Thursday, September 2, 2010

You're gonna miss this....

Grey's latest pics... He loves his pacifier!!!

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this- Trace Adkins

I heard this song today, and I have thought long and hard about it. I will miss this. I will miss the NICU when Grey comes home. (even though we will celebrate like no other!) By the way GI surgery didn't budge on the surgery dates... SO, Sept 15th is the day that Grey will be reconnected together. Prayers for that day are definitely needed. He is doing great.

I'm gonna miss Lilly's little cry. It will soon get louder, and more adament. I'm gonna miss changing formulas, adding cereal, taking it out, making 1000 bottles a day, making her sit up in the carseat for about 18 hours a day (a little exagerated). I'm gonna miss trying to figure out if she has a belly ache, or just wants to cry, or what nipple works best for her and her formula.... and on and on!

I'm gonna miss Owen's squeel. Miss his little face that scrunches up when he's mad, and how he is so insistent on the his bottle right when it is due. I'm going to miss his little moans after every gulp of his bottle, and his smiles that occur so randomly.

I'm gonna miss the chaos of both of our families coming in and out. Sleepless nights, laying on the nursery floor, listening to my babies cry.... wishing that the hours would tick by until Todd gets up to takes over. Holding their pacifiers in their mouth because they aren't quite that coordinated yet. WOW, there is a lot I am going to miss.

Because, let me be clear, these are the only children I will birth! After a hellish pregnancy, when I think REALLY hard, there are things about it that I miss. Triplet pregnancies are no joke as I said before, but I really didn't fair well. I am NOT going to miss the pain... pain all over my body, every joint that moved, and muscles I didn't even know I had. I will not miss the carpal tunnel, the reflux, the sleepless nights from not being able to breathe unless I was sitting up. But, I miss the movement in my belly and trying to figure out which one it was. I miss the ultrasounds, because I got them a minimum of every 2 weeks. I miss the anticipation of meeting them, and what they will look like. But I do not miss any of that enough to do any of it again!!! lol

So I guess I am posting this to remind myself that even though these last weeks have been hectic, I need to savor the moments that I have with each one of them. Sooner or later, they will be grown, they are already mostly out of preemie clothes, and Lilly is finishing up the preemie diapers.... so yes, I need to savor the moments.

One thing is for sure. I love those kids. Although my husband and I have been through the ringer with just regular life, his brother passing away, infertility, the pregnancy, and our NICU ups and downs that continue, he is certainly the man I was meant to marry and I know it is corny but is my knight in shining armor when the going gets tough.

Here are some pics from recent days....Owen is sleeping on a pillow on my sister's lap, and Lillian is practicing her cheerleading on the pillow too!


  1. They're already growing so much already its crazy. I can't tell you enough how much I love them, how much I love you, and how much I appreciate the fact that you let us come see them, hold them, love on them, whenever we want. You're an amazing mom, Tiffany. I'm SO incredibly thankful to have you as my sister and Todd as a brother-in-law and those 3 babies are truly just the cherry on top of it all. I love all 5 of you so VERY much.

  2. ps. I heard this very same song this morning on the way to work... and it was stuck in my head and I've been humming it all morning, then I look at your blog and its the words all over again. God works in mysterious ways. :)

  3. It is funny that you posted this. Gavin and I were just talking about how when Payton was small we couldn't wait until she could eat real food, or we couldn't wait until she could walk, or so many other things that we look back now and wonder where the time went. She will be three in December and I am trying harder to enjoy the NOW... I know the sleepless nights are hard and sometimes it can be very overwhelming but it is so worth it.

  4. You are so sweet!! (and made me bawl!!) You have been through alot and finally got your blessings-savor every moment, even though it sounds like you do :) I cant wait to be joining you soon (idk about w/ the triplets-LOL-only God knows) I am keeping ya'll in my prayers for his surgery coming up!

  5. Very sweet!! Even though my toddler is lots of fun and I love his emerging little personality, I miss my little baby. Enjoy!!!