Monday, August 3, 2009

12 weeks old!

It's amazing to think that next Tuesday (the 11th) would have been the girls due date. I still sometimes have a hard time believing that they were born three months early and now are getting bigger. It makes sense that they were due next week because they are finally starting to look like real newborns to me now. We just took a scary detour before getting to this point.

Well as you can see from pictures below, Mckenna is also home now! She came home on Saturday night. It really hasn't been too bad so far with the two girls. It helps that my mom is here to take care of half the work. She will stay for a little while to help with all the girls and then my mother in law will come over for a little while after that. I'm a little nervous when that all stops because then I have to handle nights on my own. It's still my biggest fear that they will want to eat at the same time and I won't be able to do it. But the longer I do this I realize they are just going to have to be patient with each other.

So Mckenna is now home and doing great. We are really working at fattening her up right now since she is still sooo skinny (of course her sisters are too but she is definitely the one that needs the most extra fat right now). After starting with Madison home first, Mckenna has been quite a breeze. She is very quiet and sleeps really well. She's a little slow when she eats compared to her sisters but I just have to practice patience with her. Her shunt is doing very well and hopefully will continue that way. She was 5 lbs. 3 oz. when she left NICU on Saturday and she was weighed today and is now 5 lbs. 5 oz. Oh, and she was 18 3/4 inches long so longer than Madison. She's really quite a perfect baby. Sleeps and doesn't cry much.

Mckenna headed for home. Look how little she looks in her car seat.

Dad and Mckenna at the house!

I don't really like the color purple but Mckenna looks awful cute in it!

I don't know if you can see it, but this was putting Madison and Mckenna in the crib for the first time and home and they were hilarious; they just stared and stared at each other. So cute!

Madison is still doing so great at home. We might say that so far she might be the high maintenance one. She really not that bad but can be a little noisy and she screams really well when she is hungry! She might have some reflux because she loves to be upright and has a hard time sleeping in her crib or pack n play. Here favorite place to sleep is on Mom and Dad's chest... of course. She hasn't been weighed in a week so we aren't sure how much she has gained yet but they will weigh her on Thursday. I think she has to for sure be over 6 lbs. by now. Anyway, I think she is loving having her sister home!

Madison also loves to sleep in her bouncer. Thank heavens for bouncers!
Carly is still coming along well. Each day she gets better and better at eating in a more coordinated manner. She doesn't suck and stop breathing as bad. I think one of the main reasons is because they have her on a thickener to keep the formula more weighted and then they also put her on Zantac (weird, I never thought of it for babies) and maybe changing to Prilosec when she goes home. It just helps keep things settled in the stomach. But hopefully she will keep doing well and maybe she will join the other two in the next week or week and a half. She is still growing at a ridiculous rate. She is 6 lbs. 11 oz. right now! Almost 7 lbs.! That's the size of a normal baby! Anyway, I don't think she is missing her sisters yet because she is an excellent sleeper. Maybe that's why she gains so well. Since her sisters have left Carly she now has a roommate like she did when she first started in the NICU. It's a little boy right now who is very very sick. He was born at 23 weeks and it's a miracle he is still alive. It just makes me realize how grateful we are that we were blessed with such healthy girls for being so early. We are truly grateful for these girls and how well they are doing!

Carly getting some quality sleep time with Dad.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Sunny! I saw pics on facebook and had to come check out your blog. I'm amazed that you had triplets and that they're all home from the NICU already and they look so great! Congratulations! I can't imagine how busy you must be.

    I have had 2 preemies, one born at 27 weeks weighing 2 lb 9 oz, the other born at 21 weeks. My 27-weeker was in the NICU 5 days past her due date and she weighed 7 1/2 lbs by the time we left. She was a giant! She came home on oxygen and medications as well. It looks like your girls aren't even on oxygen anymore. Amazing! What a trip it must've been for you having 3 babies in the NICU, and what a journey ahead of you! I wish you the very best mothering your three girls.