Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am thankful for:

My Savior:

Who is always faithful to me, even when I am not! He's always there waiting for me, teaching me and showing me how I should live. Is always there giving us the strength to do what we need. He saved me from a sinful life and now helps me to live a life pleasing to him. He LOVES me! He has blessed my life abundantly!

An Amazing Husband:

Who loves me unconditionally! He is always there for me! He works SO hard to provide for our family! He is always taking care of me. He puts the kids and me first. He loves the Lord and is a strong leader. He is an AMAZING Dad! He changes diapers and feeds and loves those babies!

Cameron, Blake and Madison:

Our three miracles! They bring so much joy to our lifes! I can't wait for the years to come to see their little personalities and to see what they will become.

Our Family:

What a wonderful support they have been! They spend the night, bring meals, check in on our sanity. They love us! We have had so much support this year from them. They have been amazing, I can't imagine life without them!

Our Friends:

What a blessing good friends are. We have been blessed with such special people in our life. They are always there to lend a hand or a listening ear. What special people they are!

A Wonderful Church and Church Family:

How wonderful to have such special church family. Not everyone is so blessed to have such a supportive and loving church! They have supported and loved us more than I can tell you!

Life in a Free Country:

What a blessing to live in a country where we can worship our Lord freely! We can raise our children as we see fit. We are so blessed to be free - how often do we take that for granted?

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

2 Months!

I can't believe these guys are two months old already! Where does the time go?? What a joy they have been, they have blessed our life so much! I can't imagine life without them. Their due date was the 16th of this month, which is weird that we have had them for so long already. They are starting to act more like newborns now. Here is a little update on the kiddos...

A very happy baby
A great sleeper (most of the time)
Eating 2 1/2 ounces now
Weighs 7lbs 14oz
Is SO alert
Loves to look around, kinda bug eyed most of the time
Holds his own bottle for a couple minutes at a time


Is our laid back guy - unless he is hungry! :)
Sleeps ok, getting better
Eats about 3 ounces
Weighs 8lbs 6oz
Very strong!
Becoming more alert


  • Our sweet little girl
  • She is the fussy one of the bunch
  • Starting to be more happy during her awake time
  • Quickly becoming the best sleeper
  • She has started to be more alert - so CUTE!
  • Weighs 6lbs 12oz
  • She is wearing newborn clothes now :(
  • She can hold her own head for quite a while
  • Eats more than the boys!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Big Night Out

We left the kiddos with their Grandma for the first time last night. Jason and I got to get out and go to dinner at Brewsky's. It was a fun dinner and so nice just to have some time with my wonderful hubby!
We were celebrating his completion of his apprenticeship program. He has worked SO hard over the last five years to become a Journeyman Lineman. It's a pretty big deal for him and we are so proud of him! He works so hard at his job for his family! He's such an amazing Husband and Dad! Congratulations Babe, we love you!!!

(The boys trying out their boppy pillows for the first time)

(Auntie Kristen and Cam, she babysat so Jason and I could get coffee!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fun Pics

We had some fun the other day with pictures! We had to get some of the cousins together. Brogan is really a pretty small guy but compared to our little ones he looks pretty big!

Sheila saw the idea to buy 12 month size onsies and take a picture of them wearing them on each new month. So this is the first months picture. I thought it was a pretty fun idea!

Friday, November 14, 2008


TOO FAST!! These kiddos are getting big way too fast! I don't know where the time goes. Although at night I don't think it is going very fast... :) We had a check up yesterday for them and they are doing super. Dr. John is SO impressed with how they are doing. That is so nice to hear! They have "graduated" from needing to be seen a lot because they are preemies to just going in for their wellness checks every two months. God has sure had a hand in with the health of these babies.

Blake - 7lbs 1oz (WOW) He started out at 3lbs 15oz
Cameron - 6lbs 3oz He started out at 3lbs 6oz
Madison - 5lbs 15oz She started out at 3lbs 1/2oz

The boys were circumcised yesterday. That was the saddest day of my life (the boys didn't like it either ) They screamed and cried SO hard it was all I could do to not cry. The tears were just running down their little faces! So sad! And they strap them down like they are in a torture chamber (they probably thought they were). But Dr. John is such an amazing pediatrician! I am so glad we were able to get in to him! It's so fun too cause he was my pediatrician as a kid! He's great and takes such great care of the kiddos.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shoes Anyone???

It's a bitter sweet memory - my Grandma LOVED her shoes! My Dad and Aunt had to start going through Grandmas things last week. They got to her shoe closet and decided we could probably open a shoe store! There are boots and tennis shoes and dress shoes and stelletos...... There are keds, BCBG, Liz Claiborn, shoes made in Spain! She was a shoe lady! She passed that love on to me! Just a fun memory of Grandma!
(These aren't all her shoes either - there was still a closet full and some had been given away!:))

Playing Catch Up

Wow, time sure flies when you are having fun (and taking care of three babies! :)) It has been a lot of work but so fun too! What sweet wonderful babies! We love them SO much. They have been so fun to have around. They are almost seven weeks old already. I can't believe it, it seems like they just got here. Here's a little info on all of them....

He is our easy baby! If he were the only baby we had we would have an easy life! For the most part he at night he wakes up (barely) then goes right to sleep until the next feeding. Sleeps like a champ! When he is awake he is almost always happy. At night they all have a fussy time but most of the time he is just happy and alert. He is so fun, he looks around and smiles all the time. His eyes are usally open very wide! He is probably over five pounds now and growing out of his preemie clothes! (That makes mom want to cry!) He is consistantly eating about two ounces every three to four hours. He is a joy and I am SO in love with him!!

Blake is totally going to be laid back - for the most part. He definatly can get pretty upset with us. :) He is a very serious baby. We don't get too many smiles out of him, he will just sit there and stare you down. He could win any staring contest without cracking a smile. When he does smile he it is so fun - WAY cute! Most of the time his lips are pursed in what we call the fish face. :) He likes to be awake and fussy pretty much all night but sleeps like a champ during the day! (We are working on switching that!) He also has a fussy time at night - they plan it together. He is over six pounds now and is for the most part in newborn clothes and diapers. (That REALLY made mom cry). He is also eating about two ounces every three to four hours. He brings so much happiness we are so blessed to have him and love that little guy to death!
Madi is a bit high maintenance! :) She is a little spit fire with a bit of an additude! After describing her to my Dad he said that we had a Tasha junior! (Uh oh!) She is starting to be very alert also and starting to smile a lot more! That has been a lot of fun - she is a sweetheart! She doesn't like to sleep much at night either although she has been getting better the last few nights. YEAH!! She is still in most of her preemie clothes, just growing out of the really small ones. She is still our small little girl. She has probably made it up to about five pounds as well. That is so big compared to her 2lbs 14oz she was after she was born! It's so much fun to have a little girl!! We love her so much!

I think that's it! We have been staying very busy feeding every three hours. It takes about an hour to feed and change all three (with two people). So that takes up most of our time. It's such a special time though! We have been having help at night which makes the day time go a little easier. Sleep makes all the difference!

We have had both great grandpas come for a visit which was very special!! They were both very taken with the little kiddos! I have to agree, they are pretty great!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Good News!!!

Grandma (Valerie) has a clean bill of health and finally gets to come and see her grandbabies!! We are all very excited!

RSV Explanation

I found some info and pics of the RSV that we are so worried about our babies getting this winter. It helps explains why we have to be so careful of who comes over and so strict with the ages that are allowed. It's a pretty scary infection for any baby but especially for premies! I didn't even realize quite how yucky it is, the pictures say a lot too!

Because our babies are preemies their lungs are still underdeveloped & they have a compromised immune system. This is very important to know b/c RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) which to us or a full-term baby, would not do anything more than just give us a cough & a runny nose, much like the common cold. For our babies, it can mean death.

Why? Our babies lungs look very different from that of a baby the same age that was born after 37 weeks gestation. Let me show you a picture of what our babies' lungs look like compared to that of a regular full-term baby. The 1st 3 pictures are that of our babies' lungs (not actual idea). The 4th picture is that of a regular baby. Scary to see how much less our babies have compared to them!

This is another good picture to look at. As you can see, they used trees to explain the difference between a normal infant's lungs (left) & a preemie's (right). WOW!

Once RSV has been passed to one of our babies, hospital stay is a certainty. Actually, they would probably end up in the PICU (Pediatric ICU). There is NOTHING they can do to help our babies except to give them O2 to help them breathe. Again, something we don't want to experience.How do we keep our babies healthy? By staying away from sick people! RSV is contracted through physical contact or vapor droplets in the air.