8.27.2007

This about sums it up


This one's for Shannon and Shaunie. Love you!

8.26.2007

I hate cookies

No, not the delicious edible kind, i LOVE those--perhaps too much....I'm talking about the stupid "virtual" kind. I am having cookie issues that prevent me from logging in here to post...it's driving me nuts. Actually, it's probably my computer. Nothing I can do about it. But I am working on pictures slowly but surely.

A few noteworthy events:

Ashleigh can now roll from her back to her tummy. I forced her to do it a few times through the crying on thursday the 23rd and later that day---she became a rolling machine and loves being on her tummy! Go figure.

Avery loves the crib. She has taken all of her naps in the crib and has slept every night in it too. She logs an average of 11+ hours a night----STRAIGHT!!! {{{doing the dance of joy}}}

Ashleigh has started sleeping for about 7hours and then back to sleep for about 2 or 3 more.

Jordyn decided it would be fun to go after Avery and grabbed her by the diaper, pulling for all she's worth, until she was fully exposing Avery's bum. I took a picture of it for documentation. :)

Tonight we had a record. All the babies were asleep, on their own, hopefully for the entire night, by 11:05PM. AND the bottles were washed. AND the garbage was out.

Whoopie for us! We are so super awesome, even if I do say so myself. :)
**tooting our own horn**

8.21.2007

Hi Everyone

We are all doing so great here. Hope you are well!

Ashleigh slept ALL NIGHT last night!! Yippee!! She went to bed at 11PM and woke up for a bottle at 8:50AM. I am so proud of her! She is so addicted to her bottle I never thought she would make it an entire night without one--but she did it! I hope this is a start of a new trend!

We have been training Avery to sleep in the crib and she is doing amazingly well! We can put her in there once we notice her starting to get tired, and she falls asleep on her own. I give her a pacifier and a book or some toy and stand there for a bit then I sneak away once she starts being unable to keep her head up. It's great! We did, however, have to buy one of those little sensor mats for the crib because she likes to sleep on her face...and I mean FLAT on her face. Tony and I couldn't sleep at night with the fear that she wouldn't be able to breathe...so for our peace of mind the mat will sound an alarm if it doesn't detect the slightest movement for 20 seconds. It's working great so far! She is also getting really good at her sitting. She also slept from 10PM to 7AM last night. Yay for Avery!

Jordyn is doing so well with her sitting. She can sit for as long as she wants to and even longer than she wants to sometimes, LOL (laugh-out-loud). She will just start to cry and won't just lay down (i.e. fall over). She is still pretty stubborn about rolling. She is able to do it, but only when she wants to. Also, I put my hand under her belly and she got up on all fours, moved forward a little bit then pushed up onto her toes and tried to walk that way. It was really cute. So hopefully she will decide she wants to put the effort into crawling. She can be a bit lazy when it comes to 'working'. :) She'd much rather eat--all day and night if she could.

Tony and I are doing great, too. We are going out tomorrow night for our weekly 'dinner and a show' date. I so look forward to it. We are seeing 'Jekyll and Hyde'. I've never seen it, but I've heard some of the music from it (thanks to Donny) and it is so pretty. We have standing reservation at a restaurant near the theater so it makes it fun and easy.

Overall, it's been an awesome day! Now I'm off to make one of my favorite dinners---stuffed bell peppers. Yummy!

8.16.2007

Update on the appointment

Things went great yesterday at the hospital. They all passed! woooohoooo!

I will fill you in on more of the details when I get the whole report next week sometime, but I think overall, they all scored within the normal range for their gestational age AND their chronological age! YAY!

Big relief. Ashleigh will need a little physical therapy for her low muscle tone, but that wasn't unexpected. Of course they were chatty kathy's ALL morning until we got to the hospital. They were nearly silent (except for crying spells from Jordy and Ash---I had to nurse Jordyn 2ce in the four hours we were there to calm her down). Go figure. We even talked to them all week about saving up for the appointment. I guess they've already started to ignore us. :)

Oh well. I couldn't be happier right now.

8.11.2007

My computer is driving me CRAAAZZZYYYY!!!

I don't want to make excuses, but yeah. I guess I'm gonna. Let me explain.

I have a "hand-me-down" laptop that I "re-built" with XP pro. I also installed some additional memory and everything was great. Then one day I woke up and when I went to turn it on, I noticed the power cord looked severed. Great. How the crap did that happen...and I didn't notice it until then?...hmmm. So I ordered a new cord from ebay (probably my first mistake--or maybe second behind even attempting to do any of it myself) and it was working fine until a few days later the cord kept coming unplugged whenever it was moved or bumped...which was fine, I would just work off battery then plug it in when I was done to recharge. Well NOW the battery won't hold a charge and every time the plug comes out, my computer shuts off, usually in mid-sentence. So I haven't been able to reply to emails or update my blog or work on pictures because every time I try to type or move (with trips you move a lot...needless to say) my computer comes unplugged. I just get frustrated and usually my window to do those things has closed, so I give up. It has caused me more stress than the girls have. Although, Avery's feet jabbing me in the ribs right now aren't helping any. She's now in my lap and I have to do my FAVORITE thing...one-handed typing. I am so not patient when it comes to blogging...I just want to get it done FAST and when I have to do it with one hand it takes three times longer...at least. So---here's the latest: (well, since the last post, anyway...)

Some friends of ours, the Silcocks, came out from Idaho to visit a couple weeks ago. We took the girls and met them for dinner at Sizzler. It was good, but I'm glad it was noisy. The girls are getting harder to take out because they are getting more vocal and more mobile so they just was to be out and they want to eat your food instead of watching you eat it and they let you know their feelings. But they weren't too bad. Then I was able to go shopping on Saturday with Julie. Justin watched their kids (Shaeley Colby and Cal) and Tony and his mom watched Avery and Ashleigh and we took Jordyn with us. It was so much fun! I haven't gone shopping with one of my friends for seriously years!! I made her try on some fun and sometimes crazy things (well not THAT crazy---) She tried on a ruffly zebra striped silky blouse under a tan jacket...it was cute but just not her style---which is totally fine. I just wanted to see what it looked like. Clothes look so much better on someone her size. Anyhoo, she got some super cute things and more importantly I had a great time with her. So thanks Julie!

Then, that evening we had the opportunity to attend the wedding of our friends Scott and Stacy. It was a unique and very appropriate event--so beautiful and fun. Plus, it served two purposes-- we were able to celebrate their day with them and a few other friends AND we got a night out together. :) Thank you for including us! We wish you a lifetime of love and laughter!
The next day, my parents came into town. I feel like we hardly saw them, but we got to spend some great times together. We took them to the capitol building and on the grounds one day then we drove down to Santa Cruz and played on the boardwalk another. The girls loved their first trip to the beach! Thanks grandpa and grandma!

I think I mentioned that Jordyn had her first solids a couple weeks ago. A week later, Avery tried her hand at it. She LOVED it and wanted to do it herself (typical of her). She wasn't quite a natural at it as Jordyn was, but she is getting the hang of it. They have both tried rice cereal and green beans and love them. I have to make Jordyn's cereal with breast milk AND juice or else she gags on it. Avery isn't as picky. Most of it ends up dribbled out of her mouth and practically everywhere else...so it really isn't all that crucial to her. LOL! Ashleigh will probably try it this week sometime, but I just don't know if she is quite ready yet. She's a little tiny bit behind the other two, developmentally. But ya never know. She surprises us all the time.

We go back to the hospital on Wednesday to meet with the physical therapists. I can't believe the appointment is already here. We made it before the girls were even out of the hospital and now they are 6 months and 6 days past their due date. Crazy. But they'll check out their progress so far and just see if their are any deficiencies we need to address. I am pretty nervous actually. I just feel like I haven't done enough or pushed them to do enough...especially Ashleigh. But I am concerned about all of them. There are so many things to worry about with preemies and triplets...I just hope they will 'pass' all the tests :) Wish us luck! I will let you know how things go.

I know I have promised pictures for a while now...but I am going to try and do some tonight---if my computer doesn't shut off again.... ;) Just be patient with me! I'm trying!