Written by Jessica on Thursday, January 24, 2008

I think it's taken me 8 weeks and a baby shower to realize what it meant when the doctor said triplets.... We're outnumbered! Wednesday a group of my wonderful friends coordinated a baby shower at work. It was so perfect, lots of good food and friends and tons of baby stuff. Jenny, Haley, Marie, Amelia, and Heather - thank you so much!! Thanks to everyone I work with, we have lots and lots of great things and adorable clothes for the boys when they arrive. I don't have any pictures from the shower yet. Hopefully I will be getting some soon. But here's a picture of the boy's closet right now.

Thanks to Amelia, Cheryl and Lynn from 10th Street the babies now have a place to sleep too!
When we started putting the third crib together, Wade and I both realized that we're in over our heads. Someone once told me as you start having more kids you have to go from a man to man defense to a zone defense. I'm not sure what that means exactly....Do they have books on that?
Thank you all so much! I don't know what we would have done without everyone's help! We're so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family.


We've officially decided on names. It was much harder to pick three than one, I'll tell you that!
So, after much deliberation and probably a few arguments (I can't remember much these days), here are the names:

Carter Edward (Wade's dad)
Brayden Michael (My dad)
Tucker Martin (My mom and step dad)

After we decided on the names, we realized the first letters of their first names spells out CB&T. That's company dedication, huh?! and the middle names are all from our parents.

Taylor Wade is of course named after his daddy. So, we're very excited that all of our boys names have a special meaning.

I'm down to working 20 hours a week now. I think this is going to help me with the physical and emotional fatigue I've been dealing with balancing 40 hours a week, taking care of the family, and trying to take care of myself and the three babies I'm carrying. Not to mention all the inside stuff the doctor's worried about. I go to the periontologist next Wednesday. This is a very important appointment as we will be finding out if the babies have all developed correctly internally and externally as well as if they are gaining the wait and size they should be for 21 weeks gestation.

Hopefully I'll get some good news and some good pictures from that visit.

Written by Jessica on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Well, our little "girl" revealed himself as a sneaky little boy. Looks like 4 boys for us! At first I thought how sweet it would have been to have a little girl, then I started thinking of how easy it will be to have all boys. They can share clothes, a bedroom, toys, etc..... It will be a lot easier that's for sure. We go to the doctor again January 10th for one more look. We want to be sure we weren't getting Baby A confused with Baby B or Baby B with A or A with C or C with B or C with A.....well you get the picture - having 3 babies in there is quite confusing and it's getting harder and harder to differentiate the bigger they get. By triplet standards I'm half way there. Dr. E says all is well right now and I feel great. I hope this is an indication of what's to come!

Ultrasound Pictures of the boys at 16 weeks

Baby A - 16 weeks (left bottom of my tummy)

Baby B - 16 weeks (right bottom of my tummy)

Baby C - 16 weeks (top center of my tummy)

Written by Jessica on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It was a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Taylor had a big Christmas getting everything he asked (or bribed) Santa for. We took Taylor to see Santa a couple weeks before Christmas and he hadn't been on his best behavior so he felt the need to give Santa the gum he had. Well, not all of it, he tore a peice of gum in half and offered him half of his gum. In return, he asked for a train set, some hot wheels, some marbles, and a helicopter. Santa brought him everything but the marbles (can we say choking hazard!?)

As for New Years, we popped a few fireworks left over from the fourth of July. We were done by 7:45 and in bed by 9:00. Talk about feeling like an old, boring couple! I guess 3 babies in your tummy will do that to you! We did go eat the traditional New Years dinner of collards, black eyed peas, and mexican cornbread! Yummy! I ate 2 helpings - afterall, I'm eating for 4!

Taylor partying like it's 2008!