Saturday, September 27, 2014

58 days old!

The babies turned 8 weeks old on Thursday! We are so thankful that they are doing so well. Jude and Cadence are 4lbs3ozs and Aria is 3lbs4ozs. All three had eye exams last week. Most micro preemies have some stage of retrinopathy of prematurity (ROP) which is basically the retina in the eyes develop incorrectly. Well, thank God all three were at a stage 0 which basically means the eye doctor doesn't see anything yet. She wanted to follow up in two weeks so according to the neonatologist a follow up that far out means she is not too concerned. Even if they develop to a stage 1 or 2 it shouldn't be severe enough to require surgery. They have been on fairly low oxygen (21%-30%) since birth so I guess the higher the oxygen requirement the greater the chance of a latter stage of ROP. Other praises- Aria and Jude are now on high flow nasal canullas like their sister! Cadence is almost on the low flow canulla and when they are on that then they can begin feeding!! I'm really looking forward to that! That means there will be a light at the end of the nicu tunnel. Right now, I spend about 6 hrs at the nicu daily but when they start nursing, I will need to start spending the night there. I pray Noah does well with me there a little more but he is in good hands at home with dad and grandmas, plus the faster the babies learn to feed the faster they will be home and the faster we can begin the new normal. Next week will be Noah's last week of preschool because he cannot be sick and get the babies sick. It is pretty good timing for withdrawing him because he gets upset when dad drops him off. I must say that timing with the arrival of the triplets is perfect. Tim got a new awesome job last year which allows me to be a stay at home mom. Also, my mom and mother in law are at a place in their lives where they can help out a lot. Noah is also at a good age because he can be helpful but is not too old that he is outgrown of play interests that the babies will have.  It is also good timing because we found an amazing church last year that we really feel at home at. They have been so supportive to us and have prayed for these little people when they were just a few weeks along in my belly. They threw us a wonderful baby shower last week and they blessed us tremendously. Thank you! Thank you to ALL our friends and family for the constant prayers and support. We are getting anxious to take the babies home!

Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.




Daddy and his "girls."

Mother and son.

Church baby shower.

Tim and me explaining the triplet's journey so far.


Thank you SRBC!

Mom, Noah, Dad.

(Batting his long eye lashes) "Mommy, can I have a cupcake, please?"

A piece of the babies were there. We brought their bears with their "Beads of Courage" and pictures.

The sugar addict!

Mom and Grandmas.

Three Peas in a Pod favors.

Inside the pods- Lindor Chocolates and Bubble Gum.

My idea! Mango babies taking a watermelon bath!

Checking out baby pictures :)

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