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.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Strangest Comment!

Today Cormac has an appointment with the audiologists for a mapping. I took the trio by myself into NYC for his appointment. It went really well. Ciaran and Colin enjoyed seeing where Cormac goes and Cormac enjoyed showing him his stuff. Colin had a mini meltdown when he has to be separated from Cormac and started to cry and say " I want to be with Cormac". It was kinda cute that he wanted to be with his brother though. I have a sneaky suspicion it was the toys Cormac was playing with and not actually Cormac. We watched Cormac through a window so it would be quiet for him. He did great and this is the first time I wasn't in the room. I could see and hear everything but wasn't physically sitting next to him. We joined at the end and Ciaran and Colin got to participate by repeating words like Cormac. What was really amazing is they all sound the same!

I asked the our audiologist, Janet, what decibels Cormac now hears and he can detect speech at 10-15 decibels. That is just amazing to me. That is the same as typically hearing people. I know he doesn't always hear like that because the further you are away from him it's not as easy and background noise can change it but for the most part it is utterly amazing.

Now, on the strangest comment! Since having triplets I have heard so many strange, ridiculous and sometimes rude comments. Most of them I have heard before. "you have your hands full", "better you than me", "how do you do it" "are they triplets", "are they natural" (well, they aren't aliens??) but what people really mean is are they spontaneous meaning you had no assistance getting pregnant. ANyway, I really dont care what people say to me. BUT this lady today cracked me up. I was in the elevator with all three in the stroller. She says "are they triplets?" I smile and say "yes". She says "they are adorable. Are they all yours?" Uhh, no they are triplets but one of them is my neighbors??? How could they be triplets and NOT all be mine???? I answered her "yes, they are all mine." Luckily, the elevator door opened and she exiting before I started cracking up! The boys looked at me like I was crazy because I was laughing. Some day they will understand!


Molly said...

Hahah thats a hilarious comment, im sorry but i had to laugh too and explain to people sitting next to me what's so funny ! I dont think she meant to say what she did, but still, very funny

Great to hear Cormac's progress, he's amazing !

Melanie said...

HA!!! People say "double trouble" to me all the time. Ugh.