I can’t believe the triplets are 3 weeks old! So old! We’ve had a very busy week. All 3 boys are at Arkansas Children’s Hospital now. Back together again! Yay! It seems like the boys are in competition – and not good competition either. They seem to be competing to see who can do worse some days. We’ve definitely had more ups and downs this week than the first 2 weeks (it feels like more downs). But we have come to expect this more now. Thier doctor this week (Dr. Miquel) talks to them and gives them goals. Unfortunately they don’t listen. But I love that she talks to them!
Big milestone for Mason this week – he’s over 3 lbs.! Today he weighed in at 3 lbs. 0.6 oz. He’s still puffy from his surgery and from all the fluids he’s getting but we’ll take it (and we hope his puffiness goes away soon!)
Here’s Mason’s 3 week old picture:
Logan also weighs 3 lbs 0.6 oz. today. He’s getting huge! Seriously though he looks exactly the same to me as he has all along (except that he’s a little puffy today).
Here’s Logan’s 3 week picture.
James is still under 3 lbs. but barely. He weighed 2 lbs. 15.6 oz. today. 1 oz. smaller than his brothers. But he seems a lot smaller to me. Probably because he isn’t puffy.
Here’s James’s 3 week picture.
Addison had a good week. But then again, she almost always has a good week. This week was even better though because she had her first dance recital! She loved it. And she did great! Brian did not enjoy the recital as much as Addison though! Good thing we got 3 boys this time!
Mom and Dad:
Brian and I are still trying to get used to our new life, with 3 more kids to worry about. Some days are better than others. And some days I’m just plain emotional. I cried Sunday when James was being put into the transport bed by Angel One (that’s the Children’s EMT people and they’re awesome). Nothing was wrong really but I cried anyways. James’s doctor (Dr. Peeples) gave me a hug. She also came to check on us at Children’s today and she’ll be back as their doctor this weekend. Yay! She’s super awesome. I told Brian I wanted her to be my BFF. Brian said no. He ruins all my fun.
Brian and I are both back to work this week. Sort of. I planned to go back to work yesterday and I had hoped to get there around 10 or 11. I got to work at 2:30. I actually worked less than an hour. Today I got to work around 11 but left after only 30 minutes or so. And I didn’t make it back. The hospital is a time warp. I’m pretty sure about it. Luckily I have the best job ever. Hopefully I can get into a schedule soon and actually work a few hours a day at least. Everyone, including the doctors, said this is a good idea and that it will help.
We are still getting used to the boys’ new home at Children’s. Like I said before, it’s not as comfortable as UAMS. We don’t have private rooms, I have to go to a “lactation room” every 3 hours to pump (and sometimes I have to wait because there are only 4 spots), and we are in the way. With the jet ventilators we can’t even sit next to the same baby sometimes.
I am also planning to breast feed the babies (when they are ready) so I have to pump every 3 hours, even during the night. It’s not fun and I feel like a milk factory sometimes but it will all be worth it I know. Today we found out that the hospital forgot to store an entire bag of milk when they transported Mason and Logan last week. Luckily I wasn’t there when this was discovered and Brian dealt with it. Breast milk is not easy to come by and I’ve worked really hard for every drop! Unfortunately we lost about 1/3 of what we had as of 2 weeks ago when they transported Mason and Logan to Children’s. I know there’s nothing wee can do about it, but I’m still not happy.