5.16.2007

Mother's Day

I can't tell you how wonderful it was to experience my first mother's day.

It's been something I've looked forward to for years and always felt some degree of sadness over in the past, not having children yet. But finally, this year I am a mother. I have children!! Plural!! THREE babies! I still can't believe it and yet, it seems like it's been this way forever. It's crazy to think that it's nearly been a year since we found out we were expecting---and thinking how blessed we were to finally be pregnant (with, presumably, only ONE baby. LOL!) And now here we are at 5:3o AM. I just finished feeding Avery and Jordyn and am about to feed Ashleigh as soon as she wakes up. Avery now has the hiccups and both she and Jordyn have spit up all over themselves... and the couch.... and me. Of course, I was unprepared and without a burp cloth (I am typing this with one hand and one eye open, I'm sure you can understand) so I've been dabbing at both of their mouths with the only nearby item I could find---a teeny, tiny baby sock tucked inbetween the couch cushions that had been kicked off by one of them at some point yesterday. Let me just inform you, for future reference, that wiping up baby spitz with a baby sock is not really all that effective, but you probably already guessed that. Now both babies are crying and we all three smell like spit-up....

But I'm a mother and there's no greater calling or blessing on this earth. I am so grateful for my three tiny miracles.

Oh, and Avery finally giggled last night. It was a great ending to a long day. They got their 4 month shots the day before and all woke up with high fevers and were just cranky as could be---but who could blame them? The poor dears. So it was nice to see one of them smile for a change!

5.11.2007

She finally got it out!

Two days ago, when I was changing her, Jordyn finally let out a real giggle!




They've all had moments where you go, "I think that was a laugh!", but they are so brief that you have to kind of convince yourself that's what it was. For example, when we were giving Ashleigh a bath the other day, she made a sound like a nervous laugh, but she wasn't really smiling. It was really cute, though.





Anyways, I went to pull the shirt over Jordyn's head and she just let out this giggle with a big gummy grin! I called Tony in to hear and I pretended to pull the shirt over her head again and she did it again! Yay! A new trick! We did this repeatedly until she no longer did it. :) It was so cute and so exciting to get real laughs, finally! Up until this point they all have been trying so hard to get their laughs out that they get hiccups EVERY time! I feel so bad for them. They are in cute moods and are so close to laughing then they get hiccups and get all mad. So now we will wait for the others to do a "real" laugh. I can't wait!




Jordyn learned another new trick this week! She rolled from her tummy to her back! They've all done it before, but they were on soft surfaces that were slighting angled so gravity would kind of do most of the work. But this time she was on a perfectly flat surface! I checked on her and she was on her tummy, then I went back in a few minutes later and she was on her back! Good job Jordyn!




I love all of the new little things they do each day. When we put them together, they interact more and more. It's so fun and rewarding to see them smile, talk and laugh with each other. What a fun job being a mom!


(smiley pictures from top are Jordyn then Ashleigh -with her first pony tail- then Avery)

5.04.2007

they're ALL asleep!!

At the same time!!

Just wanted to note this.

Now I'm going to lay down too. :} It's been a long couple of days---wooo.

5.03.2007

Target Trip






We had a good time at the 'ol target. We loaded up the car with our three car seats and threw the stroller in the back. It barely fits. Here's a pic of the girls in it on our first walk.




Just imagine circus music playing in the background---doot doot do-di-do-do doot doot doo dum---- 'cause that's what we are: a sideshow. Everyone feels the need to gawk and stoop down and touch. Ick. I just want to yell 'don't touch!!' but I restrain myself. I will never get why complete strangers think it's ok to touch you or your babies. It's the same when you are pregnant. People you don't even know come up to you and touch your stomach like it's public property. I feel like reaching over and slapping their hand away! But again, I don't. However, I do feel I have every right to. :) So, as you can see, we found really cute pink and black car seats. I just love them! Anyways, the sideshow rolled on through Target, of course having to stop every two seconds to say "yes...triplets!!" One girl even came over and looked inside each car seat and counted "One, two...three! Three babies!" No kiddin'??! Did she think we were just pushing around this huge stroller with empty car seats? I do not get it. And I kid you not, every other person asks, "boys or girls?"


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Are you kidding? Yes, I dress my boys in pink and put them in pink car seats. Hello?!?!? One Target employee even said, as positive as could be, "Oh! All Boys!!" At least another employee elbowed her and said "no, they're girls ". I just smile and nod. Oh well. I guess I just have to get used to it--- 'cause it's never going to change.


But, truth be told, I wouldn't have it any other way. I love my girls!!