I left the NICU thinking we had mastered the basics of baby caring. Of course, things couldn’t be further from the truth. What seemed as simple as breathing in hospital became a complicated mess at home. Indeed, the bottles from hospital worked wonderfully with our babies, they drank everything without issue. The day we left things began to go wrong.
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After months of preparing ourselves mentally for the arrival of triplets (that’s what bedrest allows you to do), we were acutely aware that we’d be spending considerable time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with our girls. It was not a question of “if”, it was a question of “how long”.
First thing I did when I found out we were expecting triplets was to explore the depths of the internet for women that had gone through the same thing. Needless to say that if you’re reading this then you’ve done the same thing with the same result.