April 19th- Manic Monday

Monday, April 19, 2010 2:17 PM by Serena-Mom of 4 boys
Family Picture-April 16th-Happy Birthday Lil Vic

Samuel, Isaac, and Jeremiah

Most of my previous postings have been updates on the boys which is great since I haven't gotten around to doing any baby books, I know I'm a horrible mom, but at least I have a record somewhere for them. I also decided today that I am a horrible blogger. My updates are sporatic and I really should also include really what our life is like. If not for anyone to read but for a memory to us as everyday goes by so fast and sometimes I don't even remember what I did yesterday. Yes, I think those boys took some of my brain cells during the pregnancy as well. Don't even get me started how they tore up my body, I'm physically not the same. I have aches and pains that a 31 year old should not have, but that's a story for another day.

Today is what I'll call Manic Monday. It started off great, boys slept well, then I decided to give baths this morning. My bad! Thank goodness my cousin Denise was here to help like every Monday and Wednesday because my Jeremiah was having one of his moments that seems to last a couple hours. So the assembly line began. Of course Samuel's bath time is a bit more involved due to his colostomy bag but I think I've gotten pretty good at it. Don't ask me why bath time seemd so much longer and hectic today. I know Vic will be happy that he doesn't have to help me tonight with baths.

As of now the boys have finally gotten to sleep for their afternoon nap and I feel like my day should be ending, yea right! Well some things that parents I'm sure worry about, is my baby getting enough attention from me, am I doing the right things for their development, and so on and so on. I worry about those things but at times we are so busy just keeping them all fed, changed, bathed, and happy that I have to stop and think, has each one gotten the attention from me today that they deserve. Let's face it, they don't know that they are a triplet and it' not their fault that they need to share us. I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of the internal battle that will rage war inside me. I know dramatic but this is my time to vent.

We are starting to get out more with the boys and in fact this weekend took them to one of Lil Vic's soccer games. We had our nephew Andrew with us and as we unloaded our circus on wheels we told him let's take our show on the road. He asked us, what do you mean? We told him, you'll see, and he did. Yes we were swarmed like the circus show we have become. Don't get me wrong there are many nice well meaning people that just want to see the boys and tell us how blessed we are, which if that was all, we would love it. However there are others whose, better you than me comments and of course the oh so popular, wow you got your hands full, as if they were telling us something new, that makes us leary of strangers. To all my friends and family and this is important, please don't ever ask a parent of multiples are they natural? Let's face it, there is no such thing as an artificial triplet and if you really think about it, it is a very personal question. You are asking that person if they had fertility issues. Us M.O.S.T (mothers of super twins) hate this question. At the end of the day if God did not want to bless me with these babies then they wouldn't be. That's all I will say about that. Now the picture above are of the boys the day after Easter, for some unknown reason I didn't get a picture of them on Easter, crazy I know. The family picture is from April 16th, Lil Victor's 11th Birthday. Don't mind how my hair looks, I went for the natural dry look, in all honesty I didn't have time to do it. Yes I have an 11 year old and 4 1/2 month old triplets.

2 Response to "April 19th- Manic Monday"

  1. Lacey Says:

    Serena, I found your blog through the triplets board on BabyCenter. I always appreciate your advice there. Your children are beautiful! I just wanted to comment on your blog entry because I LOVE what you said about the "are they natural" question and all the comments. It frustrates me, and my babies aren't even here yet - I guess it will only get worse. I think sometimes people don't realize what they're asking or that it's very personal. I love the way you explained it on here. I'm trying to come up with a kind but firm way of responding to that question for after the babies get here; I may "borrow" from what you wrote.

  2. Stella Says:

    Mija, I love these pictures. You guys are doing such a great job with all 4 of your boys, you will look back one day and wonder how you did it all. Time flies and I can't believe they are already 4 1/2 months and Lil. Vic is 11. I know you try to do so much, but if you skip mopping to take a bath and have a glass a wine it will do you good. I know it's real hard to make the time. Take care of your health. I Love you, Mom.

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