Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baby Julia is home - our trio is complete

We finally have all three girls home! As you can imagine, we're trying to find a routine, getting to know each baby's personality and cues, and generally just settling into the schedule the NICU used. It's a zoo, but we are enjoying every minute of having them home.

I often walk into the nursery just to stare at them while they're sleeping. I still can't believe I have three babies - it just feels so amazingly surreal sometimes.

We're feeding them breast milk by bottle every three hours (10, 1, 4, 7), and I'm pumping breast milk every three hours, around the clock. It's been going really well. I've fallen even more in love with my husband who smiles at, talks to, and cuddles his babies at 4 am - after very little sleep. He is doing most of the work at night so I can get a little more rest before he goes back to work next week. For the past few nights, my parents have done the 10 pm and 7 am feeds solo, which have helped tremendously.

The girls have all had their first pediatrician appointments. Julia weighed in at 2.2 kilograms yesterday. Julia and Emma have to be screened by an opthalmologist for retinopathy of prematurity, and breech babies Ada and Emma have to get hip ultrasounds. Between scheduling the home health nurse visits (2x per week for 2 weeks), the pediatrician appointments, the opthalmologist and ultrasounds appointments, I'm struggling to keep track of it all. I guess I better get used to the idea of the girls having a busier schedule than I do!

15 comments:

Eva said...

Have not commented before, but now want to say congratulations!!!
All my best wishes to you - you are doing a great job and it is wonderful to hear that things are going so well!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled for you. As a fellow intertile, its so nice to read about the great stories with happy endings. Thank you for being my reason for hope today :)

Morningglory said...

Congratulations on having all 3 angels at home. What a Blessing!

The Patterson's said...

So exciting! Glad you have all three of your girls at home now!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Yay! I'm so glad that Julia is home and that all is going well! You sound like you have things as under control as you can for a new mom of triplets!

:)

Amber said...

You must be one tough mama! One of my best friends has newborn twin girls and she is busy enough. But how much fun to have three girls!!! I'm so glad everyone is home.

My Endo Journey said...

God bless you and your beautiful family!!!

mekate said...

So very very happy that you are all together!

I cannot imagine the logistics of what you are up to these days, and I am glad for the help of your family. And gosh! triplets! holy cow! I am still not quite able to get my head around that! but my heart? absolutely.

Best wishes to you in every moment,
love,
Kate

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xoxox
kate

Michele said...

YAY!! This is great news! I am so happy for you guys!

callmemama said...

So wonderful that you have them all home!

Anonymous said...

so happy to hear you have them all home - major congratulations. wishing you and your family all the best as you settle in together, hope the girls grow strong and happy.
x

jenicini said...

That's so fantastic that you finally have all three at home! You sound like you're juggling all of the balls okay so far. Good job! :)

Catie said...

Congratulations!

mybumpyjourney said...

I am glad that all the girls are home and doing well. I know you are thankful for that. YEAH!!