"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Thursday, May 19, 2011

18 & 118

So this is an 'all about me' posting. I've noticed that since my sisters' accident, I'm seeing things a bit differently. Seeing life in a new light. The intention of my dreadlock journey was to learn patience. It's working. And the accident helped me to realize that along with patience comes acceptance, tolerance, love, wonder, joy, amazement, and tenacity. I'm sure there are many more descriptive words that I can come up with to describe LIFE. Feel free to add them on your comments! I would love to hear how people are perceiving their lives.

You know, people always say that it takes almost losing someone close to you to realize how much you love them? Almost losing my sister DID make me realize that, but it also made me realize that I have but this one life. One chance to live it how I want to live it. One chance to do things the way I want to do them and one change to teach my children about all the amazing things about life, our world and how to live each day to it's best. 'Don't sweat the small stuff'.

Today marks the day that I have been exclusively breastfeeding my triplets for 18 months. One and a half years. I have to say that it is my most proud accomplishment to date.

Today, I also counted my dreadlocks. I have 118. It's been 11 months. So, it appears that it takes longer to grow dreadlocks than it does to grow a baby. Hm. I know, odd way to think of it right? But easy for me, since growing babies, is something that I know.

In just 6 days, I'm going to be starting another project. A new tattoo. I have a few tats here and there but nothing of major significance that says "Hey! This is ME! Look here, let me tell you about ME".

This one will. I am starting on my lower back (with an existing piece) and moving along my ribs (Aaron's idea, so the pain better not be TOO bad) up my left back shoulder, around to the front and down my left arm, to make a sleeve. Yes, this will be another long-term project. I will add things here and there as I see things that peak my interest and that 'talk' to me.

I can't wait to share pictures of the piece. I feel really good about starting it. I'm downright excited actually.

So, to wrap it up. All is good. I'm good. Aaron is good. Kids are all good. Everyone is good. And the sun finally came out in our city. Someone must have kicked the sun dance into high gear because it actually worked this time.


  1. Thanks for the reminder to cherish every moment and to make the best of each of them.

    CONGRATS in a big major way for breastfeeding triplets for 18 months! It had been a rough journey at times, but WOW. Most people nowadays give up way before 18 months with just a singleton.

    Enjoy your new lease on life....

  2. Wow, I have to say that is awesome about EBF for 18 to 3 little ones. I have heard so many people with twins that say they have to use formula as well because they can't do 2, but you do three. That is awesome. I hope that if I have have multiples that I can do that.

  3. EBF is truly an accomplishment, way to go! I remember reading through your blog when I was preg with my triplets and it inspired me to try even though I had gotten the idea that it was impossible from other peoples experiences. I never could get my supply up enough for all three although I got close...but that didn't stop me, still nursing all three (8mo BBB triplets), thanks for not sparing the details it helped me a lot : )

  4. I just found your blog and scanned through its contents, and it made me smile, laugh, and cry. You sum up the kind of woman I've always wanted to be. I'm 19 and just had my first child. By the time my days here are done I'd like a whole housefull. I make her clothes, and we use cloth diapers. We're planning on making our own baby food.
    You are such an inspiration. I hope our little family can grow to be like yours.