I know there are a lot of people out there that check our blog daily! Thanks for caring enough about our family to do that. Please post comments. We love to here from you also. Also if there are any questions you want to know about the triplets that we are forgetting to post, please ask! Thanks quad mom Suz for the idea. She got tons of questions about her day & I thought that was a terrific idea! So ask away!
I can't believe it, but the triplets are 6 months old today. That is how long I was pregnant. Time flies when your having fun! Yes I meant to chop off their heads. I was trying to get their fat little legs!!!
I have some thank you to make. First thanks Steph for all the pork you gave us last week. Thanks Christy Meinecke for supper last night. It was delicious as usual. We miss you!!! Thanks to Tiffany for the bottles & for the shower video. I finally got to see the baby shower video. I wish I could have been there. If you don't remember, the babies were born on a Thursday and our baby shower was Saturday. Also thanks to Lani for the excersaucer & warmers.
Below is a picture of Meema & D-dad & all their kids, grandkids & great grandkids & Meema's 2 brothers. Today is Randall's parents 50th Anniversary. Yesterday they had a party at their church in Temple. All of their kids, grandkids & great grandkids were there except for 1 & she is in the military & couldn't come home. We had a great time. Racheal & 3 of the great grandkids sang I am a Promise & It's a Miracle. Racheal was putting on a show as usual dancing around & she didn't need a microphone.
Above is Racheal, & her 3 2nd cousins & their mom Leila (which is Racheal's 1st cousin) Randall holding the boys, Shelley & Reese, D-dad, Meema, Racheal
I know you think I am crazy--They aren't a year old yet! One year ago today I had the IUI & the triplets were conceived. And Randall was not even there, just me and the nurse.
Here is an update on the triplets: Rylie has become quite the talker. His smile is the greatest. You can feel 2 teeth on the bottom & one on the top, but we don't think they are all the way through yet. Reese is finally starting to talk and smile more. She is teething also, but still can't feel anything. Ryan is a happy baby. He wakes up every morning in the best mood. He is always laughing. When laughs & smiles his whole face lights up. It is the best! He is also teething, but can't feel anything coming through yet. All 3 have really found their hands the past week they are grabbing things & also putting their thumbs in their mouths.
The boys sacked out after a day in San Antonio All the kids in front of the Alamo. Racheal told someone, "we saw the Alamo, but I don't know what it was." Racheal driving the bulldozer at the Kids' Museum. Racheal at the top of the tower.
Well yesterday we had a lazy day. We just hung out at the motel. Racheal & I went swimming last night when Randall got out of class. The water was freezing. Today we went to the Children's Museum. Racheal had a lot of fun. Then we went to the Alamo so I could take the kids picture in front of it. Then we went to the tower. The last time I went there was in high school & I was terrified then. It wasn't so bad this time. I even looked out the glass elevator coming down. The babies were very good in the terrible heat & being stuck in their car seats all day.
Well I made it to the mall yesterday with all 4 kids. We had a lot of fun. Last night we went to Ruth's Crisp steak house. It was delicious. Randall said his classes have been really good & he has learned a lot. Today is the last day of class.
We made it to San Antonio yesterday. It looked like we were moving in. It took 2 carts to get all of our stuff in. We are right across from the River Center Mall. Last night we walked across & Racheal & I rode the boat down the river. It has been years since I had done that. Randall has class all day today so we are just hanging out. If I get adventurous I might walk across to the mall with all the kids. We will have to see!
I forgot to post that all 3 babies are teething! Rylie had a bottom tooth poke through on 7/30. Now you can also feel one coming through on the top. So we are going through a lot of Tylenol & Ibuprofen right now. The boys are now wearing 6-9 month clothes & are wearing size 3 diaper. Reese wears 3-6 month clothes & some 6-9. She is wearing a 2 diaper. We go through a regular size can of formula a day & a box of oatmeal & rice cereal a week. The boys take 6 oz at each bottle & Reese takes 5 oz except at bedtime & she gets 6 oz. We feed them at 9:30. It is usually 10:30-11 before we finish feeding everyone. Reese is usually the first to wake up around 8. Sometimes she will sleep till 8:30 or 9, but not very often. Next to wake up is usually Rylie, then Ryan around 10. The are all talking & laughing more & more everyday. Ryan is very observant of everything going on around him. They love to watch Racheal sing & dance.
We are leaving Wednesday for San Antonio. Randall has a CME to go to on Thurs & Friday. We will head back home on Sunday. I have been working on getting everything we need together for the trip. Which with triplets is a lot of stuff: 2 packages of diapers, 5 cans of formula, bottled water, bottles, a ton of clothes, medicine, cereal (well you get the picture).
Thanks to those of you that gave us bottles you had. If anyone else has any Playtex drop in liner bottles 8 oz, we would really appreciate it. I will even pay you for them. We only have enough to make it 24 hrs. If I had a few extras it would be great! Also for our friends that live around here, if you could occasionally give me a call when you are headed to Walmart that would be great. We run out of the bottle liners & formula quite often & they are so much cheaper at Walmart than at the grocery store. It would be a huge help since I don't make it to a Walmart very often.
Well Randall finally called the social security lawyer. We were basically told that it would be a waste of our time & money to go to court & fight social security. So I guess we will be paying mine & the triplets medical bills for the rest of our lives. It really makes us angry that I tried to take the really good care of myself to make the triplets be as healthy & as big as possible. Now we are being punished for it. Someone is calling everyday saying we are being turned over to a collection agency. I tell them go ahead we have almost a million dollars in medical bills. I can only do so much! So instead of saving for 4 kids for college we will be paying medical bills forever! I try not to let it bother me & try to just think about my 4 healthy kids. But when the phone rings everday with someone asking for money it is hard to not think about it.
It has been 7 years today since I lost my mom. I still miss her so much. I know she would have been a great Nana (that is what she wanted to be called). I often think about how excited she would have been if she had been around to see Racheal & the triplets. She wanted nothing more than to be a grandmother.
Rylie, Reese & Ryan relaxing on the couch. Reese is trying to push her brothers off of her! Racheal, Kaylie, Ryan, Reese & Rylie. Kaylies last day is next Tuesday. We are going to miss you Kaylie!! Finally the picture of the triplets! Shelley, Jill (the mommy's) Ryan, Reese, Rylie, Aaron, Avery, Adam, Racheal. Rylie, Reese & Ryan Ryan, Rylie & Reese in their Mickey & Minnie outfits for Natalies Party.
Some people have asked what our wonderful stroller looks like. So in case you have not seen it, here is the picture. The car seats just snap right onto the frame. It is really light & the frame folds in half to store in the back of the van. It is a life saver.
Yesterday was Shelley's birthday. We had a great day. Meema & D-dad came and watched the triplets. We went and watched the Mummy & then stopped in Blanket to eat at Katy's. We had not been there in several years and it is a special place for us. It is where we met on our blind date. Racheal sang happy birthday several times in the restaurant.