New Mother Of Triplets, Any Advice?

Nicole - posted on 08/29/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I was blessed with three beautiful baby girls, Aila, Ashley, and Ally, and I need as much advice from more experienced moms as possible! I'm 21 years old, and when I was 20 I got a little surprise, a positive pregnancy test! And nine months later, on July 16th, 2014, that little suprise turned out to be three big, beautiful blessings! I have so many questions about parenthood, here we go...
1. Does breastfeeding make anyone else exhausted?
2. Ally is constantly crying, and always needs to be burped, she cry's right through the night, which wakes up the other to girls, which makes them cry with her! Does anyone have any tricks to settling down a teary baby so that mom, dad, and her sisters can sleep?
3. I really want to fly down to New York so that my parents can meet the baby girls, what age is the best time to fly with them (it's a 2 and a half hour plane ride)
4. Ashley was born at 5 pounds 1 oz, while Aila and Ally were both almost 7, she hardly ever cries and is significantly tinier than the other two, do you think she will always be more tiny than her sister?
Thank you so much for helping me, as a clueless new mom, I swear, I'll get the hang of it soon enough, I love my baby girls so much, and wish only the best for them,
xox Nicole


Gina - posted on 08/29/2014




Im a FTM, but i've always been around babies, between babysitting & i have a big family. So as i read your post i thought about somethings. 1.Congrats on the girls!! 2.breastfeeding is exhausting in itself with one, i can imagine with 3! I bet you are doing awesome, i know that us women sometimes get a lot of pressure to breastfeed, but remember to don't let it take a toll on you, there is absolutely nothing wrong with formula if you ever need a break. 3. Are the girls swaddled? Do they sleep together? Maybe you can keep Miss Ally closer to you in a rock n play at night while she settles into the real world. 4. I bet that Ashley will catch up to her sisters sooner than you think, i've seen it happen with twins when the smaller born twin months later catches up. Just keep feeding normal & maybe you can start her on solids earlier than the other 2. Maybe at the 4 month mark? But talk to her peds first. 5. About the traveling i have nothing to say lol. Good luck!

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