Saturday, December 29, 2007

Madness of December

You might notice that there are not that many posts here in December. I guess it's the craziness of December: the card sending, the baking, the shopping, the wrapping, the decorating, the re-decorating after Z & T un-decorated, the eating, the caroling...oh wait...there wasn't any caroling! =) In all seriousness, I really made an effort to make this Christmas as "traditional" as possible. It's not a "Super Mom" thing, so don't even go there. Z & T are old enough now that they are really aware and interested in all the Christmas traditions. That includes Christmas Cookies. So, we baked them! For me, it means Christmas pictures, so we took them. For our family, it's Christmas Eve "appetizers", so we did. I just wanted this Christmas to feel normal. I could have sat back and said, "I just had triplets, we're not doing ANYTHING", but where's the fun in that? Instead, I only had a few meltdowns. And I have to say, looking back, I'm glad we did all that we did. (I'm chalking the meltdowns up to hormones!)

Both "big" kids did have Christmas "shows" and they were wonderful. But nothing held a candle to the Church production of the Pre-K class singing in front of the congregation (but we'll get to that later)...

Ty is in the Little Lambs program at my weekly CBS. The entire children's program retold the Christmas story and sang a few songs for the grownups. I didn't have high hopes, I must admit, since Ty wouldn't even keep the cute little lamb ears on last year. But this year, under a great teacher (thanks Salli) he dressed as a shepherd and kept the head-gear on the entire time. He and his buddy Myles are in the same class. They tend to goof off together (hard to imagine Ty as a goofball, I know) so Salli smartly separated them. However, once on stage, they managed to wiggle past all the girls between them so they could be next to each other. And yes, they even managed to goof off a little! Not too bad...

Zoe's class (along with the other Kindergarten class) presented Max Lucado's The Crippled Lamb at the last Chapel service before Christmas break. She was a little nervous before school that day, but was every excited, too. She did a great job! Even Daddy made it to the performance!

The Christmas Highlight, though, will be the WAG Pre-K class' rendition of "Joy to the World" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". The kids worked very hard to learn the words and motions for both songs. They did a great job...especially Zoe, Karalyn & Luke. Ty held his own. And I have to give a shout out to Sammy who made it up on stage for the first time...WAY TO GO, Sam! There were a few others that participated in their own way (I don't think Charlotte moved the whole time) but the true show stealer was my nephew, Noah! We should have known it was going to be interesting when he commented about playing the drums as he was climbing the stage steps! He danced, wiggled, sat, spun, smiled, waved, pulled on his shirt, jumped, and giggled most of the performance. At the VERY end, he discovered the microphone and began inching his way closer and closer...completely pushing cute little Karalyn out of the way until he was DIRECTLY in front of it. Needles to say, the entire church was in an uproar! The tears shed were of laughter. Thanks for the ab workout, Noah!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Blessings

Merry Christmas to all of you...

...from all of us!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Four Months...where'd the time go?

Yes, we've made it 4 months. The triplets went to the doctor for their checkup and here's how they stacked up....

Ava - 11 lbs. 5 oz. (finally on the chart in the 5th percentile...the only one that knows she's a preemie and a triplet!)
Eli - 14 lbs. (50th percentile)
Cole - 16 lbs. 6 oz. (75th percentile)

To celebrate their day, Cole rolled over! That only leaves Ava in the non-rolling club. They also moved into their new room. No longer are they sleeping in Mommy & Daddy's room. Nor are they in the same bed. Each has their own sleeping space and they seem to love it! Their last bottles are at 8:30 and then it's off to bed. Thankfully, they all (usually) sleep until sometime between 7:00 and 8:30 (that's when I'm usually waking up Eli).

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2 Crazy Adventures

Trip #1 -
Call me crazy. No! Really! CALL ME CRAZY! The triplets made their first trip to the mall. Yup. The MALL! And it'll be awhile before they go again. Last Monday (11/12), Lindsay and I took "The 5" to the mall for their Christmas picture. I know, I know, "'re supermom...a Christmas picture're crazy...I only have 2 and we haven't gone yet...etc..." Get it all out, Ladies and Gentlemen, I've heard it all. But don't give me all that credit: I HAVE LINDSAY! Without her, there would be no picture, trust me! Anyway, we got everything ready for the big trip so when Zoe got off the bus from school at noon, we packed lunch into the big kids and stuffed the babies into their car seats. We were on our way by 12:30. Our appointment was at 1:10, but we needed to hit up Payless first, since Ty didn't have black shoes to wear (which, by the way, you can't even see in the picture).

Three hours later, we left the mall with some great pictures. I should have known it was going to be a challenge when it took 45 minutes just to get in front of the camera. Then, the photographer walked in...and she looked about 16 and like she'd just picked up her first camera. Half hour later, we were still waiting for the camera's first "click". Eventually, we got a second photographer to help and the camera caught fire. Okay, not quite "on fire" but at least there were pictures being taken. On the way INTO the mall, I asked Lindsay if she wanted to bet on how many times we'd be stopped by strangers to see the babies. She laughed me off! Let me just tell you there were no less then 2 dozen GROUPS of people that stopped us. Actually STOPPED us. As they saw us coming, they'd put down their bags and gather into a group and expect us to stop by them. Like we're a train on the tracks and they were waiting at the next station on our route. My favorite question is when they ask if the babies are triplets!

Trip #2 -
First, you should know that Zoe's kindergarten class uses "Letter People" to learn the sound of each letter. For example: "Mr. M" had a "munching mouth" and "Ms. T" had "tall teeth". (If you look closely at the picture you can see the feet of the letters that the class has already finished hanging from the ceiling.) They are currently learning about "Mr. I" who is covered in "impossible inches". Since Zoe was the "Special Helper" on Thursday (11/15), she was asked to bring in a show & tell object that started with "I" and had the soft sound like in "impossible inches". So after phone calls to my mom and my friend (that's already had 4 kindergartners) and a trip through Webster's dictionary for ideas, Zoe decided she wanted to bring "INFANTS". We called her teacher and cleared it with her first. Then I needed to explain to Zoe that the babies wouldn't be taking the bus with her in the morning, we'd meet them at school. (Yes, she actually thought they were going WITH her...she was getting their car seats ready!)

Sure enough, a simple trip to show & tell became a very big challenge. First, the babies woke up early: 6am. Which would mean they would need to eat again at 10am - right during show & tell time. So, we had to hold the triplets off for an hour and THEN feed them. Second, it was outside. Third, Ty gave me a run for my money to get him in the car. But it wasn't enough to stop us.

Zoe had her show & tell and boy was it a show! While we waited out in the hall, Mrs. James had Zoe stand by the door and asked what Zoe brought for show & tell. Quietly, Zoe whispered, "infants". It was a little strange seeing Zoe so shy! Mrs. James asked Zoe to introduce the "infants" and then Zoe wheeled them into the class in their stroller. There was a chorus of "ahh's" as she came strolling in. All the kids immediately stood up and gathered around. Zoe got very protective and asked (i.e. ordered) them all to sit back down on the carpet. Of course Mrs. James was already all over it, but Zoe wasn't sure the kids would listen to their teacher, so she made sure to add her two cents. Once everyone was sitting again, Zoe got to stand there and call on her fellow classmates as they raised their hands to ask questions. "What do you do when they cry? Do they fit in the car? Which one was born first? What are their names? Which one is your favorite?" When Mrs. James asked if they wanted to take a closer look at the babies, Zoe was quick to make sure they all washed their hands. Eli was awake, so Zoe showed her classmates how she holds the babies, but was NOT going to let them have a turn. She made sure everyone took a few steps back to give Eli (and her) some space. Then Zoe let Mrs. James have a turn holding Eli before we put him back in his car seat. The "infants" were a huge hit! Their trip even made it into the weekly newsletter that Mrs. James sends home to parents. But boy am I glad I don't have to do it again!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

3 Months or 13 weeks and 1 day?

There was QUITE a discussion around the table the other day when Shane mentioned that the triplets were 3 months old. My mother disagreed. She felt they were "3 months" when they hit 12 weeks (last week). So, Mr. Math Minor (Shane) pointed out that each month is, in fact, more than 4 weeks. And that ACTUALLY, 13 weeks is the average for a 3 month period. So let's compromise! According to the calendar, Cole, Eli & Ava are now...3 months...or 13 weeks and 1 day!

To celebrate, I thought y'all might like an update. In a nutshell: they're doing great. They spent their "birthday" at church, then home with family (& 9-day older cousin Micah), then cuddling with Daddy on the couch in front of a cozy fire.

According to their NICU discharge papers, they are "allowed" out and about now that they are 6 weeks past their due date (9/16). The doctors are still concerned about cold & flu season so they received their first dose of Synagis (to fight off RSV). And are due for their next monthly dose the day before Thanksgiving.

On a lighter note: Eli is the first to reach the rolling over milestone. He did it yesterday (11/5) from belly to back. Then he IMMEDIATELY complained that he was on his back. Every time I'd put him back on is belly, he'd immediately flip to his back and fuss.

All the babies are sleeping through the night...ON OCCASION...and just never all at the same time! The game plan is simple: If the first baby wakes up AFTER 4:30, I feed him/her and let the others sleep as long as they want. If the first baby wakes up BEFORE 4:30, they all get fed. =) There IS a method to my madness, but I won't bore you with it. Last night, they all slept until 5:30 (Ava), 5:45 (Eli) & 6:00 (Cole). So they each were fed and then I got 15 minutes to "relax" before getting Zoe up at 6:30 for school. After her bus came, it was BACK TO BED at 7:00 for a little catnap before Shane left for work (8:30). Not bad, right?

3 months down...and so good!

p.s. Eli's picked up a bad habit...

Halloween Happenings

Before I even start...can I PLEASE point out that it's 11/3 and I'm doing this post. It's not 10/31 at 10:30pm! I have a friend that sent me a link to her Halloween pictures on Wednesday night around 10:30. Her pictures had ALREADY been uploaded to Kodak's website! THAT is super mom! Karen (a.k.a. Super Mom) has a 1st grader and 4 year old twin girls. Yeah...that's right...3 kids...all with their own wills...and she had the pictures all together before she went to bed that night. Sick, right? She blamed the chocolate she consumed. I just think she's my hero...

Okay, on to the Higby Halloween Happenings...

Craziness...that's what Halloween now means to me! For the week leading up to this sugar-filled day, Ty has been hassling me with "How many more days until Halloween?" every 5 minutes! It even got to Lindsay (our Nanny). Her creative, resourceful, youthful mind thought to make the kids a countdown calendar. She's so smart...

Wednesdays are always a little nutty around here. But this was above and beyond. We loaded Zoe onto the bus at 7am (6:57 to be exact) then Ty, the trips and I raced out by 8:45 to CBS, as usual. If we leave any later, I can't go through the Dunkin Donut's drive thru around the corner for some MUCH needed caffeine. Then, when Bible Study was over at 11:15, we raced home to be sure to beat Zoe's bus. Lindsay was at the Rachel Ray taping all morning, so she wouldn't be at the house in case Zoe's bus came early. The absence of Lindsay also meant that Zoe & Ty would not be entertained all afternoon! So, from the moment we hit the door at 11:45 (it's hard to race out of a women's event with triplets...they tend to stop traffic) until 3:30, I had 2 very hyper, very annoying, very persistent, very impatient shadows. And when I say "shadow", I mean that there were at least 3 times that I stopped short and had a child run directly into my backside!

Praise the Lord for neighbors! In the middle of the afternoon triplet feeding, I grabbed Zoe & Ty's costumes and told them to get dressed and go across the street to the Steffe's. When Lindsay finally got to our house (after a fun filled time with her friends in NYC), I went over and joined in the traditional Pizza Dinner. We started this tradition about 2 years ago. And every year, it gets a little more nutty. The kids eat as little as possible during this dinner and Juliette and I try as hard as possible to not lose our minds while the kids test our patience with spills, bad manners, questions, arguments, and trips up from their seats.

Once dinner was done (around 5:30), we headed out. The whole gang. All 5 kids, 2 Moms & 1 neighbor girl/Mother's Helper. Just in case you can't quite make it out, Zoe's Belle and Ty's Derek Jeter.

When the houses on our street were completely visited (around 6:45pm), we headed out to Hallelujah night at church. The kids were supposed to be Biblical characters. So, Zoe's title switched to "Queen Esther" and Ty became one of the athletes that Paul referred to so much in his writings. (A stretch, yes, but I didn't have time to change their outfits.)

Church ended at 8:15. We packed up and headed out (after leaving the paint drenched pumpkins in PopPop's office to dry.) Needless to say, the kids hit a sugar low and fell asleep in the car on the 10 minute ride home.

Thursday morning, Ty woke up and asked, "How many more days until Halloween?"

Sunday, October 21, 2007

WAG Debut

We did it! We successfully brought the triplets to church! 11 weeks after they entered the world & 7 weeks after the last one was home, we ventured off to Church. It helped that the triplet's feeding schedule has spread out to 3 1/2 hours and church falls right in the middle of that span. It also helps that church doesn't start until 10 am. Still, we did it. That's not to say we didn't hit some resistance: not the greatest night of sleep, unexpected massive spit ups causing a need to redress a child (not that massive spit up is ever's just you don't expect it from Cole. Ava, yes. Cole, no.), a must-ask-1000-questions Zoe, and of course, a very...very...very slow moving Ty.
I apologize to any of you who may not have been in attendance for the event...but it went well, so you can rest will most likely happen again next Sunday!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Moronic Move

Okay, here it is served up on a silver platter...your opportunity to bust on me for a lifetime:

Who will ever know why, but Monday morning, I decided I'd try on my wedding ring! Keep in mind, I took my ring off 2 months into my latest pregnancy (triplets) so that it wouldn't need to be cut off when I eventually swelled. I mean, I was SO swollen with Zoe, I was SURE I'd swell early with the triplets.

Okay...back to Monday...I hit a little resistance when I got to my knuckle, but I always did, so I just proceeded on...say it with me...MORON! Immediately, my finger began to swell and turn a LOVELY shade of blue. Lindsay (our Nanny) was quietly giggling in the living room and slowly beginning to panic. Not me, I calmly called my favorite neighbor who promptly told me my options, as she saw them: ER or Jewelry Store. I thought I'd call a store (who wants to pay the $75 ER Co-pay for a moronic move?) Here's how the conversation went:

"Hi! I have a hypothetical question for you"
"Hypothetically speaking, say a new mom of 2-month old triplets attempted to put on her wedding ring and well...hypothetically speaking, let's say the ring was pretty tight."
"Did this Mom try all the home remedies to get it off?"
" water...sticking her hand in the freezer...NOTHING would get it to budge...hypothetically...and now her finger is turning a lovely shade of hypothetical blue..."
"Then this mom should get to the ER or come into our store before her finger falls off!"

So I did! The store was right around the corner and the jeweler really struggled to get the clippers between my finger and the ring. After about 10 tries and a bunch of "mini" clips, the jeweler was able to pry the ring off. I guess it's a good time to get my rings sized, what do you say? Of course, I had to wait more than 3 hours before I could go back and get the ACTUAL size of my finger measured...and even then, my finger was still swollen. 24 hours later, there was still a bright red "ring" around my finger.

...And to think the ring was taken off so it wouldn't have to get cut off...Ironic, right?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Two Months Later

Well, we've survived two whole months! And we must be doing SOMETHING right because they're sure growing...

Cole - 12 pounds (actually, in his book, the nurse wrote, "11 lbs, 15 3/4 oz.)
Eli - 10 pounds, 9 ounces
Ava - 8 pounds, 3 ounces

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Do I REALLY have a 5 year-old?

(sorry it's out of was 6:45 am before leaving for the bus)

Yes, I do! And apparently, once you're in Kindergarten, birthdays take on a life of their own...

BIRTHDAY #1...9/18/07 - Zoe's official birthday

Making sure to avoid all allergens, Ty & I brought the (apparently) uber-cool birthday snack of "Number Donuts", something I had NO idea existed, to school for snack time. And to think that I was just going to bake some "funfetti" cupcakes and bring them in. But no, that's not what Miss Zoe wanted. So, I called up Dunkin Donuts and requested 2 dozen donuts in the shape of 5's. Choosing a flavor was an act of congress...but finally, Zoe chose 1/2 chocolate frosted and 1/2 strawberry frosted. BOTH with sprinkles. I was fully prepared to pay an arm and a leg for these donuts but was pleasantly surprised: they cost the same as a regular dozen donuts!

BIRTHDAY #2...9/22/07 - The Princess Tea

Being that I recently had a major life change (a.k.a. "The Triplets"), there was NO way I was hosting a 5th birthday party here at the house. After a lot of research (and some serious heart attacks after looking at prices) Zoe and Mommy agreed on a YMCA party. A princess tea. The girls came dressed up as their favorite princesses and they had their nails done, put on make-up (which they got to take home), colored a crown, made a bracelet, & decorated a wallet. Then they had a tea party complete with Apple Juice Tea a & Sandwiches with the crusts cut off. They worked off those calories with a fashion show for those of us that stayed. Then they had cake and called it a day. Phew...I'm tired just writing all that. The beauty of it? I didn't have to plan, set up, bake, host, or clean!!!!!!!!!!!

BIRTHDAY #3...9/23/07 - Family Birthday Lunch

Are you kidding? 2 celebrations isn't enough? Zoe gets a THIRD? A friend of mine was always proud to celebrate her "Birthday Week" and now I'm seeing where that came from. This is CRAZY!!!!!!!!! Nothing too crazy...just some tacos. I baked a sheet cake (could it get easier?) and let Aunt Shannon & Zoe ice & decorate it. Zoe, of course, put a large "Z" on it. Ty climbed up to look at that cake and quickly noted, "Ooooooooooh, Zoe, HANDsome Z!"

All this to say...Praise the Lord we only celebrate birthdays once a year!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Super Mom I Am Not!

This is for all my friends that laugh at me and tell me that I'm Super Mom because I "have it all together" and I just had triplets...


I soooooooooooooooooooooo don't have it all together!

It's almost 10am and I'm still in my PJs. It's been one of those weeks where I start something, get distracted, take care of the distraction, forget I had started something, start something else, notice the original project I started, let IT distract me, go work on that, forget that I started a 2nd project...etc. You get the picture! in point...I'm writing on my blog and I SHOULD be...
* Folding Laundry
* Freezing Bagels
* Preparing Bottles
* Buying a Birthday Present (party tomorrow morning)
* Making Beds
* Loading the Dishwasher
* Putting Away Breakfast
* Coloring with Ty
* Writing Thank You's
* Vacuuming Kitchen

Let's just say my "To Do" list sure isn't getting any smaller these days. For every one thing I cross off (which is a major celebratory moment) there are 3 things I'm putting on it!

Well, today I'm determined to change that! Maybe because I had to dig through the dryer to find clean underwear for Zoe this morning. Apparently, my dryer can't handle two wash-loads at once, because Zoe's underwear was still slightly I got out the hair dryer to finish it up so Zoe could go to school. I may have started something though...she seemed to enjoy the toasted bun feeling. =)

Okay, enough with this distraction...I have work to do people! I can't just sit around entertaining you all day with stories of the craziness on DeBaun Avenue!

Have a great weekend...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

For at least the next 13 years

Yesterday (Tues., 8/4/07), I was finishing up the triplet's 5:00 am feeding when I heard it: the quiet whisper of a 4 year old, "Momma, is it time to get ready for school yet?" I couldn't believe it! It was 5:30 in the morning! "No, Zoe, close your eyes and try to go back to sleep. I'll wake you up in a little while." Figuring that would work, I got in the shower and got ready for my day. When I got out of the bathroom, I noticed a shadow sitting on the love seat: Zoe! "How about now, Momma? Can I get dressed NOW?" Sure enough, we no sooner got Zoe into her new outfit and she was skipping down the hall, bounding down the stairs & practically levitating into the kitchen for breakfast. I could barely get her to eat 3 spoonfuls of cereal before she grabbed her backpack and started for the door. Convincing her that her hair needed to be brushed, I was able to get her back from the front door. But that was it, I couldn't put her off anymore. By 6:30 am, Zoe was sitting on the front step waiting for the bus to come!!

Around 7:00 am, the bus driver walked down our street and met us at our house. Unfortunately, living on a dead-end street has some downfalls. Apparently, a 52-passenger bus can't turn around down our street and our driveway is too narrow for the bus to pull into. So, my little kindergartner is going to be picked up up the street. I guess we'll figure out how we'll manage that in the rain, snow, & during Shane's business trips later. And by "we", I mean "me". The bus driver said Zoe & I could wait at the curb in front of our house...when the bus pulled into the intersection and opened it's door, Zoe could run down the street and the driver would wait for her. Okay...I'm getting off topic...

Zoe IMMEDIATELY took off for the bus and barely stopped long enough for me to take a picture. I think you'll be able to tell from the picture just how excited she was to go to school.

She chose the seat right behind the door and buckled in. It wasn't until this morning that I found out why she likes that seat: "I can get off fast, Momma & I get to say 'hi' to everyone when they get on the bus!" Does she take after me, or what?

As the bus pulled away, there she on the bus for her first day of school...waving at me out the window of her bus! And lo & behold...I DIDN'T CRY! Go me!!!!!!!!

5 hours later (yes...5 hours) the bus dropped off my little girl. Grinning from ear to ear, she stopped at the bottom step of the bus and asked if she could go back tomorrow. (Did she think we'd gone through all this hoopla for ONE day?) I assured her there were PLENTY of school days ahead of her!

UPDATE: 9/5/07

This afternoon, I was greeted by a 16 year-old that took over Zoe's body! She came off the bus all exasperated and dramatic, "'s been a really long day...I don't want to talk about it...and please don't give me any projects...I've had so many projects today..." Not even a "Hi Mom! What's for lunch?" How crazy is that? Then she called Shane and told him how "horrible" the library was because she had so many tough choices to make. I guess picking just one library book is a bit traumatic for a (almost) 5 year-old. Boy, this year sure is going to be fun...

Together Again...

HOLY COW...I've got 5 kids!!!!!!
With all the babies home from the hospital, I didn't waste much time getting them together for a picture. It'd been two weeks since I had the babies together, and I'd NEVER had all 5 in one room, so this was exciting. A friend gave us these outfits and they screamed "take pictures of us". So, being the camera freak that I am, I obliged. My next project is to find rugbies for Zoe & Ty. =)

small (Ava)...medium (Eli)...& large (Cole)...

Ava Baby!

Look who finally decided she'd had enough of the party in the NICU:

Yes, Ava Barbara Higby finally left the NICU on Wednesday (8/29/07) just 25 days after she was born. One of the reasons she was "stuck" in the NICU was her buddy Cathie. She was also Mommy's favorite nurse. She really loves our kids. I can't say enough about ALL the nurses at Valley, but Cathie just seemed to click with us.

Here's the peanut (weighing a whopping 5 lbs 2 oz) all ready to venture out into the world...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Triplets...Yes, you heard right!

Let me introduce you to the latest additions to the Higby Gang: Cole, Eli & Ava. They were born August 4, 2007 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ at 34 weeks and 1 day! All 3 are healthy and doing well.

Cole Richard (a.k.a. "Baby A")
Born at 1:03 pm
5 lbs. 3 oz.
18 inches

First baby home! He came home at 10 days old. No issues! When Zoe saw him, she said, "I didn't think he'd be THAT small!" And Ty thought he was Micah...his cousin (9 days older than the triplets). This is the first time that Zoe OR Ty saw ANY of the babies. Could Zoe look any more proud?

Eli Robert (a.k.a. "Baby B")
Born at 1:04 pm
4 lbs. 4 oz.
17 inches

Took Eli a little bit longer to get home...20 days! He had a few sleep apnea episodes. The doctors thought it was Reflux, but the "Sleep Study" said otherwise. Apnea is very common is premies, apparently. They waited a week, then did another "Sleep Study". The results showed that just that one additional week was all Eli needed. His apnea was gone and we could bring him home! Yippee!!!!!!!!!! So now he's home and loving being back together with Cole.

Ava Barbara (a.k.a. "Baby C")
Born at 1:05 pm
4 lbs. 5 oz.
17 inches
Unfortunately, the princess is having WAY too much fun in the NICU. She's still there. Her second "Sleep Study" showed a mild case of Reflux. So, today, she started Zantac. If she doesn't have any bad reactions to the medicine, she'll come home 25. She's a PEANUT: just hit the 5 pound mark today. We can't wait to get her home...especially Zoe. She wants her baby sister something FIERCE!

There's a first time for everything

For almost a year now, I've thought about starting a blog. Mostly, I thought it would be an easy way to keep everyone up-to-date on our pregnancy and the crazy happenings of the two "Big Kids" (Z and T...not Shane and I). But I never got around to it.

Until now.

And we all know that I have TONS of time on my hands right now. I didn't just have triplets or anything. It's not like I've got a daughter about to head to Kindergarten. And there isn't still a 3 1/2 year old child that will be hanging out with the triplets and I all day...

Still, I thought it would be fun to start a blog. Read it, if you're bored. Ignore it, if you want. Scan for pictures, if you're short on time. It's up to you! I'm thinking this is really just going to be therapy for a mom that can't really get out much these days but who (prior to triplets) would barely ever be home...