Just found out myself. Spare a thought of admiration for all the preemie babies of the world as they are the bravest, strongest human beings. What they overcome being so tiny is unbelievable to us mere mortals. Continue reading → Today is World Prematurity Day
When we saw our babies in their incubators we couldn’t help but notice they had been given an octopus each. We were obviously puzzled by this and enquired about it. Turns out it’s an initiative started in Denmark called “The Danish Octo Project“.
It’s one of the things we intend to keep for life and to make sure they know these little octopuses were of the few things that have been with them since they were born. We are grateful to the unknown kind person that took the time and effort to make and send them to our hospital. Should you wish to contribute to this project, you can find out in the link above if it’s happening in your country.
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 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.
We’re not strangers to a scare or two when it comes to our triplets. Premature babies are seriously fragile things, you so much as sneeze in their direction and you’re asking for trouble. Even when they’re a few months old they’re not quite as physically developed as similarly aged babies.
Whatever you call them – we call them prams – there are a surprising number of different ones on the market that can carry three babies. The trouble is, out of necessity I suppose, they’re all pretty big. So big, in fact, that as far as we could work out not a single one of them would fit inside the boot of our 2016 Toyota Prius.
The changes come thick and fast when you begin to quadruple in size. Here’s my handy guide to what a pregnant-with-triplets mum can expect to lose, based on what I saw my wife lose as she progressed through her pregnancy.