February 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Greta!


This weekend was Greta's birthday weekend, and what a gift it was for her to be able to bring home her daughter. I really cannot believe what a good baby Gabbie has been. She eats every 4 hours and sleeps for the most part in between. She only fusses if she is hungry or uncomforatble, and although we didn't sleep too much this weekend it was completely wonderful. After what we have been through, this really seemed like cake. I think we were so mentally prepared for hell because you tend to hear a lot from people things like "You guys are never going to sleep", "Triplets! You're life is over", "You're going to die from exhaustion", etc. etc. I don't for one second think that this will be a walk in the park, but this kind of tiredness is very welcome.

Grandma also came in for the weekend and helped Greta and I to get some sleep and juggle Gabbie and the hospital. Greta spent Saturday at the NICU feeding Lukas and Niklas, my mom and I went today. Gabbie got her first bath in the new house, and then proceeded to make a mess in her diaper that brought Exxon Valdez to mind for some reason. It was my first experience with a mess of that magnitude. Anyway, many people say that the happiest days of their lives were the days their children were born. For us, that was not the case. The day our children were born may have been the scariest day of our lives, but Gabbie coming home was one of the happiest. The day the last of the trio arrives home will definitely take the cake.


5 comments:

Angie Hart said...

Happy Birthday Greta! What a great gift to bring little Gabbie home. Before you know it, they will all be together. We hope to meet the little ones very soon!

Anonymous said...

Hapy birthday, Greta! We are rejoicing every step of the way with you. Lisa Davis

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Greta We love you guys so much and are so happy Gabbie is home. what an exciting time.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Greta! What a special Birthday you had this year. We are so happy that Gabbie is home she will really thrive being home. We love you and think about you often. Melissa, Brandon and Brett

Carrie Socia said...

ember14Happy Birthday to you, Greta! Well, I'm thinking that you had a wonderful birthday being able to have Gabbie home with you. Thrilled to see the progress that the boys are making as well! It's makes perfect sense that little Gabbie is the show off out of the three - she has to set some boundaries with those boys :-) We are so happy for all of you can see the "light" is coming at the end of the tunnel... make way for what is on the other side, ahhhhhh!!!! Have a wonderful week & hope to visit soon (that is if you are ready for visitors)!