Saturday, September 6, 2008

Miracle Babies


Since the world of blogging began long after the birth of our triplets, I thought I should share a picture of our miracle triplets.  I had emergency surgery at week 20 in my pregnancy and was then on strict bedrest for 10 weeks.  Our sweet babies were born 10 weeks early at 30 weeks 3 days gestation.  C came home from the hospital at age 3 1/2 weeks, weighing only 3 1/2 pounds! (C was 2.3 lbs at birth) D came home at 5 weeks old & weighed about 5 pounds; she was 3.2 lbs. at birth. Our baby boy, A, weighed 2.5 lbs at birth & really struggled to learn to breathe on his own. Our sweet boy came home at age 7 weeks and about 5 pounds!  When we took this picture, we both remember thinking these were the most beautiful babies in the whole world!!! We couldn't see the wires and we had no idea how fragile they were!!  What a gift that these babies are now 7 years old! God is good... all the time.

4 comments:

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Your family is beautiful! ANd you look amazing in that photo, especially considering what you'd just been through.

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Oh I have another question--even with multiples, does it (parenting) get easier as kids get older?

Henley on the Horn said...

Yes, Jessica! It does get easier at they get older, but you have new challenges! You just should have more sleep, though when you have a house full, you never know! Our trips are in 1st grade this year. I am finding that homework is a big challenge!

Kappa Prep said...

You are so blesseed to have such a healthy family. What a mircle your triplets are! You have such a beautiful family and you are all so well dressed!