We have printed the 1000+ pictures that were on our phones since the girls were born to put them into proper photo albums. There’s something special about printed pictures that gets lost on screen. It was an opportunity to revisit those initial moments. Continue reading → I don’t particularly like babies (says the mother of triplets)
I often get made fun of by Mr. H for wanting to take pictures of the girls together on certain occasions (or when they’re wearing something cute). It’s my way of marking moments over time and a great legacy for them in the future in my opinion. And, why not also say it, it’s a proud moment for mama to show them off to whoever will listen! So, since I don’t have a lot of time to write a whole post these days, here goes a collage of pictures of my beautiful princesses. Continue reading → Just because
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.
We received the news on 16 November. A flurry of hospital appointments followed and it was quickly drummed into us that this would be a complicated pregnancy, with additional risks thrown into the mix because two of the three babies were identical twins and thus were sharing a placenta. We were told to expect that my wife would require complete bed rest from late-December/early-January.
Words that changed our lives forever. My wife was laid on the examining table with her stomach exposed, and I was sat to the side nervously fumbling with my hands. This will be a familiar scenario for anyone who’s ever been expecting, familiar too for us as this wasn’t our first pregnancy, but today we had an additional worry as we’d previously been informed that my wife was expecting twins. We arrived at hospital hopeful that this latest scan wouldn’t find anything for us to be concerned about.