Do you remember these sweet little miracles?
Just over a year ago while working on the #MiracleMoms program, I had the honour of introducing you to an amazing Mama, her family and her three most adorable baby girls Alexandra, Charlotte, and Elizabeth. Triplets born at our local Children’s Hospital who needed a little extra love before they could make their journey home. “Is Your Husband In The Waiting Room” is still one of my most read posts!
Last week, thanks to P&G Canada and my involvement as a PGMom , I was afforded the opportunity to pay it forward in the sweetest of ways. Arrangements were made to meet up with my #MiracleMoms family, see those babies and their Mama, and gift them some love from P&G.
Updates were given, giggles exchanged and one Mama of four was overjoyed with the generosity of P&G. I was honoured to deliver the love a fabulous care package of Pampers, wipes, swimmers and Downy for these three little bundles of joy. We also provided a quantity of newborn diapers for their Mama to gift! Paying it forward is an incredible feeling.
Our visit was much to fast, but when you are the Mom of a little boy plus triplets, life must move at the speed of light! With huge thanks to P&G, we all waved goodbye with an update to follow. When Bridgette arrived home she wrote me a heartfelt note and agreed to let me use it as a guest post today! So without further ado, please welcome a very special guest poster, a true Miracle Mom:
It was great seeing you today! I brought the diapers to Ronald McDonald House and they send their thanks and said it was perfect timing, they’d actually just run out. They girls were smiling and laughing away after we saw you, which the doctors at the developmental follow up clinic just loved so they send their thanks to you as well.
They have given me a few minutes of relaxation so I thought I’d try send you an update while everyone is happy. First, weights have changed so much! Alexandra is now 13 lb 11 oz., Elizabeth is 17 lb 9 oz., and Charlotte is 18 lb 14 3/4 oz. They’re also getting so tall. with Alex at 26", Elizabeth at 28" and Charlotte at 28 1/2".
Alexandra is, I think, my calmest and most independent girl. She’s quite content to play by herself, or with someone else, depending on who and what is available to play. She is still quite tiny, but a fighter and when she makes up her mind that she’s going to do something, like crawl, she does it even when the doctors think her muscle tone isn’t enough to be able yet. Elizabeth is definitely my busiest, and my little daredevil. I found out she could climb one day when I went to the bathroom and came back to find her standing on the table. She’s usually the first to attempt a new skill, but Charlotte tends to master it first. Charlotte is pretty laid back, takes her time to do things, but she is the one I can count on to keep going until she succeeds. If she wants something, nothing in the world can stop her from getting there. She’s the one I fear will make those ingenious little schemes, then enlist the help of daredevil Elizabeth to put them into action, just taking Alexandra and Bradley along for the ride.
Elizabeth started taking her first steps around 11 months old, but has been stuck at the few steps stage for months. Hand her a scooter, and she can run like the wind though! Charlotte started taking her first steps about a month or so ago, and she is now walking 5-6 feet. Further than that and walking just isn’t fast enough to get her where she wants to be so she hits the knees. Alexandra is also walking as long as she’s got something like her scooter to hold on to, and I suspect she could at least stand without holding anything if she was daring enough to try.
Elizabeth and Alexandra are about on par for their verbal skills- mama and dada and all the silly sounds, while Charlotte is starting to say things that sound like "good" "thank you" "boo" "ball"… a few others I’ve heard once or twice only. They understand what I say, but the little stinkers all have minds of their own and are just as likely to laugh at me and shake their heads as to sit down when I tell them to.
They started eating finger foods at about 6 months, and are little piglets today, although busy enough to need every calorie they eat. If they keep eating the way they do, we may need to both get second jobs to be able to keep the house and feed them by the time they’re teens!
Bradley still loves his sisters and wants to play with them constantly. During the winter, after his first attempt at skating (my Mom, his Oma, held him under his armpits to support his weight a bit so he could learn to balance on the blades) He came home, told me "Mom, the baby wants to go skating," and grabbed Elizabeth under her armpits, swinging her feet along the floor. He’s very gentle most of the time, and an awesome sharer, but recently has decided he shares enough, and every once in a while tells us all "That’s MINE, no one touch it!" He loves to read them stories, bring them into his little tent with him, play guitar and sing and dance for them, or just sit on the floor and giggle with them. He’s always trying to teach them new things too and they love the attention from their big brother. He also loves to push them in the stroller or pull their wagon when we go for walks.
They’ve (the girls) decided I had enough time now, but I will look through and send some pictures later.
Have a fabulous night, I look forward to hearing from you again.
My heartfelt thanks to this incredible family as they continue to allow us to peek into their lives, and to P&G for the opportunity to pay it forward in such a special way. A Ding Dong Ditch has never been so much fun.