Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just Kidding!

I forgot I uploaded the pics from our 1st family xmas party already! Here they are! We went up to the Chabbot's for family xmas #1 - this was the one that the girls and I went up the day before and spent the night so we wouldn't miss the party due to snow!!!! And we're very happy we went because we got some much needed extra family time.


Ummm...will be coming soon - when we get our camera back (ooops...we left it behind at a party!).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa is coming!!!!!!!!

Have you heard? Santa is coming...and he's going to stop HERE! He is! He really really really is! Mommy said that we've been good enough for Santa to come and bring us presents. We saw him at Daddy's work and he said that he would bring us something but we can't remember what because we were too busy worrying about NOT sitting on his lap that we forgot what he was actually saying to us. We keep asking mommy what he's bringing but she said she doesn't know. How can she not know?!?! She seems to know everything else....
Hannah, Hailey & Emily

Dear Santa,
Don't you dare bring anything that requires watering, feeding, walking and/or petting. I promise to put it back in a box and ship it back to the North Pole. Don't bring a baby that pees, pukes, cries, needs grooming or diapering either. You see - I'm done with that and I certainly don't want my girls getting use to the idea of having a little one around. And Lord help us all if it accidentally cries in the middle of the night. So it's best if you bring those sort of gifts to someone else's home this year.
Mommy of Hannah, Hailey & Emily

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pics & Updates

Pete brought the girls back to the doctor today for a recheck of their ears. Hannah & Hailey still have ear infections - round 4 of antibiotics. I've made an appt with the ENT doctor for all 3 of them - the earliest they could get in was the beginning of February...we'll see how it goes until then. If I need them to get in sooner - I'll figure out a way to do it.

We went to have breakfast with Santa at Pete's work for the 2nd year in a row now. So there are a few pics there from that.

We also had a family xmas party up in MA last weekend. The girls and I went on a sleepover so that we didn't get stuck in the snow and miss the party! It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the time we had with our family.

The girls are talking sooooo much more. They say 'pease' (please) for most things - which is nice to hear ;-) They also repeat everything. They're still not using words so much to ask for things but they're getting better the more we work on it. They're fresh - very fresh! But we're working on that too. Hannah loves to take things that belong to Hailey or Emily and say 'MINE!' as she runs away with whatever clearly is NOT hers. Hailey usually chases behind her crying and whining while looking over her shoulder for someone to help her. Emily either just takes whatever is hers back from Hannah since she's stronger - or she just finds something else to play with. FRESH!

Since they've started with the ear infections back on November 11th - they haven't all been consistently sleeping through the night so Pete and I are exhausted. With one baby...maybe we could manage. Maybe even with two babies we would be able to manage. But with the 3 of them waking up at different times and for long periods of time - it's taking its toll for sure. But this too shall pass (so they everyone keeps telling us anyway). I have no idea how people with quads, quints or more handle this.

Hair? Yeah - you have ideas...feel free to come on over and share. I have never been able to do my own hair (ummm...haven't you seen the pony tail on the top of my head since waaaay back in the day?). So the Cindy Lu Who look will have to do until I can figure out something new. Hehe.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Emily pooped on the potty today!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Still sick......

11 ear infections, a few episodes of croup and some throwing up all with in the past 6 weeks. It's taking its toll on all of us. Hopefully we'll be back to bouncing and running around soon....

Friday, December 11, 2009

Are you kidding me?!?!

I get this picture at work today from Little Brother. He says Hannah isn't feeling well - and I trust his instincts. They've all been on antibiotics for 10 days now (today was their last day). But she seemed a bit off last night too. So I called the doctor to get her in today...made an appt for 4:30. Pete and I decided to bring all 3 of them since they needed a recheck of their ears anyway. We both leave work and meet at home. He had the girls ready to go so all I had to do was jump out and help put them in the car...brrrrrrr - it's cold out there! Hannah looked miserable to me. Off we go.

We get to the doctor, she takes a look in Hannah's ears and guess what? She has a double ear infection! Are you kidding me? They JUST finished their meds TODAY for their last ear infections! Immediately I say 'Please check the other two' (they didn't have appts but she was totally fine with it). Yup - Emily has an ear infection too. Oh...look at does Hailey! Ok at this point I'm about to lose my mind. I want answers and the doctor doesn't want to be in the same room with me. What is causing this? Why aren't the meds working? How can we avoid this? What if this 3rd round of medication doesn't work? One of the reasons we chose this doctor is because she can handle ME. lol...not an easy task

The girls were born 2 months premature - so the common cold doesn't last days in our lasts weeks. Literally weeks. Now multiply that by 3 and add the fact that kids get more than one common cold during the winter months and you have...the Lucco residence. So all these posts that are ranting about washing your hands? And all my obsessive cleaning? And all of my signs in my house about hand-washing? And my Mama Bear approach to strangers that try to touch my babies?'s not all for nothing. I don't do it for my health...I do it for my babies health. But I'm smart enough to know that they'll get colds no matter how hard we try to avoid them. That's just a fact of life.

The colds are what's causing the ear infections. They get so stuffy and congested that their ear canals are clogging and becoming infected. They've been 'stuffy' for about 3 months now. It's been a constant battle. Once one of them gets better...another one gets a cold and then they share. Lovely...the one thing I don't want them to share and they do! LOL

The doctor asks us 3 questions...are they drinking bottles? No. Binkies? No. Smokers in the house? No. Ok - then there's not much we can do on our own. We simply can't avoid the colds - that's just how it is. I can't put them in a bubble...they've been let out and once that happens you can't get them back in! If we can get through this winter we should be ok. They'll be bigger and stronger by next winter - and their immune systems will be stronger as well.

Tubes. That's really not an option at this point. Let's not forget that 2 of our peanuts are not yet 20lbs. They would need surgery to have tubes put in. We're already facing surgery for 2 of them in the next couple of years...three more surgeries isn't something we can tackle right now. The doctor doesn't think it's beneficial at this point because we know what the problem is. Ugh...if we can just get through this winter....
We got back from the doctor and I fed the kids dinner while Pete went and filled their meds. He got home - I gave them their meds and Hannah proceeded to throw up all over the place. Bath night!!!!!! Poor kid kept saying 'uh oh' until we got her in the tub. We gave them baths, brushed teeth, read books and in their cribs they went. I don't even think we were out of the room before they we sleeping. It's gonna be a long night....put the coffee on!!!!!!

Potty Talk

Thursday, December 10, 2009



Friday, December 4, 2009

Times 3

The girls vocabulary is still way behind schedule. But some words they seem to be saying A LOT lately are 'No No No' & 'Mine! Mine! Mine!' Yes - each word three times. All 3 of them. They are fighting over everything but they are also the best of friends and watch out for each other. Hailey claimed to be 'stuck' while sitting on top of an upside down laundry basket today. I knew better - I just watched her climb up onto the thing! But Hannah heard Hailey say she needs 'Hep' (help) and dropped what she was doing to go and help Hailey. She took her hand and helped her down. Then went back to the toy she was playing with like nothing happened. I pray the girls stay close forever and are always the best of friends.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Here's your foot - please put it in your mouth

I went to Babies R Us today. I had to return something and buy a lot of somethings. At the checkout - after my total came to over $100 (not a single toy in my cart of somethings) she says to me "Would you like to donate $1 to Toys for Tots for a child who may not be as fortunate as yours this year?" I replied "No thank you." She then says (while shaking her head) "shame, shame, shame." My quick response - "I have 21 month old triplets at home, toys for tots will be at MY house this year. But thank you for asking." All of a sudden I hear "Good for you!" There was a line of people behind me and one mom had said this...apparently wondering the same thing I was which is where on earth does this lady get off saying that? Usually I'm not very composed in these kinds of situations but I was appalled at her response to my "no thank you". I mean - I was polite and I am in NO WAY responsible for the children of the world who don't have anything. Nor will my lack of a $1 donation make or break these children. For the record - I'm a sucker for donating...but mostly the things that we have that we have been fortunate enough to use for a while. My cart of somethings will be donated to another child that may not have the somethings we have. And to the lady at the's your foot - please put it in your mouth.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

new video

Hannah didn't (couldn't) take a nap today. She was having a rough day with her ears (all 3 have ear infections again). So instead of napping - we had some one on one time and she was so helpful! She LOVES to help out around the house especially if you give her a cloth - she'll go wipe everything down. It's kind of cute. So here's a video of how she helps do laundry.