Triplet Princes and a Princess

Triplet Princes and a Princess

Our journey to hearing with Cormac while living our life with triplet boys and a baby girl.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"You're my Best Friend"

What else do could you possibly want to hear from your child??? Ciaran has decided in the last few days to tell me I am his best friend. It's the first thing he says to me in the morning when he wakes up and the last thing at night. Along with telling me it 100 times during the day. I was starting to feel really special. Come on now, who wouldn't want to hear it, right? After the first day of him telling me this Frank comes to me and says "Jenn, Ciaran said the nicest thing to me". I say "what?" He proceeds to tell me Ciaran told him he was his "best friend". HMMMM. I think Ciaran already knows how to work the system. Little traitor (LOL) telling BOTH his parents they are his best friends and melting their hearts!! He is still telling me I am his best friend and it's still adorable.

As for an update on the IEP process with Cormac. I have called in the backups. THe education specialist from NYU will be attending the next meeting along with the head of the Teachers of the Deaf from Summit Speech School. I am hoping by bringing people experienced with Cochlear Implants they can help the school distric to understand Cormac's needs. He doesn't need much help in the actual classroom. Just some support pull out services. Good Lord, it's not rocket science. The meeting isn't until March so it's a while off but I plan to have all my ducks in a row and make sure we are all on the same page of what is best for Cormac. I will be in full Mama Bear mode protecting her cub. So, they better not mess with me.

We had company over the weekend. Two of which (kelly and Patrick) we only get to see a few times a year. It was great to see them. Their daughter, Caitlyn is just as cute as pie. The boys had a blast playing with her, especially Ciaran. My lil' ladies man!

Here's a new favorite of mine of Cormac

Patrick was upstairs in the playroom with Cormac and Caitlyn. He comes downstairs and says" Cormac says he wants to color and the crayons are in the closet". I say "did he say all that to you and you understood it?" He says "of course" I think I am always so worried that others will not understand him and tend to repeat what he says. But I think a true test is for someone who hasn't seen Cormac since JUNE to come over and understand EVERY WORD he says. In my heart I know Cormac is doing well but I always worry. This made me feel so good. So proud. My little man has accomplished so much. Today he asked me where is moose antlers were. I didn't think he knew the word antlers. But once again, I was wrong.

Colin continues to be just a funny kid. He has such a sense of humor. He really gets jokes and likes to play them on others. We are back on the red hat kick. It's surgically attached to the boys head again. But he needs a haircut so bad I am glad he wants to wear a hat. His hair tends to grow out instead of down.

As for me, I am now approaching 17 weeks pregnant. My belly is starting to show. I took a picture because I want to compare how big I am with a singleton to the triplets. I cannot imagine when I was pregnant with the triplets I went on complete bed rest in another 3 weeks. Seems so crazy to me now.

We had a little scare with my bloodwork and I had to go back for a test called a Quad Screen. Luckily, it all looks good now. I was secretly very worried for the past 10 days. But I tried to stay positive. I go for another growth scan on 2/2/09. THey should be able to confirm the sex by then as long as the baby is cooperating. I cannot believe how different it is to be pregnant with one versus three. It's a whole new world.

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