Sunday, December 30, 2007

2 months old!

It's hard to believe the triplets are already 2 months old. I'm a day late on this post but I do not think I will ever make it to anything on time for the rest of my life. They have grown so much and day by day you can see them maturing in the things they do. Tyler is progressing the fastest. He holds his head up when he does tummy time. He also tried to bounce with his legs when you hold him up. Brock is spending much more time with his eyes open. Addison is spending much more time crying. All three love to watch their mobiles. They are much more alert than when we first brought them home. I look forward to the day hey start cooing and swatting at their toys.


Sorry for the delay. The kids had a great Christmas. Oaklen is to the left with his MP3 player. He wanted an ipod but he is not yet to the point where he is brand specific so he was still happy with it. Mommy was happy she saved 100 dollars. : ) Oaklen made out very well and got the rest of the money he needed to buy himself a Nintendo DS. Now the problem is we called 10 different stores and they are all out of stock.

The Triplets also made out at Christmas. They got all kinds of floor mats, mobiles, boppy, and plenty of clothes. Adam wants me not to forget to add the Marshall Booties.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

For those who think we are being over-protective...

We have had a few question why, if the babies are doing fine, we aren't taking them out of the house and aren't allowing people in the house. We were able to find this on the company's website that produces the babies RSV shots. These are the $300 a month shots. They aren't mandatory, but well worth every penny for our babies health. Even with these shots, they are still susceptible. We are taking extra measures even here at the house. Any time Oaklen and Adam comes home from school and work, they are to change clothes and wash w/ anti-bacterial soap before getting around the babies. Our babies fall right in the danger zone as they have premature heart and lung development (common in preemies). They are still on their lung and heart monitor ($120 a month) because when they get tired sometimes their lungs and heart stop. If they stop long enough, it will sound the loudest alarm ever. We have to figure out which one it is and respond accordingly. Not an easy task at 3:00 in the morning w/ very little lights on and our eyes half open! We appreciate everyone's patience, and I would like to stress we are extremely proud of our babies. We will show them off to everyone, as soon as the weather changes and their health is that of a normal infant.

***Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the #1 cause of hospitalization in babies under a year.

***Respiratory syncytial virus (sin-SISH-shul VI-rus), or RSV, is a common, seasonal and easily spread virus. You've probably had RSV and thought it was just a bad cold. In fact, nearly all children will get their first RSV infection by age two.Most people with RSV suffer moderate to severe cold-like symptoms. For some babies, RSV can be more serious – it’s the #1 cause of hospitalizations in infants. Preemies and babies born with a heart or lung condition are at higher risk for severe RSV disease, which could lead to serious lung infections like pneumonia and bronchiolitis. It is estimated that the annual infant death rate due to RSV is 10 times greater than that of the flu, with up to 400 infant deaths from RSV each year in the U.S.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sleep over at Noni and PaPa's house

Yesterday our electricity went out. Since the babies are on monitors and only have so much battery we freaked out a little. We called the electric company and they told us they would call us back. We waited an hour and heard nothing. Two neighbors said they were told it would be 11:30 at night so we had to pack up and go to Noni and Papa's to spend the night. Doing this quickly to get the babies plugged back in was not easy. I felt like I was packing half my house up. Bottles,blankets,clothes,milk,diapers,wipes,meds,pack and play, Oaklen clothes, Adam and I clothes, toothbrushes. I was running around like a mad man trying to get it all done quickly knowing it would take me at least 30 minutes to get them all into their car seats and then into the van. So what happens as we walk out the door??? The electric came back on. We decided to head out anyway just incase it decided to go back out.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Thank you

I wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who has given us things in the past couple of months. I'm sorry you have not gotten thank you cards from me. I honestly have not been able to find the time to do them! We are getting so much support and things coming in weekly I can not keep up. We are very touched and blessed with everyone who has given things for our babies. What great acts of kindness it is that we are getting gifts from people we do not even know from all over! We appreciate all the prayers. They are working so keep them up!

P.S. first my camera was broken now it's lost somewhere in the house. When I get a minute to find it I will add more pictures. : )

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Doctor visit

Wow what a task! Nana Doe came into town to help me get the kiddos to the doctor. It takes me forever to get the all buckled into their car seats then into the car we have to start 30 to 45 minutes early to get on the road in time. Hoping that one does not spit up and the whole process starts over. These car seats weigh 20lbs without the babies in them!
We went today to get their synagist shots. These are shots they get every month to avoid RSV. It does not completely keep them from getting it but helps keep them from getting it bad enough to be in the hospital. These shots are costing us 300 a month so they better work! Tyler weighed 6lbs6ounces, Brock 6lbs5ounces and Addison is 5lbs. She's mommys little runt. She has done great since coming home she is averaging about an ounce a day. Brock is mommys chunky monkey and Tyler is still mommys fussy butt.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Doing great

I don't know where the time goes! I did not realize it had been so long since an update. Everyone is doing fine. I changed everyone to a 5 hour schedule so we would be getting more sleep except the babies are still backwards. They sleep wonderful through the day and are up at night.
The boys have moved up to newborn clothes but Miss Addison will be in preemie probable through January. She is in a newborn outfit for this pic however swimming in it. She looked very sharp in this color though. They look so good in bold colors. Thanks for the outfits great aunt Karen!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Christmas Tree is up.

Addison inspecting Oaklens handy work.

Oaklen decorated the tree and put 42 candy canes on it!

Tyler on the right finally sleeping after a very fussy 24 hours. Boy am I tired!

All three being peaceful.

Brock in the blanket his great aunt Debbie made for him.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Well we got the Christmas lights up. A little late, but they look alot better than they did last year when we had our house demolished. Also, thought we would put a pic on to show how amazing Nicole is with these babies.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Accomplishing Chistmas

Today Grandma Toni came and watched the babies. I was able to run off between feedings. Mom and I ran to the toy store and I knocked Oaklens Christmas out. Wow does that feel good. I was starting to worry it would never get done. As some of you know we celebrate St. Nicholas on December 6th. Well he is running late this year but plans to drop off stockings tonight. He got a little delayed because of the weather. Anyhow I snapped a few pictures today. The one above is my favorite. What a good picture of Oaklen right? Below is Brock, Tyler and then Addison.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Not as easy as I had hoped....

Trying to get Christmas pictures at home is not easy! Since the babies are not allowed out of the house we tried to do it here. Below are some of the bloopers.

Ok Everyone look to the right!

Addison eats Brocks ears.

Someone has a stinky diaper and Brock is investigating.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Im so tired but wanted to share a quick picture of Miss Addison.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

They are all home!!!

The doctor came through around around 3ish today, and after evaluating Addison, he cleared her to come home. We left the hospital and came straight home. It feels so good to have them all home now. We'll see how long it takes before Nicole pulls her hair out now! We are trying to get them all on the same feeding schedule, which should be fun. As it is now, the boys are fed 4,8, and 12. Addison is every 3 hours. We are going to be tired for a little while, but we'll get it. In order are all three, Tyler, Brock, and Addison. More pics to come soon!