My Triplet Ballerinas: All About My Triplets, Part 2
Guest blogger: Megan J. My triplet ballerinas are my daughters, Makenna Anne, Jaeli Jo and Maysie Jailyn
Makenna Anne (Baby A, nickname ATTITUDE. Weighed in at 4lbs 9oz.) Makenna has been through quite a bit since she was born. At age 3, I diagnosed her with Fructose Malabsorption after much research due to visiting many doctors with NO answers as to why she acted like the devil most of the time and lived with a constant rash from the time she was born. She would vomit her formula as if she was in an exorcism. From ages 3-10, we cut out most sugars after seeing a specialist at Riley who diagnosed her with a multi-sugar intolerance. Once we started eliminating these foods, she became the sweetest, most loving, and happy kid – and the rash started to disappear. On occasion, she would be “sneaky” and eat something that would cause a reaction and the rash would come back, as well as her very bad temper. One specific time, she cut the hair off the top of Maysie’s head while she was asleep and mutilated her baby dolls. And I can’t forget the time she cornered me in a closet holding a knife and threatened my life – this is when I went back to work full-time when she was 2. Over time, she is slowly outgrowing it and we have her tested every other year. She still has some issues if she eats too much sugar but has chosen to eat whatever she wants and just deal with the consequences as they are not nearly as drastic as they used to be.
Jaeli Jo (Baby B, SASSY. Weighed in at 4lbs 4oz.) Jaeli is a worry-wart, big time! She is always worrying about something and stresses over it until she realizes she had nothing to worry about at all. This is a constant struggle with her. She is always worried about what people think of her, what the future holds, how she looks, who she is, and scared at times to ask for help. Jaeli is very shy unless she knows you well. Her nerves take over a lot of the time and she struggles to speak her mind and seek help. Sometimes she just needs a reminder. She has always stuck to her nickname of “Sassy”. She is witty and usually calls me out. She has the biggest heart of all three girls and will go out of her way to make others happy. She has a beautiful soul and loves hard.
Maysie Jailyn (Baby C, DRAMA. Weighed in at 3lbs 11oz.) Although Maysie is also generally very shy, she has always been very vocal about what she wants, at least to people she is comfortable with. I guess she had to be though having two sisters picking on her cause she was the smallest. I recall one time when Jaeli flipped the switch and took a big bite out of Maysie’s cheek! Oh boy was that a loud cry! I probably would have too though. Ever since, she has been very dramatic about everything and anything. She tends to exaggerate things and make a bigger deal about things than she needs to!
Look for Megan J.’s My Triplet Ballerinas: All About My Triplets, Part 3, next month