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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

What the heck am I going to do with triplets?!

Dear Journal,

Since finding out I am pregnant with triplets I have been on a high, kind of in shock, and very much giddy and giggly about it.

Today I took Gabbers, Bun, and Ham downtown with me to pick up a joint food storage order and to go to Denny's for their free Grand Slam breakfast. I wanted to leave the house early so we could go to Housing Maintenance on base first and get our free monthly furnace filter and replace part of a light fixture. Ham was sleeping in late because he's had a cold for a couple days. Gabbers and Bun were playing Starfall. I was sitting in the middle of my messy living room staring at the floor. But that part isn't important. =P

Halfway to my friend's house (who I was following to pick up the order), reality hit and I started bawling.
What am I doing? I don't know how to have triplets. What am I going to do with triplets? How could I take triplets out to run errands like this along with at least three other children?
I turned up the music so Gabbers wouldn't hear me sobbing like a loon. Bun had fallen asleep as soon as we left the gate. Ham was staring off in a phlegm-filled stupor. I called my mom and blubbered to her.
I don't know why people think I can do this. I don't know why Heavenly Father thinks I can do this. I don't even know how to prepare for this. I'm not a patient mom at all!
Mom reassured me with comforts of the church members will help us wherever we are. Whether we are here in the Frozen North or near family in Utah or on to our new base wherever that may be- I will have lots of help. And I will need to accept it.

15 comments:

A. said...

Awwww - I'm sure you'll also see your other children grow. Pitching in where you didn't think they were capable, or ready. Adapting better than expected.
And yes, NEVER underestimate the power of the body of your church. I can't even tell you how many people who I never have even met stepped out and helped us when we moved and were going through everything with River. God is Good!!!!

So said...

I wish I had more words of wisdom for you. I think you are an amazing mom and Heavenly Father knows what he is doing. Even when we think He might be a little bit crazy.

Daily Money Makers said...

CRAZY. I am sure that you will do fine. Your family is beautiful.

Laura said...

Oh Nikki... you are an awesome mom, full of love and laughter for your family. Your kids are blessed to have you for their Mom, and God knows that - it's why He has entrusted these three babies to your womb.

And yes - you do need to accept the help that is offered to you! It won't be easy having 3 newborns to care for, so accept the love others offer to you, so you can keep on being a good Mama. :-)

jenny said...

If you move this way, I will gladly help you out, Nikki! And, I think God only gives us what we can handle, and often he knows better than we do. I remember you once telling me you wanted twins. This isn't that much more than twins, except feeding 3 at once could prove difficult:-)

The Leake's are everywhere said...

I can't think of anyone better suited to triplets than you nikki. You will be great!

Rach said...

You will just have to buy a 12 passenger van...hahahahahhaha. This lady down the street has one, I laugh when I see it. WEll I barely have 4 and i think those things EVERY DAY!! But I know that they are blessed to come to a loving family, guided by the gospel, and given many opportunities that this country provides...there's no better place.

I'm totally coming, making your house go from 4 to 8 to 11 kids plus 3 adults!! hahaha OH the fun we'll have.

The Langes said...

First off congratulations! I would completely agree with Jenny that God does not give us things that we cannot handle. It is such an amazing opportunity that he is giving your family! Enjoy every minute of this special gift!

Mrs. Morty said...

I've learned through our last two deployments and other life experiences that we just take our trials (and blessings) one day at a time. Some days are exceptionally hard and its okay to cry on the couch, but you will get through each one and the Lord will find ways to sustain you through friends, family, feelings and a multitude of other surprising ways. Don't let the big picture overwhelm you, take it a little bit a t a time.

Piglet de' Erin said...

hmmmm...maybe this is the reason Danny should put in to work at Hill...maybe they can change his (whatever he does) or, maybe you will now have the chance to really coordinate your children's outfits and win all the baby contests! Think of the prizes!

Julie V. said...

I was wondering when reality would set in! Remember your Mom's words of wisdom and try not to get overwhelmed. Your job right now is to take good care of yourself. heavenly Father WILL help you through this amazing experience. He doesn't expect you and Dan to do this all on your own. Your little children will be more help than you can imagine. Help prepare them that this will be an awesome experience for the whole family. Yep, you'll need a big van. I loved mine! It was so great to get all nine kids in one vehicle. I think you should also invest in a video camera! This is going to be an unforgettable next couple of years! Don't forget to count your blessings! We all know that you are more than capable - you'll be awesome. You have a lot of loving friends and family in your support group. We love you!!!

Smockity Frocks said...

Okay, I'm all caught up. WOW! I can't wait to read the next installment and find out your reaction and the doctor's and your husband's and the kids!

Did you know I have a dear friend with quads? I am planning to interview her for my interview series.

You can do it, Nikki! "My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus."
(((Hugs)))
(By the way, MaddieLynn says I need to make you 3 bonnets, but I told her only if you have 3 girls. Let us know! I have a darling boyish gift, too. I can't wait!)

Smockity Frocks said...

WHERE IS THE REST OF THE STORY?!?!?!? I am in agony over here!!!

The Schooley's said...

Nikki, if I was there, it would finally be my turn to bring you peanut m&m's. I am sending you a vurtual hug & virtual candy. You are crazy when you say you are not a patient mom. I have seen you in action, & you are impressive. No more talk of you can't do this, cos you are super mom & whenever you need to be reminded of that just give me a call!! Love you!

SuperCoolMom said...

I think the fact that reality finally hit, just shows that you are sane. There is no doubt that it will not be easy. But I'm sure that the blessings will be "cubed" as well.

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