January 6, 2008
A Clean Start To '08
I think the past week might have been the toughest since the triplets have been home, even worse than having oxygen tanks. For almost an entire week, all three babies had it severely coming out of both ends. Some days, each kid got 4 baths, had their bedding changed just as many times, and got an outfit change at least hourly. At one point, Greta actually broke down from exhaustion and worry. On Wednesday we took the kids into the doctor and each one of them lost over 1lb! I remember all those days in the NICU where we cheered every single ounce that was gained and suddenly we lose 16+ in one week. Fortunately, they were well hydrated and got over the stomach flu by the end of the week. Plus, they are not babies anymore.
Saturday, we decided to take the kids to the mall and have lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. The person who seated us got us 3 high chairs and put a paper placemat and crayons in front of each of the kids. That's when it hit me. These guys are really not babies anymore. Obviously the host thought that they looked enough like 'kids' that they might want to color. I can't imagine he puts a placemat and crayons in front of every infant that comes in the restaurant. It dawned on me that Greta and I still have this perception that the triplets are fragile little babies. When you see them every single day you don't realize how much they've changed. After last week's battle I now have realized that the these three are neither fragile, little nor babies.
Posted by Jason R. Myers