Thanks to the girls at 5 minutes for mom for hosting the Ultimate Blog Party. I'm new to blogging and this is a great way to network with other mom bloggers.
This is my first online party. The last time I went online to meet people, I met my husband Clif! Yes, we dated online when online dating wasn't so cool. Actually, the online portion of our dating lasted only a few hours. It's one of those things you would tell your daughter not to do. We met, talked on the phone and went to dinner over the course of bout 12 hours. That was over 7 years ago.
Today we have 4 children ages 3, 17 months, 17 months, and 17 months -Austin, John, Lauren, and Tyler. After being diagnosed with PCOS in 1995 I knew that when the time came, I'd have to resort to fertility to get pregnant. We started trying shortly after the honeymoon and after clomid, 4 rounds of IVF and 1 miscarriage we were finally successful via adoption.
We had a great adoption experience and wanted Austin to have a sibling. After many discussions, we decided to try yet another IVF. Round number 5 was more than a success. It was the trifecta of pregnancies. Austin would become a big brother to triplets! And Babies Make Six!
As triplet pregnancies go, it was fairly smooth. I did fairly well, except for a migraine that required a hospital stay, and the babies did great until Lauren's placenta started wimping out. At 29 weeks, 1 day we delivered three tiny babies into the world. John was in NICU for 6 weeks and Lauren and Tyler came home after 10 weeks. The fun began. The last couple of years have been a complete blur, but we still have our sanity and a beautiful family.
My husband calls our routine Groundhog Day after the movie. It does get a little repetitious, but as they are getting older and mobile the routine is varying from day to day. We are on the cusp of having 3 little walkers. We already have 3 little imitators. They LOVE their big brother.
I look forward to meeting some new folks. Have fun!