Saturday, September 27, 2008

7 months!

The triplets are now 7 months old! I can't believe it. The are doing great. They have been really great through all the craziness in our house because of it flooding.

One year ago today is the day I had my second sonogram and found out there were 4 babies! My previous sono they thought they could see 2 babies so we went in thinking 1 or 2 babies. Dr. Doody started the sono, he started counting and then this isn't good. He said there are 4 gestational sacs. I said"are there babies in all of them." (When I got pregnant with Racheal I had 3 sacs, but 1 baby.) Dr. Doody said yes there are 4 babies. At that time 2 were smaller & we were told they probably wouldn't survive. When I went back 2 weeks later, I had lost one but the other small one was continuing to grow. We think the small one that survived is Reese. I came out of my little room & the entire clinic already knew about all my babies. Then we went next door to Chili's, Randall told them our news and they gave us our lunch for free! It was a crazy & shocking day that changed our lives forever!

Now for an update on our house. We had 9 huge & loud fans all over the house. Yesterday they took 5 out & hopefully today the rest will be taken out. They pulled the pad out of the living room so we have to get a new pad put down, the carpet restretched & cleaned. The bathroom, laundry room and kitchen all have water under the linoleum so it all has to be replaced. I had wanted to move the laundry room into the bathroom so since the floor is going to have to be replaced we are going to go ahead and move the laundry room. So next weekend Randall's parents are going to come help us rip out a closed and the shower. I am so glad the laundry is finally getting moved, but we really cannot afford to do all this right now with all the medical bills. So we are going to have to do it a step at a time which means my house is going to be a construction project for a while!! Thanks Jeanette for supper the day our house flooded!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Great Flood!

We had a huge disaster today! We had a very small drip from our tankless hot water heater. The plumber came to fix it & left. I go to get a shower & there is not anything coming out of the hot water. I call the plumber & he says he forgot to turn the valve back on. How did he know he fixed the leak if he did not turn the water back on???? So I turn the water back on, hear the water heating up & go get a shower. I make it back to the kitchen & hear a loud noise, then step in water in the kitchen. I splash through water through the kitchen, laundry room, water soaked carpet in the living room & into the bathroom & turn the water off. Thanks to the Easley's for coming over & helping clean up & helping with the babies. The plumber came back & fixed the hot water heater. We hope!!! The insurance sent someone to come suck up all the water. We had to move a lot of the furniture out of the living room & the rest had to be moved to one side. The carpet was rolled up & he pulled the padding out. We have huge, loud fans everywhere. HE said it would take about 4 days to dry. Tomorrow they are coming to pull baseboards & drill holes in the walls to dry the walls out. Then we will have to get new pad & the carpet restretched. I was so hoping for hardwood floors!!! So we are living out of the playroom for a while.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yummy oatmeal!

We decided to try food with a spoon again. It went much better this time. If you remember the lat 2 times I have tried they were not interested at all. The boys did great. Towards the end Rylie was actually eating without pushing it back out with his tongue. Ryan was really excited about getting food. He was laughing the entire time. He was pushing the food out more than Rylie, but still did much better than the previous times. Reese was another story. She was gagging with every bite I put in her mouth. I finally gave up because I didn't want to have to clean up throw-up.

Randall will be gone Saturday to Ft Worth for a CME. Kim going to go with us to the Pow-wow. Then I am going to venture to a birthday party with all 4 kids by myself. It should be interesting!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good eye appointment

We went to Abilene today for the babies eye appointment. The doctor said they all looked great especially the boys. Reese has very mild strabismus (cross eyed). He thinks it may correct itself especially since it has already gotten some better. We go back in 2 months. He was very generous & did not charge us for Reese's appointment since she doesn't have insurance.

We went to Sam's today & spent way to much money, but half of it was diapers and formula. So we should be ok for a while or at least a month!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Finally getting better!

I think the triplets are finally getting over their yucky snotty noses! The boys seemed to be better yesterday. Reese has slept all night the last 2 nights!!!!! This morning she did not have nasty stuff all over her face so I think we are finally getting better.

Just wanted to thank those of you that have donated to the kids medical account. We appreciate it more than you will ever know!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New pictures!

Rylie in his exersaucer.

Rylie & Ryan already fighting over the keys.

Ryan fell asleep in the Bumbo chair.

Reese

Ryan


Rylie

Monday, September 15, 2008

6 month appointment

The triplets had their 6 month appointments today. They have grown a lot. The boys are exactly the same 17 lb 4 oz & 25 1/4 " long. Reese weighs 14 lb 8 oz & is 23 inches long. The got more shots today. We go back next month for everyone to get flu shots. Then we don't see the dr again until they are 9 months old. The boys are now in the 90% for their weight so their are right on track for a baby that had been born full term. Reese is in the 75% percentile. The babies have an eye appointment this Saturday in Abilene.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ryan finally did it!

Ryan finally rolled over yesterday morning. I went to get him out of his bed & he had rolled over. The other 2 have been rolling for a while now. If you lay the boys on the floor on their backs they will spin around in a circle.

Kaylie came home this weekend & took Racheal to her first football game. She also had her first mum. The only thing she said about the game was it was really loud.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A bad night

All the kids still have snotty noses. Reese woke up at 2 this morning. She had spit up everywhere & was stopped up. I changed her clothes & cleaned her nose. I put her in a bouncy seat so she could breath & put her in our bathroom so I could hear her. Well at 3:30 she was still awake. So I put her in her bed & went back to bed, but the rest of the night the boys kept waking up because they couldn't breath either. So I didn't get much sleep last night. Let's hope everyone takes a long nap today including mommy.

Racheal started dance yesterday in Dublin with her new teacher. She was awesome. She learned so much yesterday. Racheal said "Ms. Wanda worked me hard yesterday!"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Nothing like sharing!

All 4 kids in my house have nasty snotty noses & can't breath. Racheal is actually getting over hers. The babies woke up with it this morning.

Green beans

We tried green beans last night for supper. The look that all 3 made when they tasted them was priceless. Evidently green beans are not good! I guess we will stick with oatmeal for a while longer!

Monday, September 8, 2008

An account has been set up at Comanche National Bank for the triplets. We found out last week that Reese did not qualify for social security either so we are out of options for assistance. All donations will go towards their very large medical bills.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Question

No Steph they don't grunt anymore. If you remember, the night we roomed in with the boys in the NICU we didn't get any sleep because they were grunting back & forth ALL night. They jabber & laugh all the time now. It is really cute.

You are probably wondering why we have an advertisement on the blog now. It is a way to help us earn money when it is clicked on.

A busy but great week

Racheal loved her art class. They talked about triangles. She also loved Tuesday school. She would have been happier if mommy hadn't driven her to school! She also loved Rainbow dreams preschool on Thursday. She loves you Mrs. Shelley! Today we went to MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers). It was great for me to have some adult time. I also finally got to meet Mary from Brownwood. She is the mom of triplets girls. Racheal & I had a great time.

Randall & Dr Shah discussed the RSV shots & they both decided the triplets would not get them. So from October-March, if you come to see us please wash your hands before touching the babies. Also if you have been sick or been around anyone that has been sick, please wait a few days before you come to see us.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

RSV Season

Dr Shah called about RSV shots for the babies. RSV can be very dangerous for premies. RSV season is October through March. They have shots they can get every month to help prevent it, but they are very expensive. He said according to the guidelines insurance does not have to pay because they are over 6 months. He said the dosage is based on weight & based on what they weighed almost 2 months ago they would be $1500 a month per kid. Oh my Gosh!!!!! I think we are going to send the paper work to the insurance to see if they will pay. If they won't then we will just have to take our chances.

First day of preschool pictures!

Racheal ready for Tuesday school!
Racheal is in the Apple class.

The Comanche group: Racheal, Luke, Hudson, Kenzey, McKenna

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our news 1 year ago!

One year ago today we found out that I was pregnant. We didn't know how many we had, but know that the 1st IUI worked. We were so excited. I got the phone call as I was getting into Stephenville. I immediately started called everyone. It was Labor Day & Racheal had stayed with Dale & Christy Meinecke (our pastor then). I told Racheal as soon as I got there. Stay tuned for the day I found out there were 4 babies!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

The crazy schedule of a preschooler!

You would not think a 4 year old would have such a crazy schedule, but Racheal loves to have something to do everyday. We weren't trying to fill everyday, but somehow we did. Today we have company coming. My aunt Barb & uncle Charles, cousin Jana & her daughter are coming for the day. They haven't seen the babies in about 6 weeks & they are ready. Today Racheal also starts art class. Then tonight we go to Early to meet the teacher. She starts Tuesday school in Early tomorrow. She went last year & loved it. Then Tuesday afternoons she will have dance in Dublin. Wednesdays she has Faith weavers at church. Thursdays she is going to a new preschool here in town. Then the 1st & 3rd Fridays we have MOPS (Mother of preschoolers). This is mostly for my sanity, but she loves going also. They play & make crafts. So that is our week for the next 9 months. I am a little stressed about getting her ready for everything & trying to feed all the babies at the same time. Wish me luck!!! Look for 1st day of school pictures!