Written by Jessica on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

non facebookies - here's the link to Taylor's album.

Written by Jessica on Monday, May 03, 2010

for all my non facebookies = here's a link to their album.

Written by Jessica on Monday, May 03, 2010
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Tucker Martin.  Named after his maternal grandmother and grandfather, Tommy and Donna Martin.

Tucker was the 3rd born, and the smallest, weighing 4 pounds 13 ounces.  Tucker had to have a feeding tube when he was born because he wouldn't eat.  They removed it when he was close to a week old and then they put it back in because he wouldn't eat.  Tucker, is still the smallest and he's the pickiest.  Tucker doesn't mind missing meals if the meal isn't what he wants.

Tuck won't eat vegetables.  Occasionally he'll eat carrots and maybe corn.  He loves chips and french fries.  He prefers those salty treats over sweets.  He doesn't really like sweets either, but will eat a cookie or 2 without much fuss. 

Tucker is the baby of the bunch and he has held true to the title.  If his brothers take a toy from him, he cries and rarely tries to get it back.  He's very laid back.  He's a happy, carefree baby.

He has little sense of danger.  He's the one that wonders off and gets into predicaments.

Tuck loves hotwheels.  I often find him with a car rolling it along the window ledge, or my leg, or the table.  He loves cars.

He also loves his "bubba's" (Taylor) Wii and Nintendo DS.  He's always with him if he's playing, watching every move. Tuck will sit and watch TV too.  I may have to do something if he continues all these bad habits as he gets older...only eating chips and watching TV/video games...

The first thing people notice about Tucker are his eye lashes.  He has the longest eye lashes. 

Tucker was the last to start talking, but he's talking more now and his pronunciation is better than Carter and Brayden. 

Written by Jessica on Monday, May 03, 2010
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Brayden Michael.  Named after his maternal grandfather, Michael Lamar. 

Brayden was the 2nd born.  He was the biggest at 5 pounds 5 ounces.  But Brayden had some breathing problems and was on a C-PAP for a few days.  He didn't get to eat until he was 4 days old and he's been trying to make up for those 4 days ever since.  I didn't get to hold Brayden until he was 4 days old.  I couldn't really even touch him for fear it would over stimulate him.  He stayed in the NICU 11 days.  His brothers did too, but they stayed to accompany him more than anything.

We refer to Brayden as our little Brayden Bear because he's like a big thumb sucking teddy bear.

Out of 4 boys, he's our only thumb sucker.  And boy does he love his thumb.  It stays wrinkled from being in his mouth so much.

Brayden is strong, and big, and solid.  He's starting to discover his strength as use it to get what he wants. 

Brayden is out "hall monitor."  He wakes up and makes sure everything is child proofed.  If we've left a remote, or anything he knows they shouldn't have out, he'll run to it and say "UH OH!" and bring it to me.  If we've left a door open, he'll proclaim "UH OH!" and shut it.  He picks up every speck on the floor and gives it to me for me to dispose of. 

Brayden is my big helper.  He'll gather up all their clothes for me.  He'll find all their juice cups and bring them to me.  He'll go get Carter or Tucker's pacifiers and take it to them if they're crying.  He always wants to help.  He's also my tattle tale.  He lets me know if anyone is doing anything they shouldn't be.

Brayden is my eater.  He eats a lot and he's the least picky of the bunch.  He'll try anything.  When I'm cooking, he's at the kitchen gate saying "BITE! BITE" and nibbling the whole time.  Unlike Carter, he doesn't hoard or play with his food. 

Brayden likes talking on his play phones, and often will walk around playing with other toys while he holds the phone (or as he calls it, "bone") to his ear.  When our real phone rings, he runs to me "bone, bone" until I answer it.

Brayden was the first to start saying ROLLLL TIDE!  They all say it now. ;)

Brayden does everything left handed.  It's too soon to tell, but he may be a lefty.

The thick blue and white/clear tubes are pumping the oxygen into his nose.  He also had an IV for a week and a feeding tube.


Written by Jessica on Monday, May 03, 2010
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Carter Edward.  Named after his paternal grandfather, Clifford Edward.
Carter was the first of the triplets born at 9:30pm weighing 4 pounds 14 ounces.  He didn't realize he was a preemie.  He came out breathing well, eating well, doing everything a newborn is supposed to. 

He's definitely held his position of first born/leader over the past 2 years; doing everything first and catching on to things a little quicker than his brothers.  However, the past few weeks Brayden has started vying for the leader role, lessening Carter's dominance. 

Carter is also my biter.  He doesn't do it too often, but if Brayden is trying to take something away from him, he will bite to protect what is his.

Carter loves ketchup.  He asks for it with everything.   Even cereal.  Carter has to everything his way at meal time.  He wants his juice (everything, including milk is juice) exactly where he puts it.  He wants the things on his plate just the way he arranges them.  He takes a lot of time and pride in how the food is placed and gets very upset if it's disturbed.  He hoards his food and is always the last to eat and therefore get up from the table.  He likes to take one item with him from his meal to carry around, roll in dirt, play with it, and lick it, and eventually eat it.

All animals are kitty's (keeeey).  and they all ROOOOOAAR!

Carter wakes up wanting to go outside (owwsiiii).  He likes changing his shirt and asks me to do it frequently and will make me put his shoes on in the morning so he'll be ready when it's time to go outside.

He loves baths and brushing his teeth, but not getting his hair washed.

Carter LOVES vegetables.  He eats raw spinach and salads.  He will eat his green beans, carrots, peas, etc. on his plate before anything else.

Carter is a daddy's boy.  He talks to his daddy on the phone and asks for daddy in the mornings.  Carter has a harder time with daddy leaving than the others.  He was the first to start saying DADDYeeeeeee instead of Dada.  They all say "daddy" now.

Carter loves to give kisses and hugs and blow kisses when we're leaving.  He hugs me and holds on to me so tight when he's not sure about something or somewhere.  He's very cautious and seems to understand danger as much as a 2 year old can.

Out of all 4 boys, Carter is the only brown eyed boy.



Written by Jessica on Monday, May 03, 2010

The boys had so much fun this year on their birthday.  We played, we ate, we opened presents, we enjoyed time with our family, we sang happy birthday, we ate cupcakes, we played some more, and then played some more, and then we went to the Riverwalk and played some more.    What more could one ask for?

Don't you hate it when someone shows up to the party in the same dress?

Happy 2nd Birthday to my 3 sweet baby boys!