Wednesday, November 23, 2011

9 months

My precious babies turned 9 months old yesterday. They are growing so fast , and they have brought so much joy to my life. I do ask for prayers for a much deeper personal issue that I'm not ready to blog about. I will say please pray for my family. Ask that God brings us together to be a strong family unit as he planned for it to be.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

7 months

It's incredibly insane that the triplets are 7 months old. Jackson and Emma cut teeth in September, and there are no teeth for Brayden yet.

All three are scooting around, and I'm positive I will have crawlers in the coming weeks.

Life is busy and my blog has suffered, but here are a few pictures to share.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A new name and a few pictures...

I thought I would give my blog a new name....I didn't think it was possible, or it's something I would have done a long time ago.  Shows what I know about blogging.  Ha!

I uploaded some pictures to discover that my camera is HORRIBLE, and I need a new one...most of my images are blurry.  However, I thought I'd post a few for your viewing pleasure. =)

First Time Swimming
 Brayden and Jackson

 All 3 tuckered out

 Sweet Em

 Sweet Jackson

 Sweet Brayden

 We love the turtle float!

 Too cute, huh?

Pigeon Forge 1st Vacation
 Lounging in our jammies

 Good Morning, Jackson!

 Brayden is bright eyed in the morning!

 Emma was talking to Mommy.

The babies slept through seeing the bears. =)

Until next time...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4 Months

Hello everyone! If you haven't noticed by now, having triplets makes it pretty difficult to blog! I have been enjoying ever day with them, and I'm beginning to prepare myself for going back to work...which is going to be SO hard.

Jackson, Brayden, and Emma are getting so big. They had their 4 month check up today. Jackson weighed in at 15lbs 2oz, Brayden was 14lbs 6oz, and Emma was 11lbs 12 oz. You would never know they were 6 weeks early! Emma decided to show off on Tuesday, and she was the first of the trio to roll over. Jackson couldn't stand to be shown up, so he rolled over on Wednesday. Brayden isn't very competative, so he is in no hurry. lol

Jackson needs me now, those shots did a number on him =( I will try to update more soon

Friday, April 1, 2011

Time Flies...

...when you're having fun. It also flies when you aren't getting much sleep. The babies are 5 weeks old this week, and they are growing so fast. Each of them are so precious and different from one another. Jackson Ryder, "Baby A" is our laid back boy. He loves to eat..currently weighs the most, and hardly fusses at all.
Brayden Campbell "baby B"loves to be held. His Ma's (my mom) and Nana (dh's mom) have spoiled him when they are here...but that's okay...babies are meant to be spoiled.
Emma Lee "Baby C" is our princess/diva. She was so still and quiet when she was in my belly, but now she likes to make herself known. Everyone says she will have to be loud with 2 brothers. Everything has been going great since we've been home. Of course I doubt myself from time to time, and I have made mistakes, but I learn each day what works. We had a scare with Jackson this week that sent us all to the doctor to deal with reflux. We've cut back on how much they are eating, and the problem has really corrected itself. The doctor only charged us one 30 dollar co-pay this time, so that was an added bonus. I don't have a lot of time to blog anymore, but I promise to update when I can. I hear the babies stirring, so I'd better go!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Triple the blessings!

It's super early, as I have just finished pumping some milk for the babies. The past 5 days have been a whirlwind for us. Tomorrow I will be discharged and, the babies will be staying in the NICU, which is something I always expected from the beginning of the pregnancy, but that doesn't make it any easier. Jackson and Emma (baby a and c) are progressing very well. They have been breathing and eating on their own for a few days. Brayden (baby B: my biggest baby) has been having a harder time of it all. In multiples he is what they refer to as the wussy/wimpy white male. For some reason, the biggest boy always seems to have a more difficult time. He has not yet been able to be taken off of the iv, or tried to eat on his own, but he does get some of my milk put in his cheek for the nutrients. He was put on Cpap they evening of their birth, and seeing him struggle to breath has been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. )Yesterday, the doctor took him off cpap because his chest xray showed that there was some streaking on his right lung that indicated that the pressure from the cpap was causing a few leaks. So, as it is now, he is still receiving oxygen, but through a nasal tube alone. We hope he can stay on this and improve without having to go back to cpap or possibly a ventilator. Brayden was also put on some photo therapy yesterday. Being on the iv for so long has caused him to be a bit jaundice, but we aren't really concerned with that. Finally, the doctor did an ultrasound on his heart and was able to determine that a blood vessel that is supposed to close at birth is still partially open, which can cause lung trouble. However, the doctor referred to a cardiologist and together they determined it was something they were willing to let work itself out, as the drug treatment can usually put a strain on the kidneys and decrease urine output.

We are so blessed to have each of these babies in our lives, and we are equally as thankful that we have such supportive family and friends. Without you guys, we couldn't do this on our own. Please continue to pray for our new family of 5, especially for the babies and for strength and healing for Brayden. Mommy and Daddy can't wait to hold him, but he has to get better first.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

They're coming!

That's right! I'm writing from my hospital bed in labor and delivery. When I came to the hospital yesterday for my non stress test, my blood pressure was through the roof. The doctor came down and told me it was time. It is almost 5:21 on Tuesday morning, anf my c-section is scheduled for 7:45. What a night of anxiety I've had! They gave me a sleeping pill, but I barely dozed all night. I'm such a ball of emotions right now. Please keep us in your prayers. I'm not sure what today will hold in store for us, but I will try to keep you updated.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sleepless in Cullman

Up in the middle of the night, which isn't a strange happening these days. Tonights sleeplessness has 2 culprits. First, I've been having some joint pain on my right hand's middle finger. I assumed at first that I must have slept on it wrong, and figured it would get better with time, until just now when I got up to use the restroom. The finger was kind of locked in the bent position and it popped to straigten it, and after some left hand inspection, I discovered my left middle finger was really sore too. Dr. Google says its from fluid retention and could be carpal tunnel. I plan on mentioning it to my doctor on Monday to see if it's something I should be really concerned about.

Secondly, I spent about 4 hours in labor and delivery Friday afternoon. I went in for my regular appointment, and I felt fine. The ultrasound went great, I've got some big babies in there. It lasted about 30 minutes. After I got up, I went to give urine strip, weigh, and do blood pressure. Only when she was taking my BP, I felt my heart beating all over my body, so I knew it was going to be high. It was 142/100...yuck. So, the doctor sent me down and admitted me. They took my bp every 5 minutes and it seemed to be headed back to normal, but then shot up again. They had me lay on my left side then the numbers started looking great. So the conclusion? Laying/sitting on my back (like for the ultrasound) causes my BP to rise. He had given me a prescription for procardia a while back when I had a few contractions, but I didn't take it because I'm a freak when it comes to medications during pregnancy...but he insisted I take it daily now.

The next step is twice weekly appointments, starting Monday. I have to return to labor and delivery for an anti/non-stress test. Then, I will be seen every Monday and Thursday until he feels it's time to take the babies...which he said would be no later than 35-36 weeks. Wow! It's so close.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

31 weeks

Hello all! Just wanted to check in again. Yesterday I was officially 31 weeks pregnant. I have my final 2 week appointment tomorrow, then I will be seen weekly. We are praying that everything continues to go as planned.

It's hard to believe that I could have triplets any time now really. Doc says 36 weeks is the longest he'll let me go, and if I do make it to 36 weeks, the triplets will arrive on my birthday. I'm getting pretty uncomfortable these days. Baby B stays under my right rib, and sometimes breathing or bending is really difficult. I will survive! It's a small price to pay.

Many congratulations are in order for several of my blogging friends. Congrats on your adoptions/pregnancies ladies!!!

I'll try to be more diligent in blogging, but picking up the laptop has become a tad more difficult than I ever expected. Prayers for you all!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

27 Weeks

Well, if you want to get technical, I'm 26w6 days. Things have been going well around here, a lot of big changes going on with my house, my body, and my babies. The house has been painted and new carpet has been put down. HUGE difference. My body has grown grown grown, with about a 30 lb weight gain. EEK! My doc says that's good for triplets, but I had gained a lot of treatment weight prior to the pregnancy. The babies are all measuring a little ahead, and today I learned that I have about 8 lbs of baby growing in there! My belly measures full term for a singleton pregnancy, but he assures me I have plenty of room to grow. I ran across a quote from The Sleep Talkin' Man. I follow his blog, and it's one of my guilty pleasures. "I'm not fat. No. It's just my awesomeness swelling up inside me." It made me smile, and I hope some of you could find the humor in it too. Now for a few pictures, and then I'm going to go lay down.

I know I look exhausted...I was! Christmas was fun, but I could hardly manage to keep my eyes open.

Jackson: This picture prompted much confusion from me when I looked at it leaving the office. It's blurry, but it says "face." I could finally make it out.....I'll let you figure it out. =)

Brayden: Profile picture with his mouth wide open. Probably trying to tell me that it was time to eat!
Emma was happily tucked away facing my back. She was being shy, but felt brave enough to show of her leg.

Alright, I'm off! It's time for some more rest! God Bless you all and prayers to you in your journey.