A young couple with a 4 year old boy and a wonderful surprise bundle of triplets, which include two identical girls and one boy. With 2 full time jobs, 6 mouths to feed, 6 schedules to work together, 3 diapers to change, 3 cribs, 3 cars, 4 car seats, 1 cat, 1 dog, too many loads of laundry, too little hours of sleep and a whole lot of love, all in just one day. Can you keep up??
Well this is a LONG past due blog! I just realized I haven't blogged since July 1st. WOW!! But we have been very busy with lots of fun summer things to do. First thing is our trip to Wisconsin was GREAT. The triplets did absolutely wonderful the entire time. They did great on the plane, both ways, and all fell asleep each time except Jasmine on the way to Wisconsin, My Mom was holding her and she just wasn't in the mood to sleep LOL :) We did lots of fun stuff on our trip. We met some friends at the Milwaukee zoo, went to a Brewer game, took the kids to my aunt & uncles house on the lake and spent the day swimming and boating, went to the fireworks, and saw lots of family. Dave & I also were able to sneak away for a night to Door County which was really fun. We went on a winery tour, out to a nice dinner, and actually just relaxed in the hotel room which was REALLY NICE!! The hotel had a nice pool & hot tub so we hung out there for awhile then we rented a movie in our room, pulled out the couch bed and just sat back and watched it and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Dave was really sweet too, when I woke up he wasn't in bed anymore. He came back with flowers for me and stuff to make for breakfast since we had a full kitchen in our room. What a romantic!! The baptism also went really well. Father John did such a nice job with it and none of the babies cried!! Amazing :-) They were tired though and had to sleep during part of the party, but that was to be expected. I will post pictures of the trip fairly soon. I promise.
Other new things that are happening with the Gorka's are as follows: I will put down a top 6 list below, much easier.
#1) Mason is signed up to start preschool 2 days a week starting August 17th. He is sooooo excited and already got a backpack and a lunchbox!! Hopefully he enjoys it. It is at the private academy right across from our subdivision so nice and close should work out well!
#2) Here is an update on our teeth count. Allie has just the 2 bottom teeth and Tanner and Jasmine both have the 2 bottom & the 2 top teeth!
#3) All 3 babies are CRAWLING well just about. They army crawl really really well and really fast. They also crawl on their hands and knees when they have they aren't tired
#4) I think Allison will be my first walker and she has been trying to pull up to stand all the time lately. She can almost do it and usually gets up on her knees and sometimes one foot. If you put her next to something she hangs on great and doesn't fall.
#5) We started some solid foods, like bread, cheese, spaghetti, and little bites of whatever we eat. They LOVE it. I don't think they will be very picky eaters, or at least we hope not.
#6) ALL 3 babies have been sleeping at night from 8:30 till 6:00 or 6:30 then back to bed till 8!! LOVE IT :-)
That is about it for now. We are getting closer and closer to our 1st birthdays!! I can't believe in a little over a month my little tiny preemies will be a YEAR OLD and are so healthy & happy!! We are going to be planning quite the birthday bash!
Well today is the big day - we are going to take the entire family to Wisconsin for vacation and to visit family & friends and get the triplets baptized!! This will be the first plane ride for Tanner & Allison, but Jasmine will be an old pro since she got to come in May. Everything is packed and we are ready to go. Wish us luck that the kids behave on the plane!!!! All I have to say is I hope we have some REALLY nice people around us and they are not nice they need to request to move seats LOL! I will try to take some airport pictures if I get some time and a free hand which may be quite the feat! I also hope we don't have a zillion people come up to us and ask us the stupid "triplet" questions and comments. Which I do not believe I ever posted. So here goes...
1. Are they identical? Answer - one is a boy how can they be identical!!! 2. Are they all the same age? Um yes they are triplets. 3. Did you use fertility? Seriously....none of your business but NO! 4. Are they all yours? No....I borrowed them. 5. Wow your hands are full - no shit sherlock, but better full than empty! 6. God bless you (or better said as better you than me) 7. My condolences....seriously are triplets a funeral sentence...why would you say this! 8. Better you than me - now that's just rude 9. Are they twins? Um.....count again 1...2....3 10. They are sooooo beautiful - okay this one isn't too bad :-)
Okay one last update - Allison's surgery went GREAT!! She did so well with the anethesia - a bit groggy and crabby when she woke up, but she took some juice and then fell asleep on me till it was time to leave recovery. Then she woke up and smiled at the nurses. Seriously what a sweet little girl! Yesterday we got our sutures out - she had 25 probably, 12 on the big spot on her head, 2 on 2 other spots on her head, 3 on her lower back, and 5 or so on her upper back. That was not fun getting those removed - she screamed and they bled a bit. I think the plastic surgeon felt terrible - you could tell by the look on his face and he seemed to reach out and want to hold her and comfort her after. But - all good now and they are healing up really nice!
Alright - well gotta get some work done and leave by 2:45 today to go get the kids and catch our flight!!!