Monday, September 19, 2011

1st Birthday Party!

The girls' birthday party this past Saturday was a blast!!  I was so happy to see all 3 of them and my IP's.  I think it has been over 3 months since I saw them all last so the girls definitely grew!!!  They are BIG healthy one year olds... I guess at their last high risk appointment their doctor told them that by their health, you would never know they were triplets delivered at 32 weeks.  They are much bigger then your average healthy singleton one year old and that is soooo awesome!!!  The girls are definitely ready to walk and I bet their parents will be chasing them around very soon.  It is so weird how their personalities haven't changed since birth; Eve is so serious and stares at you with these amazing huge eyes.  May is the fighter and just wants to explore and be put down.  Lily is just so content and takes in everything around her.  Although they are so much alike, they have so much different personalities.

With my family (husband, 2 boys, mom, and sister) in tow, we all headed to the birthday party.  Besides the girls and my IP's, there were some familiar faces.  One of my biggest supports through my pregnancy, my head nurse/coordinator, was there!!!  I hadn't seen her since my postpartum visit.  Without her, I don't think I could have survived and it was so awesome to talk with her again.  The girls' NICU nurse was also there with her family.  Even a baby that was neighbors to the girls in the NICU joined us with her mommy!! Oh, and I finally got to meet fellow bloggers and expected daddies of triplets, Our Journey to Fatherhood!!  It was soooo much fun!!

Anyway, I bet you really want to see some pics, so here they are:

Me and Eve, who had no problem jumping right into my arms



My oldest, Jackson

My youngest, Max


My sister with Lily and me with Eve

The boys watching Lily walk

Lily loved my mom

And she loved blowing kisses!!

She gave me lots of kisses!!


Max guarding the presents

Music time! Lily



My kids LOVE cake!!


Pool was a little too tempting =)

Wow!!  I just can't believe it has been over a year.  The girls are growing up so fast and I can't wait to watch every year that passes.  My IP said a very warming thing at the party when he introduced me to one of their friends, "This is our surrogate."  I replied, "Well I WAS your surrogate."  They then replied, "To us, you will always be our surrogate."  That just meant a lot to me because even after all this time, I still mean a lot to them.  I didn't know if time was going to naturally drift us apart, but I am happy to say that it has only had the opposite effect.  I am very lucky =)

It was honor to attend this big day.  Every day that passes makes me feel more and more proud of the thing I did for this family.  I cannot imagine life without my surrogacy journey.  It really is an overwhelmingly, awesome feeling!!!

Happy Birthday, Eve, May, and Lily!!

I dug up some pics of the girls shortly after birth, and a year has definitely made some changes:

Eve (Baby A- Identical to May)
Eve, 1 year old!
May (Baby B- the smallest, identical to Eve)
May, 1 year old!
Lily (Baby C- first to go home)
Lily, 1 year old


  1. Precious!!!!! I cannot believe they are a year old. That just seems impossible. They are adorable babies and I'm so glad your IP keeps you close to his heart. That means soo much. :)

  2. Happy birthday to the beautiful girls! Love the fact that you have such a great relationship with the family:) Love the photos!

  3. Love, love this post!! Can't believe it's been a year either..crazy!! They are absolutely beautiful! Charity

  4. Aww! Happy b-day, girls! I'm glad you and your family had a good time.

  5. Aww, so adorable! Happy Birthday to those precious girls! That is so wonderful that you all still have an amazing relationship, so blessed!

  6. Happy Birthday Girls!! Awww, what awesome pictures, thank you for sharing. I can't believe how big they are. So precious. I love it!

  7. Wow! I love this! It is amazing how quickly the time goes. You did such an amazing thing and your surro-girlies are adorable. i have to admit, this post brought a little happy tear to my eye.

  8. such beautiful girlies! happy birthday to them and happy birthing day to you! so glad you get to see them :)

  9. Love the chub on those babies.