Our lives were changed forever in a way that can never be described unless you have lived it. It was by far the happiest day of my life. Ciaran was born at 11:41pm, Colin at 11:42pm and Cormac at 11:43pm. Three minutes for three miracales to happen. Ciaran and Colin both weighed the same, 3lbs 14 oz and our "big" guy Cormac weighed in at 4 lbs 1 oz. To hear the three of them cry at the each entered this world was music to my ears. To see the look on Frank's face as he watched this miracle occur was priceless. I can just remember him saying "Jenny, you did such a good job!" I still cry anytime I recall that moment (like at this very moment).
I never knew my heart was big enough to have so much love for three little men. In an intstant I knew this would be the greatest accomplishment of my lifetime. Nothing would top being a mother. I still feel the same way three years later. The joy and happiness my children bring me is not measurable. Waking up each morning to the three of them is so much fun. It never gets old. It's always an adventure. I know most think three at once and are glad it me and not them. But I can guarantee you if you lived one day as their mother you would feel differently. I have never seen this as challenging. I think I might be the exception to the rule. Frank and I are both exceptions to the rules when it comes to our relationship. The odds of divorce for parents of multiples has been listed as high as 80%. This is so strange to me. To us, the opposite has happened. It has made us better. It has made my love for him stronger. To see him as a father brings me pure pleasure. To see the boys' faces light up each and every time they see him, well there really are no words to describe it.
Now, to my sons.
Ciaran, lil ree ree, you are by far the most loving child. You have grown into a very talkative little boy. You are always by my side and are the cuddler of the crew. You tell me at least 100 times a day I am beautiful, smart and the best mommy. It never gets old! I can listen to you all day. You also have quite the little temper on you. You love when Mommy and Daddy are proud of you and often say "I like to make you happy". Your little face just makes me smile. You have tons of energy and love to run and play.
Colin, ollie, you are hilarious. You are also going through a very stubborn stage at the moment. Cute for about a second then, not so cute :) Your smile takes over your entire face and makes your eyes twinkle. You love to eat. You have a fascintation with mittens, hats and at the moment knee pads. At any moment you will be wearing mittens, a helmet and your knee pads just playing around the house. You will also sleep with them on. You are a lil' joker too. You really make me laugh.
Cormac, mick mack, you are sweet. Your spirit radiates from you and people around you take notice. You have accomplished so much in your short life so far. I see no limits on your abilities. You love to sing and dance. You love to write and color. You are smiling 99% of the time. You are loving and caring and don't have a mean bone in your body! You also like to joke around. You are a hard worker and your persistance pays off.
My life could not be better. I could not have three better sons. I am lucky to have three happy, healthy children. We count our lucky stars every day. Not many people get to experience a life like mine. I only wish everyone could just enjoy one day in my shoes. The laughter, the tears, the love, the beauty, the happiness, the temper tantrums, the hugging and kissing, the cuddliing. This age is priceless and I can never get it back again. I plan to try and enjoy every minute I am honored with!
Colin at birth
Cormac at birth
Ciaran at birth
And then we turned ONE...
Another year and we are TWO!
Finally WE ARE THREE!!!