Triplets Out And About

The other weekend it was my little cousin’s birthday party.  We decided to try a few new things this day to see how it goes. First, she has an in ground pool, and we decided that we were going to see how they did in…

Its amazing the difference 6 weeks can make with Triplets

When I walked into their room this morning, realizing that since we had put them to bed, I had not heard a peep from them, I thought back and realized how much different just a few months made.  Even though it was really only 6…

Early Intervention

Early intervention is a program that is offered to all babies who are born prematurely.    If you qualify they pay for whatever help they need to help them catch up to their actual age.  In order to qualify they need to be in the lower…

The Daisy Award

Every parent should learn infant CPR.  Baby A may not be here today if it was not for Pam, the nurse in the NICU who taught my wife and I CPR at the hospital before we came home.  One of the other nurses submitted an…

Our First Triplet Was Now Monitor Free

Finally came the time to start weaning baby A off of his oxygen.  His apnea monitor was replaced with a o2 monitor, and we took him off the oxygen during the day, but then put him on at night.  He did well during the day,…

Finally All Our Triplets Where Home, Again.

Finally after four days in Hershey, baby A was able to come home.  Now however he had even more attachments, since they sent him home on oxygen. He hated every second of it.  Not only did he now have an apnea monitor wrapped around his…

The Scariest day of my life

The NICU had a policy that they offered infant CPR training to everyone, but especially recommended it to anyone who was taking someone home on a monitor.   The person who did the training assured us that in the ten years that she had been doing…

..Then There Were Two..

The next day we came into the NICU, they had both C and A out of the incubators and into a crib.  We were told that it baby C were to keep his temperature up that he would be coming home in a few days,…

Finally There Were Three?

It took baby A much longer to come home than anticipated.  He would be perfectly fine for a few days, and then he would drop his oxygen for a while.  It was not as bad as it looked.  They explained to use that once your…

And Then There Really Was One

No one comes home at 35 weeks they told us.  But in our case that was not true.  Baby B, who was now the largest at over 5lbs, had no sleep alarms for over a month, and only maybe one feed alarm, was ready to…