- They all started wearing real clothes. They are seeing if they can keep their body temperature up. They look so amazingly cute in their tiny preemie outfits, that I am surprised they fit in pretty well.
- They got their first tub baths, instead of sponge baths this week. We missed Bennett's, but got there in time to watch Alex's and give Ruby hers. Alex loved relaxing in the warm water, but Ruby doesn't prefer being so exposed. She'll learn to love baths someday. They look especially tiny when they are all naked, but they sure can cry.
- We have started to teach them all to bottle/breast feed. They are doing pretty well, being so young. Someone at the hospital works with them on the bottle feeding, but I of course do the nursing. I love the time I get with them, even if they are just learning, and not being very productive. They'll get the hang of it one of these days.
- They all got their first piece of mail, their social security cards. Did anyone else get weirded-out when they got mail with their new baby's name on it? It makes them such real people. I love it!
- I found out that when Alex sneezes, he does like 10 in a row. So cute. Also, Bennett smiles more than anyone else (I know their not real smiles, okay, but I love them anyway). And Ruby has her mommy's scowl/worried face. But she also has the biggest eyes. I love her wandering eyes.
- They are a very popular bunch in that nicu home of theirs. Being the only triplets right now (and I'm sure it also has to do with how cute they are, but that's just me) they have quite the following. I'm glad they are making friends.
- Mommy LOVES her afternoon nap. As easy as it may seem with them being cared for right now, I am quite busy while I'm there for several hours every day. I may be gaining some strength back, but I am still on the mend. And add all the new jobs I'm getting when I go to see them into the equation, makes me pretty tired by the time I get home. I'm going to take advantage of my quiet house while I can, but I can't wait to hear their noises ringing though the halls.
Cool hair after bath.
All of their gavage tubes have since been moved to their noses so they can learn to nurse and bottle feed.
Looking at mommy from his little window.
Getting warm after her first bath.Yep, Ruby still has that silly cannula. She likes it too much to let it go. But we might convince her she can do without it later this week. Fingers crossed.
So there you go. We love these babies more and more everyday. I get butterflies when we arrive at the hospital everyday.