Thursday Night Thoughts

Thursday Night Thoughts | Two

Here are my Thursday Night Thoughts. This week has been more than hectic. I am more than exhausted. Sorry for the crappy intro. It’ll be better next week. one | sick kids My kids have had this cough, snotty, wheezy (thanks to premature lungs) thing going on since Friday.…

Triplet

A Triplet Introduction | Sadie

When I was pregnant Sadie was always the calm, cool, and collected one. She moved but didn’t kick hard like her brother did. And she wasn’t a troublemaker (I say that with nothing but love) like her sister. Being Baby C she had the most room in my belly and we…

Monday Mop Report #1

I’m starting a new weekly blog series along with my Thursday Night Thoughts I began last week. The title may be a bit confusing until you hear what this series is all about. Before kids I was a self diagnosed OCD cleaning, everything has a proper place, there are…

Night Out on the National Road: Marshall, Illinois

Friday evening the community came together for our first Night Out on the National Road. This safety and educational event took place downtown on the Courthouse square and was fun for everyone…not just the kiddos. There were police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances on display. A bounce house, bicycle giveaways, and face…

Thursday Night Thoughts

Thursday Night Thoughts | One

I always have a million thoughts running through my head at the same time. A song lyric that plays over and over. A random memory of my childhood. Worrying about what to cook for dinner. Wondering if any of my kids will be left-handed like me. So, I’ve chosen…

Our Journey to Triplets: The Next 12 Weeks

Read part three of our journey to triplets HERE. I healed pretty quickly from my cerclage. Other than my incision opening after the staples were taken out, I was told I was the poster child for an abdominal cerclage. Matt became my nurse and clean and packed the hole in…

Triplets

A Triplet Introduction | Jase

Triplets. I dreamed of 2 boys and a girl. I mean, boys are easier than girls right?! And if I was going to have 3 at once I needed raising these peas to be as easy as possible. “Baby A is a girl, Baby B is a girl, and…

Papa’s Heart is Happy Again | Thanks to Her

Papa’s heart is happy again. And that makes my heart happy too. I thought all night about how to write this post for today. There is a longish back story that is sad. I don’t feel like crying today so I’m gonna make the written part short and to the point. The…

Corn on the cob

Summertime is the Sweetest

Summertime is the best, isn’t it?! When I was younger my sister and I would have corn on the cob eating contests with my grandpa. I don’t recall who ever won, but I can assume it was always me or my sister. Those warm summer evenings in my grandma’s…

4-H Fair Fun

4-H. Before I met my husband I didn’t know it existed. Call me naive. Call me ignorant. Call me whatever. I grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois where, thinking back now, I’m sure there was is 4-H. I just didn’t know anyone that was a member.…

Our Journey to Triplets: Abdominal Cerclage

At 12 weeks I started seeing a Maternal Fetal Specialist at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital. Early morning appointments in Indianapolis (a 2-hour drive) became a regular for us. At 3 months I was pretty confident that I was past the miscarriage stage. There was a calm in me and…

Triplet Introduction

A Triplet Introduction | Henley

There are so many risks with a triplet pregnancy. The worst being losing one or all of the babies. I came close. I had a “normal” triplet pregnancy until I was 23 weeks. There was a troublemaker already! And she’s been a rebel ever since! Her name is Henley.…

I Burnt the Quesadilla 

It’s no secret that I hate cooking. Before we had kids Matt and I ate out A LOT! And when I did cook it was mostly hot dogs and mac and cheese. Occasionally I classed it up a bit and made something in the crock pot. Now that we…

Triplets

Our Journey to Triplets | I Think There’s Three

The next morning I confirmed the pregnancy with my family doctor. She called me personally to let me know that I was going to me a mother. I cried. I think she may have cried a bit too. Read part one of our journey HERE. Three days later my…

Potty Training Triplets | Day Two

Potty training triplets is so freaking hard (in my whiniest voice). I give up. This is too stressful for this overwhelmed mom. It’s only day two, but my hair is starting to fall out! Read about day one! It’s potty training hell. I won’t go over the stats with you,…