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.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tired, a recurring theme at Chez Harrigan

I am always tired.  In speaking with a co-worker yesterday, who is an adorable 18 year old, she mentioned that she was tired from studying at U of L.  I pointed out that once you have kids you will ALWAYS be that tired.  I don't know what it means to be well rested.  I don't think my girls know either.

Man there are a LOT of sleeping pics of my kids.  I don't know if it's that they are just so adorable when they are asleep or if it's because they are always tired.
Caroline gets a lot of photo coverage.  That's her on the laundry basket, with the ladybug pillow, and curled up in a ball next to the couch.  I finally got her paperwork sent in to the Weiskopf Center at the University of Louisville for Asperger's testing.  I told the ex today and he was upset.  Even though we've discussed this before.  I pointed out that with his ADD and my OCD it would be pretty hard to create children without some initials.  This is where I might also interject that I am grateful I am divorced.

Most of my photos also involve my couches.  The next time I move I'm renting a house with one big bedroom.  So the girls can all sleep together.  No one wants to sleep in their beautiful bedrooms.  The girls do a lot of plotting to figure out who will sleep with who and where the sleeping will take place.  Drives me insane. 

This last picture is one of my favorites.  They are sleeping on the floor in my micro-kitchen.  That night we had several tornado warnings.  The kitchen is our innermost room. 

These girls can sleep anywhere.  Which goes back to my original point.  We are always tired.

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