If you’re anything like me (and I know you are), you have squirreled away keepsakes for someday, when you finally find time and/or brilliant ideas.
In reality, most of that stuff will stay in boxes until we die and leave it to the next generation to look over and wonder what to do with something that was obviously important enough to save.
Anyhow, I finally got around to doing something with at least part of the keepsakes I saved from the months Toby, Eleanor and Callista spent in NICU. They were born the week of Thanksgiving, so we were still there for Christmas. They wore their first hats (tiny little things that are even too small for most baby dolls) for weeks until a kind Twitter follower mailed us three Christmas hats she had made for ETC.
I had hoped to put these hats plus their first pacifiers and hospital bracelets in three acrylic ornaments that come apart for easy filling, but last minute shopping left me with traditional glass ornaments that limited what I could fit through the small opening – a hat and the Baby 1/2/3 bracelet that matches each hat. Maybe someday (ha! SEE?) I’ll do what I really want, but for now, I’m so excited to have such a special set of ornaments to add to our tree.
Christmas in the NICU (or any hospital stay, for that matter), is far from ideal, but we made the most of it. Despite all the sadness, stress and chaos of ETC’s first Christmas, it was still our first, and it will always be special.
Happy canker work season, Charlotte.
I ran somewhere new today - the wicked hilly trails at Reedy Creek. Well, I "ran." The hills kicked my butt!
Happy group play without arguments or territory invasion - lasted approx. 6 minutes. #triplets
My body goals for 6 months of pregnancy & 2.5 years of #breastfeeding (when my 1st weaned) were focused on providing for my #triplets. Eating enough wasn't easy, so I didn't start scaling back or exercising until they were close to 2.5 years old. A year l
"I just want a leeeetle tiiiiiny piece of toast. Like this." The 3 y/o appetite is requesting a crumb.
OH, YEAH. You want summa dis? It's Alton Brown's Brussels sprouts wit pecans & cranberries. We'll see if Callista sings her #brusselsfroutsallday song. I know I am!
A penny per ride is a steal, but x3 means spending a long time hanging out in front of Harris Teeter. Good news, @baballance, ETC can now spell H-A-R-R-Y!
Yes, it's a gym selfie. Why? Because I'm celebrating! We started our 7-day trial at the Y today. ETC had a great time, & I ... Did things. 1.5 mi (half-assed, waiting for a problem with ETC) on the treadmill at the end of Gilmore Girls, then I investigate
Boom. 2 miles. Just me, my taser/flashlight, & the night/springtime creatures.
The greenway is getting GREEN! Yay, Spring!
Wishes! ✨ #tripletmom
It's a gloomy, rainy day outside, but it's bright & cheerful in the rec center!
I asked ETC to stop chasing each other & wait by the door so no one got hurt & we could FINALLY leave the house. This was how they interpreted my direction. Goofballs.
I need a new makeup bag, but I am 1. a terrible packer & 2. clueless to most things in the beauty world. This is my regular lineup. What kind of bag/container should I get?
ETC requested strawberry pancakes like Daniel Tiger has. It's been a loooong time since I made pancakes. The waffle iron is more forgiving of a shaky, uncoordinated hand.
My husband has a slight obsession with flashlights. Like, he refuses to count how many he has. I don't even know where he keeps them. ANYWAY. Today, he came home all giddy-like & presented me with a gift: a small pink flashlight. But wait! There's more. I
5K! My 3rd run this week! Only 2 short walking breaks (at 1.4 & 2.6)! Look at me, all athletic like!
It's still downloading, so ETC haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited for Endless Numbers (free!), new from the Endless Alphabet/Reader folks. Get on it, friends!
ICE CREAM! ☀️
This is Eleanor's standard photo face now, apparently. #triplets