Monday, June 29, 2009

Visit to Grandma's and PawPaw's House

When I look at this picture, I think of the theme song of Green Acres!! was the first time we went to Grandma and PawPaw's house. Boy, was it fun!!! The babies and I headed that was on Monday, the 15th. Shana, Eddie, Kara, Emma, BB and Uncle Ken showed up on Wednesday. Then Ashley, Jason, Paige, Taylor and Skylar came up on Thursday. Bronson took Friday off and came up that morning.
It was the first time for Shana and Eddie to see the babies. We had a wonderful time! We played games (thanks Grandma!), made bottles, played with babies, name it, we did it! Emma and Kara helped out so much with the babies! Shana got to see what it was like to have triplets. BB and Uncle Ken enjoyed their grandbabies. And I got to rest; well, somewhat.
The babies got to swim for the first time as well. I think they liked it. But what does a 5 month old baby do in water? Just look and sit. Overall, they did great! They took most of their naps and didn't wake up too early in the morning. For some reason, they think mealtime is at 6 instead of 7 at Grandma's. Once we got home, they got back on the 7am schedule. It must be the country air that wakes them up that early!

Shana and I got to go to Walmart with the babies. I had Shana push the stroller to get the "feel" of what it's like for me on a daily basis. She couldn't walk a full aisle without getting stopped by someone ooohing and aaaahing over the babies. She finally just parked herself in the middle of the big aisle and let people come to her. It was fun!

The following Sunday was Father's Day....a first for Bronson. The babies gave him their cards (which he really enjoyed) and we went to church. Of course Grandma had us go up to the front and give our testimony and showed off the trips. We had a great time. It was nice to see everyone that had been praying for us.....not to mention the ones that bought all those diapers. We still haven't had to buy any (by the way).

Well.....that's about it. We're going back up there on 4th of July. I'm sure that's going to be interesting....Titus (6 weeks old) will also be there!

BB and Grandma with Preston and Mollie

Mollie with Aunt Shana and Uncle Eddie

The girls with Aunt Ashley and Paige...ready for a swim

Thursday, June 25, 2009

6 Months Old!!!!

I cannot believe it.....the babies are six months old this week!!! They are growing up so fast. Gamma and I took them to see the doctor for their 6 month checkup. The babies did great! And I believe the doctor was a little impressed at how well they're doing.
Now....all the information I know everyone is wanting to know:
Mollie: weight - 16 lbs. height - 26". This is in the 50th percentile of full-term babies
Elise: weight - 16 lbs. 14 oz height - 26 1/4". This is in the 70-75 percentile.
Preston: weight - 17 lbs. 3 oz (50% for boys) height - 27" which is 75th percentile
I'm very proud of these little ones!! They are not only on track for their height and weight, but also for their development as well.
Mollie can rollover (alot....even in her sleep) both ways. She's getting to the point where she's about to start crawling. She grabs any object within her reach and passes it from hand to hand. She's very observant of what's going on around her. Mollie is very independent. I believe she's going to be the baby that wants to know why things work the way they do and wants you to tell her everything. She's not fond of taking naps; although she does take both naps during the day. And she is just one happy baby. You'll see in the photos to come that she's smiling in just about every one.
Elise can raise her chest off the floor. She's just about to rollover, but ends up back on her tummy or her back (wherever she started from). This week she started reaching for objects. She LOVES to suck her two fingers on her left hand (the index and middle finger). And she squeals with delight almost all the time. She loves to cuddle and gaze in your eyes. Even though she doesn't always smile in pictures, she likes to smile at you when you hold her.
And then there's Preston. He can now raise his chest off the floor for a very short time. He only rolls over to his side from his back. He's almost on his tummy, but then just stops and watches everything going on around him. He's been reaching for objects for about two weeks now. And he's VERY laid back. Oh my goodness!!! Sometimes I wonder if I even have a third child. He still likes to talk to me, but only when he knows I'll be listening. Otherwise, he's quiet. And his smile....he melts my heart all the time. He is the only one that has laughed out loud. He's very ticklish right under his chin and on his chest. Daddy found those spots one day. In fact, below is a video of him laughing from a couple of weeks ago:
I know alot of people will say I'm biased, but I have the best babies in the world!! They are mild mannered (most of the time). They are so happy!!! (Unless it's 15 minutes before the last meal...then it's all out war!). I had a few people ask me if they ever cry. Well....not a lot, but they are babies!
Once again, I'm overwhelmed at how God has chosen to bless Bronson and I with triplets. It amazes me that after all these years God remembered me. He heard my heart's cry. He knew all I ever really wanted was to be a mom. I never really cared about climbing any corporate ladder or fulfilling a dream career. My career is Motherhood. And I am so proud to be living it the fullest!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mollie Rolled Over!!!

Mollie rolled over yesterday!! She did it twice before I finally got it on video. Also, toward the end of the video, she started to "crawl" (military style) toward me. She is so ready to go, go, go!!

Before viewing this video I need to tell you that I sound very "country". I do not really sound like this!!! Although, Bronson and my sis-in-law, Courtney, would tell you otherwise.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mother's Day

It was a very sweet Mother's Day for me. I woke up to hungry babies!!! They each gave me a card and 3 white roses. And I got to choose what I wanted (Daddy thought I might like a massage). I opted for a family portrait. I'll be getting that together when the trips turn 6 months.
We had a great day....going to church, then coming home to a relaxing lunch from Outback (still had a gift card). I was just glad I didn't have to cook! The babies were great!! It was nice to finally be able to celebrate this day as a Mother.

Catching Up!

I'm in the middle of trying to catch everyone up on what's been happening. So, in the next few posts, I will tell you about Mother's Day, the babies being 5 months and our anniversary.

More to come.....