Our last day as a family of 4

Today, the last day before the triplets arrive, has been a bittersweet day in the Sherwin house. Of course we are elated about the arrival of our precious new babies, but it cannot be disregarded that every aspect of our entire lives are going to change. The most significant change will be the attention that we will be able to pay to our sweet little twins. There’s no denying the fact that there will be many times that we cannot give them the attention and love that they deserve. In fact, this thought was really the only difficult part of seeing three babies on that first sonogram. Would my sweet Amari and crazy Keona be okay with sharing mommy and daddy? The answer is quite honestly…no, they probably won’t be. But just as we will, they will adjust to their new normal and they will be the best big sisters.

With that being said, today was about quality time, hugs, snuggles, and loving on these girls before their world gets flipped upside down tomorrow. One last day for me to soak up the idea of having an equal numbers of arms as I do children. I have no doubt they will love their siblings, but they will need time to adjust. We all will.

I will keep this short and sweet and leave you with some pictures and adorable videos of our last day as a family of four. (I’m sorry that a few videos are turned sideways.. technology doesn’t always cooperate with me). I am being told that I need to get a few hours of sleep before we head to the hospital at 5am. How do I sleep knowing that in just a few short hours I will be holding three miracles in my arms?!

Stay tuned for more Shernanigans coming tomorrow (later this morning) as we FINALLY get to meet our triplets. LOTS of pictures coming ASAP!

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Our family on the news?!

A few weeks ago when the thought of a news segment being done on our family was brought to my attention, it sounded too good to be true. A few weeks passed and the idea had faded a bit in my mind as we were preoccupied with triplet preparations. And then.. a phone call. The story was HAPPENING! Not only was it happening, but there would be a beautiful reporter in our living room just a mere 14 hours later. What do we say? What do we wear? What do we talk about? Do we deserve this attention? How is this happening to US?! All questions running rapidly through my mind…

The next morning, of course, the girls wanted to put 47 hair ties in their hair, wear shorts over their pants, and refused every matching clothing option offered to them. SO fun. We were luckily (with extra helpers) able to wrangle the twin-nados and settle them down enough to talk about our “new friends” coming with big cameras and lights to talk about their “tiny babies”- They started to even get excited.

Soon enough, Gilma Avalos from CBS 11 was at our front door. Her and the cameraman were absolutely wonderful and incredibly patient. The flutters in my stomach subsided as we began the interview- after all, I was just talking about my normal life. The girls were miraculously cooperative. They smiled for the camera and sat (fairly) quietly on mama’s lap. After the interview, we spent some time in the Triplet’s nursery discussing names, preparations, and the tens-of-thousands of diapers that we will be using this year with 5 children in diapers. The girls were so proud to show off the tiny babies room. They have been great helpers with preparing the nursery. It was this room that has gotten them to start realizing that not only are these babies coming out of mommy’s belly but they are going to LIVE in our house.

                                     

As the crew left, they informed us that the segment would be on in just a few hours. After informing everyone we know, we waited patiently for the 6:00 news. The looks on Amari and Keona’s face when they saw our family on our TV was absolutely indescribable. Even cute enough that I don’t mind that all of DFW saw my very unflattering reaction picture! This whole experience has been such an incredible memory to share with all of our children.

We are truly blessed beyond measure. Our videos have been seen by thousands in the last 24 hours. Thousands of people heard our story and saw our beautiful twin’s faces. Thousands of people sacrificed a few minutes of their own day to watch OUR family. For that we are absolutely humbled and grateful.

If you missed the segment you can find the video and article at this link : http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/collin-county-parents-welcome-multiple-multiples/

Thank you to our friends and family that watched with us, but a special thank you to all of the people that don’t know us personally. Thank you for giving us your time to watch and thank you taking the time to read this. Please never hesitate to reach out to us, we would love to hear from you.

Stay tuned for more updates and news, and expect lots of pictures and videos of the TRIPLETS on Friday after they arrive.

Hello everyone!

Hi everybody!

We wanted to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves and welcome you to our adventure. You will hear me using the term “adventure” to often describe our life because that’s exactly what it is. It will have it’s ups and downs, it’s joys and challenges, and definitely a fair share of failures and victories. After all, how can you raise 5 children under the age of 3 without all of those things (especially the joy). We never would have imagined our life with one set of multiples, much less two sets. Twins AND triplets… still sounds crazy when I say it out loud. We can’t wait to share our story with you as it is being written.

Mom and Dad: My name is Nadia and I am a Kindergarten school teacher transforming into a stay at home mama. Robbie and I have been married since 2012 and will be celebrating 5 years of marriage shortly after the triplets are born. Robbie is an internet and marketing guru by trade, but is most importantly our family comedian, swaddle expert, cat lover, baby giggle generator, and our rock through all things.

The Twins: Amari and Keona, are 2 years old and are polar opposites from their appearances to their personalities. They are the sunshine in our lives and keep us laughing all day. Stay tuned for a detailed profile on them in a separate post. The inseparable (and hilarious) twin bond is truly indescribable and a blessing to witness. They will, without a doubt, be the very best big sisters on the planet.

(Amari on Left, Keona on Right) Little love bugs
Big sisters are ready to meet their brother and sisters very soon! (Keona on Left, Amari on Right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Triplets: These little babies have turned out world upside down in the best way. The news of us bringing triplets into this world has come as a shock to say the very least. Though we wouldn’t trade them for anything, having a family of 7 was never something that we had originally planned. Silly us for thinking that we were ever in control! We have been blessed beyond measure and and thrilled to meet these “tiny babies”, as the twins like to call them. We are having 2 girls and 1 boy: Mila, Colette, and Noah. It will be fun having two more girls, but mama is VERY excited to have a little boy in the family. We expect them to join us any day now!

The Pregnancy: As many of my doctors would say, I seem to apparently be “made for multiples”- a title that I have been hearing consistently for months and have learned to love. I feel that the health and development of the pregnancy and triplets has been nothing short of miraculous. Of course being pregnant with triplets is a miracle in itself, but the fact that I have not had ANY complications, no morning sickness, no preterm labor, no hospital bed rest… how is this even possible? God and prayers, that is how. So thank you, prayer warriors for covering our family in your love and prayers. Because of this, these babies have an opportunity to be over 5 pounds and potentially will be able to avoid the NICU all together. Fingers crossed!

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