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OH, WHO invited You?! GO AWAY!

It’s picture sharing time. I shared my gorgeous triplets’ third grade photos today on social media because, duh, that’s what moms do. In case you missed it, here it is again: Gretchen, Theo (The Boss) and Olena. These kiddos are all unique and all have had their share of struggles. I would move mountains for … Continue reading

Ask me About My Daughter’s Experience

 “NYSDOH – New York State Health Department September 29 at 9:48am · Whether alone or grouped together (such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella), ‪#‎vaccines‬ don’t cause autism. All recent studies prove this.” I am PRO VACCINE How could you not be? In this day and age, we know that vaccines keep our children safe AND … Continue reading

To The Nurse Who Made Me Cry

It was nurses week recently and I am forever grateful to the many we have met along the way. One thing about being a NICU mom, then a NICU alumni, you know that the doctors are good for updates, but those nurses are in the trenches with you and they are the ones who will … Continue reading

Forgive me if I am Repeating Myself

I posted the following on my personal Facebook page today (so some of you may have already seen it). I thought I would share it here with you. A few weeks ago I decided NOT to speak my mind. But I saw this post and just had to share it … How do I really … Continue reading

Paperwork, Paperwork

The one thing people don’t tell new parents, especially those who have to spend time in the NICU, is your kid will have loads of paperwork. My children spent an average of 3 months in the NICU at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Because of this, they qualified for Social Security benefits. As if the day-to-day treatments … Continue reading

2012 in Review: My Life in Triplicate

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get … Continue reading

Sun was Shining Then Too

Somethings You Never Forget The sun streaming into the window at work triggered the memory…how could I forget that five years ago, the triplets decided to try to make an extremely early entrance. MaryAnn is convinced it was just so they can make it for Alex’s birthday party…but…I think she was just trying to lighten … Continue reading

She Be But Little

“And Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce” And that sums up perfectly Gretchen Estelle. Today we had another IEP/CPSE meeting, this time for Gretchen, to talk about her progress in physical therapy. Keep in mind that at almost age 5 Gretchen is still fitting in size 3T clothing. She’s longer than she is wide, … Continue reading

One of those Days

Monday Again Today it was back to school after mid-winter break. And, well, let’s just say we’ve all forgotten how to do Monday mornings. I overslept which meant Rob was running late. The girls stalled getting changed out of their PJs. Of all the days to sleep in, Theo picked today. I had to wake … Continue reading

Fighters: Since Day 1

Introducing the NICU After being in recovery for God-knows how long, it was time to meet the triplets. I can’t quite recall in what order we met them…but since Babies A and C had no names yet (B was our boy), we had to meet them and give them their names. All I know is … Continue reading