I have not written a blog post in a month! Life has been pretty hairy right now. Biggest change is that we SOLD our house! Yipppeee…Bad news was we got the news two weeks ago and they want us out by September 10, which is this coming Monday. We spent all Labor Day weekend…laboring…and moving what we could to our rental house. The rental is surprisingly in the same neighborhood and my parents are thrilled. It really was a blessing how it all worked out. We sold our house one night and in 24 hours had another place to live. Thank goodness. Now moving with three 18 month olds is another story! And three sickly kiddos. They are battling the cold allergy stuff going around. I am tired of dosing medicine on top of that too!
The Miss Onery and Independent Award goes to….Avery Lynn
The girls are all of the 18 month old toddlers they are! They are wild, wooly and in to anything they can get their hands on, around, etc. Quite jealous of each other’s time with me and the grandparents, possessive over toys and honestly sort of mean to each other right now. I look at it as a time of marking their territory and see this as the beginning of how it will probably be for the rest of their lives. Hoping they will learn to love each other instead of bite each other or fight over toys. Their 18 month check up went great. They are still growing and progressing awesome. Emily is still the smallest and only in the 3-5% for weight but we love her just the way she is…That is why she is endearingly nicknamed “Emmie Bug” by her Dada. Avery is honestly like a three-year old! She is in the 90% percentile for height and Camdyn is just in between the two. All rocking and rolling and doing the funniest things right now. Their vocabulary is increasing and Camdyn especially has been a little chatter box lately. We have battled bed climbers, which has been not funny at all. Emily crawled out and we heard her crying. Fortunately she was not hurt, but she has not done that since. We had to separate their beds a little until we move into our new house and can officially separate them in different rooms if we wish. May be a good time for them each to have some privacy and peace and quiet.
Lil chatter box herself – Camdyn Lea
On another note, we celebrated my mom’s (MiMi) 60th birthday. Sorry Mom, I put it out there..We attempted a family dinner at a restaurant and that was not a good idea. The girls just do not want to be contained at the moment. We were those people who the other people stare at in the restaurant. Was not a good feeling but we did our best to make her day and evening special. This pic is of me, Mimi and Avery.
My Emmie Ray – Crazy hair huh? She won’t like me pulled it back!
In my downtown, haha, I started a group on Facebook – Mommies of Multiples (MOMs). There are times where I feel moms of multiples can only understand the challenges with more than one child or even children that are the same age…at the same time…I invited 12 people I knew with twins or triplets to the group and it grew to 150 plus members in two weeks! We throw out topics related to raising multiples and it has been a good place to share information and talk to other moms with the same challenges.
So, we are packing up and moving on to the next chapter in our family. Our new home will not be ready until close to Christmas. Although the stress associated with this process is unbearable at times, we are staying positive and looking forward to our first official new home as a family of five!
My prayers lately have been for strength…lots of energy…and praying I don’t get sick in the middle of being so worn out. My other prayers are for the loved ones in my life. My aunt is still undergoing chemotherapy, so many thoughts with her…And my friends, The Brewers, welcomed a new baby girl (Bryn) who had a major heart surgery just a week after she was born and still fighting through some challenges. NICU life is so intense and difficult. I feel for them so much.
I will update with newer pictures once we get settled and set up at the next house! Hope all out there is well and many blessings at the fall and football season are upon us!