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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I can not believe they turned five.

It still amazes me every day that I have triplets, what is even more amazing is that I survived the first five years. That is right my babies are five years old and will soon be graduating from preschool and off to big school as they say.

Over the years there have been many ups and downs, virus's and colds but we have made it this far, it can only be up hill from here.

So what advice would I give to new moms, well things do not really get easier, they change, the challenges change and the battles change. You go from being exhausted from lack of sleep to chasing toddlers around the house. Next thing you know they are asking you a million questions and you are always on the go. From Gymnastics to ball practice, there just seems to always be somewhere to go.

So in five years we have had many trips to the ER, one broken arm and I have even gotten away with out children or husband once or twice. (mommy time is much needed)

Take help where you can get it and as for those dumb comments and questions, they do end, or become less frequent as they get older. Smile and know that this too
shall pass.

Enjoy the small things.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Barb's Story (0Sept04Bride)

About Me...

I met my husband on a blind date, while I was in nursing school in Dec. 2000. I was 19 and he was 29. Despite the age difference, we hit it off right away and have been inseparable ever since. We said our vows on Sept 24, 2004 in front of 80 of our closest friends and family. I had always wanted to make traveling a priority before having kids, so we set off to explore the world.

"Are You Taking Fertility Medication?"

After a few trips to Europe and some home renovations we thought that it might be a good time to start our family. Three weeks later, I was pregnant. Although I'm thankful that we didn't have any difficulties getting pregnant, I wasn't expecting to have it happen so soon. A couple of days after finding out, I was getting ready for work, and announced to my husband that we were having twins. He told me that I was crazy and that I should be grateful that I was having a one baby. He also said, "Besides, twins are weird."

A day or two later, I developed abdominal pain and spotting. I called my OB and I went in for an ultrasound. I was 5w5d pregnant. I knew something was up, when the U/S tech asked me if I was taking fertility medication. She then announced that we were having twins. Our initial reaction was laughter. Our laughter soon turned to tears of joy.

And So Our Journey Began...

Thankfully, my pregnancy was pretty uneventful. On Feb 21,2008 we welcomed Trent Stevan and Natalie Ruth into our lives. Although we had some difficult moments during our first year as a family, I wouldn't have traded it for anything. I once thought that people who had singletons were lucky because they had it easier than I did. Now, I realize that I'm the lucky one-I have two sets of arms that hug me, two sets of lips that kiss me, and two little hearts that will always be mine.

A Dream Come True Times Two! by Lindsey (dreamcometrueX2)

A little background…..

My husband, Matt and I met each other 28 years ago. We were babies together, we played in the kiddie pool together, and we played road hockey together. Matt’s family moved away when we were about 9 years old. When I went away to University at 19, we reconnected and here we are today!!!

We were married in 2005 and right away I knew I wanted a family. After 6 months of trying I was diagnosed with severe Endometriosis. Here started my journey with infertility treatments. This was by far the hardest thing I have ever had to endure in my life so far. After 2 years of infertility treatments, and 7 IUI’s later we decided that this was our last attempt. Every month I would go in for my blood work and wait for the phone call telling me it was negative. Why was I to think this month would be any different.
I will NEVER forget the phone call that was different….it was positive! I was shaking so hard I could barely dial my husbands number to tell him the news! We were beyond happy.
Our first ultrasound at 6 weeks, and when they told us we were having twins I was in shock. I couldn’t believe that I was pregnant let alone pregnant with two babies! My dream had finally come true….times two!
At 20 weeks we found out we were having two girls. It was the greatest feeling to be able to put two names to the sweet little faces on the ultrasound pictures.
Looking back, I had a really great pregnancy. The first four months I had really bad morning sickness but otherwise I felt great, and I never had to go on bedrest…I was really lucky.
At my 36 week appointment, I remember waddling into the doctors office ready to strike a deal with the him. One more week and then maybe could we start talking induction???? I was so ready to have these babies! After my check up, the doctor informed me that Baby A’s amniotic fluid was lower than he wanted to see it and I was going to be induced the following day! Once again, I was in complete shock….I couldn’t believe I was going to meet my babies the next day.
After 11 hours of labour and 45 minutes of pushing….Olivia Grace, and Ella Georgia were born weighing 5,2 and 5,6. They were born on November 28, 2008 at 36 weeks and 2 days and were healthy and strong and the most beautiful little tiny girls I had ever seen.

Olivia and Ella are 4 months old now and every day is different, and crazy, and amazing all in one. There are so many things that I love about being a Mom. I love their smiles, I love their giggles, I love seeing my husband interact with his daughters, I love that they are starting to notice each other…it melts my heart to see that! I love the smell of their heads when I’m feeding them, I love when they hold my hand when we’re snuggling, I love that sometimes I am the only person they want to console them, and I love to see their little personalities coming through more and more every day. Every bedtime when I kiss them goodnight I think of how lucky I am to be their Mommy, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

March 2009 Update From Pam (Pea-Kay)

Wow, it's been half a lifetime since I wrote my entry. Literally, in the boys' case. They are now nearly 16 months old and have just started to walk. Life has gotten more and more fun with these guys. They've started to talk a little too. Every animal is a "cat", every sound is a "quack", and every food is a "cracker." We've discovered where they're ticklish and what they like to eat. We know their favorite books and how they dance. It's been such a joy getting to know these three little guys.

Linus is my big boy who loves to laugh. Oliver is my sweet, sensitive soul. And Miles will be your best friend within minutes of meeting you (especially if you have some cake!)

It's really amazing. Right now, they change so much every day. Every afternoon when I pick them up from daycare, I wonder what new trick they've learned. Or what new bruise they've acquired because of their wobbly gait. They've just started giving kisses and hugs, which makes the temper tantrums a little easier to bear, too.

I'm so proud to be the mama of these sweet boys - and I'm also proud to say I am getting much better at telling them apart!