Friday, October 24, 2008

The Little Things in Life

So here I am; it's quarter after eight in the morning. I feel miserable because of this ridiculous cold that I have, and I am worrying about money (like I always do), and I log onto to check the news, and I find this absolutely AMAZING article about this woman who's 56 year old mother carried her triplets, and recently gave birth to them. Read it for yourself, and I encourage you to visit their blog and send them your well wishes!

56-Year-Old Gives Birth To Triplet Granddaughters
POSTED: 8:52 pm EDT October 23, 2008
UPDATED: 11:15 pm EDT October 23, 2008

CLEVELAND -- A 56-year-old woman acting as her daughter's surrogate gave birth to her triplet granddaughters at a Cleveland-area hospital earlier this month.
Jaci Dalenberg gave birth to Elizabeth, Gabriella and Carmina by C-section on Oct. 11 at Hillcrest Hospital.

The babies' parents are Kim and Joe Coseno.

Learn more about the Coseno triplets at the family's blog.

I had a chance to read their entire blog this morning, and it honestly had me riveted! It was so easy to get wrapped up in this story, the way this momma writes about her babies (including her NOT so little ones!). I wish her nothing but the best!

Rachel and Michael come into town tonight, and we will be going downtown for dinner. Something deep fat fried in lard- yum yum! My birthday is next week already, I can't believe it. It's sort of funny- after you hit the 21 year mark, you just don't care as much anymore!

I am really starting to pop out now, I should post pictures... But there always seems to be a zillion other things I should be doing instead, and the thought escapes me. Poor Jenny though- whenever I see my sister in law, I force her to take pictures with me. She is the one expecting twins, and she looks like she is farther along than I am! I'm sure she doesn't mind TOO much when I make her do this, however, since she requested them the day after they were taken, and put them up on her myspace account! (Yes, I feel horrible for her..)

The road rally is just two days away!! I can't wait! Rachel emailed me last night to tell me the t-shirts she made look awesome! We call ourselves Car Pacman- don't ask. So she had to make t-shirts to commemorate the occasion. And hey, everyone knows I will do anything for attention, so I go along with it!

Tomorrow, hubby and I will be 23 weeks along. Exactly one more week, and little Charlotte will be viable outside the womb- she will be a real baby!

Last night, she had the hiccups, so I grabbed Kev's hand and he could feel them. He compared it to a heart beat- it is a steady sensation. It seems like she gets hiccups a LOT! Just the other morning around four, she had me awake until almost six because of her moving! It seems like she gets frustrated with those hiccups, so she thrashes around. It probably would be amusing if it weren't so early and I wasn't so exhausted.

Well, it looks like the sun is finally coming up now, so I should probably get ambitious.

Update soon!

Kristi Rufener

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thanks for stopping over at my blog and commenting. I was fascinated by their story of the Coseno family as well. I read through the entire blog in one evening.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. I remember how relieved I felt as we neared the viability point. It was like a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. Enjoy your kiddos. They are just the best hing ever. :0)


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