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, December 29, 2011

What did you get for Christmas?

We got bronchitis! Well, not actually on Christmas day but all four are coughing and miserable. It stinks to spend their vacation sick. I guess it's better than them missing school. Calleigh had to go to urgent care on Tuesday night. She was running a high fever, coughing like crazy and just plain miserable. Our pediatrician is closed on Wednesdays so we couldn't the next day and I could tell she was getting worse. With her history, I didn't want to mess around. The last thing I needed was another was for her to have a seizure or something

The boys luckily aren't running fevers. They just have coughs and congestion. You can tell by their eyes they are not themselves. Tonight I gave them some cough medicine before bed to give them some relief. Last night, I could hear them coughing all night long and they got no rest. I am hoping with a good night's rest they are feeling better in the morning. Calleigh is on day three of antibiotics so she should feel better too.

We did have a marvelous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our family is blessed in many ways but most of all we are blessed by the people in our lives. We could not have better family and friends who love us and support us and do things that leave us speechless. I will write another post about that when I have some more time.

I will leave you with these two videos. If you are my friend on Facebook I apologize for the duplicate posts of the videos but these are too darn cute not to put on my blog!

Cormac singing Joy to the World. He still amazes me.

Colin playing piano like he actually knows how to play! Watch Cormac's foot in the very beginning. Colin is hilarious.

Santa brought soccer poppers.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

We went to see Santa at Macy's in NYC and to Rockefellar Center to see the tree. Here are ten pictures from Friday. My Mom and mother in law went with us. Four adults to four kids. Excellent ratio. The boys were amazed from beginning to end. The train ride into "Cormac's city". The pedicab (or death mobile), the lights, the window displays at Macy's and Lord and Taylor. And we saw Santa. He was awesome. And don't you know, an hour later we were walking down 5th Avenue and Santa (yes, the same Santa from Macy's) was outside and he said to the boys "Hi boys, remember you. I took a picture with you about an hour ago. AND he remembered what they wanted!!! It might have been one of my favorite days ever....

Here are TEN pictures for Ten on Tuesday.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Church Play

We took part in the church play on Sunday. Kindergartners were either angels or shepherds. We were three shepherds.

I made the costumes myself and I was pretty thrilled with how they turned out. It was very simple and thanks to my Aunt Lee (who gave me the pattern) I was able to make them. Cormac did the braiding of some of the twine. The kid loves to braid for some reason.

Here is a clip of them singing. Can't tell you how cute it was. They are not smiling while they sing but between songs they were smiling. It still never gets old I have triplets up there singing away and even more one of them is deaf! Years later I am still amazed at how lucky we are to have the technology that exists today!

They only had three days to learn all the songs. We didn't quite learn all the words to every song but they were pretty close. They weren't you most popular songs.

We only have a day and half of school and then we are off until after the new year!! I am so excited. We are going to have a lot of fun. We are planning on trying ice skating for the first time. We are having a play date with our favorite girl, Kennedy, who we have not seen in way too long.

Monday, December 12, 2011

An Inspirational couple of days

I was blessed to head out to Advanced Bionics on Wednesday. I am a volunteer mentor for them and we were going to get some training. I am also the co-chapter leader for the Bionic Ear Association for the New York/New Jersey Chapter. We are still ironing out the kinks to get our chapter up and running but I have lots of faith it will be very successful.

I cannot say how thrilled I am with our decison to choose Advanced Bionics. I have never looked back after our decision. We have had nothing but success. We get such support from them. When you go to a training session it is so inspiring. To see so many recipients or parents of recipients leaves me in awe. It also gives me time to meet with other parents. We can bounce ideas off each other. We can talk about the future. We can talk to those with older children and learn from them. I can talk to parents of younger children and hopefully encourage them along this new journey.

I truly feel we are just one big family. I know it sounds hard to believe but unless you have experienced it you could not understand. When I call customer service I usually speak to the same person. Well, that person works upstairs in the building and we get to meet and chat with them. I can't think of many companies who make themselves so available. From the audiologists to customer service right down to the CTO/CFO. Yep, that is him below in the pictures. He made himself available and had dinner and spent several hours after dinner just sitting with us and talking about anything and everything. It was so amazing to be so close to someone who makes decision that literally change Cormac's life and all of our lives.

I loved getting to see some old friends from all around the US and Canada and loved meeting some new folks. We have so much in common. We have all travelled a road we never thought we would travel. My life is richer for knowing all of these people.

The real show stopper of the training was The Neptune. This is the worlds FIRST SWIMMABLE PROCESSOR!!! To say this is life changing is an understatement. Cormac will be able to hear in water for the first time......EVER. He can swim, he can bathe (he is dying to know what it sounds like when the water runs over his head. He told me he KNOWS it makes a noise but he just can't hear it). He can play in the snow without worrying of it falls in the snow. He can do anything around water, moisture, dust. You name it and it's covered. On top of that it runs on a triple A battery. We will never be anywhere where we wont have a battery. I mean, you can always find a battery.

Check out the video below.

Cormac will have lots of fun picking out his color choices. He already asked if it come in pink. LOL He wants blue for sure he said. He literally wakes up every morning asking for the Neptune. I so wish we had one now for swimming lessons. It would be so much easier. We are counting the days until January until it is available. We are also praying insurance will cover it....

I just want to Thank everyone at Advanced Bionics for all they do. They asked questions, the recipients answered and they produced it. Most people said they wanted a waterproof processor but they didn't want to sacrafice sound. Well, now we don't have to!