Tuesday, 3 July 2012

First Week Home

Baby pile on
It's been a week now that the babies have been home. We're settling into a routine (do whatever the babies want). There's a lot of sleeping, playing on the playmat and occasionally crying as a trio. The whole concept of nighttime seems a little absent but they're getting better. Last night we got a solid three and a half hour block!

Beth bemused by her bouncy chair
Thanks to Beths generosity her cold has been shared with the boys so we have had some snottiness to deal with. We've been very busy with official visitors (nurse from the hospital checking on the boys, oxygen nurse from the Childrens Hospital, woman from the council offering free help (yes please!)) and unoffical ones too - see some photographic evidence.

The babies continue to grow (as they are supposed to do). Beth is 6 pound 4, Charlie 7 pound 4 and Lex a side splitting (joking!) 8 pound 13.

So life is a 3-4 hour round of feeding, sleeping (occasionally us), playing, nappy changing and feeding again. Most of the time this is great fun and only every now and then (3am usually) utterly exhausting.

Charlie's Statesmanlike passport photo
Matt is already 1 week into his month off. I am slightly apprehensive of him going back to work but am already planning how I will manage feeding three babies at the same time. We're both praying the weather gets better as we are both getting a little stir crazy.

Hopefully it will pick up and we can get out and about. We're entitled to a blue badge becuse of the boys being on oxygen so we are excited to see where we can park with it. The funny thing is that you have to provide a passport photo of the patient so Matt has taken a close up of Charlie for the badge - we havent told them he has an identical brother!

Chris tries to sneak away with Beth
Later in the week Matt's mum will be up and my mum will be up Sunday. It's handy that we have a number of babies as there's never long to wait for a cuddle.

Every now and then I get a second (when not busy with the babies, sleeping, eating or researching babies sleeping through the night) and I look at the babies, usually lined up in their cot and think 'Blimey we have triplets!'

Now I'd better go as Charlie has had a wee leak and Beth is grunting.
Elaine and Jo help with feeding time at the zoo

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