Saturday, December 29, 2007

Baby Heist

I received a funny phone call this morming from my nephew Conner who is in town visiting my parents in VB. They are making their way to see us in Bluffton and will be here the 1st-3rd. I heard his cute little voice on the phone telling me that he was in his Hummer truck on his way to SC to get the babies and take them back to California with him. He did mention that it would take him a while to get here but he was on his way! You can see him here waving himself off from my parents.
Baby Thief Culprit

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Air band Rock Out!

Check this out, one of Ian's Christmas presents was an air guitar. (He doesn't know that it is not a real guitar so let's keep that a secret) But as you can see he is rockin' out with it strumming that guitar. He is getting into it so much that he's even got his eyes closed felling the song in his head. If we could only hear what tune he is playing or composing. I need to get a hold of my brother-in-law Jason to get him to record and produce this song for him and get his first album out. How's his technique Jason does he have what it takes to make it big so he can support his momma and me so we can quit work and retire early?

Pour Some Sugar on Me!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 12-25-07

Well the babies' first Christmas went swimmingly. As you can tell from the pictures below that tearing into their gifts completely wore them out. We could not keep them off of all their gifts that everyone got for them and if you look closely you can even see how excited they are about their presents. We thank all of you for the precious toys, sweaters, lions, tigers and bears oh my!

We do apologize for the lack of updates however our saving Grace does not start with us until Jan 1st except for the couple of weekends she was here to help us keep our sanity. Not to use as an excuse, but to say the least, we have had our hands full with trying to stay awake and keep them alive and go to work full time as well. A special thank you to Bob and Paula who have come to our rescue a couple times to help us out until Grace can make it. Maybe we just need to look for another stay at home mom to live in with us. Sounds good to me!

Ian's Robe (Merlin the Magician or Santa's Helper)
Emma's Robe (Can't you see how excited she is)
Ian's Toys
Emma's Stocking

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ian Discovers Daddy's Soul Patch

Ian has started discovering textures such as Daddy's scruffy face. Lately he has noticed my soul patch and started grabbing on to it and running his fingers through feeling this new stuff he has never seen or felt before. He also likes when dadddy makes little farting noises on his mouth as you can see from this video. When they are hungry they both try to eat my mouth when I makes these vibrating noises on their llips. Its cute.

Also seen in the background, Nanny Grace can be seen slaving away in the kitchen making Christmas treats for all the boys and girls.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Proud Grandpa

Bob and Paula came to visit when the children were released from neonatal prison to help us out and spend Thanksgiving with us as well. This is a picture that Paula captured while Bob was holding Emma. Notice Ian in the background looking over wondering why his Grandpa won't hold him.

Grandpa Bob

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Pictures

Well that time is upon us again and how quickly it has arrived. Only this time we have two new additions to the family to hang from the chimney with care. We actually thought about putting the kids in their stockings and taking a picture but we decided not to. Instead, we took pictures in their cute little monogrammed outfits we bought them. My parents were in town for the weekend last week and took these pictures for us.

Family Photo


HEY MA! Where's my bottle o' eggnog!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Boppy Twins

We received two boppy pillows from the Neckers and the kids took to them quickly. They work well for when we are done feeding them to keep them a little upright preventing spit ups and so forth. Ian is on the right and on the left is...wait, it was Emma. Where's Emma? Ali, have you seen Emma? ALI!


Genetics

Since the children were born we have been trying to figure out who the kids look like. They have ears like so and so and noses like he or she, and blah blah blah. We dont have a milk man or a mail man that comes by the house so we can pretty much rule those out. Ali mentioned an old picture that she saw of my mom holding my sister when she was a baby and thought that Emma may resemble this picture. If you can get past the bee hive hairdo and actually take a look at my sister in the picture, it does look a lot like Emma. We will have to take a picture of Ali holding Emma like this to see how much they look alike. Sorry, Ali's hair is too thin to tease into a bee hive so the picture wont bee an exact replica.


Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving was spent at the Tucker residence this year in Bluffton with Grandpa Bob and Grandma Paula and we all worked hard slaving in the kitchen over the fabulous meal freshly prepared from Fresh Market. It was good though. We also took some pictures and you can see how sweet Ian was being by leaning over to give his little sister by 25 second a smooch on the cheek. The gowns they are wearing were given to them and hand smocked by Nanny Grace (our saving Grace) and towards the end of the pictures the boys (me and Grandpa Bob) wanted to get him out of his new dress. Just kidding Grace, they were done so beautifully and eloquently and we really appreciate you taking the time to make these for them. We cant wait for you to come and enjoy them with us too! Just look at him, isn't he so sweet. Just you wait Emma it won't be long before you can't get him to stop pulling your hair so enjoy it while you can.

Thanksgiving Kiss

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Babies' Day Out

Yesterday was quite an eventful day for us chiren. After keeping daddy up allllll night until 6 am only to fall asleep just for mommy at shift change, we had our first doctor appointment. That was pretty cool aside from that darn rectal probing thermometer we are not used to and really didn't care for. We still like it under the armpit thank you very much. Then our servants took us for our first walk around our community and we had our first neighbor encounter along the way. We sure could get used to this royal treatment.

First Doctor Visit

First Stroller Ride

First Neighbor Encounter

Baby Face

Okay Emma you can have daddy's credit card, what ever you would like!

First Clemson Game

Sorry for the delay updating the post it has been a little chaotic getting used to the new feeding and sleeping schedule (or the lack there of). Here are some pictures we took as the game was beginning when they were still excited to watch Clemson play before the disappointing outcome of the game against BC. There will be many more to follow I am sure. There seats at the stadium had already been given out for the game so they had to settle for listening to it from the pack-n-play.
GO TIGERS!

(Ian working on his lungs for his first real cheer)


"High Five Emma!"

(She couldn't be bothered)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ian and Emma...Its whats for dinner!

Babies, the other white meat. Of course once we brought the new strangers home, we had 4 sets of curious eyes peeping under the nursery door. So under close supervision we allowed the elder children to come and inspect the grunting and cooing intruders. As you can see from the pitcures below they were very curious of the noises and movements, however none of them tried to jump in. They mainly sat there and just stared at them like we did in the NICU all the time. I always told Ali that it was like going to the zoo and sitting at the chimpanzee or gorilla cages; they never really did anything exciting at all but you just couldn't take your eyes off of them out of fascination. Sheba came the closest as she tried to scale the edge of the crib but then she quickly returned to the dresser to stare and contemplate how she was going to get that rather large dinner into her little mouth.
Sheba and Ian

Fergi and Emma

The babies are coming! The babies are coming!

Free at last Free at last; thank God almighty we're free at last! To our surprise when we arrived at the NICU yesterday around noon the nurse practitioner told us "the babies are going home tomorrow are you ready?" Uhh no! We fed the babies and then left frantically running around town clearing up odds and ends and getting a few last things that were necessary for us to bring them home.

We showed up this morning at around 1030 to a fussy Ian who lost half of his manhood last night to a drive-by circumcision and a very content Emma. I guess she figured she was one up on him at this point. We fed them and filled out all the appropriate discharge paperwork. Then daddy had to quickly run around downtown Savannah to find a styrofoam cooler and ice to take home mommy's dairy farm she was storing in the NICU freezer. And finally, the nurses actually turned them over to us. Hope you enjoy the tribute!

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rock-a-bye-babies...

Ali's mom, Bette, came to town for the day to see the babies for the first time and cried her eyes out when she saw the precious little parasites (we stole that term from the James'). Bette sat there for hours just a rockin' away and the kids loved it. They slept most of the time only to wake up occasionally when it was time to eat. We just can't wait until we get the chance to take 'em home with us (when we are lacking sleep in about a month ask us again how we feel about that)!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

We Salute You!

We, Ian and Emma, would like to thank everyone for their support along the way and for all the special gifts that we have received from you all. We are both doing very well and progressing rapidly. We weigh 5 lbs. 2 ozs. and 4 lbs. 1 oz. respectively and counting just as fast as we can finish our bottles. As you saw, our trip to Clemson went well and we are deciding which career paths we would like to follow. Dont worry everyone we are doing well and will be heading to our new home soon and again we salute you for everything you have done for us. Cheers!

Salute From Ian


Wave From Emma

Friday, November 2, 2007

C-L-E-M-S-O...N! Go Tigers!

Well the children just got back from their first Clemson campus tour to pick out their majors and what sports they would like to play since the are predestined to attend. They learned how to spell Clemson as well (without the 'O' of course), if you notice their right arms are in sync during the practice of the fight song. You Clemson fanatics out their already noticed this without me pointing it out though I am sure. And just to let you know, we didnt even have to put their arms in this position. As soon as we put them together their right arms immediately went up to start the cheer rally! They know when a game is approaching already. GO TIGERS!



Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Funny Pics!

These are just a couple of many funny quirky little pictures we will experience along the way. The first picture is from today when we arrived at the hospital Ali had to pump so I went on in to drop off some mother's milk (for you Red Hot Chili Peppers fans) and to go sit with the kids. Ian was still sleeping but she had her eyes open looking around the room. I opened her little port hole and started to chat with her. I guess she recognized my voice or thought what I was telling her was rather funny as you can see. I wish I got my camera phone out quicker because the smile was even bigger than you see here.


I'm not ready for my close up Mr. Demille! Please no more pictures, oh the paparazzi! I cant be bothered.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Brotherly Love

To our surprise, Ian was in an open air bassinet when we arrived to the NICU this afternoon while Emma was still in her isolet, however on room air. The nurses also asked us to bring some of their clothing in so that they could start wearing their own rather than the grossly over sized shirts they had for preemies. So in the video below you will see them in their very first onesies (blue and pink respectively of course) and also notice the brotherly love coming out as they lay together. I am more at ease now that I see him already watching over her this early; I don't have to worry about the boys coming around later asking for her because I know he will make sure they stay away! Phew, that shotgun can stay in the closet for now!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Together Again!

Reunited and it feels so good! I couldn't remember who sang that song but it sounded good anyway. Today was the first day that Ian and Emma were able to be together since they were in their momma's belly last Sunday morning. They are side by side in the NICU but in their own separate isolettes. They are progressing along so fast it is incredible. We are very proud of how well they are doing. It wont be long now before we have them at home sweet home.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dinner Time!

You have the privilege of witnessing the babies' first bottle feeding. We went to the NICU today, and what to our surprise, Emma has graduated to the intermediate section and moved next to her brother. They are both now off of their IV's and on manual room temperature rather than the controlled temperature isolettes. Their food consumption has increased via a feeding tube and we were surprised to hear that they wanted us to bottle feed. Preemies don't have their suck swallow breathe reflexes therefore the need for the feeding tubes. The nurses wanted them to give it the old college try. It was nerve racking being responsible for their first go at it not knowing how well they would do or if they would spit up all over us, however they did great for what they were able to take in and they had a really confused look on their faces. Hmmmm, I wonder which one of the Baskin Robbins 31 flavors momma was giving them!

Emma's First Bottle!


Ian's First Bottle!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Week 32 - Happy Birthday!

Sunday morning, October 21st, 2007, one day shy of 32 weeks at 5:49 and 5:51 am, our babies entered this world after an unexpected emergency C-section. Sadly we mourn the loss of our son, Ethan Robert (Baby A), who was still born at 5:49 am weighing 4 lbs. 1 oz. and 17 1/2 inches. He was a good size boy for a preterm 31 weeker. We deeply miss him, we will always remember our Ethan and we take comfort knowing that he is in God's arms now. Shortly thereafter at 5:51 am, Ian Ross (Baby B) arrived at 4 lbs. 10 ozs. and 16 1/2 inches. Always our largest and most active boy he continues to maintain his personality in the NICU, charming all the nurses and flailing about. Merely 25 seconds later, also at 5:51 am, Emma Reese (Baby C) rounded out the triplets at 3 lbs. 10 ozs. and also 16 1/2 inches. After a bit of a rough start and being the smallest of the lot, she is now progressing and doing better than expected. She has amazed everyone with her full head of long hair and lengthy lashes. Daddy is already worried! We would like to introduce our new additions to the Tucker family if you take a look below. These pictures were taken a few days ago and we look forward to keeping you posted.



Ethan Robert Tucker
(Our Baby "A"ngel)



Ian Ross Tucker



Emma Reese Tucker


Friday, October 19, 2007

Week 31.5 - Belly Video

Check out this video...it speaks for itself!

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The ultrasound this morning uncovered little miss thing has a full head of hair. Ma ma ma monkey! The next ultrasound on Monday we should measure their weights again to see how big they have grown since the last weigh-in two weeks ago. Stay tuned...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Week 31 - Still Going!

Ali is the little Energizer Bunny now. She got her second wind and is ready to go the distance, however the above expletive is about correct when the doctor came in the room and told her that at 34 wks they would remove the cerclage and then at 36 wks they would do the amnio and if the lungs were okay they would cut the babies out. Her eyes got big, expletive, expletive, and then told the doctor that by then if he didn't take them out she was using her hospital butter knife to start sawing and take the babies out herself. It is amazing that the doctors were worried about her and didn't think she would make it past 28 wks. Don't tell Ali she cant do something 'cause she will prove you wrong! Doctor told her she probably wouldn't go into the 30 wks and look at her now, proving the doctors wrong. They just need to tell her she won't make 34 wks and she will make sure it happens that is for sure!


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Meet the Author/Father

Allison said that I needed to be included into the blog site as well, so since we haven't had many pictures of me around she wanted to add one (even though we had my backside at the grill in the rain...and what a fine backside it is!) So I wanted to take this time to introduce the author/father.
Taylor Tucker is a strikingly handsome lad and quite witty if he does say so himself! Now a retired professional soccer player, he USED to enjoy his time on the golf course as an avid golfer with a low handicap (which has changed now that I have to sell...I mean now that he has to sell his clubs on eBay)! His hobbies now include laundry, dishes, vacuuming/cleaning the house, scooping the poopies of his 4 kitties and replenishing his wife's food and pajama supply while at the hospital. When not writing in his free time, he works as a real estate professional in Savannah, GA. He also enjoys fine wine like this mini bottle he snuck into the hospital to enjoy by his wife's bedside for dinner. He'll be the first to tell you that he also loves long walks on the beach while toting along a great vintage boxed wine! I apologize ladies but he is taken therefore I am not at liberty to give out his number or email, although if you are diligent enough I'm sure you could find it on his profile page somewhere. He is currently out on his blog tour so keep an eye out, check the local listings for his next web signing in your area and see him in person!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Week 30.3 - Heeere's Johnny! (Disclaimer: names have been changed to protect the innocent)


Check this out! I happened to catch a great, rare first picture of Baby A taking an early peek outside, a little look-see if you will, perusing the scenery and gauging the temperature before he decides if he is ready to come out yet or not! I see he is already growing a little scruff like his daddy likes to.
Ali is doing great, she has been revived now that we have hit our 30 week milestone and has her second wind (and then she is out of breath again). Knowing the babies could be here any day and that they are at 30 weeks she is okay mentally, which has reinvigorated her to make it to Nov 1st for the 33.3 mark (sign of the Tuckers). We told the doctor's about our plan and they said yeah that's great but we think you only have a week or two to go so we need to show them up now (of course I say we, but its not like I really have anything to do with it but sit to the side of the bed and keep reminding her Nov 1st).
Thank you everyone for all of the prayers to get us to 30 weeks, and for the many gifts we have been receiving thus far from everyone we are truly grateful. We hope to see you all soon but unfortunately we may all become hermits after this. We will be so busy we wont remember where the front door is to get out of the house.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Week 30 - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! We Made It!

WHERE'S WALDO?
Try to locate Waldo in this picture amongst all the presents we received from Paige, Jason and Conner (sister, brother-in-law and nephew) Thank you very much guys you went over board with all of the gifts and we greatly appreciate them. I know it is hard to see but the little hats on the bears have the babies names on them. Yes they have been officially named!!! Conner has said and that is the way it is they cant be changed; Booger Beasley, Momo and her name is Banana Head and they have their own hats to wear with their names on them so we can tell them apart.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Week 29.5 - Not going anywhere for a while?


GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL! DO NOT PASS GO! DO NOT COLLECT $200! Well it looks like Ali is in for the long haul now. After speaking with the doctor yesterday and getting an update, the doctor says that given our close proximity of an hour to the hospital she will not be going anywhere until the turkeys are done.

She is no longer a Mag Hag as she has been taken off all fluids and subsequently her contractions have subsided a bit and having less with only her Procardia than she did on the mag. Her cervix, however, has shorten to 6mm meaning baby A's little hairs on his head are almost blowing in the breeze! The good thing for now is that her contractions are not productive so they (the Docs) are okay with the shorter cervix until the contractions begin to be painful and then at that point when they do its baby time!


For those of you who know Ali really well will know how funny this cartoon is; her jail cell, I mean hospital room MUST look like this or she will go crazy. She was disappointed the other night, in a phone conversation we had, that she was missing her favorite season (Fall) and that she was not going to be able to decorate for Halloween. So I surprised her with 4 mini Pumpkins (one for each of them) and some Mums to sprinkle her room with a little Fall but it wasn't good enough; the stores didn't have the cinnamon brooms to give that fresh stench of the season emanating around her room. If she had it her way she could give Martha a good run for her money!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Week 29.3 - Russian Belly Sub

With all that is in the media these days about Russia kicking up their cold war exercises, my espionage paid off as I was fortunate enough to capture their new Belly sub that hasn't been launched yet. This looks deadly but dont worry I have already forwarded the picture to the proper authorities to keep us all safe so we can sleep at night. No thanks necessary just doing my good deed for the day.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Week 29.2 - Mrs. Doubtfire

We would like to take a minute to thank Mr. Bob Marshall (father/father-in-law for those who dont know Big Bob) for scouring the English countryside to track down and secure the services of Mrs. Doubtfire. We are grateful and she will be more than welcome to help us in the beginning as our hands will be more than full! She will live with us 5 nights a week to help us maintain our insanity and allow us to sleep some evenings especially on school nights. We are not sure how long we will require her services, maybe she will stay until...let's say...about the time we send them off to college!

On a serious note, her name is Grace and we welcome her with open cribs. She also used to own a catering business so she may throw in some culinary delights here and there too - yummy! Thanks again Bob we appreciate the assistance.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Week 29 - Hospital Stay

As you all know now, Ali and I went to the hospital last week. It was a full moon last week the night we rushed there with many contractions. She swears that it is from the full moon and that there are more deliveries on such evenings. I don't know but it sounds like a bunch of new age hooey to me. We did find out however that there were quite a few twin pregnancies there the same evening and some were being squeezed out as we were entering the joint.

Ali has been on the magnesium for close to a week now and we were enlightened of new terminology for what they call such patients: Mag Hags! And boy let me tell you if that ain't the truth. She was LOCO, yelling at everyone and a cussing and a fussing. I think she is lucky they didn't hook her up to a cyanide drip to quiet her up. Finally she listened to her husband to succomb to her own inhibitions and take a fargin' Ambien and she was a whole differant person today and the babies were more active because they actually were able to sleep now their momma was. Stay tuned we will be announcing the big news soon of what we will be calling the three amigos; we'll keep it clean we promise.

Week 29 - Hey Hey Hey...Its Fat Belly!

Ali was yelling at me to get another belly picture on the webpage so here you go. I know it doesn't look as much like her; I blame it on the lighting in her hospital room and she put on a little too much make up for this picture. Look at her eyes, she is even scared at how big her belly is getting. If we could only imagine what she is thinking in this picture???


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Week 28.5 - Yellow Brick Road

Well last night we were off to see the wizard again due to many contractions. They kept her to monitor her for a while and then around 3 this morning they decided to put her back on the magnesium to tone down the contractions. They said they didn't feel she was going into labor but wanted to tone them down as they did before when we were there for about 2 wks. They also gave her a shot of steroids to help with the development of the babies' eyes and lungs. This shot can only be given once and they like to have it in the system at least a week before anything goes down so since she is this far along they decided to go ahead and stick her. Now my wife is on the juice; I hope she doesnt get roid rage! She will be in for at least 2 days for the magnesium like before but who knows right now it could be longer. Stay tuned for updates...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Week 28 - Nursery Time

We finally have our furniture for the Nursery (Ali would like for me to add that it is undecorated of course) which subsequently covers every square inch of every wall in the room. Ali seems to think that I am nesting since she cannot and I was up until 4 am Sunday morning to set these up. And you thought cribbage was just a card game. Take a look at the video and you will get a better idea. Please put your seat backs and tray tables to their full upright position, sit back relax strap on your seat belt and keep your arms and hands inside the vehicle at all times!

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Our star soccer player, Pro golfer and little ballerina are all doing well and still cooking. We want at least 2 more weeks to get to 30 wks, however the longer they cook the better tan they will come out with. We go back in for another weigh-in at the week 30 mark, that is if Ali doesn't get called to the front of the class to soon again. The day that I am shooting for (like I have anything to do with this or even have the slightest say in this matter) is Nov. 1st. Why Nov. 1st you ask? Well let me tell you...for one it is our wedding anniversary and the coolest of all reasons is that Nov. 1st will be 33 wks and 3 days. I dont see a better day to celebrate the birth of our triplets than on our anniversary and at 33 wks and 3 days. Now thats a whole lot of 3's in there and you can take that to the bank. Sounds good to me I'll have that!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Week 27 - Super Belly to the Rescue!

I have to say that Chez Finnegan has been a hit and the phones have been ringing off the hook for this famous massage. Unfortunately we cannot take any more appointments as his paws are full and schedule is completely booked with this one client of his demanding all of his time with her SUPER Belly!



Its a bird...its a blimp...no its Super Belly! Strike a pose, you can do it, Vogue. I'm not sure if you can make out the T-shirt that Super belly is wearing but it does read "Expecting Triplets", unfortunately at this time the shirt does not fit as well as it used to so just a little bit of her belly hangs out, not much though. I was looking for a can of Budweiser and a Marlborough Red to paste in her hands and show her walking out of a double wide looking like she is wearing her crop top and her belly hanging out stepping out to get the morning paper.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Week 26 - Spa Day

I paid high dollars for a fabulous day at Chez Finnegan for Ali to get a therapeutic pre-natal belly massage. We told them that the babies were growing well with Baby B continuing to be the Boss Hog at 2.5 lbs, Baby C at 2 lbs and Baby A still the runt at 1.5 lbs. We asked them to pay special attention to Baby A to see if they couldn't stimulate him to grow a little more and catch up to the rest of the field. See the video below for a snippet of her pre-natal massage.

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We visit the doctor every Monday for the next four weeks leading up to our monumental 30 wk mark. 30 wks is the 100% survival rate for the triplets which is why we are pulling all the stops to keep those turkeys cooking. We will another weigh in that week to see how they are growing. Stay tuned for the weekly updates. Hope you enjoyed the massage!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Week 25 - GO TIGERS!

HOT OFF THE PRESS! The word on the street is that after the Clemson 24-18 win over FSU and with the tremendous success and demand for the recently added West Zone, it has just been approved to construct yet another addition to Memorial Stadium. It is still in the planning phases, however if you look below you will see an aerial photo of the new proposed dome to be built over Death Valley ("Thunder Dome"). We were excited to hear the great news and wanted to pass the word!




Well it was an ugly finish to a fantastic start but the Tigers got it done (luckily) and finished off a top ranked FSU (Here we come top 25). We are sad that we have to miss this season and the fantastic Marshall tailgates as well as the West Zone but we are happy as to the 3 little reasons for which we are missing this season. I will also miss my two tailgate buddies dearly, Mr. Morgan from the islands and Mr. Mark from Bourbon Kentucky. Dont have too much fun without me boys!
Update: Ali got called to the front of the class again as we had to go to the doctors office yesterday while we were not expected until next Tuesday. I think she just missed seeing her babies kicking and screaming on the monitor. It was cute though because all of them had the hiccups. She had a bunch of activity and contractions this weekend so the doc wanted to check everything. All is good and the oven door is still closed so we are good and the babies can keep cooking for a little while longer. The prayers are working but we still want to make it until at least 30 weeks so we have 5 more to go. Keep 'em coming!


Friday, August 31, 2007

Potty Breaks

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You guys have to check this out. Okay, I realize it seems as though I am being mean and insensitive video taping my wife as she struggles to get off the couch for a potty break as she does every ten minutes; however, I couldn't help but to capture this to show the world what she endures day after day. I hope you enjoy because I am in serious doo doo now for doing this and may be on restriction!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Week 24 Ultrasound - Gymnast


Finally a good ultrasound picture that is someone other than our model son Baby B. This is Baby C practicing her gymnastics and seeing how limber she is before she gets ready for her next sommersault (which has been happening quite frequently). If you look closely you can see her profile at the middle left of the picture with her chin near her knees. The bright white lines are her leg bones with her butt all the way to the right and then her legs extending back above her head. Look at her cute little feet dangling. Remember the movie "Aliens" when it came out of that guys stomach, well Ali's belly resembles that when Baby C is kicking and sommersaulting.

Our next ultrasound is scheduled for next Tuesday the tenth so stay tuned for the next report of the heartbeats and cervical length checks. Keep on cookin'!

Week 24 Belly


MY BIG FAT GREEK PREGNANCY! Just spray some Windex on it. Its growing, growing GONE! This is for those belly enthusiasts out there that keep telling me they want more to see how big her belly is. How dare you guys say that you want to see my big bellied wife. She is still home and doing well and the cervix is holding strong after sewing her shut to make sure the babies couldnt come out to play just yet.

The prayers are working keep them coming. We would like at least 6 more weeks and the turkey popper should be poking out. Maybe I can convince Ali to get a picture of that belly button when the turkeys are done. I dont know we'll see about that one.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Week 23 - Homeward Bound!


Taxi! Finally we were able to take her home where all of our cats were wondering who this stranger is that I was bringing into their home. She is back and doing the monitoring from home again and the travel home gave her some irritablility but she had a good morning this morning. We go back for a 48 hr check up tomorrow to make sure she is doing okay at home and not have to go back to jail until the buns have cooked a little longer.
Sorry this picture is a little fuzzy as the nurse did not want to slow down for the picture. She had better things to do such as running me down for getting in her way! Thanks to everyone for the support through phone calls, emails and prayers. We hope they all help to keep the buns in the oven a little while longer.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Week 22 - Update



Thank you to every one who has called in with their support and concern. Ali is doing well after her little procedure and feeling better with minimal pain now. She had a cervical cerclage put in to prevent pre term labor and try to keep the oven door closed for at least 5 more weeks. We of course would rather longer but we need at least 5 more weeks.


As you can see above the children are at home sad crying into the pillows cuz they miss their momma. She hasnt been home in a while and they think she left us. I reassure them that she is coming home soon enough with 3 little suprises for them. Hopefully they will like them when they come home with momma.


We should hear something next week if she can come home for a little bit if she stabilizes more or if she is in the clink for the duration. I'll try to sneak in a nother belly picture, don't tell. Its getting HUGE!