Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I had my six week checkup with Dr. Hintz and things are going well. He is convinced I will get pregnant magically on my own, but I know full well that isn't going to happen. And, if it does, that would be such a miracle after everything we went through to concieve Aidan and the triplets we would be thrilled. So we are choosing not to do anything to prevent it, after a lot of discussion. I am down 80 pounds, and almost 50 less than I was prepregnancy!!! I was so excited to see that! No wonder nothing fits! So I went shopping on Saturday (*without* children...Steve is so wonderful!) to buy one pair of pants. I tried one size down, and that was still too big. I kept going down and I am now down 8 sizes from prepregnancy! I fit into "normal" sizes again! I am so excited. I was able to get a couple of shirts also, in regular sizes. Not even extra large, either! Of course, I have been working my tail off to keep going down, I am walking at least two miles a day, keeping energized throughout the day, and eating much healthier than I ever have. So it isn't just falling off anymore...I'm working at it and it feels great to be able to.The boys are doing fabulous. Ethan's rolling was not a fluke...he has rolled several times since then. He doesn't go anywhere...thankfully!...just when we do tummy time, he will occasionally decide he doesn't like it and roll himself over. I don't remember either of the other two doing it this early. Nathanial is still content to just fall asleep during tummy time and Noah still holds his whole body up and then get torked if it lasts too long. I took Noah in to the doctor for a suspected ear infection last week. He had clear sticky drainage coming out, but it turned out to be nothing. However, while we were there, the subject of his fussiness came up and that he likes to be awake in the middle of the night for hours on end. He is fine, always, if he is being held or in the swing, but the second we put him down, he screams. I thought he was just fussy, but turns out the poor little guy has reflux. At least now we know he is being fussy for a reason and can hopefully fix it. Now that I know what he was doing is related to reflux, it is so clear, but prior to being told that, that didn't even enter my mind. He is on Zantac now. It doesn't appear to be helping yet, but we are going to give it until his two month appointment (next Friday) and then talk to Dr. Troy again about it. I hope it starts to work for him soon. He seems slightly better than he was, but not a lot. The spot on his forehead is a hemangioma, which is what I wondered about. I went back over pictures and noticed it first showed up around 2 weeks and doesn't seem like it has grown much since then. And the little chunk weighed in at 9 pounds, 12 ounces!! All three boys slept through the night last night!!! Well, I consider it sleeping through the night. We went to bed around 10:30 and noone made a peep until 4:30. Both Steve and I thought the other had gotten up and fed them earlier. That was nice...I am wondering if it will happen again.We have a shower this weekend at church for all of our church family to be able to meet and hold the babies. I am really excited for it. We have been to church every week since we first went back, but not a lot of people have been able to hold them, so hopefully they will get a chance Saturday. They attended Sunday School for the first time last Sunday with Daddy and I. They loved it...all the ladies held them and they were in heaven, and not even disruptive. This is a relief to me because it means I am still able to attend Sunday School for a while. They are getting baptized on April 29. We wanted to wait for spring so everyone would be healthy and now hopefully that will hold out for us. I have a few new pictures I will get up today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Things are still going well here. We have been very busy all of the sudden with the babies. At most times throughout the day, at least one of them is awake. So we are not getting much time to do anything else but that is OK. I am not sure if this was a fluke or not...I think it was...but Ethan rolled last Friday...TWICE!!! They were doing tummy time and Ethan really doesn't like being on his tummy, but doesn't complain too much. Noah doesn't like it and grunts through it and really pulls his head and legs way up. Nathanial just falls asleep every time I put him on his tummy. Ethan decided that it wasn't working for him and whipped himself onto his back! I was flabbergasted and really thought it was a fluke, so put him back on his tummy. He did it again! At that point, I ran for the camcorder, but of course, the battery was dead and I can't find the charger (ugh!). He hasn't done it since, but he will wiggle himself all the way in a half-circle trying to do something. He is such a wiry little guy I think that's why he was able to do it. At any rate, it was fascinating to see!We have gotten out with the babies quite a bit lately and it is really nice. I have been able to get to MOPS again twice, which is so nice! And we have taken them to Wal-Mart a couple of times, various doctor appointments three times (2 for me, 1 for Austin), Target, the furniture store to get a new mattress (finally!) and on Monday, we attempted "eating out," which was Wendy's. We wanted to go to a "real" restaurant, but were nervous about trying that just yet, so settled on Wendy's. It went surprisingly well. We do get stopped a lot by people, but that is OK. No stranger has tried to touch them while we are in public, so that makes me happy. Yesterday was a beautiful day here so we were outside most of the day. We went for a walk on Monday with Megan and her cousin Kirstin and that went well, so I was ready to brave it alone Tuesday. We went in the morning for a "quick" walk to run errands...that turned into 2.5 hours! Voting was the worst part because it was so busy. I really wasn't expecting that at 2:00 in the afternoon. We were stopped A LOT by people, but that was OK. It felt so good to get out! Then we were home for about an hour and Mary (our heaven-sent neighbor) came over to ask if we wanted to walk to school to pick up Austin and Mason with her. So we did. Then we were home about another hour and Andrea and AJ stopped by and we went on a walk with them. It was sooo nice to get out in the fresh air and the babies were so good in their stroller! I'm sure we are quite the site, with Aidan on his scooter and the massive "train" stroller, but people will get used to it soon hopefully! I go back in again to Dr. Hintz on Tuesday for another check. He checked my incision a week ago and it was still open in three spots, so he opened it all back up and put on Silver Nitrate. I am not sure what that was for, but he said that it would hopefully speed up healing. He kept looking at me and asking me if he was hurting me and I couldn't figure out why. I was VERY glad that the area is still numb when we got home and Steve informed me he had pulled open the incision. I wondered though because he said he was doing something, but he mumbled, and just asking if he was hurting me spoke volumes. So, hopefully it will be better by then, but Steve doesn't think it looks much better. At least it doesn't hurt!The boys go back to see Dr. Troy at 2 months. That seemed so far away, but now it is only 2.5 weeks away! I am anxious to see what they weigh because they have all gained, I can tell by looking at them!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Back to Church

We finally got to church today. It felt so good to be back! I feel like we haven't gone in years...not just a few weeks! The babies were a big hit, as I knew they would be. Everyone was excited to see them. The sermon was also excellent and something I needed today. Being there just reminded me how truly blessed we are. I guess I'm still hormonal because during a few songs I thought I would cry. I am so grateful for our church family and the babies and all the blessings in my life.I go back to have my incision checked (again!) tomorrow...hopefully it will have healed a little more. I was supposed to go last week, but the weather was so awful, I couldn't even get out of our street in town! The babies are doing terrific still! Aidan is even settling down a bit with his antics. I have started to turn on a movie or read him a book during feedings. It seems to help a little.