Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Secondly, babies are a GOOD thing. Sure, sometimes they don't necessary follow all the plans we have in life, whether it be ours, our kids, our sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts WHATEVER. Does it really matter? Do you ever think that Aaron or I look at ANY of our kids and say "Damn, why did we have you?" GOD NO! Granted, we have a few kids that have caught us off guard but does that change our love for them or our desire to make sure that they have the best lives possible? Nope. Not that either.
Third, where does it say that because we have nine children will that make our kids any less fortunate than the kid down the street that has just two siblings? Nowhere that I've been able to see. It sure does swim around in alot of peoples minds though. Granted, we won't be going to Hawaii or Europe or Australia anytime soon with nine kids, but now they have something to strive for when they grow up. And they will have 8 of the best friends that any child could ever ask for. I don't know what I would do without my sisters and brother and if I happened to have had 4 more? As an adult, that would be amazing. As a child, I'm sure its trying and yes they do have their arguments that make me nuts, but I KNOW for a fact that my kids love each other, respect each other and are beyond excited about these babies.
Fourth, Yes, life is going to be HARD. VERY HARD for the next few years. Interesting even. I still wouldn't change a single decision I've made. I'm almost certain Aaron feels the same way.
Fifth, this is a HIGH RISK PREGNANCY. I'm not sure everyone realizes that. It's not necessarily safe to be carrying 3 babies at once. There are alot of dangers to me and the babies. Now that we have reached 13 weeks, the fear of miscarriage is over. Now I have to make sure I don't go into premature labor. My history is great. I've never had any signs of premature labor with any of the other kids. That is HUGE in this situation. But I do need to be careful. There is possibility of bedrest. In home or hospital. Again, this is not a CHOICE we've made. Yes, it will complicate our lives but I will do anything I have to do to get these babies here safely. The list of potential complications is long. PROM (water breaking early) hypertension, premature labor, preeclampsia, and the list goes on. I tend to avoid ALL of these and carry these babies to 36 weeks and get them to 5# each. That is my goal. It would be so much easier with the positive love and support of our family.
Now, God has given us the job of growing these babies and bringing them safely into the world. The way I see it, He's done it twice now. I'm pretty sure he's trying to tell us something. This is something that we are supposed to do. It sure would be a whole lot easier if we didn't feel so alone in all this. These are our BABIES. They were given to us for a reason. We want to make sure they get here safely so that we can see what plans God had in mind when he chose us to be their parents. We know they are going to be something spectacular in this world. We can't wait to meet them and watch them grow. We hope that soon everyone will feel the same as we do.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Next appointment is on Tuesday. Anyone want to start guessing? My gut is telling me 2 boys and a girl. My wishful thinking is saying 3 boys. In the back of my head I keep saying "I'm gonna hurt Aaron if it's all girls".
I'll take credit for the 3 babies in there, after all, 3 eggs releasing is my doing. But if it's ALL GIRLS. He's totally taking the heat for that one. All this said in jest of course. I will be thrilled with whatever we get blessed with. I'm just HOPING for at least ONE boy. It can't hurt to hope. Right?
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Just Add Sand:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
And I realized that not everyone wants to see my bare naked belly all the time...So here's a covered shot. ;)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Summer is almost here. School is almost out. Only 4 more full days left! I tend to get super excited that the kids are out of school at first. No more routine. No more getting up early. No more papers to sign and no more homework to remind of. This excitement tends to last about 2 weeks. Then I start hearing, "I'm bored", " There's nothing to do", "This sucks", "What can we do?", "Can I call.......so on and so on. The good thing is, that since I am currently growing very rapidly with the three little ones inside of me, I have a LIST of things to give them to do when I hear those words. I wonder how long it will take them to figure out to quit saying it? lol.
I had another OB appointment today. Everything is perfect. I am 11 weeks today. I got to hear all the babies heartbeats and that is literally the best thing to hear. Ever. I was so nervous about this appointment as this was about the same time that we found out about the twins dying. The Dr. said everything is great and I can finally relax. For awhile anyways.
Oh, and my weekly belly shot. ;). Here we are..Growing. 11 weeks.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
In Baby A's pic you can make out another sac to the right of the pic, in Baby B's pic, you can see a sac to the bottom left. They didn't give me a pic with all 3 of them. One baby is laying much lower so it was hard to get them all in. Hopefully at the next ultrasound, I'll get one.
They are all three IN THEIR OWN SACS! YAY! When I had the US done, I literally cried when I saw three separate babies and three separate heartbeats. STRONG heartbeats of 178, 180 and 182. The Dr. says we are in most ideal situation for triplets. Separate sacs, separate amnions and perfect yolk sacs. Baby A measures 9w6d, Baby B is 9w6d and Baby C is 9w3d (Must have been the late egg. lol. )
Oh, and a fun picture of their home for the next 6 months. This picture is 10weeks+1day. I'm going to take weekly shots. It'll be fun to see how HUGE I get. ;) Even better? I *think* I'm already feeling them move! The Dr said it's possible because there is so many of them in there and I'm thin. ;)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
These are going to be Charlie Brown Longies. I just have to duplicate stich the zigzag on them. Its going across the hips and around back. Oh, and add a drawstring. But I love them. I think they turned out pretty good.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Madeline: All her stuff is in and ready to go for Running Start. She will only have one class at Prairie next fall. One. Man, I wish they had RS when I was in school. She's still on the lookout for a job. Thankfully her car is not a gas guzzler so she gets by working one day a week, basically for gas money. Poor kid. Her grades are great, and she's just generally a very good kid. ;)
Joseph: High school soccer is over and he's playing for Chinook Alliance again this year. He really seems to like the more relaxed play of Select vs. Premier. I'm not sure if it was Stew's death that changed it for him, made him realize that soccer is to enjoy, not work yourself to oblivion over, or what is was, I'm just glad hes happy playing again. He's been playing soccer daily for 11 years now. Wow. That's a long time. He's loving high school. Doing great with his grades, and VERY anxious to start driving. Papa Gary has been super nice and has been taking him to practice driving on Sundays. He loves it.
Noah: Playing for Chinook Alliance this year also. Thankfully, soccer tryouts swayed him away for the football he's been talking about non stop for the past 3 months. I do NOT like football. Hes taken a huge interest in war. All things war. He reads about war, plays war video games, and talk of going into the service. I don't know where this comes from but he's very intense about it. School is going awesome for Noah. He loves his teacher, is making great grades and really seems to enjoy it.
Juliette: Also playing for Chinook Alliance this year. Um yeah, We are gonna be BUSY. Shes still wrapping up the softball season, while practicing for soccer. She played softball for Team Faith this year and enjoyed it alot. She's just like Joseph, loves to be active CONSTANTLY. I'm just glad that soccer seems to be all the kids first loves, as watching softball is kinda boring. Shhhh...I didn't just say that. ;) Juliette is also doing fabulous in school. She got an amazing teacher this year who is just the right combo on nice and strict. Just what Juliette needs. She tends to talk alot. Go figure. ;)
Annabel: Well, not alot going on but play play play. Shes done with preschool for the year. She did love it. She recognizes her name, knows all her colors and can sing the alphabet. She loves to sing. All kinds of songs. She got a new scooter after Aaron ran over her new trike with the car and we can't seem to keep her off of it. She loves to ride it around. She enjoys art and playing with the older kids. Sweet sweet girl. ;)
Delilah: 16 months old. Already. She's turning into a pretty good girl. We were worried there for awhile. lol. Shes intense. Very intense but shes learning to channel it better. She loves to do anything that Annie does and mimics her every move. Shes turned into quite the Daddy's girl, especially if Aaron is leaving. She's happiest when we are out and about. She is definitely a go- go-go girl.
Me and Aaron? All you gotta do is read the above. ;) I'm home cleaning, making dinner and knitting, (or stitching as Aaron calls it .lol) while Aaron is at work. Evenings turn into a giant carpool for us. I can't believe we manage to do it all and still have time to talk at the end of the night. But we do. And we are loving every minute of it. Our kids are all amazing and I don't think we could ask for anything better. Life is good. ;)