Wednesday, July 26, 2006

19/20 Weeks

I'm a little late for 19 weeks and 2 days early for 20 weeks but I'm sure you'll undertand. The triplets seems to be doing really well. They are all kicking at one point or another though at this time it's hard to distinguish one from the other. Well, I can tell when it's baby A because she kicks me at the bottom of my abdomen but baby B and C both are kicking me on top and it's hard to tell who is who.

I also wanted to add another picture. I think I look a little bigger than 3 weeks ago. Hopefully that means things are going well and the babies are growing! I'll write again on August 2nd after our Level II sonogram. We will have them check the sexes again and we should get some new sonogram pictures to post as well.

Not to leave anyone out we want to share a few pictures of Kaitlyn's 6th birthday. We had a carnival party and all the kids seemed to have a great time. The triplets are going to have a great big sister!! (Brother too).

The kitten Kaitlyn is holding is our birthday gift to her. His name is Lollipop and he is fitting in the family really well. We all think he is fun and adorable and we couldn't have asked for an easier going cat. He will be my bed rest buddy!

Kaitlyn is standing on a ladder in front of one of the "carnival" games. We set up 5 around the yard and the kids collected tickets for a load of great prizes. Thanks to all who helped. It was great!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

18 Weeks and Triplet Shock!

At 18 weeks the babies are doing really well. We went for an appt. yesterday and all 3 babies looked really good. For that we are really thankful.

We were able to find out the sexes and to say the least we are very shocked! The sonographer was 100% sure about baby A and B and about 90% sure about baby C. Are you ready for a shock? They are all girls! Yep, all 3 of them are girls. I truly expected all boys because Kirk's family history is all boys. I thought that Kaitlyn was just a gift that the Lord snuck in there. I never once imagined that it was actually Caleb!! I am a bit disappointed for Caleb. I truly hoped that he would have a brother and Kaitlyn a sister. I am kind of hoping that the sonographer was wrong about baby C and maybe it's still a boy. We won't see them again until August 2nd and we'll have them check again - all 3 again just to be sure.

Just a note - Kirk is doing really well with the news. I'm the one that's more disappointed that I won't be having another boy. Kirk feels like now Caleb won't get lost in the shuffle being the only boy. Kaitlyn is excited but she feels bad that her brother won't have a brother so she and I are praying that baby C is in fact a boy :)

No, we have no names. This was just so unexpected that we have no idea where to go from here!
Thank you for your continued prayer and support.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Thank You!

As you can see from this picture we have brought something huge back with us from Florida. The babies are still in there - it's the stroller :) Isn't it massive??

A very special thank you go out to Tom and Regina who's 4 year old triplets are now too big for this stroller but have generously passed it on. We are thankful for them and the way the Lord has provided one of the biggest items necessary for this many babies.

We also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who worked so hard on our house while we were gone. It looks so clean and amazing. I can't wait until it's all in place!! We praise God for the generosity of all of those at Grace church and look forward to spending more time with everyone in the future as well as sharing this crazy experience of triplets with you all!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July 4th

Happy 4th of July!! We are here on our last day in Florida :( We will surely miss Grandma and Grandpa but we have had a wonderful time. We have spent lots of time in the pool and the last 2 days we've gotten to see a lot of fireworks. Today, Kaitlyn loved the sparklers and Caleb loved the little things that pop when you throw them on the ground. He did NOT like the sparklers except when mom was holding them for him - then he dictated what I should write in the sky.

As for the baby's they are still giving me grief. Daily life is difficult and in the mornings I have trouble with a rapid heartbeat and feeling faint. Fortunately, it goes away by lunch. On a neat note, we were able to feel all the babies last Friday. They weren't kicking (well, I'm sure they were but I couldn't feel it) but we could feel a head or spine of each of the 3 babies in different places. It was pretty neat. I do think I've felt them kick though not on a regular basis. I imagine that will happen soon enough.