The Triplets turn one!

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Left to right, Alistair, Bradley & Cole
Photo by Little Lenses Photography

First and for most I would like to apologise for the delay in updating my blog, my three little munchkins have been keeping me quite busy to say the least Lol

A year ago today, Alistair, Bradley and Cole were delivered by C section and then immediately rushed off to the NICU in incubators, I barely got  a glimpse of them.  After an hour in the recovery room the consultant came to see me and explained how lucky we were to get to keep all three of them as Bradley almost didn’t make it and how he was in critical state.  Needless to say after many ups and downs all my babies pulled through like warriors.   Today they celebrate their first Birthday but also what to me was a miracle.

I see my babies smile and it fills my heart with joy.  Its funny you know, many a time have I been told “what a handful” or “I don’t envy you” others simply smile and tell me what a blessing they are, and to me that’s exactly what they are. Yes, there are days when I’m tired and feel like bashing my head against the wall, but most days are filled with laughter and joy.   Nothing to me is more satisfying that spending time with my family, my husband Peter and my four beautiful boys are my life! [Read more…]

The Triplets Christening

Alistair with God mother Jade (Peters sister)

Alistair with God mother Jade (Peters sister) Photo by Bianca Baglietto

It’s been a few weeks since my last update but so much has being going on and so many things to tell you about.  From Hospital stays to Parties a bit of everything really.

The boys Christening went extremely well, the ceremony was beautiful and all our family and friends joined us in church.  After a lovely Ceremony we headed to the receptions venue which had been decorated by my aunt with bunting and with a beautiful flower arrangement given to me by my friend Elaine who has a flower arranging business.  Food was out of this world and the cake was simply exquisite and decorated to the highest standard, couldn’t have asked for a better day, it was absolutely perfect!!

A few day following the Christening we celebrated Gibraltar’s National Day where we traditionally have a huge street party and we all dress in Red and White (Gib Flag Colours) and every year thirty thousand balloons are released in to the air each representing the whole of Gibraltar’s population, the day is full of entertainment and always ends with a fab fireworks display in the evening!!

We started out our day at the Children’s fancy dress competition and even though we didn’t win any prizes Evan and cousin Kaianne and Maddy were very happy with

Bradley with Godmother Tracy (my sister)

Bradley with Godmother Tracy (my sister) Photo by Bianca Baglietto

the consolation price, a little bag of goodies.  From there we headed to one of our favourite spots in town, wherethey make lovely churros, the perfect start to any day.  We then took the kids to see the balloons released and then headed for a lovely lunch.   In the afternoon we took Evan to a little funfair and then to watch the fireworks in the evening….One magical day for kids and adults alike.

Evan started preschool and looks so grown up in his uniform, he is loving it so far and even brings home a sticker every day for good behaviour, we couldn’t be any prouder.   This said I have to mention what a mission it is to get him to school, either my mum or Evan great nan come to my house and stay with the babies while I take Evan to school, and occasionally my mum will take one of the babies with her for the afternoon so I can get some rest and she will pick Evan up from school for me too.  Whatever would I do without my Mum and Peters Gran lol

On a more serious note, Alistair was admitted into hospital for one night earlier this week because he was coming down with a cold and wasn’t feeding and had quite a fever.   However the next day after been examined by the consultant and having ruled out any major infections he was discharged.  Two days on and now all four kids and myself have the same cold L Not fun at all, especially since I was up all of last night as I was concerned about the boys breathing due to runny noses.

Our housing situation hasn’t changed and as the boys get bigger they need more stuff meaning that we have less and less room to move around the houses….the flat is so small that the boys can’t have their own cots or wardrobes and we are forced to keep their clothes in big plastic boxes under there cot bed, which by the way is in our living room.

Cole with Godmother Denise (my Aunt)

Cole with Godmother Denise (my Aunt) Photo by Bianca Baglietto

Well sorry for the wait but so much going on for us at the moment but I’m hoping things will get easier when my hubby finishes he training as a Police Officer as he is in class every day Monday to Friday and then on weekends he spends most of the time studying for exams, at least once he is in shifts we can work around them and he will have his days off.   Ion a few weeks he will graduate and will have his Passing Out Parade, we are all very excited for him and immensely proud, I can only begin to imagine how hard it must be to be studying for him at the moment having three babies and a three year old but he still manages to juggle a busy work schedule and being a brilliant Dad and husband he really is the best and I’m so lucky to have him!!

Untill my next update, all my love,

The fab cake by Piece of Cake Gibraltar

The fab cake by Piece of Cake Gibraltar

Kat x

Weeks 8 & 9

Cole, Alistair & Bradley

Cole, Alistair & Bradley

And just when I thought that all our health issues were dealt with I find out at my post natal check-up that I have an infection in my uterus and that its swollen…..great!! The OB thinks it’s due to fragments of placenta which may have remained inside me, so I have been given a course of antibiotics and have an appointment to see her again in a month.

Cole has a herniated Belly button and Alistair has some swollen lymph nodes behind his ear that need checking out too, I took them to the GP and she suggested I show their consultant, so their goes something else to worry about 🙁

The boys had their jabs yesterday and poor little Ali had a bit of a fever,  which kept me up through the night concerned as it didn’t seem to go down even with paracetamol, fortunately he woke up nice and cool in the morning.

Not all is bad news though and I’m happy to say that the boys keep on gaining weight at a healthy rate; Alistair and Bradley now weigh 7lbs 5oz while TINY Cole who is no longer that tiny is weighing 6lbs 10oz.

On Monday the boys attended their first Baby Massage class taught by the Lovely Becca Fortunato. Needless to say I needed a couple of helpers and to whom I’m very grateful to, Thanks Lily and Kayla for helping during the class and to my sister in law Jade for taking care of Evan in the meantime.

 

Mothercare Gibraltar have offered me a great discount in baby clothing for the next 6 months which will come in super handy and I’m ever so grateful for.

With this I conclude my weeks update as I am a little bit sleep deprived and having a very early night, hope you all have a lovely weekend.

All my love,

 

Kat

The Triplets Week Three – Finally Coming Home

blog pics 2Its been a crazy emotional two months in UK especially the past three weeks with the little ones in Hospital, Its been incredibly hard on all my family BUT after all the ups and downs this emotional roller coaster ride we have been through, is finally coming to an end and we will start a whole new chapter of our lives.

The babies are doing incredibly well and this week they have all made some remarkable recoveries and they have amazed everyone including their Dr’s.  On Wednesday we got a call from hospital telling us that Ali was been discharged, the next day Cole followed suit with Bradley been discharged on Friday.   Considering how poorly my babies were at first, especially Bradley, who barely made it the day he was born, it’s a miracle how well they are doing.  Only three weeks after their birth and at 34 weeks gestation my three little fighters are feeding from bottles and have are doing great.

I take the oportunity to thank the wonderful staff at the NICU at Kings College Hospital, you make one amazing team!!
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