Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hope everyone had a Good Christmas. We did! The monkeys are more rotten now that ever! They got so much stuff, they don't know where to start to play with it all.

Now this place really looks like a toy store!
Abbie got all these little girl things, but guess what she jumped right in a started playing with...

Yep, the boys tool bench! BUT, I haven't given up yet, I am still going to try to make a little girl out of her yet!

They have really done good, haven't gotten into to much. They have had a really short fuse for the last few days, but I am hoping they get better now that things are going to be settling down. Speaking of things they have gotten into... At my MIL's the boys went into her bathroom and got a can of Lysol. When I realized they were missing and found them they were spraying it. I think, yes think they only got it on their hands. So they got washed down good and watched really close. Today we were at my mamows house for the Robinson Christmas. They were in the kitchen messing with the stove. They were told that it was hot not to touch it... yea you guessed it. 2 little fingers, the pointer fingers on 2 little boys are now burned. They just had to. Well Levi's is not to bad, a little burn cream and he is fine. Andy well, he didn't move his finger quite as fast as Levi and he has a blister on the end of his finger. He cried and cried. He has walked around all night with that finger stuck straight up. He has not said anything else about it hurting, but you know it does, but he has kept the band aid on it and not let anyone to close to it. Maybe, maybe they will stay away from the stove now! But I am not really counting on it.
Their bed time is getting later and later. This is something that we are going to have to work on. I can't cut them being up until 10 or 10:30. Got to get back to 8:30 ish.
Also we are going to start going to the potty tomorrow! YEA!!! I hope they take to it and all goes well, but we will see!
We went to the mall a few days before Christmas. You know after being somewhere for a few hours and eating and everything you will eventually have to go to the rest room. This is something I don't want to do if Abbie is with me. But I looked for Mike and didn't find him so off we go to the rest room. We get in there in the biggest stall they have, with me telling them do not touch anything, of coarse the boys are checking out everything in there and Abbie decides it is time to start her play-by-play. "Mommy, are you pooping?!?" She does not say this like she is standing right beside you, its more like you are 2 or 3 rooms away. "MOMMY ARE YOU POOPING?!?" No Abbie I am not. Shhh. "MOMMY'S GOT TO POOP!" No Abbie I don't. Lets go. Then we get out in to the mall, find Mike and Abbie decided to tell him were we have been... "DADDY, MOMMY HAD TO POOP!" SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ABBIE! She does this every time I have to carry her with me to the restroom. I think I am going to send her with Mike next time he has to go! HA HA!
My mom & dad gave me the best Christmas present this year! I wish I had made a picture of it, but I didn't so you will just have to wait until I get it back to see it. A portrait of my monkeys in pastels. It is so good! I LOVE it! I carried it to be framed Friday and they said it will be 2 weeks or so before they get it ready. I hope it doesn't take that long. But I will put a picture on here when I get it back!
Well it's past my bed time! Have a good night!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I will be so glad when Christmas is over. Well, all the running around anyway. (I am kind of looking forward to Christmas morning!) There has been so much going on. The monkeys do really great when we are out some where, BUT then when we get home... IT starts. Nothing makes them happy. Tonight Mike plugged up the Christmas tree - (yea, it is still standing, well sort of, it is sort of leaning right now). But any way, Mike plugged up the Christmas tree, Andy went nuts! He cried and screamed for I know 20 mins. I could not do anything with him. When I finally got him to calm down, he was mad because he didn't get to plug the tree up. It really didn't help matters when I told him that he was NOT going to get to plug the tree up for quite awhile. If it is something that they can do I will normally undo what ever I just did and let them try it. But not plugging things in, nope, no way. It is just little things like this that set them off. Levi had a melt down tonight because Andy had his blanket. The other one was laying right beside him and they are exactly the same. They just get so tired when we are going all the time.
Today was Doug and Nellie's 50th wedding anniversary reception. The monkeys went to granny & pops while Mike & I went on over there. Then they came to the church with granny & pops. They had a ball! Not only did they get to load up on junk (for the 2nd day) but they got to play with uncle Mickey. They had a ball. I think uncle Mickey had a good time to. I bet he sleeps good tonight!
Yesterday, we had the Walker Christmas. They were so funny, I told them we were having Christmas with granny's family. So then all I heard was "going to Christmas, granny's family". I tried to explain to them that it was their family also, but I am not sure they understood. But they get a lot more than I think they do, so who knows.
Then we went to my uncle Edward & aunt Joyce's 50th anniversary. I think the monkeys had a good time there also. They were checking out the church, we got to chase them down several times while we were there. Tammy did so good with the food! And everything looked so pretty.
I thought about uncle Dale this morning around 2 when I went in to check on the boys. Levi was still holding the little bottle of honey that he gave him! I am so glad that it had that plastic on the top of it, the kind that you have to have scissors to get off. I didn't even look at it but it has to be, Levi had not got it open!!!! If it had of been open you would have heard me screaming! I sure don't want to clean honey off their bed! I think we may have biscuits in the morning and I'll let him try his honey.
Also - I didn't forget - I just got side tracked - I do this often!
I was going to tell you Saturday, but like I said, I get sidetracked very easy lately.
Also, Thank You for the monkey's clothes. Abbie was wanting to ware one of the little shirts today, in 30 some odd degree weather!
Tomorrow we have got to go finish some shopping for Christmas. One more thing to get and we are done. YEA! Then we have got to look for shoes for the monkeys. I tried their dress shoes this weekend and they are to little. I think they may have worn the 5 or 6 times. I am not sure what kind to get, but I know there will be lots of growing room in them!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Well today has been better in some ways. Abbie has not been as bad today, but she still does not feel good. All anyone has to do is look at her and she starts screaming. As a matter a fact, she is doing this right now. Mike is trying to calm her down. It doesn't seem to be working!
The boys attacked the tree again today. I just raked the balls up under it and went on. For some reason if anything has any order to it at all they can't stand it. I cleaned all the junk (toys) out of the floor in their room put the sheets & comforter back on the bed, the books on the book case walked out of the room for 5 mins went back in and it looked just like it did when I started. I give up. I am considering taking everything out but a mattress. That should be a lot easier for me to clean up! My only problem with this is I have no where to put everything that is in there. Oh well.
I am going to try and get some pictures of them tomorrow around the tree (if it is still up). I have been meaning to do this for a couple of weeks and just haven't got there yet.
Well they all had baths tonight so I have got to go make sure All the water is up out of the floor before I forget it, again. I have what I have heard from other HOM moms as "triplet brain". You can't remember anything for more than 3 mins.
But one good thing today... They didn't get up this morning until...8:30!!!!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!! I sure hope they do that again in the morning!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Well I will start off with the fact that my "babies" are now 3 years old, so most of this will be from my memory. It is not that good now days but I will do the best that I can. I am sure I will forget something that I want to remember and I will have to come back later and add to it. But I want it wrote down so I won't forget anything more than I already have.

We found out we were going to be having "a" baby in April 2005. The doctor did a sonogram and showed us "the baby", heart beat and all, at the first doctor’s appointment. It had to have been Abbie that we saw that day. Well they wanted me to go back later and get the tech. to do one because I was measuring larger than I should be. I went (Mike had to work this day) and she says there is your baby. Oh wait, their are 2, you are having twins! No wait... girl you are having TRIPLETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I got to see all 3 heart beats and she told me that every thing looked good! But I was shaking so bad that they were not going to let me leave. I had to explain to them that I was just going across the street to see my mother so they let me leave then.

So I took the pictures that they made during the ultrasound and put them into the little book that I got just for them and went across the street. Momma came out and looked at the pictures. So glad she was going to have “a” new grand baby. I had to show them to her a couple of time for her to get it. Here is baby A, here is baby B, and here is baby C. By this time she is running down the hall screaming telling everyone. Now she works in a hospital, so a lot of people were hearing this.

Well that was easy. Now for the hard part. I had to tell Mike. Now he was not sure he could handle one baby so I was not looking forward to this at all. Thank God for cell phones. Yes, I called him on the phone and told him we were having triplets. He did not believe me at first. But I told him over and over, no I'm not kidding and it finally started to sink in. But it was several days before he could really carry on a conversation with anyone. I don’t think it really seemed real to him until he got to see the ultrasound at about 18/19 weeks. That is also when we found out there were 2 boys and a girl.

We slowly got used to the idea that there was going to be 3 babies, not “a” baby. Then we started thinking what this was going to mean. We had a van, so we did not have to worry about getting a big enough ride. But we also needed 3… baby beds, swings, bouncy seats, sets of bottles, clothing, a stroller and many many other things. DIAPERS DIAPERS and more DIAPERS. I am not sure how many we have used, but I am sure it is enough!

I was going to the doctor about every 2 weeks in Carrollton. Then they spring it on me that I will have to go somewhere else for the babies to be delivered, because Carrollton does not do triplets. So I could go to Atlanta (North Side), Birmingham or Columbus. We chose Columbus.

It was the farthest away and I am so glad we went there. Everyone was so nice and still are to this day when we go down there. So at 17/18 weeks we went to the Maternal Fetal Specialist in Columbus. Dr Stauffer. He came in with a bow tie on. Mike looked at me and we were thinking the same thing. OH NO! Pee Wee Herman!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it turned out he knew what he was doing. At about 22 weeks he wanted to know who was going to be delivering the babies. I told him I had no idea and he got us an appointment with Dr Simpson. Thank Goodness. Mike and I really like Dr Simpson. So we were going to Columbus at least every 2 weeks, sometimes more. I woke up in the middle of the night having contractions at about 25/26 weeks. We went to see Dr Simpson the next morning. I figured that I would be in the hospital after that, but he put me on some meds and let me come home.

At 28 weeks I went into the hospital and did not get out until the babies were 4 days old. So I went in on October the 6th and got out on November 15th. I missed fall, everything was green when I went in, when I got out all the leaves were already gone off the trees.

It was so funny, when they would come around to put the monitor on to check the heart beats and to see if I was having contraction, the babies must have been able to hear it coming down the hall. Levi would try to hide, under my arm. They would try to find him and I would tell them he is right here and they would tell me he can’t get right there. Well guess where he would be… under my arm! After awhile they would just ask where the babies were before they started.

It was some very long days while I was down there. Mike would come every time he was off work, but it was not often enough for me. Mostly it was Dr Simpson, he came every morning and every night, except for the week he went hunting. I was really glad when he got back. On November 11th Dr Simpson came by my room before work to see if he thought the babies would be born anytime soon. NOPE, not today. Oh well. Then they came to get me for an ultrasound. I never got these on Fridays so I should have known something was up. They started doing to ultrasound and Abbie had flipped. When? I must have been asleep because I think I would have noticed this. But now you could not see Levi. So they call Dr Simpson and tell him and the babies are on the way!!!! They tell me to call Mike. I can’t remember the number for a few minutes, things are happening to fast. But I finally get him on the phone and he is on his way. He called my parents & his. I think they called everyone else.

I did not know Mike was there until they had already started the c-section. I sure was glad to see him. Abbie was first, came out crying! Then Andy, he came out crying also. Then Levi, he had room in there and decided he was not coming out. Felt like he had a rib holding on. But then he was out and crying. My babies were here and doing good! 34 weeks and 5 days. I went to the recovery room while Mike went to the NICU.

I had been in recovery for about an hour when Dr Simpson came in and asked if I had seen the babies yet. I told him NO, I had not seen anyone. It wasn't long before I got to see everybody. Then one of NICU nurses brought the babies for me to see. They were just a couple of hours old.

First family photo!

The day I got out of the hospital Mike and I came home that night. I had not been home in over 6 weeks but it was not a good home coming. I started crying when we left the hospital and I quit the next morning when we got back down there. We ended up staying at the Ronald McDonald House. It was really nice, I could look out the window and see the hospital where my babies were. It took some time getting used to having 3 babies to take care of. Especial since I had not even really taken care of me in the last few months. Abbie, Andy & Levi were in the NICU Special Care for 11 days.

Mike was working 6 days a week 12 hours a day so on Sunday he would do as much as he could to give me a little brake. My parents were over every night to help with feedings. I slept in the floor with my head on a stack of diapers more times than I care to think about. But my monkeys were doing great so it was all worth it.