Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Birthday party fun!!!!

We had so much fun last week at the Zerilli Triplets' 2nd Birthday party! Matty was totally loving his Barney party hat-he didn't want to take it off!!! We played, ate some yummy food, and played some more! The babies LOVED exploring a new home and new toys!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Here's a quick pic of the girls tonight during dinner, right before their bath.

As you can see, they are messy, messy, messy. But I guess buttered noodles will do that to you! Can't believe I didn't even get a Valentines Day smile out of my girls..................the boys have been crabby the past few days. Both have been burning up with a fever, but no real signs of anything else. They have been extra-clingy and sleepy, so I am not sure if something is "brewing" or if they are teething. I will see how they are tomorrow before taking them to the pediatrician.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quad Stroller!

So, Tom and I took the plunge and purchased a used Quad stroller. I NEVER

thought I would be going anywhere alone with four babies, but that thought has changed! I am sick of being stuck in the living room, and constantly needing Marc and Lexi to push the 2nd stroller. And, of course, what 13 or 15 yo WANT to push a stroller in the mall?! :) Soooo, Tom and I drove up to North Jersey and bought this stroller in excellent shape from a triplet mom I met online. It is in great shape, and I am very excited to get some use out of it. We still have to figure out if we need to hitch it to the back of the van, or if it can break down enough to go in the back of the van, so once the snow stops here, that is the next plan. BUT, I am so excited to even take a walk around the block during the day, when the rest of the kiddos are in school! :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Emma, Katie, and Matty

Go Giants!!!!

Sorry this is a bit delayed............but here is Austin supporting the Giants! This is actually Nicky's old 18 month old outfit that now fits Austin..............he's surely getting so big!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Katie IS going to be fine!!!

MY KATIE GIRL had a PERFECT swallow study today!!!!!!!! She is absolutely FINE and had NO ASPIRATIONS ON THIN OR ANY OTHER LIQUIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely began crying during the study b/c she was doing sooo well. Just the past 15 months of everything we have been through with her came to mind. With each liquid they gave her, and she swallowed it perfectly, I got more and more teary eyed. My baby girl IS going to be okay. The docs kept telling me that she would outgrow it, but deep down I was apprehensive. I kept a positive face, but I was really unsure what would happen. The speech therapist (who overlooks the study along with a Radiologist) and I laughed, and hugged, and shrieked after the study. This therapist has been working with Katie for over a year now, and I swear, she seemed just as excited as I was. So, what this means is that we slowly begin to transition her to all oral feeds. We don't want to "shock" her body, as the speech therapist said, so we will start out slow. I must keep track of how much PediaSure she takes by mouth, and subtract that from her tube feeds. It may take a month or so. Once we get her to the point that she is all oral fed, then we will still keep the G tube in for up to six months. This is done as a precaution in case she becomes sick, is hospitalized for any reason, and needs to gain weight. It's just a precaution b/c it is already in place. I am fine with that. I am just sooo overjoyed-I feel like I am on Cloud 9 today...............

Monday, February 4, 2008

15 month checkup!

They had their 15 month check up today.
They did so well-they did have one shot-the MMR. Austin cried, it seemed like for HOURS!

Here are the 15 month weights:

Matty 19.12 lbs 28 3/4 inches
Emma 20.9 lbs 30 inches
Katie 20.10 lbs 29 1/2 inches
Austin 23.11 lbs 31 1/2 inches

I am amazed how big they are getting. The gap is slowly closing between Matty and Austin.
Katie gained a good amount of weight this month and I can't believe she suddenly weighs more than Emma!!!! Can't wait for Katie's swallow study tomorrow!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cute things we do..............

with our girls' hair..................

The Breakfast table in the morning............

So here is what the troops look like, all ready for their morning breakfast....................

check out all the bedheads I have!!!!

Giving kisses...............

How cute is this face?????!!!!!!!!!