…

Home from the hospital…..

I got released yesterday from the hospital.  I am now on a week bed rest.  After that the doctor will decide what condition I am in in terms of the rest of the pregnancy.  Most likely modified bed rest.   Avery also had surgury this Sunday morning to remove his tonsils and adenoids.  He is doing fine, just a lot of sleeping today.  He is on one end of the couch, and I am on the other……pretty funny.  Anyway, I should be fine as long as I stay put.  Which is not easy with a 4 year old.  The babies are all fine, and I will be getting monitored daily to make sure the contractions do not exceed a certain amount an hour.  We thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers for both Avery and I, and the triplets.  love you all…….

Too much candy!!!!!!

For those of you who were always told by your parents that too much candy will give you a belly ache, I have a story that can truly stand behind this statement!  Yesterday we took our 4 year old son, Avery to the movies.  We went to see Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs.  I’m sure no surprise to any of you who know our son.  Anyway, we got there early enough so we could get all the fun stuff.  The popcorn, candy and drinks.  When it was time for Avery to pick out the candy, my husband kept directing him to pick out the least damaging thing.  Avery would say “I want sour patch kids, or skittles!!”  My husband would say, “how about these raisinettes??”  But there was no arguing,  Avery was stuck on these horrible sour patch watermelon things. 

So all was good, we watched the movie, ate our snacks, and enjoyed ourselves.  By the end of the movie, my husband and I both realized that Avery had too much junk.  But what can we do now.  So we headed home.

We got home and Avery wanted some chocolate milk….I should have known I was fueling the fire…….but he was exhausted and fell asleep.  Not even 15 minute passes when I start to hear coughing.  I ask him if he is ok, but before he can even respond, PROJECTILE VOMIT EVERYWHERE!!!!!  I am talking an amount of vomit a large man could not produce!  It didn’t stop there either, he kept on throwing up all the way to the bathroom.  Which come to think of it, I don’t think he even hit the toilet ONCE!

So, lesson learned…..too much candy DOES indeed give you a tummy ache.  In Avery’s case, a little bit more.  I guess our parents do know what they were talking about…..most of the time.