Friday, August 1, 2008
Hello, I am now the mother of beautiful triplets named Maryanna, Cliff, and Macey. They were born on October 11, 2007 and that day changed my life forever...for the better. Let me bring you up to speed... My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for about five years. Both having some issues, my fertility doctor decided to put me on injections. We took the shots for one month and found out we were not only pregnant but that there were three seperate little babies growing in there!!! We were both in shock for months. Praying everyday that God would take care of all of us. I had just started a new teaching job and hated to tell my boss that I would have to take medical leave at the beginning of the next year. The pregnancy was hard but everything went fine until my doctor appointment at about 32 weeks. I had toxemia and was sent to the hospital the next afternoon. At 32 weeks, I delivered three TINY beautiful babies! Maryanna, born first, was 3 lbs 12 oz. Cliff, second, weighed 3 lbs 8 oz. Finally, Macey was delivered weighing 3 lbs 4 oz. All three babies were very healthy. Cliff was the only one that needed a couple of hours of oxygen. The babies stayed in the NICU for about a month before coming home. None of them needed any treatment except for around the clock feeding, burping, and diapering. Those nurses really have a gift to be able to work with such little patients. Well, after the nurses told us that there was no way the babies would be home by Thanksgiving, they were all home by the week before! Maryanna came first and I was very glad that I got a practice baby before all three at once. A few days later Cliff and Macey followed and the fun began. Basiclly, we changed, fed, and burped, the babies every three hours and they slept before, during, and after. Inbetween feedings we made more bottles, washed baby clothes, and refilled the diapers and wipes. I don't remember eating or sleeping during those first months. That is probably why those months are hard to remember. They came home in the winter and being preemies they were given RSV shots and we kept them home until the end of March. Now after sitting in a recliner for about 4 months before they were born and sitting inside the house with the babies for 4 months after they were born I was crazy! I got a HAPPY pil and I encouraged my husband to fish as often as he could. Life goes on. Now the babies are 9 months and everything has changed and continues to change! We are so blessed. We knew it when they were born but it was so hard to feel blessed when you hate the nursery because it is the only room you see all day and night for months while taking care of babies that seem to not even know you. Now, they smile at me in the morning, play during the day, eat crackers, and are beginning to sit up! For our friends and family that can't come to see them, here are thier pictures and what they are up to!