My life with triplet boys that were born via donor eggs.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

White Hairs

Tonight I was going on my weekly milk and bread run to Sam's. The place was pretty deserted and there were only a few check out lanes open. Most people were waiting in lines that were a few people deep and I saw that further down the checkout lanes a lone cashier was waiting on a customer and no one was in line. I started to bee line over there and saw that a group of senior citizen ladies were going there to. They kept stoping and looking in their cart so I went around them. Well that made them mad. "SHE'S going to beat us to the check out lane" hissed the smallest of the three. I made it past them easily and said "Sorry ladies." When I got to the lane and turned around, one of them, the oldest it seemed, flipped me the bird! Yes, you read that right, the nice little white haired old lady gave me the finger!! Of course being a smart ass I said, "Wow you are Fiesty!" I thought there might be a rumble right then and there. The youngest of the white hairs told the one who flipped me off to knock it off. I just started laughing. Gotta love shopping at Sams!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sisterly thoughts

Last night my sister called to wish me a happy birthday. I was glad that she remembered and I joked that I was one year shy of being "middle aged". Of course, since she is older than me, she told me that 40 is not middle age anymore, middle age starts at 50! I thought that was pretty funny so I am going to go with it. Gotta love her way of thinking.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Oliver's first haircut




I wasnt really worried about Ollie. He likes to have his hair brushed so I knew he would be alright. DH said that he walked into the shop and hopped up on a waiting room chair and picked up a copy of Field and Stream and started going through it. It was upside down but he didnt care. I totally believe it. That's just the kind of kid Ollie is. I am proud of you Ollie Bear!

Ian's first haircut




Just like his brother who went before him, Ian surprised me at how good he was at the barber shop. DH said that he didnt cry, he has a little stranger anxiety so I expected the worst, but let Dale the barber do his job. I am proud of you E!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Spencer's first hair cut.




What a big boy Spence turned out to be. Apparently he warmed right up to Dale, the barber, and sat by himself in the big chair and let him do his work. I couldnt believe it. I thought he would be all over the place and he would come home with chunks of hair missing in weird places. I am so proud of my Spencey J!

Swiffer Man

If only he could really clean the floor! Ian with the swiffer.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Rare moment of brotherly togetherness.

Ian and Oliver

Escape Artist No More! HA!


Long time no blog.

I know, I know, long time no blog. No one has really been sick and I really dont have an excuse, well maybe I just didnt have anything to write about. I am pretty sure that's the reason.

Spencer went to see the ENT doc at Children's this past Wednesday. He failed a hearing test in December and he was referred to see one for a "mild" loss. I said he had fluid, the tech at the original test said it was more than fluid but not nerve damage. The appointment went well. He had a repeat audiogram and he does indeed have a VERY mild loss. I told the tech that I thought he had fluid, to which she replied, as she looked into his ears, "yes, you are correct." I only knew this because every time we go for a check up with our ped. she says that he has a small amount of fluid in his ears but it has never been infected. We waited forever, almost 2 hours, for the ENT doc, as there was an emergency in another room. When she came in we talked and she checked his ears and of course, as I said earlier, he had some fluid but not enough to make her recommend tubes right away. She was very interested in his continous sniffly nose and now he is on Nasonex for 2 months and then we go back.

Now dont start thinking that I am against tubes. Hell, the boys made it through the NICU, so Spencer can deal with tubes. I do hope that the Nasonex works, cause it kills two birds with one stone, you remember the runny nose that I talked about earlier. But if tubes are in his future then so be it. All I ask is that we are first on the surgery schedule so he doesnt have to go without something to drink all morning long. Let's face it, the boy is a Monster without his morning milk. And of course lets not forget that he is one who throws the best tantrums! But I must mention that the is one of the sweetest in the bunch. Its amazing how different he can be from minute to minute, kinda like a woman with PMS. HA!

Oliver has decided that he doesnt need to sleep all night long anymore. His new wake up time is between 3:30-4 AM. He doesnt want to go back to sleep and is ready for the day. DH and I have other plans. Its so much fun and reminds me of the days when DH and I took turns sleeping and then feeding three little infants. I had really hoped that those days were over but if you have read my blog for a long time you will see a pattern with each boy. Ian did this in late spring and early summer, Spencer did it later summer through late fall. Its just his turn I suppose. I'm not happy about it but hopefully it ends soon.

Ian is signing his little heart out. He signs "more" all the time but sadly most of the time we dont know what he wants more of. He is doing really well with Speech Therapy. I guess you could call him the star performer. I say he's a show off, but the ST likes the other term. Whatever. He is finally getting the last of his teeth in. I am pretty sure that 4 are coming in at once. He doesnt seem to mind.

There is some controversy stirring up with OT and ST. I like our speech therapist but I think she is trying to direct the boys care. The issues she sees with Oliver the occupational therapist doesnt see and she should know because they are sensory issues. I dont see the sensory issues either. I have spoken to the OT and made her aware of what is going on and we are on the same page. Next week she will do a sensory eval. I just dont see anything that the ST is talking about. Oliver gives her a really hard time and doesnt always want to do what she wants him to do, which is how he is with everything else in his life. So to her that means that he has issues. I think he may just not like her. She is very loud and demanding. Our OT is very sweet and gentle. ST was here when OT was last week and she commented on how non demanding OT was with the boys. Maybe thats what her motivation is? I am not sure but in time all will be revealed.