11 March 2011

16 Weeks!

"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
Romans 5:3-5

The above verse was a reminder to me, during our journey to conceive, that I must continue to hope. Jesus is my hope. The Lord taught me so much and I can finally say the journey was well worth it!

I am 16 weeks along and ready to welcome my 5th month of pregnancy. Wow! This pregnancy is flying by. I'm still feeling good, sleepy more often this past week but my amazing husband has been home a lot and he has taken excellent care of me. One more week until the genders are revealed! Keep voting! I think it's fun to see everyone's predictions.

Let me give you a glimpse into the world of "Making Room for Triplets". First, there's me, the keeper of the babies. I'm carrying them, with hormones raging, eating almost hourly, and sleeping so much you would think I run a marathon every day. As for the house, let's start in the basement...we are in the process of finishing it so the babies have a large playroom. We have a lot of stuff already in the basement and this will require a garage sale to clean it all out. The first floor is next. Not much has changed in the living room yet, other than some rearranging and getting rid of cable. Who will have time for TV with 3 babies? Not me. Also, the toy box that has for so long sat empty is now full of baby toys. Yay! Next, the kitchen..my favorite place! We are going through every cabinet and purging a lot of unused items. We need one full empty cabinet ready for baby bottles, formula, etc. Let's move upstairs to the bedrooms. Our bedroom hasn't changed yet, but will soon house a pack-n-play for the babies to sleep in the first few months and a rocking chair. The guest room is unchanged, this way anyone who stays to help at night has a nice room to sleep in. The shared bathroom for guests and babies is all baby stuff. The tub holds the baby bath and all the bath toys. The cabinets house babies towels and bath accessories. Then we have the nursery, also my favorite place! All 3 cribs will fit in this room in a u-shape. That leaves just enough room for a changing table and rocking chair. The closet is already full with clothes, shelves already full of diapers and wipes, and anything else a baby may need. Well to me it seems full, but I know it is far from what we will need for 3 babies. So we already have a lot of stuff and it's only going to increase. The joy of multiples!

It's a lot of work, but so much fun. This is the family we have longed for and prayed for for so long and here we are. Erik and I still tell each other, on a regular basis, can you believe we are having triplets.?

God never ceases to amaze me!

Love to you all!


  1. Your blog brings me such joy! Since I am so far away this lets me enjoy this huge blessing with you! You look so beautiful! Keep the pictures coming! Love you, sweetie!

  2. And, by the way...when you have your garage sale...if you have any type country crafts to decorate with I WANT THEM! Your Mom would know what I like. I will pay the postage to get them. The only two shops here that I could find things like that closed! Did I mention how cute you look?

  3. OH..I had forgotten about the whole cabinet for bottles and formula...oh that brings back sweet memories. One thing that will never change will be...you and Eric looking at each other years down the road...STILL amazed and surprised you have triplets! That feeling of amazement of God's grace never ceases. Love to you all!