Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Chase....and 16 months!

That's what we call it now. The Chase. The Chase is on!

What I am talking about is what has become the new obsession in the house. They loooove to chase each other. In the last couple weeks, we've noticed that the level of interaction between the boys has risen to a whole new level. What started out as rolling over onto one another, a few smiles here and there, then progressed to stealing toys and heartbreaking screams when watching the brother now happily shake the toy that was just in my mouth or seeing my pacifier in the mouth of running away brother, has now turned into..... play!

OMG. it is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Jeff and I just sit and watch and go.. Omg!! look at that! OMG... look at them...OMG!!! how freakin cute is that!!! We are like little kids watching for the best fireworks on the 4th of July. LOL

They love to chase each other. When one is in a crib still and another is outside of it, they will hold toys and pull them away. They will stand on either sides of the crib so they can see each other through the bars and just sit there and... laugh at each other. Seriously.. there is nothing cuter in the world. THIS is sibling love. THIS is amazing. Tonight, if I didn't know they really aren't capable of such a thing yet, it was actually like Alex and Nate were playing hide n go seek. Nate was running from Alex and trying to get on the other side of the rocker and when he got there he peeked out and Alex saw him and run after him. Nate burst into hysterical laughter and Alex did too. Again.. I just stand back and watch and think I am the luckiest mom on earth.

Ben has had a rough weekend. He isn't feeling good. I think it's more teeth. He's had an off and on fever. We did all go to Kindermusic yesterday and I was really worried if we'd make it. Or he would. But.. he was the stinkin star of the show! He was happily the instructors example baby for the entire hour! Running around charming everyone. But.. still.. he's out of sorts. They all love Kindermusic though. Jeff and I just laugh.. it's a TOTAL workout for us. Up and down.. chasing boys.. bouncing, dancing, singing.. we come out sweating!

Other than that.. not much else to report. We had our first weekend with no company in 4 weeks, so it was nice to have some peace and family time. Jeff and I got a nice take out dinner on Saturday and had some wine. And now it's back to the grind tomorrow.. Monday. yukk!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy happy... and just.. happy.

I feel like I just blogged a post on here yesterday. I sign on only to find out it's been two weeks! Where o where does my time go? So much for my new years resolution of keeping this up better! HA

The boys are awesome. We had our 15 month appt this past week. A bit late, but better late than never. I couldn't do it the week they turned 15 months or the week after due to the fact there was absolutely no possible way for me to have missed work. Work is... INSANE. And it will not let up. In fact, it's so crazy that the project that was supposed to be handled by solely me and my boss, is now acquired two more people and they are looking for a 5th. HA. So much for best laid plans on that one. So.. yeah. I'm waaay busy at work.

The boys did amazing at the appt. Of course, this time, I had help. I took our nanny with me. After going it alone to the 1 year appt, I swore I was never.doing.that.again. Not only was it a train wreck for me to try to undress.. talk to the Dr... dress.. get shots for three screaming boys, but they made us wait in the waiting room for 20 minutes, then 45, once we got in the room. hello people... are you NUTS??? After awhile, I gave up and let them tear the room apart. I had no remorse over it either! LOL

So the Stats:
Nathan: 24 pounds, 8 ounces. 32 and 3/4 inches. Just about 50th percentile in weight, 80th in height
Benj: 23 pounds 6 ounces. 32.5 inches. 20the percentile in weight, about 50-75 in height
Alex: 24 pounds 4 ounces. 33.5 inches. 40th percentile in weight and off the charts in height!

Dr. Diagnosis?


Jeff thought for sure Nate was a "25 pound turkey" as he calls him. I didn't think so. And I'm actually suprised Alex weighs that much he is SOO skinny. Talk about chicken legs! Now if only I could say I was tall and skinny these days... humm...

Other than that, they're doing great. A bit of runny noses and LOTS of teething. I've gone to work on 2-3 hours of sleep a few times over the last couple weeks. oy. But judging by the fact I now have two boys with all 4 molars and another 2.. AND three boys with a canine poking through, it's easy to see why that it. TEETHING SUCKS!!! I got to work from home 3 days this past week due to weather on their Dr. appt and we are off tomorrow for Presidents day. To say I am thrilled to have had extra time with them is an understatement. I can't get enough of those cutie pies!

Last weekend was my birthday and what a hoot that was. My BFF came from Kalamazoo with her partner and together with them and two other couples that we have cause trouble with in the past, we all went out for dinner at one of our old time favorite restaurants and then out to martini's at another old fav. What a great freakin time! OMG. we were out till 1am and I haven't been that drunk in YEARS!! But it was sooo worth it!! Unfortunately, it made me basically non functional on my actual birthday, which just happened to be Super Bowl Sunday. But.. we all got up, my BFF and her partner stayed here.. got Dunkin Donuts, lounged around and played with the boys (who remained in their pj's that day!) and then got Chinese take out for the game. I was in bed early needless to say. wow.. But again.. it was a fabulous birthday surrounded by some of my most favorite people. Wonderful..

For Valentines weekend, we hosted a party. It as so great! I've met some really awesome women through one of my mom's of multiples groups. This one is local and we had a few other couples.. spouses and babies.. all over for dinner last night. There were babies and toddlers everywhere holy moly! I'm so glad we have to space to host our friends like this and are already planning for the next one. Especially since the kids were eye'ing up all of our play structures in the yard!

Last but not least.. what has me so happy today are a few things. First.. of course my family is amazing. How did I get choosen to be the mother of these boys? I am humbled daily that these are MY children. I can't stop staring at them. Second.. I have great husband. He'd never met most of the people we had over yesterday, but he welcomes them openly and makes sure he talks to everyone. He loves having people over and expanding our social connections. He ROCKS. And he's cute! LOL And of course, my friends. So glad to have some really great women in my life right now. I honestly think that is just another reason I was chosen for triplets. Through my MoM's groups, I've met some truly amazing women. Multi tasking queens. Real inspirations.

But what made the weekend even BETTER?? The two boys I've been asking for prayers for? Well people.. it's working! Baby J is being fed through a G tube only. That means he's getting food in his tummy for the first time in MONTHS. And he's not vomiting! He really is doing well and his quality of life improves daily. This is HUGE for him and his family as when he thrives.. everyone in his house thrives!!

And Baby G.... He was released from the hospital today after 3 weeks of too much scariness without TPN (TPN = IV feeds)!!!!! This really is a miracle. He his now taking food into his intestines like a champ. He still needs to start really gaining weight, but this is THE step in the right direction that he needed to take. Not only is this amazing for him, but thank goodness he and his mother can go back home to be with his brothers and sisters.. and 4 days before his 1st birthday. I can't even type this without some major tears of joy falling. That said, continued prayers are needed for his continued stability and weight gain. In the case of both boys, I think it's equally important to pray for the wisdom and guidance of their Dr's. That they are led to the best solutions for these boys.

And.. with that.. both of their mothers are planning to be in New Orleans for our MoM gathering and I can't wait to hug both of them!!!