And Then There Was One… Or Two?

It was fun beginning to watch everyone eat on their own.  You could tell that it was something new for them.  Sometimes they would forget to take a breathing break, and the monitors would go off.  It was impressive that the first time that B,…

Baby A’s Infection

It was getting close to 33 weeks and we were both really excited to be able to start bottle feeding out boys.  My wife made the decision early on that she did not want to breast feed, so that we would not have to worry…

The NICU

That first morning in the NICU was crazy.  I was excused after going more than 24 hours with no sleep, and my wife was still in the OR.  There were two doctors and nine nurses in the pod, which is what they called the rooms…

28 Week Triplets In The NICU

28 Week babies in the NICU need a decent amount of support.  They started out with IVs in their belly buttons, and during this time we were not able to help with their care, since they were easily pulled out.  They could not feed by…

When My Triples Were Delivered

The section itself did not take very long.  I remember her telling my wife, you are now going to feel a lot of pressure.  Then within two minutes it was all over.  I remember her saying here is A, then a few seconds later, here…

Moments Before C Section

They did not categorize hers as an emergency, which is good, because otherwise I would not be allowed in the room.  However they did not want to waste any time.  The Doctor made the decision to deliver them around 5:30am, and they were all born…

the Longest night of our lives

It was December 9th 2013.  I came in to the hospital just like every other day after work.  Her mother was there visiting that day, as it was her day off of work. My wife was not feeling well, which was not abnormal.  She had…

Not Going Home

After reaching 23 weeks, and receiving the round of steroid shots, my wife had another appointment with the maternal fetal doctor.  They checked the baby’s, and they were doing great.  They then took a second look at her cervix, it was now at 1.5 cm.…

Magnesium Sulfate

Hope that you never need to have magnesium sulfate.  I was not even the one to have to go though it, but even my experience in seeing its effects was horrible.  I can not imagine what my wife went though. It was early on in the…

The First Few Days

When she was admitted, she was connected to a machine that was to tell if she was having contractions.  When asked if she was feeling any she said no, however the machine was showing that she was having many of them.  It was explained to…