Tuesday, 27 March 2012

About those babies

Well they've been here quite a few days now and here's the news on each of them.

Charlie - the one who caused all the trouble! Because the placenta wasn't feeding him properly that's why they were all born. Charlie was very wriggly in the womb and is still a wriggle monkey in his incubator. He's been on and off the ventilator and is stronger than they expected him to be especially as he was only 2pound 1 when born.


He has been causing some worry as he showed signs of having an infection and needed a blood and platelet transfusion yesterday. However he's rallied today and is looking a lot better. He's always kicking his feet so daddy is hoping for a footballer. He also has long fingers so maybe he'll be a goaly or a pianist.

Lex - lex was second to be born, the very same minute as Charlie. Apparently he was quite shouty about the whole thing. Lex seems more chilled than Charlie in general, a bit less wriggly but did manage to wee all over his daddy when he was getting his nappy changed.


Lex too has stressed out mummy and daddy by needing to have a chest tube because air was forming around his lung, stopping it from inflating properly. It seemed to do the trick though and looks like it might come out tomorrow.

Just like his identical twin he has lovely long fingers and a very handsome little face. We get to see glimpses of their faces around the tubes and I think we've created some lookers but then I am extremely biased.

Beth - born an entire minute later, Beth is determined to beat the boys at everything. She was first off the ventilator and today nearly gave mummy and daddy their first heart attack as they entered her room and saw the incubator was empty!!!

We were quickly reassured that she was doing so well she'd been moved out of the intensive care unit into the next level down. Phew!

We've been blessed with two cuddles each with Beth. She's very vocal as she settles down, sounding like a lost kitten, then blisses out and just flicks the occasional foot against our skin. Because she needs less intervention we can see her face properly now and again I'm biased but she's the cutest thing that ever was. Fact.
Beth and Daddy

We are settling into the new routine - for me that means lots of time spent pumping and for us both loving any time we get to interact with the babies - be it just having one grip on your finger, changing a nappy or having a proper cuddle.

When we told people we were having triplets so people said - rather you than me - too right! Are they crazy? We're so blessed it's almost overwhelming.



  1. Fantastic photos. Thank you so much for sharing them. Hope all three go from strength to strength as quickly as possible. Hope you are making a good recovery Claire and aren't too worn out from all the worry and pumping! Take care Blods x

  2. I am weeping for the joy of it all over here across the pond. I love you Claire and I hope someday I get to meet you and your miracles in person.

  3. Now THAT is a facebook status worth reading and a wonderful start to the day!! Come on Charlie and Lex....catch up with your baby sister!! We want more cuddle pics!!

    All love to all of you.

    Lesley xx

  4. Can we have less talk of 'pumping' (I'm not sure which anatomical area is involved), and more news of the gang? have they said anything funny yet?

  5. Lovely to see them, Claire!

    Maggie (UK triplets and Quads)