Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Life is Sweet

Well, we did it. We have three beautiful, tiny miracles that are healthy and feisty and we couldn't feel more blessed. The C-section was a breeze (as major surgeries go) and the trio only had minimal assistance with oxygen and iv's in their first day. After day one, they were all bottle feeding and breathing completely on their own. How grateful I am to have stayed pregnant for 36 weeks. Considering how tiny they still are, I can't imagine them being any smaller at birth. Docs have talked about them coming home everyday since Saturday when I was discharged, but we're just trying to get them to consistently finish feedings without getting so sleepy. I never knew it would be so difficult to get a baby to eat! Moms, don't take for granted your ability to have a newborn eat as much as you want him/her too. Its scary thinking of bringing them home and not getting them to eat as well as the nurses do, especially because their health is totally based on them growing and gaining weight. Currently they weights are: Lyla-(baby A) 4 lbs 8 oz, Scarlet B-(formerly C) 3 lbs 15 oz, and Porter, baby C(formerly B) is 4 lbs 15 oz. Scarlet is still the teenie weenie one, but wow, is she feisty! I knew she would be. We think Lyla and Porter are coming home today and Scarlet hopefully tomorrow, but every morning we go in is a new story.
Thank you so much to the friends of ours who helped my mom get our house (and yard!)all ready for us to come home to. It looks beautiful and we feel so relieved to have a clean house for the little ones. My mom went on and on about how nice and how helpful you all were. I can't thank you enough.

Ok then. I'm off to the NICU for the 11am feeding. Lets see if I can try and successfully upload these little video clips of the babies. They're just... PRECIOUS!