Archive for October, 2009

Our 1st Trick or Treat!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 by by

Last year the kids were barely 7 months old. They were impossible to keep in costume, let alone take out trick or treating. We lovingly passed along the costumes to Susan & her trio. Glad they at least got 1 good picture out of it b/c we surely didn’t get any good pics last year, haha!

We dressed the kids up right after dinner, 5:45ish & were out the back door by 6pm, right on schedule. I’m glad we listed to Daddy & went on our “regular” walking route b/c we had lots & lots of neighbors waiting to see the kids all dressed up! We didn’t do the traditional knocking on the door thing b/c getting the wagon up the sidewalk was difficult & b/c we are also very weary of H1N1, colds, & anything else that can be passed along to the kids. Daddy did a WONDERFUL job of making sure (more…)

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2 Angels & a Devil

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 by by

This is a preview of the kids’ costumes. Let me tell you how impossible it was to get a picture of all 3 together. I don’t know how this family portrait thing is going to go based on what we went through yesterday. Maybe the preparations for Daylight Savings Time is interfering & causing my babies to be unhappy. What ever the reason, it was not possible to get a good pic of all 3 together. Could it be the age?

Sofi being the perfect angel!


Gabi on the run! (more…)

We Sail Across the Seas, Yo Ho!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 by by

That’s right, I spent last night as the captive of a scurvy pirate and his bumble bee side kick! Good times, good times!

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Scribbling fun w/ Dad!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

Putting a crayon in the kids’ hands has been a challenge. The #1 reason? It goes directly in to their mouths. Another triplet mom posted about this not too long ago & hers were 19 months old. I was hoping it would be a magic number for age so we decided to give scribbling another shot last night AND…they mostly scribbled! Sofi was intent on tasting the purple crayon but otherwise, it was very easy to tell them “no” & they would assume scribbling.

Daddy did a wonderful job “modeling” the behavior!


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Signs That Halloween is in the Air

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

This morning I snuck a surprise into my middle schooler’s lunchbox. Word on the street is that middle school is the end of the road for the handwritten lunchbox note from home, but too bad for my kid.  I will not be silenced.  Plus, Halloween is this week and who doesn’t love a marshmallow Peep in the shape of a ghostie??



**An interesting side note.  The contents of this lunch box are (more…)

I do not like Clomid

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

I know I whined about this already but I really hate the dreaded stuff. I spent most of yesterday in bed with a headache from hell. I get migraines to begin with but this Clomid induced migraine was awful. My head is still hurting today. I took a bunch of Excedrin, tried my old drinking lots of caffeine trick, and nothing worked.

I even tried the stuff we don’t mention on a PG blog. See normal people stay away from that activity when they have headaches but me I get crazy ideas when my head hurts. I started thinking (more…)

I’m spotting

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

I started spotting today. I am 5w5d and I am numb because I’m so scared. I know spotting can be very normal in early pregnancy. However, I also know spotting can lead to devastation. For now, it’s very light and light brown, which means it’s old blood and even though any spotting isn’t nice, brown is the kind you want to see as opposed to red (which is new blood). I may have irritated my cervix last night with some, uh, “activities” if you know what I mean and I’m hoping that’s all this is. In the meantime, I’m taking it very easy and hoping the spotting disappears soon and does not get any worse. I hate no knowing and being in limbo.

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My grocery budget

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

For years I have been feeding strays that have ended up in my house.  I’m sure you’re familiar with this.  Kids bring home a tiny kitten they’ve found while playing outside, or a stray dog wonders into your yard and won’t leave.  For me though, it’s always stray kids.Sarah brought home her boyfriend.  I fed him.  For nearly a year.  James brought home a friend who wasn’t getting along with his step-dad.  I fed him too for a while.  And now he’s back.  He’s taken up residence in Sarah’s room, which she recently vacated.  James is always bringing home his friends and I’m always feeding them.  Therefore my grocery budget is (more…)

Light in the Tunnel

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

I’m going to be perfectly honest here: I’ve never come fully to terms with Danny have a billion therapies. OK, three. It seems like more; the weeks where he has 3 sessions in one week are just overwhelming in a way. I look at him sometimes and think, wow, it takes this much help, this much extra? Part of it probably stems back, as it always does, to the fact that he is almost-typical in his development. He lives for the borderline. Crawling. Walking. Eating. Heck, even his speech and language when you compare to his hearing age.

I often wonder if Danny would be late on most things without all the extra things he’s overcome.

I sometimes wonder, if he hadn’t been (more…)

Never been more glad to be wrong!!!!!!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by by

We have a heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!

The ultrasound tech started out doing an abdominal u/s – and I was shocked when a gestational sac was evident!  She then switched to internal u/s  – and we were able to see (more…)

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