Blessed with a Miracle

Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Lots has happened since I have posted last. I really need to get better at this! Jack and David painted the nursery and finished the guest room. This week trim will go up and I know it will look awesome once it is complete.

Nursery Guest Room

Jack and I went to Arkansas last weekend to have Christmas with his Dad and step mom. The weekend was very relaxing and we had a nice time visiting, being outside and watching movies.

What an awesome Christmas week! Jack and I had our doctors appointment on 12/23 and at this appointment not only measured my cervix but also measured the anatomy of each baby. Let me just say my doctor said and I quote "you are a rockstar!!" It was an awesome appointment and amazing relief. My cervix length has stayed the same and looks great. Each baby measured on track and all of their heads, stomachs, arms, legs, bladder, kidney's, etc were strong. Baby A and Baby C weigh 8 ounces and Baby B, 9 ounces. Right on track during this week of pregnancy, 18 1/2 weeks. So here are the "official" names: Baby A - Abigail Ruth, Baby B - Wyatt Michael and Baby C - Jessy Grace...2 girls and a boy. I go back each week and will start seeing the doctor now every 2 weeks. My belly is definitely getting bigger and really the only complaint I have is my back sleeping at night. I feel so blessed at the babies strength and growth each week.

We left Wednesday after our doctors appointment for East Texas and had a great time with the Kasling family. We exchanged gifts Thursday afternoon and had a wonderful meal and then headed to Candlelight Christmas Eve service. Christmas morning Santa came and brought lots of fun gifts for everyone :) including Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy. Friday we headed to Dallas for the Earle family Christmas and Saturday evening ended with DeWitt family Christmas and an awesome game of Bingo. It was a wonderful time with friends and family and I feel so grateful to have everyone in my life.
Here are a few of the fun outfits the babies received. There are lots more, but Daddy and Aunt Christina gave us these fun outfits!

From Daddy Aunt Christina gave us these that say "just spent 9 months on the inside"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weekend update

The weekend was great, very productive and fun. Friday Kathy called and told me about a triplet mom in Dallas who was having a garage sale. I called mom and she went over and had a blast! The mother was so sweet and her babies now 22 months had great gently used items. She also still had her triplet stroller that I planned to get, so we snatched it up! Wow, there is nothing really "cute" about this stroller, however totally functional. It holds the Graco Snugride Infant car seats, so just like the car seats snap into the base of the car, the car seat snaps into the stroller. This should last us for awhile, at least until the babies grow out of the infant car seats. I can sure imagine the looks we will get!

We had our Christmas party with the ladies from church, and let me tell you it was not your "normal" church lady gathering :) I will just keep it at that! Let's just say, people have talents I had no idea even existed....good times!

Saturday Jack and I got up late and lounged around through the afternoon. I had a skin care class and Jack worked on projects in his garage through the day. He builds, welds and designs more than anyone I have ever known. Pretty amazing how crafty and handy he is. Saturday night I had another Christmas party with my cousins and had a blast visiting and hanging out with them. Sunday we went to church and Jack left for East Texas to check out a new hunting lease with guys from church. I spent most of the day relaxing and met Alex (high school best friend) for dinner, Starbucks and Home Depot stop. I got another sample of the "green" paint I plan to use for the nursery. The first sample was too lime-y :) this new color is lighter and I think will work as the color.

I am feeling good. I spent lots of time this evening looking at the Triplet Connection website, reading the forums and other triplet blogs. I have been concerned lately because so many people look at my belly and say "you don't look like your are 17 weeks pregnant with triplets." Well...I am. And I eat! I started checking out other triplet blogs and looking at the archived pictures of other women during the 17-20 week period. Some bigger some the same, but I guess if my doctor is not concerned, I can't be concerned. The babies are getting what they need, obviously because each week they are growing.

I go back this Wednesday and I will mention to my nurse what concern and see what she says. Wow, it is amazing what is to come over the next several weeks. So many changes not only to my body, but also to the babies and how every week is such a huge milestone for them. Needless to say I spent a LOT of time on the internet today. Here is something I was amazed by, the same infant car seat, pack and play and swing were SIGNIFICANTLY less in price at Wal-Mart than Babies r Us. I had originally registered at Babies r Us for all of these items, but when I noticed the infant car seat was $30 less at Wal-Mart, I made the switch. I still have both registries, but gosh those items times 3 add up!

Here is the bed I like and think it may be the one we go with, who knows....I may change my mind :)

Friday, December 11, 2009


My doctors appointment went great about on Wednesday, I am measuring the same and the babies are great. I head to Mesquite every week and then every 3 weeks to Baylor.

So I have had lots of people ask about the bedding, so here it is. I am going to do the stripes on the outside and the minky green stripe on the inside. The piping for the boy will be the blue paisley and the ruffle for the girl will be the pink paisley. The bed skirt will also be paisley patterns. The walls are going to be painted a light green.

What do you think!?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sorry for the delayed post! It seems like every time I wanted to post after our appointment last Wednesday, something always came up. But, to go back to last week, our appointment was great! I think our doctor was even pleasantly surprised. All three of the babies heart rates were strong, the fluid measured perfect, and they all weighed the same, 5 oz. Dr. Romberg again was satisfied with the report and since my last appointment my cervix length has not changed (which is great) AND I only gained 1 pound. Now this seems crazy to me, because I am much bigger, but I am guessing my weigh is shifting!?!? Who knows, it won't be long though and I will be ridiculously large. I will start going weekly to measure my cervix as this will determine pre-term labor and/or bed rest. The appointment will be quick, but again as a pre-caution and weekly monitoring. I go back for my 3 week appointment on Dec. 23 and at that time they will measure growth and anatomy. I love going these appointments, it is pretty amazing how all the babies are growing!

As for house preparations, they are coming along. I would say they are not as quick as I would like, but I'm pretty sure if I nest anymore Jack is going to go CRAZY!!! I can't help it!!!! I want it all to be done, just in case I go on bed rest. The office/guest room is almost done. I am half way finished painting and just need to put the curtain up. I will before and after soon. Once that is complete I will start on the nursery.

I decided on bedding and am so grateful for Mrs. Katie Fite, who gave me a set of custom girl bedding. I am using the girl bedding and ordering fabric and Mrs. Adelstein (another family friend) will be sewing it for me! It is going to look awesome! Greens, blues, pinks! I am going to paint the walls a light sage green.

I am feeling good and so blessed. I have a lot more energy than the first tri-mester and I am keeping down my food. I do get sick in the morning, but it is not a big deal and really nothing compared what it was before. I am starting to get weirded out by my growing belly. I love rubbing it and thinking about the babies, but it is getting hard to get up from sitting, or get out of bed...those things you don't really think about.

Enjoy the pictures in the previous post, I am so excited for a mixture of boys and girls!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Abigail, Wyatt and.....we think it's a girl!!

I will write more later, but wanted to at least post the pictures. Baby A was being a little stubborn, but we are 90% she is a girl!

Baby A

Baby B

Baby C

Baby A & C