McDunn triplet due on May 3rd... :)
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Denise - posted on 04/29/2010
Thanks guys! :) We've been home for a week today, and everything is still going fine. They are roughly on a 4 hour wake/eat cycle, so we try to keep to that rhythm as well. Still recovering from my section, so I'm still in bed a lot, but I'm trying to nurse them there, and my hubby looks after the bathing and cleaning. Works for us! :) The kids seem pretty content with their new environment so far, not too much crying, and many smiles... :)
Anne - posted on 04/26/2010
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Welcome to the world Ciaran, Niamh and Aisling!!! What fantastic weights (I saw them on another post here). I am glad to hear that you have so much help, that way you can properly heal from your c-section and feel like yourself again!
I've never been to Ballinagee Bridge, but I have a cousin who lives in Bray...I think that's somewhat near you. With the exception of a few in Athlone, the rest of the family lives in and around Dublin. Last time I was there (quite some time ago, '02 I think) I took the Dart from Dublin to Bray and it was a lovely ride!
Congratualtions again on the birth of your 3 little miracles!
Denise - posted on 04/26/2010
Thanks! Sorry, had an exciting week & weekend ;) Our kids were born last monday (April 19, at 36 weeks, 5 days), and we just came home from hospital last thursday, with me recovering from section, and the kids (BGG) having been cleared from the NICU :) They're doing great so far, total unit from the start at sleeping, waking and eating :) Nursing still hurts a lot, but is improving. Supplementing with formula right now... Plenty of help at hand, with both of our parents staying with us, a midwife, and my hubby on 'paternity leave' (i.e, his summer holiday). Tummy's still very tender, but I'm trying to get out bed anyway, to catch some of that rare phenomenon called sunlight here... Spring is in the air, after all :)
We are in Ballinagee Bridge, Wicklow, originally from Bunbeg, Donegal :) Missing the ocean, but loving these hills as well, as well as the folks around here :)
Anne - posted on 04/25/2010
Where in Ireland are you? I have a whole lot of family over there!!! How long is your OB planning on letting you go? I was told 36 weeks was the LONGEST they'd allow me to go and my c-section was scheduled for 36 weeks exactly...hang in there, you're doing great!
Denise - posted on 04/15/2010
On mat leave as of today :) My membranes are thinning, so my OB pops in daily now to check for dilation, if there's any, I will move to hospital, as we're living in a pretty remote location... 36 weeks, 1 day now, nearly there... :)
Denise - posted on 03/21/2010
Thanks! My husband is a big help already, and I have a local 'circle' of moms here who also help each other (a small community has its perks, too) :) I will have a midwife to help me during the first weeks, and my husband arranged for free time as well, by taking up his holiday, as paternity leave is just three days here... :s It will be hectic, but we look forward to it... It's a very worthwhile cause... :)
Beth - posted on 03/21/2010
Congratulations and good luck. My triplets are 21 months. Let me offer you some unsolicited advice. :) Get as much help as you can. Let anyone who offers cook you dinner, do dishes, laundry, etc. so that you can cuddle with your babies as much as possible. And you'll want help at bottle time too. Also it will save your life if you put your triplets on a schedule right away. You want them to eat at the same time and sleep at the same time. Eating schedule right away and it will take a few months to get them on the same sleep schedule probably. Believe me it's possible and it will save your sanity. Having triplets can be a bit crazy at times but it's also a lot of fun! You can do it!