We are almost 10 months!

As October 1st approaches I am so struck by how fast the last 10 months have gone by. I remember all the heartache that we went through during the boys stay in the NICU and how I use to say, I wish that I could just fast forward a year and see the boys when they were healthy. If I did fast forward then I would have obviously have missed a great 10 months. October is also the start of fall and of course all the best holidays. The holidays always seemed like they were the best when your kids were young and since we have little ones again, I am really looking forward to all the decorating and festivities. I am also looking forward to Lil Vic enjoying these times with the boys. There is also so much special meaning in this time of year and remembering to take this time to love your friends and family members and appreciating them. Two years ago this October we lost our nephew Christian at the age of 5. It was a heartache that no parent should have to go through and all we can do is stand by our family and never let his memory be forgotten. He was wonderful and the only regret I have is that my triplets never got to meet him. He would have been such a cool big cousin. They were born 1 year and 2 months after he was called home to heaven. So during this time I hold my boys that much tighter and just love them the way Christian was loved by his mommy and remember to try and appreciate every moment with my boys. Although at times our life really is crazy and over whelming we really do know how blessed we are. Not just for having our boys but for their health. They are thriving and we couldn't ask for anything more. Although our bank account may not be as deep our hearts have grown 3 times in size.

The boys went to the doctors last week and here are their weights.

Isaac Nathaniel- 21 lbs (Standing on my own)

Jeremiah James- 19 lbs 2 oz (I took my first steps already)

Samuel Anthony- 16 lbs 10 oz (Crawling now like my big brothers)

We're 9 months old now!





Well it's September and we are getting into full swing with our new routine since both the Vic's went back to work and school. The boys are getting so big and time really is flying by. I'm not going to lie, sometimes it gets crazy and most of the time all you can do is laugh. The hardest time is at nights. The boys stopped sleeping through night around 6 months and I don't think we have gotten one night since where all 3 have slept through the night. Although I already have a son and went through this before, I was lucky the first time since Victor slept through the night since 3 weeks on and we never looked back. I've had various people tell what I should be doing or that they are not eating enough or they're not on a schedule (although they are), most of the time I just listen and nod because what I really want to say is really, how old are your triplets. I know they have the best intentions so there really isn't anything to say. Other than that life is pretty good. Would it be easier with one, absolutely, but it wouldn't be the same and we really couldn't imagine our lives without one of them. They are all unique and bring a piece of our family together. There are still times when I can't believe I have triplets. I mean really, who does that? I guess we do. Only God knew this plan he had for us and we are on this ride seeking his hand to guide us all the way. I know I pray to him often, usually in the form of oh God give me the patience to .... He knows my heart and will need to stay near by for those moments when it all seems to be too much. Believe me I have those moments. However the great moments far out weigh those and I guess that's what life is. Many unbelievable great moments and some hard ones that we look to him for guidance and support. At least that's my life.

Victor is now in 6th grade and doing so much. He is still in club soccer and also plays on a Sunday league. He has also decided to run for president at his school. I am so proud of him for having the guts to run. I remember always wanting to something like that when I was a kid but not having the guts to do it. So whether he wins or loses I am just so proud that he put himself out there. He also wants to be in band so he will be adding 30 minutes of practice a night of the saxophone on top of homework and soccer practice. He is also in GATE so his schedule is so jam packed. He really is such an amazing kid and we have been so blessed. He is such a great role model for his little brothers to look up to.

Isaac is my chunk and such a cutie. He loves to clap and has begun to stand now while holding on to something. When we took him to the doctors 2 weeks ago he was weighing 20 lbs 10 oz. Not bad for a preemie.

Jeremiah is the charmer and always has that innocent look on his face although most of the time its he who is pulling his brothers hair or using them as stepping stools to climb something. He has just started today to stand without holding on to anything. I know, we are in trouble now! I really don't think he realizes that he's a preemie and technically only 7 months old and to be trying to walk is ridiculous. He really is non-stop!

Samuel is our lil baby. What I mean is that he loves to be babied. He wants to be carried and sleep with mama and papa and is the first to wimper and put his arms in the air when someone walks in. He definitely has no problem getting a few suckers to pick him up. He has started to use his legs a little better to get himself in the crawling position so that's great and his therapy is going well.