Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy late Thanksgiving...Happy early Birthday!

Jake the kids and I just got back from Oklahoma. We drove up last week and spent the holidays with our families. We also celebrated the kids first birthday while we were at my parents house. It's a little early but their birthday is so close to Christmas that we wont be back up there until a few weeks after their actual birthday (Dec. 8th). They got alot of good stuff! My parents got them those adorable chairs from Pottery Barn and my dad built them a book case and filled it with books for their room. They also got a three seat teeter-totter and super cute Osh-Kosh overalls from my Nanna and Poppa. Then, my aunt, Grandma Vicky, Nanna and Poppa and my parents all went in and got the kids a flat screen TV with built in DVD player for their playroom. I also got a new camera so I have been taking tons of pictures the last few days. I put them all together in a slideshow because I couldn't choose just a few to post. Hudson had an ear infection so he looks a little sick in all the pictures, but we had a great time!

PS: Jon I fixed it to where anybody can leave a comment without having to sign in, so now your obligated!

*UPDATE:* Thanks to everyone who helped me figure this out! I was making it way more difficult than it should have been!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Time flies when you're having fun!

Hard to believe, but one year ago today, I was admitted to the hospital at exactly 29weeks. I had had my bag packed for the past couple weeks, but every time we went to the doctor, she sent me home. I was very ready to be admitted. I was very uncomfortable at home and was afraid something would happen while Jake was at work, and we lived about 25 minutes away from the hospital, with no traffic. So it was finally time to settle in to "Hotel Baylor", where I would remain for the next 3 weeks until the little munchkins came eight weeks early. We are so grateful for the amazing staff at Baylor. I had awesome nurses and the Neonatologists were two of the most awesome and sweet people I have ever encountered.

Me a few days before the kids were born during our daily monitoring sessions(Those were miserable by the way!)

We are getting revved up for the babies first holiday season. Thanksgiving last year was spent in the hospital, Jake's family all drove down. Christmas was spent traveling back and forth the the NICUs with my family down here. We already have the kids Thanksgiving outfits bought and ready to go, and we are going to look for their Christmas outfits next week when we are up in Oklahoma. I am excited that our family will able to be all together this year. It should be alot of fun.

Here are the kids the day we got to bring them home!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ignorance is Bliss

As the kids get closer to their big first birthday, Jake and I have been talking alot about all that has gone on in the past year or two. Starting with the day I found out there was more than one weren't supposed to have an ultrasound so I went to the doc by myself. She checked me and decided that we should do an ultrasound and that's when they found two babies, and then thought she found a third but didn't say anything until she had the tech come and look. When she told me it was triplets I just kind of sat there looking at the screen and said OK. She wanted to make sure that I understood that I was pregnant with three babies, she said I was acting way too calm. She then told me that she was sending to a specialist b/c she wasn't comfortable handling such a risky pregnancy. After she set up our appointment with Dr. Papa , sh asked if I wanted her to call someone to come drive me home. I said no I was fine to drive, and again she said "You are acting entirely too calm, do you understand everything that just happened?" I said yes, told her thanks and then left. This is where being completely oblivious comes in handy. No normal person would just say OK, three babies, that's cool. I should have been freaking out, but I had no clue. I met Jake and our realtor right after I left the doctor (we were closing on our house that day), and just sat there and did all the paperwork, and didn't say anything to Jake until we got home about three hours later. Looking back, I should have called him, hysterical, because I had three babies in my belly, but I just sat there signing my name over and over. After I told Jake, he started drinking beer and I cried for about ten minutes. I asked him how we were going to handle three babies, he said "I don't know, we just will". Again, obliviousness pays off. If he would have panicked, I would have panicked and that doesn't help anything. If we would have had any idea about all the things that could have gone wrong with not only me but with the babies, we would have driven ourselves crazy thinking about everything. But we didn't, our biggest concerns were, one were we going to get to go to the OU football games, (we did get to go to all but one) and two, how big was I going to get (I was so sick I only gained twelve pounds). I thank God everyday for the kids, their health, all the basic stuff, but I also thank him for my ignorance. I know it might sound odd, but I think that's what got us through. The nurses and Dr. Papa used to tell me everyday that I was too calm, but stress only causes headaches and breakouts. Neither of which I enjoy. So when people ask us "How do you do it?", we just shrug our shoulders and say "I don't know, you just do!" Ahh, ignorance is bliss!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

No news, is good news

Not much going on here but here is some cute pics of the kids from the past couple days!

Ella and her first attempt at pig tails, pretty cute!

Hudson looking fabulous in his new big boy outfit

As a result of the pigtails, "Flock of Seagulls" called and they want their hairstyle back

My late night snuggle buddy catching up on some "Dancing With the Stars", he is still upset about Sabrina getting the boot!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Holy Hotness Batman!

So maybe there is something to this whole "Global Warming" thing. It is 85 degrees here today! Seriously! November 5, and it's warm enough for shorts and flip-flops. It wouldn't be so bad, except the kids clothes that fits is all cool weather stuff and all of there summer stuff is to small. Cool down already, please!

Jake and I were talking last night, the kids are going to be a year old in a little over a month. So that means this time last year, we didn't have any kids. It's hard to remember them not being here! This time last year, I was sitting on our couch for the fourth day, being force fed protein shakes, Ensures, Snicker's bars, and chips and salsa. My how the times have changed. My dad always told me that every year goes faster than the last, but I never believed it until the kids came along. Everyday even goes faster than the one before. I have decided to enjoy the little things that sometimes drive me crazy now, like Hudson crying when I leave the room. In time he won't care whether I'm there or not. Ella watching TV with us late at night long after her brothers are asleep. Soon, we'll have to beg her to sit on the couch with us! And Carter, my late night snuggle partner. Instead of being annoyed that he won't go to sleep, I'll enjoy him laying next to me, rubbing my face and smiling, because he won't want to do that for long! One day, I know I'll look back and miss all these things, so I have decided to enjoy them while I can.