Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How did we get here?

I had Monday night free.  Did I do a big night out?  No.  I went to the grocery store and took a bath.  At the grocery store I picked up some Corona Light for our weekly fiesta.  While in line, some cute college girls started a conversation with me about Corona vs Corona Light.  We laughed and carried on like three hip, cool, care-free young ladies.  As I'm loading up the minivan (oh did I forget to tell you?  The winner of the  debate....) I realize my two friends are getting into the car next to me with a look on their face that is said, "OMG is that our future??????".  And I gave them a look back that said, "Damn right it is". 

Despite the minivan (which btw, I'm not going to lie, is awesome), how did we get so lucky with these three precious girls?  One year ago TODAY I was the most nervous I had ever been in my entire life, up to that point.  We drove down to Jackson to transfer the two tiny embryos that made it through the in vitro process.  I back seat drove the whole way home worried that a bump in the road was going to cause something to go wrong. 

I cannot believe how our life has changed in a year.  From the nerve wracking in vitro the 4 am positive finding out we were pregnant with learning we were pregnant with the awful morning all the scares and doctor visits and google finding out it was THREE the boring home six weeks living in the the surreal visiting our babies for the first time in the daily NICU visits for 30 bringing each baby finally having all three babies the blur of the sleepless, chaotic, hormonal first few watching each baby grow and develop into amazing little baby girls.

So here we are with three babies and a mini-van (and a gigantic stroller).

And now, a video montage:

That, my friends, is how we got here.  Now if I could only freeze time with these three smiley and immobile babies.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


If you want pictures you are SOL but you can go over to AR's blog to see pics from our fun weekend.

You know how when you wake up in the middle of the night and you think it is morning then you see your clock and it is only 3 am and you say to yourself "YESSSSSSS (with fist pull) I get 3 more hours of sleep!!!!".  Yeah well I don't.  Never have.  I say to myself, "oh crap it is 3 am and I'm awake and I'll never get back to sleep and my babies are actually sleeping why can't I take advantage of this I'm going to feel like crap tomorrow blah blah blah blah blah blah blah". 

Nevertheless, I love mornings.  I thought they would be the hardest part of my day, but I absolutely love them.  Typical morning:  get up at 5:30 and warm bottles, feed dogs, eat something.  Feed babies from 5:45 to 6:45.  This is my favorite time with them.  I wake them up to feed them and then put them back down, but we each cuddle and talk for a bit.  They are usually in great moods and eat well.  I love the look on their faces when I get them out of the bed and the big stretch when they are released from their straight jackets swaddles.  Then I sit outside on my front porch swing for 15 minutes, drink coffee, watch the sun rise and look at the blooming dogwoods and azaleas.  Catch the first part of the Today Show for all pressing news matters then shower and get ready for work.

I thought I should capture this rare moment of serenity because I'm not sure how long it will last....

Friday, March 23, 2012

Almost 5 months

The girls are almost 5 months old.  They had their checkup and shots today.  Mom came with me and it was comically hectic at after the shots when three babies were screaming bloody murder.

Irene weighs 14 lbs 6 oz (50%), Brooks 13 lbs 6 oz (18%), Anna 10 lbs 13 oz (-1%).

Irene, Brooks, Anna 
Irene, Brooks
Irene, Anna
Irene, Brooks, Anna
Meme, Anna Ruth, and Frances are visiting so it will be a fun weekend!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I'm working on a thrilling post about my obsession with the topic of swaddling.  In the meantime here are some pics from the weekend.  I thought I used to love weekends.  Now that I am back to work I seriously love the weekends and try to enjoy every minute.

Getting ready to go on a walk.  Brooks, Anna, Irene.
Irene and Anna
Brooks and Anna

Brooks and Irene
Anna and Irene
Anna left, Brooks middle, Irene right.

 For every decent picture there are about 50 takes.  For instance....
Take 1

Take 2
Take 1
Take 2

Irene, as calm as she normally is, hates photo sessions.