Wednesday, November 30

Already off to a bad start...

OK, so I am a bad blogger. This is why I never started a blog before!

Anyway, lots to update on... It has been a bit of a rough month. The twins caught RSV, and a double ear infection (for both) soon followed. Now they have moved onto bigger and better things--namely, a gastrointestinal virus. Fun times! Somewhere in the middle of all that, Avery spiked a random 104.5 fever. I am starting to think I live in a sick house.

At the babies' last well visit, it was determined that C needed to be evaluated by a cranio-facial surgeon. That has come and gone, and she is now the proud owner of a brand new pink helmet! She has been wearing it for about a week now, and seems to have adjusted just fine. She was also referred to early steps for a developmental evaluation. They found that she is behind in gross motor, but is actually ahead of schedule in everything else. She scored 97 (out of 100) in cognitive ability! Woohoo! So she will begin working with a physical therapist to address the motor delays, and hopefully she will be caught up in no time.

Thanksgiving was a success! MIL, SIL, BIL and nephew came down for about 4 days, and I think it went pretty well. I made a totally rockin' turkey that didn't even make anyone sick! I was so proud of myself!

D is (hopefully) in the home stretch of his PhD program and has several campus interviews coming up in December. We are excited to see where the next chapter of life will take us.

Tuesday, October 18

My sweet Avery...

Can I just say how much I love this girl?

Every day when I pack her lunch, I write a little note for her on a napkin. She always gets a kick out of it. Well, I had a bit of a rough day yesterday (I will update on that later) and she apparently noticed. So when I got to work today, I found this in my purse:


What would I do without this girl?

Thursday, October 13


Is it just me, or are intro posts always a little... awkward? Oh well, onward we go!

Blogging seems to be the trendy thing to do nowadays, but really, it's a great way to keep track of life's great (and not so great) little moments that I never want to forget. I just wish I had started one when A was born. Hindsight's 20/20 and all that...

So I'm J, and my husband is D. We got married in November 2009 and we have 3 beautiful daughters. A is 5 years old and just started kindergarten this year! She is a ball of energy, and such a good kid. Currently, she enjoys gymnastics, dancing, and swimming in her free time. She is also the proud big sis to twin girls, C and E, who are now 5 months old. I wish I could explain in words how much she loves these babies. I've been fortunate that she hasn't been jealous in the slightest, and she loves helping me with them! She is like mommy #2!

I work for State Government, though I would much rather be home with my girls. But D is working on a PhD, so that isn't possible right now since we kind of need health insurance. I am looking forward to the day that he graduates and gets a "real" job, though something tells me he will always be a student. The man loves to learn and jumps at the chance to add another degree to his collection.

Anyway, that's us in a nutshell. Basically, my kids are my life, and that is largely what I will write about. Hopefully one day they can look back on this and smile about all of the silly things they did. 

Thanks for reading!