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!








14 comments:

  1. They are SOOOO precious and adorable. Congrats to you and Craig. Welcome to the most awesome world of parenthood. You are both amazing and will do so great with 3! Good luck and hopefully one day we'll get to meet them, see you guys again..then you'll be able to meet our little Sam :)

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  2. They are beautiful! so fun to see them!! Can't wait until you are all home and a complete family! Hugs to you all...we're a phone call away...don't hesitate!!!

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  3. Congratulations!!! They are just beautiful!! I am so happy for you all!! Thanks for sharing the videos--fun to see them!! :)
    Enjoy every moment!!

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  4. How wonderful this is. Such precious gifts to you from above and to us from you. These are so good to see of the babies and of their loving parents adoring them.

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  5. Nicole - this is Aunt Lisa and the babies are so beautiful! What a blessing they all are. What a great job you have done!

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  6. oh my goodness. They ARE precious. I'm so happy for you....and your whole family!!! This was so fun to watch the little clips!!! Yay Nicole!!!!

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  7. OH my gooodness!! SO SOOO incredibly adorable! I'm so happy everything is going so well! Congrats to you and Craig! If you ever need helping hands don't hesitate to call me! Woohoo!!

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  8. okay seriously!! I totally just cried!! They are soo precious and such little miracles!! I am soo incredibly happy for you guys! Absolutly beautiful =), can't wait to meet them!!

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  9. Awww.... they are unbelievably precious. I love their little mouths.
    So happy to hear that they are all doing so well. What a blessing.

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  10. I hope you and Craig are in our ward for a long time, because you're awesome, yes, and it will be so fun to watch those babies grow! As soon as I saw the baby in the second video I knew it had to be Porter, he totally looks like a boy! Thay are all adorable. I know you are not good about asking for help, so I'll let you know when I'm available and give you some ideas of what I'll be doing!

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  11. Rachel and LanceMay 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Congratulations! What a miracle that everything went so well. They are soooo precious!

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  12. way to to nicole and craig. they are beautiful. you both are amazing and can totally do this. good luck.

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  13. Well they look WAY bigger than 5 lbs. I can't believe how awake they are and how they are looking around. Too cute. So here is what people have told me to keep a baby awake while eating: ice cubes, cold wet rags, and biting fingers. I haven't really tried any of those. I just try to scratch their backs really hard. Hopefully you can keep posting pics but you are going to be a very busy woman. Good luck with everything. They are so cute. Joyce and Dave

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  14. So precious:) They have some good parents to take care of them! Way to go!

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