My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

And the fun continues

I've managed to empty four boxes of crap this evening.  All paperwork that I really needed to go through.  I keep everything.  I even had receipts from the first time I bought maternity clothes!  I was so excited to be pregnant that I wanted to remember everything.  The pay stubs from 20 years ago finally went.  All this while watching more Star Wars and talking with Ali on the phone!

I also might be missing my girls.  They wear me out.  The really do.  I'm so tired at the end of the day some days that all I want to do is cry.  BUT I miss them sooooo much!
<------------------I love this picture!  This was during a rather rough patch in weather this summer.  There they all are on the floor of my micro-kitchen.  Yep.  They are covering the ENTIRE floor space in my kitchen.  Somedays (ok most days) I really wish I had a bigger kitchen.  This room is the inner most room in our apartment.  From L to R is Megan (holding Ella Enchanted), Brigid, Abigail, and Caroline.  Caroline is the lump under the yellow and white blanket (didi).  They were so scared and so tired that they just passed out.  A friend keeps trying to get me to buy a house.  I gotta tell you I love being able to call my landlord if something breaks. I'm not responsible financially for the big stuff that goes wrong.  So I guess I'll take my micro-kitchen over a mortgage anyday.

 Here's another picture I love.  My advanced program kid right there.  I'll not explain any further.  I mean, really, there is no explanation for this.  Other than I love this kid.  It's been a long time since I've seen Megan being silly.  I gotta tell you I LOVE it.
Here's another picture that I love.   All four girls swimming at our apartment pool.  I can tell you if I owned my home it wouldn't have a pool.  We had the whole pool to ourselves that day.  All the fun with none of the expense or maintenance.  That was a lovely afternoon.  Makes feel rich just thinking about it!

Well back to my Star Wars marathon.  The Empire Strikes back.  I've been watching Star Wars all day. 

Geez I need to find  guy.  Just don't tell him what a nerd I am.  :)

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