Monday, November 26, 2007

Non Stop Crying

I have one baby who cries all the time. I keep trying to tell her that she is a triplet, but she doesn't seem to care. She wants to be held anytime she is awake. It seems to be the only reason why she is crying. If I or anyone else is holding her she perfeclty fine, but put her done and she screams. Needless to say I pretty much have had none stop crying for about a week now. I don't know what to do because I feel like I am neglecting the other two for holding her the majority of the time. I have read and read how you can't spoil a baby at this age, but I am starting to disagree. I can't stand to let her "cry it out," but I have a couple times. I have to put her down I have two other babies who need attention. All I know is she is driving me crazy. I love her so much, but oh my gosh!!!!

We had a great Thanksgiving. It feels a little weird not having our parents here, but it was nice. My sister Amber did all the cooking and her husband Larry fried the turkey. It came out pretty yummy. Here are a couple of pictures from Thanksgiving.

Mommy and Cheyenne


Our Family


Uncle Larry, Brandon, Big Papa, and Brody


Aunt Tiada, Aunt Amber, Me, Aunt Misti, Savannah and Cheyenne

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

One year ago ...

We are all starting to feel better. It has been a very long month with three sick babies.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Last year at this time I was waiting by the phone to get that wonderful news that I was pregnant. It has been such a long journey, but so worth it. Last year we had Thanksgiving at my house so my sister and I were shopping on the day before. I was so nervous and anxious to hear the results of my pregnancy test. I was so scared that my nurse was going to call and so "sorry it didn't work." Brandon and Larry were here at the house and Amber and I had gone to her house to pick up some things when my cell phone rang. On the other end my nurse said, "your pregnant." Amber was sitting on the end of the coach and she could hear and we just both started crying. That was the best phone call ever. I called Brandon and told him and he sent a text message to everyone in his phone. (so much for waiting until the 2nd trimester to tell everyone) Going through in-vitro was the hardest thing we have ever done. I got so sick and Brandon was so scared. But this day one year ago made it all worth it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we will.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pictures Pictures Pictures

I haven't posted any pictures in a while so here are a few.

Sitting like big kids



Brody is a MONSTER compared to his sisters

Brody and Cheyenne

Savannah wants to know what Brody is laughing about

Brody

Savannah likes to hold onto her ears :)

A little late, but here are some halloween pics.



All 3 Munchkins

Cheyenne's adorable smile

Pictures




There are days when I don't think I am going to make it, but when I cuddle with these cuties it makes it all worth it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Papa and His Girls

Amber and Larry




This is a picture of Uncle Larry changing his first dirty diaper. Aunt Amber and Uncle Larry have been our number 1 supporters during this time. I can't thank both of you enough for all the help and love you have given me, brandon, and the babies. We love you so much!

Big Smiles

I love these babies so much! Last night Brody laughed so hard and I laughed until I cried. It was amazing. Monday we took the babies to the developmental therapist for an evaluation and they are doing good. They all scored 3 1/2 months on their social skills and 2 1/2 months on their motor skills. She told us that was good and we didn't have any worries at this time. I have enrolled them in an early intervention program, but I think I need to find a new company. The one I am enrolled in now came out a month ago and told us the babies qualify for a therapist to come out once a week to work with them, but we haven't seen anyone yet. They have called to schedule and re-schedule three times now. It is so frustrating!!!

All three babies have been sick now for about 2 weeks. I have been the urgent care and the doctor and they say its just a cold and they should get over it pretty soon. I think they are getting better now, but it has been rough. We got the RSV shots last week. Wow they are expensive. The amount of the shots depend on the size of the baby. The more the baby weighs the more expensive the shot is . Poor Brody had to get a shot in both legs because he is so big. Our insurance pays 75% of the cost of the shot. For example Brody weighs 15lbs 5oz so he shot cost $2,166.00. Because this is consider a special medication we have a 15% co payment up to $250.00. To make a long story short it is going to cost us $750.00 per month to get the shots this season. It is one thing after another. I just don't get why everything is so expensive. Ok I get it, but I don't like it!

I think things are getting better. Yesterday was probably one of the best days we have had. I am trying to keep the babies on schedule as best as I can, but you can imagine how hard it is. But yesterday they did great. They ate, played, slept just like they are suppose to, and then they didn't get nearly as fussy last night. I think we may make it through this :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

We Are Still Here

Has it really been this long since I've updated??? Oh my where does the time go? The babies are all doing amazing. They all have such different personalities already.

I have had help until the last two weeks. Oh wow what a difference it makes. Savannah is a happy little girl. She has been eating a lot better later. Still not great, but better than before. She weighs 10lbs 3oz. She loves her mommy and bath time. She is kicking like crazy and she is the strongest in her motor skills. Brody was the "perfect" baby. He still is pretty great, but he has started not eating. He was my saving grace at feeding time. You know the only one who I didn't have to fight with to eat. Well not here lately. Little turkey will only eat about 2 ounces at a time and then he is DONE. I am feeding him like every two hours. But he is so cute I can't even get mad at him. I try to give him the bottle and he flat out refuses to take it and when I start getting frustrated he smiles so big I just laugh out loud. Even though Brody isn't eating right now he's still a monster. He weighs 15lbs 5oz. He loves the Indians on the walls and he loves to stand. Cheyenne is our fussy butt. She cries ALL the time. It use to be only at night when the other two were fussy also, but now its all day long. She loves to be held and she wants to be held by herself. I keep trying to explain to her that she is a triplet, but she doesn't seem to care. But when she isn't crying she has the most beautiful smile. Her checks are so chubby, just like her daddy. At times I can't believe how chubby my babies are. I just thank God for giving us the strength to get to this point. Oh and Cheyenne weighs 11lbs 7oz.

We did have the golf tournament for the babies in October and it was so much fun. We didn't have the turn out we expected, but the people who were there had a good time. Thank you to every one who came out and celebrated our triplets with us. Brandon is going to put some pictures of the tournament on here when he has a minute.

I tell you what I never knew how much 1 minute meant before the babies. I need 1 extra minute to pee. I need an extra minute to blow dry my hair. I can usually get a shower every other day or so, but it never fails I can't seem to find time to blow dry my hair. But I am loving every minute of this.