Blessed with a Miracle

Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace

Monday, April 19, 2010

All Together...

Since the last post a lot has changed! Jack and I were about to leave to head to the hospital to get Jessy Grace and have our "overnight" stay, when the nurse practitioner called and said all babies could be released Monday. After freaking out for about 30 minutes, we regrouped and had a new plan. We loaded the other 2 car seats, packed more baby gear and headed to Baylor. The afternoon was filled with bath time, mixing milk with vitamins, and tons of other "skills" we needed to learn with preemies. It was a packed day, and by 6 pm we had all 3 babies in our hospital room and we were on our own. After realizing this was actually happening the Self team got it together and got ready for the 9, 12, 3 and 6 feeding. It was quite a night, however we did a great job and even better all three babies did awesome. It is an assembly line for sure, change diaper, take temperature, swaddle, get warm bottle and feed, burp, hold, then lay down. If you have the baby the finishes their bottle first, then you get the 3rd baby...good times :)

All babies gained weight last night too. I don't have exact weight amounts, information overload....BUT the girls are both 4 pounds exactly, I do remember that! This morning Jack and I took the babies back to the nursery and went to an infant CPR and discharge class. We had lunch and then went back to the nursery to finish paperwork and get the babies all packed and ready to go.

I feel so grateful for how well things have gone so far. Of course this journey will be exhausting, but at the end of the day you look at the most precious angels God ever sent. On the ride home Jack said it best, "I feel like I am in a dream." We are so in love with them!

Here are some pictures from today. There are so many it was hard to choose!

Bath Time and sleepover the first night
Ready to go home!!
Family picture and Genna, Jessy Grace's favorite nurse
Cutest car seats for the angels! And 1 proud daddy!
And finally.....if you are wondering how many bottle triplets go through in 24 is 24!!!!
We have been so blessed to have so much help and support during the past 8 months. We know everyone is anxious to see the triplets. However, we have to be very careful with illness and our babies, so if you have been sick or exposed to any illness please don't come over. We will be washing our hands and Pureling like crazy. We also can't have a lot of children over in the beginning just as a precaution. Please, give us a call first if you want to come over. Also, sleep is precious, so we want to get all that we can. We will be feeding every three hours and it will take an hour or more to get all of them feed. Their feedings times are 6,9, 12, 3, 6, ... You're welcome to help, just give us a call!!!

1 comment:

MoDLin said...

Wow, all three healthy and at home - congratulations!!! I hope you get a lot of help so you can catch a nap once in a while. I'm so happy for you.