Monday, February 28, 2011

Feburary Update

The month of February has been our babies best month yet. Everybody is progressing with all of their therapies and we have had lots of "firsts".

The babies have started to try some solids. Sometimes it goes well and other times not so much. I've decided to make my own organic baby food. With my handy "magic bullet" its really quite easy. I just steam, puree, and freeze whatever veggie it may be in an ice tray. The little cubes are convenient for thawing! So far, the group favorite is butternut squash.

All of the babies laughed out loud for the 1st time this month. This could very well be my favorite thing about motherhood so far. There is nothing better than to hear your baby laugh. Its also quite distracting because if a baby does decide to let out a laugh Ben and I usually spend the next 30 minutes or so trying to recreate whatever scenario made them laugh.

I saved the best news for last. Louise had her best ever appointment with Dr Troup. We have always been told that we are simply "buying time" until we have to put a shunt in to help drain the fluid off her brain. At her appointment with Dr Troup last week he told us there was a CHANCE that she may get out of this "shunt free". As long she continues to progress developmentally and shows no physical signs of increased brain pressure, we will get a CT scan in a few months and go from there. Louise has done nothing but prove to us time and time again that she is a fighter. Her battle is not over yet, but with a little prayer I honestly feel that she will lead a normal healthy life.
Our friend Liza came and took some pictures of us this past month. I think they turned out great! Thanks Liza!Here are a few of my faves......
Louise, Charlie, Reece



Sweet Babies

30 Tiny Toes!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

6 Months Old!!!!!

I can't believe that my babies are 6 months old!!! I am so proud of how far they have come over the past six months.

It turns my stomach to think about where we were only six months ago. The day your babies are born is supposed to be a day filled with joy and celebration. For me, the day my babies were born was the scariest day of my life. I had no idea what it meant for a baby to be born at barely 27 weeks until I saw them for the first time. I remember smiling from ear to ear and being so excited as Ben wheeled me to the NICU to meet my trio. When I stood up to look in the incubator and I got the first glimpse of one of my babies it felt like being hit in the chest with a sledge hammer. Nothing can prepare you for seeing a 2lb human being. There were tubes, wires and monitors covering up every inch of their tiny bodies. I quickly went from all smiles to a sobbing mess. As Ben and I went down the line, meeting each baby and listening to a team of doctors and nurses explain their critical conditions, I remember thinking to myself......this is not good. As Ben was wheeling me out of the NICU a lady stopped us and knelt down in front of me and said "Sweetheart, these babies have a long hard road in front of them and you have to pick yourself up and be strong because your the only mama they have." Not only was it the first time someone had called me "Mama" but it was when I realized that my journey into parenthood would be different than most. The next few months were filled with ups and downs that tested me in ways I never knew were possible. Reece, Lousie and Charlie fought everyday to get to where they are now. Slowly the tubes, wires and monitors began to come off and there emerged these perfect little miracles. Watching them fight their individual battles and overcoming obstacle after obstacle has been a humbling experience. In a short 6 months, my children have taught me more lessons on faith, strength and love than I knew was possible to learn in a lifetime. I am so lucky to be able to spend everyday with these 3 awesome babies!!!

We may have not been much in he mood to celebrate on the day that they were born, but because of that, we celebrate every milestone a little bit more. So, that being said...........Happy Half Birthday Reece, Louise and Charlie!!!!!!!! Rosalyn Reece Boland


13 3/4 inches

6 months

10lbs 6oz
21 1/4 inches

Louise Grace Boland

2lbs 2oz
13 1/2 inches

6 months
9lbs 11ozs
21 3/4 inches

Charles Spencer Boland


1lb 15oz
6 months

11lbs 5oz
21 3/4 inches

February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy and Happy half Birthday Babies!!!!

This little family has come a long way!