Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well this year has been a very eventful year. We brought 3 of our beautiful babies into the world. It has also been a very difficult year. Seeing them so tiny & fragile in the hospital. The stress of having to take care of 3 tiny babies & financially taking care of them. In just a couple of months they will be 1 year old. I can not believe it. Mark your calendars for their birthday February 28th. We would like to invite everyone that has been a part of their lives in this amazing year. Whether you helped us out in those crazy first months or prayed for us we want you their to celebrate these 3 miracles that God gave us. We will also be having their baby dedication the next day at the church. It will be a big weekend!

Yesterday Ryan had another tooth come through on the top right. Now he has 3 teeth! He will be eating steak before long! He is also so close to crawling. Thanks to Meema for coming to help out yesterday. Racheal had the stomach virus the night before & yesterday. I was up all night with her. She slept all night last night so hopefully she is over it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Randall has exciting news! Reese said "dada" yesterday! He was very excited. Ryan also was trying to crawl. He would push up on all 4's & move one leg then fall on his face.

We had a great Christmas! We were home. Barb & Charles came to see us Monday-Wednesday. They usually come for just the day & Racheal had been begging them to spend the night. Then Randall's parents & Karen's family came Wednesday & we had Christmas. Yesterday Racheal & I went after Christmas shopping. It was so much fun. My mom & I use to always go. I didn't get to go last year since I was on bed rest & nearly killed me not to go shopping!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Shelley's Christmas Present!

Here is a video Randall made for me. He made one similar last year with Racheal. Make sure you watch the entire thing. There are 3 songs. He did an awesome job! Get a hanky ready!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More pictures!

Reese crashed on the block!

Rylie, Racheal, Reese & Ryan

Ryan says "Mommy please help me. I'm stuck!"

Harrison & Racheal at their art show.

Racheal shaking it at the Christmas recital in Stephenville.

picture with santa

Ryan, Reese, Rylie & Racheal with Santa.

Ryan has his 2nd tooth on the bottom. It cam through on the 14th. The other babies still don't have teeth.

Kaylie & Genia Johnson are coming over tonight to watch all the kids so Randall & I can go on a date!!! Thank you guys!! Tomorrow Randall's neices are coming to spend the night & we get another night away. We are having our Sunday school party at a restaurant in Brownwood so we are going to that.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New pictures!

Josie took pictures of the kids last night! She got some great ones considering there were some cranky babies!

Here is her web site:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Well we made it to our NIGrad appointment. I had been told my another triplet mom that they were a waste of time & I agree. They didn't really do anything different than what our pedi does. So we probably won't be going to the next one. Then our plan was to go see my wonderful dr that helped me stay pregnant as long as I did, but he was on vacation. Then we went to the NICU. They were doing a lot of construction when we were in the hospital & they have most of it done. The hospital looks great. Anyway all of the nurses we wanted to see had the day off yesterday, so we didn't get to see anyone except the ladies at the front desk. Then we went to Babies R Us to find big car seat. Racheal & I found the ones we liked. Then came the task of loading 3 huge boxes onto a shopping cart. I made it, granted I couldn't see where I was going either. A super nice lady walked up to me as I was trying to make my way to the check out & she handed me a coupon for $25. She said here you need this worse than I do. Guess I looked pitiful with my 3 car seats! So probably after Christmas we will change them out. They are getting really heavy to carry & their feet hang off the ends.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I hope everyone is enjoying the new pics. I have some more to add when I get time. We are going to see Santa Saturday. Maybee Josie can email them to me so I can add them on here. HINT HINT!! This Friday the babies have an appoitment at NI Grads in Ft Worth. This is something preemies have to do at their adjusted 6 mo, 12 mo, 2 & 3 yrs. It just to make sure they are developing all their skills as they should. We are also going to go by my high risk dr & by the NICU. I'm looking forward to that. We are also going to go by Babies R Us & get their big car seats. That is if we can afford 3 of them!

Several people have asked me if we can see different personalities in the babies. YES, YES, YES!!
Rylie is the talker! I guess he is trying to compete with his big sister. He is also a momma's boy! He pretty laid back. Ryan is just like his daddy! He is a daddy's boy! He studies everything & takes everything in. He is very happy & has the cutest smile with his one dimple. Reese is definately girl! Moody, tempermental, a demanding girl (just like her big sister). She has her days. There are days she is really happy & smiles a lot. Then there are days she is in a mood & never smiles. All I can says is girls, girls girls!

Still no crawling. Rylie still gets up on all 4's & rock. Ryan has figured out how to get around by scooting backwards. He can go all over the family room. Reese also scoots backwards & rolls. I know it won't be long. They are now eating 6 containers of baby food a meal-yes that is 84 containers a week! We should have stock in Del Monte!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Christmas in Crockett. The girls: Racheal, Reese, Natalie in their matching dresses.

Mama & her great grandkids: Natalie, Rylie, Racheal, Ryan, Reese

Rylie, Reese & Ryan 1st Thanksgiving

The babies sitting up!

The family of doctors on halloween.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

One crazy week!

Well I am glad this week is over. Monday the triplets had their dr appointment. Tuesday Racheal had preschool, dance & a preschool program at Tuesday school. It was really good. We took Kim with us so that we could take the babies. Wednesday night Racheal had church. Thursday was preschool & a Christmas dance recital in the park in Stephenville. She did a great job! Boy can she shake those hips. I don't know where she got that from. Friday I had a dermatologist appointment. I am suppose to go every year because of my family history, but I hadn't been in about 3 year. Everything was good. I also went to a new doctor & I really liked her. Today was the art show. It was also great. Thanks Grand-dad & Jerry for going to her programs!

In between all of that I have been making baby food like crazy. They are now eating 12 containers a day! I will try hard to get new pictures posted there just has not been a free minute.

Monday, December 1, 2008

9 months

The babies had their 9 month check up today! They were 9 months last Friday. Ryan is the biggest 20 lbs 6.5 oz, 27 1/4 inches; Rylie 19 lbs 12 oz, 27 inches; Reese 17 lb 10 oz, 24 1/2 inches. They are getting so big! Ryan has 1 tooth & about to have another one. He rolls or scoots everywhere. Rylie is working on a tooth also. He scoots backwards & gets up all 4's & rocks. The are eating 10 jars of baby food a day. We don't go back to the dr until they are 1!