"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity,
it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
~ Agatha Christie

Alex, Cole and Braden - At 2 years, 2 months

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The reactions...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Everywhere we go..."Oh my GOD!"

It really is amazing just how many times you hear this phrase when toting around triplets...and it is almost always followed up by..."GOD bless you!" I guess it's reassuring to know that GOD is with us and is making sure we know that through all the people we attract! If only we had a dollar for every time we heard it...we could pay for an endless supply of diapers! But, it's not the only phrase we hear...some good, some bad, I guess (my all time favorites and used by way more people than you'd think..."Better you than me"...or "I would shoot myself if I had those!" I am not kidding.) I saw a funny t-shirt on the triplet mom chat website the other day...it only boasts the answers to all the favorite typical questions we get when we're out and about - "Yes, there are three of them!" "Yes, I have my hands full!" "No, I do not get much sleep!" ... I think I may invest in a few of those. Not that I mind the questions, but after the third or fourth person that stops you with the same ones, it gets a little difficult to keep answering with the same exuberance!

I heard a statistic the other day that the average newborn doubles their weight in the first 4 months of their life....well, then we must have 3 little piggies! Their second month check up was last Thursday and when we heard their weights we were quite surprised! The boys weighed in at 9 lbs, 7 oz (both) and Alex was 6 lbs, 9 oz. That's just about double for all of them...in TWO months! Yikes! I guess they won't be following the regular statistic curve for quite a while and we have to get used to that... ;) They are growing quite well and we are super happy to see them flourishing.

They are all getting more aware and alert every day now...They love to just look around with those big blue eyes of theirs! Life is just starting to become interesting to them. They are all still having severe reflux problems and we are trying to find the right medicine for them to be comfortable until their muscles fully develop. Braden has it the worst right now and we are hoping they will respond to this latest prescribed medicine. It is one of the most difficult things in the world to watch your children in pain and feeling helpless to fix it. Hopefully the next blog will bring good news on that subject! We can't wait to be able to enjoy them and see them enjoying the world.

Their personalities are starting to come out as well! Alex is our good girl...she is so independent and calm...patient and happy most of the time. Don't get me wrong - she cries! If she really needs something, she definitely lets us know! But, if we fix whatever she doesn't like, she's happy and quiet again. She has big, blue eyes and loves to just sit there and look around, at whoever is feeding her, the bright lights, the cat! She's so content and easy - if all three were like her, this would be a piece of cake! Just kidding, of course, but it's closer to the truth. Braden is our fussy one...he needs constant attention and demands it immediately! I call him Prince Braden because of these demands...and he certainly earns his nickname! He wants to be held 24/7 and we're trying to nicely let him know that it's just not possible anymore...and he doesn't like the new lessons! But he is such a lover...all he wants is attention and he is happy, so it's hard not to want to hold him 24/7! Cole is our strong man...he's the balancer as far as patience goes...sometimes he's as "good" as Alex, sometimes as "bad" as Braden...it's all up to his mood! He also seems to be the first to do everything...He is aggressive and such a boy! He hates baths and loves to eat = boy!

All in all, we are pretty darn lucky to have gone through what we have and come out with three perfect little cuties. It's hard not to cry in happiness and love every time they look up at me with those big blue eyes...and think...how can you not love being a mom?

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