Friday, January 22, 2010

Coming Home

I can't believe it. Jake and Luke are coming home tonight. I can't wait to get my hands on some babies. I can't wait to see them side by side so I can learn to tell them apart. I hope Kelly and Kurt can. I am sure they can. Sarah will be home in a matter of days. I hope she gets to come home on Sunday so I get to spend some time with her.

I can't wait to pamper and love on those babies. It is so amazing to watch your kids have kids. To see these little perfect beings come to life. What a miracle. Thank you God for the abundance you have given us. I am so grateful everyone is here and ok. Let us enjoy the give you sent to our family.

I love you babies and that includes you to mommy. Now you get to be a Mommy.

Love Ya

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Miss You

It has been 5 days since I have seen you. I am so missing you. Now mommy is home and I can't see you until she and daddy are there. They have been coming up during the daytime and I have been working.

I have also been working on getting a better car so I can come see you more often when you go home. Not much working for me now but God has the perfect deal for me. I just don't know where it is. I am praying to get a used car I can afford and it not have any major problems. Maybe dad can find me one.

I miss you so much. Maybe I can come to see you when mom and dad come to see you this weekend. I can't wait because I don't want to go to many days with seeing you. You are eating and growing and getting over the setback we caused you by holding you too long.

I think I will text your mom now and ask when is it my turn to see you guys.


Saturday Visitation

We couldn't get up there to see you on Friday due to the bad weather. I did arrive Saturday around 10:30 with gravy and sausage biscuits for your mom and dad. Your Koenig grandparents were already there waiting to see you.

Dad took them up to visit while mom pumped trying to get you breast milk for your sensitive little stomachs. Not much happened. Mom's blood pressure spiked very high so she was put to bed.

Soon the Trenary grandparents came and we went up to visit after the Koenig's were finished. This time dad was feeding Sarah and Mom had Luke. Luke was going slow eating in the beginning but he sped up when Nana sat down with him. He would nurse and then rest, nurse and then rest. He also gave us a great burp.

We had no idea that we were over stimulating you but we found out later that we did. Everyone was so anxious to see and hold you that we over did it.

After everyone left Kelley Payne, Dad and I went up to visit with you. Dad got to change Jakes dirty diaper and in the middle of the change Jake decided he wasn't finished. Dad looked at the nurse and said, "now what do I do". She gently showed him how to wait while covering you in case you decided to give everyone a shower then start the diaper procedure over again.

I was holding Sarah until it was Kelleys turn and I went over to hold Luke. Luke just slept while he was given his feeding tube just like Sarah did. Sarah did manage to give us some smiles while she was asleep and eating. Luke likes to suck after his first bottle of the day he wanted more and we gave him his pacifier and he took it like a champ.

Time was up so we headed back down to check on your mom. She was sitting up in the bed and did not take a much needed nap. I think we were over stimulating her too. Later I found out your Koenig grandparents came back up and held you even more.

We just over did it. Forgetting that you were preemie and not use to the real world yet you started sliding backwards. Spitting up your food, losing weight and not keeping your body temperature stabilized. When mom did get up to hold you they would not let them due to the over stimulation from the day. She was very sad to go a day without holding her babies.

We are all so sorry little ones. We did not know how weak you are now. You look so perfect and healthy.

Love Nana

Thursday You Are One Day Old

Today, thanks to Carla I am able to see you again. The snow is falling and the temperature is dropping so we had to hurry. Mom is still in recovery which concerns me tremendously. Even on magnesium she is still getting spikes of high blood pressure. I have intuitions that come to me and I have had to many around this blood pressure spiking. I don't want to see my daughter stroking or seizing. I want the doctors to find out why and make it go away.

Your sweet dad took us up to see you. Jake and Sarah are still in the same room. They have removed your cpaps but you still have monitors on you for temp. and heartbeats and a feeding tube.

You are so precious. I can tell Sarah looks just like her mama did when she was born. I can't remember which boy it was but one of you looks just like your dad. We get to touch you and see your sweet faces now. I can't help but cry a little. You are so beautiful. You are such miracles. We are going to leave mom alone and go home before the snow freezes and we will be back to see you as soon as the weather permits.

Miss you and can't wait to see your sweet faces again.

Love Nana

You Are Here

You are here and I am behind on posting. Well here goes

Your mother emailed me to tell me you would be making your arrival that day, January 6th. I was so excited I could hardly work. I stayed at work for awhile so the time would go by quickly but I knew I would be at the hospital by 1:00. Kelly's surgery is scheduled for 4:00.

I couldn't wait until I could meet you. When I got to the hospital the birth had been put off until 5:00. Sarah was born at 5:44, Luke 5:45 and Jake 5:47.

We rolled your mother down to the room to prep for surgery and I was grateful we could be with her after they got her ready. Then we all went into the waiting room where we would pace the floors and pretend we were watching TV. I think Seinfeld was on.

Soon all three sets of grandparents were there. Uncle Terry was there too so he could say good luck to his sister.

Time went by so slow. After 6:30 we began pacing the floor until we saw your dad come through the double doors. He had been with you since birth and had pictures and all your statistics with him. Mommy had to know and see first. Again we paced until he returned to give us the news...Excitement filled the waiting room as we waited to get our first look at you close up. Just the news made me tear up I couldn't imagine what I was going to do when I finally got to meet you. Everyone was hugging with the great news that you were all here and in great shape.

After feeding your dad (who was starving) he guided us to the second floor to meet you. First we had to wash our hands and we were led to see Jake. He was sleeping under a warm lamp and very peaceful. We touched him gently to feel his soft skin.

Then we washed our hands again so we could go over to see Sarah. She looks just like your moms baby pictures I had of her when she was born. Button nose and poochy lips. She too was under a nice warm lamp to keep her toasty.

Then it was down to the nursery to meet Luke. Luke had a little more fluid in his lungs so he was in a nursery down the hall. Again we washed our hands and then got to touch his sweet soft body. He had his c-pap on so it was hard to see who he looked like.

One thing we knew for sure is you all have a head full of hair. You were not cleaned up yet but hair was all over the head. Luke even has sideburns. They all had IV's going into you and it looked so sad but it was what you needed to make your entry into the world a safer one.

Soon all the anxiously awaiting guests have seen you and getting ready to go home while you little bundles rested.

I went home and dreamed about all the fun times we are going to have as you grow. I could hardly get to sleep. I couldn't wait until the next day when I would see you again.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

On Hold

Babies your mom has been in the hospital for almost three weeks now. She is protecting you and making sure your entrance into this world is as best as it can be for you. She has had some roller coaster rides and scared me to death but she has come out on the good side of every setback. You guys are snug as a bug in a rug and have no plans of coming out yet.

Mommy is lucky she has lots of visitors. Mostly friends. She has lots of friends because mommy is a good friend. She is getting antsy to get out of the room as much as possible. I love staying with her, watching movies and helping her with whatever she needs. I feel like I am helping in some way. This is about all I can do for her but the nurses take great care of her. I love you Kelly, my baby girl.

Triplets we have so many beautiful outfits for you to wear when you make your grand entrance. You are a part of so many peoples lives. You are impacting people in ways we may never totally know. You are truly a gift of God. You are such a miracle. So many people have jumped in and given you tons of clothes. You are set for preemie to 3 months. The clothes just keep coming in. Of course you know grandma and grandpa will be buying you way to many things.

I got you a great boppy to lay on and look at the toys hanging from it. We just have to buy some toys to hang on it. I am already in search of toys with things that are colorful and I can tie on the boppy. You will be able to talk and reach to help you learn to work your arms and hands. Of course everything that gets in a babies hand always goes to the mouth. You found your mouths while in the womb. You have plenty of pacifiers to keep those mouths busy sucking instead of your fingers. Pacifiers we can throw away, fingers we can't.

Now it is up to God and you guys when you are to make your grand entrance. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival. We are ready with pack n play set up in moms bedroom which is where you will live for a few weeks. We do have the nursery ready for you too. We will be adding your names and a few decorations on the wall to finish it up. The changing table is ready to change your cute little butts. We just need some preemie diapers but as fast as you are growing you may not need them.

We now know you are 4 lbs and that is incredible. Three more weeks could mean you will be born 5 pounds. That would be awesome. Not to many triplet moms can say their babies weighed 5 pounds at birth. Especially if you come 4 - 6 weeks early. We can wait on you but do it anxiously. We want to meet you so bad. I get to feel your little kicks on mommas tummy a lot. I am glad she is at Northside. I can get over there easier than I could down in Newnan.

I hope soon you will be back in Duluth. Your moms boss is GOING TO GET HER A POSITION APPROVED or I will go help him get it approved. I want you near me so I can help your mommy with you. I know you are going to be a handful. Anyone going from 2 family members to 5 has their world turned upside down. It will be worth it to see your little smiles.

I don't have a car good enough to run from Norcross to Newnan every week. If you live closer I could come over and let your mom sleep for several hours, do laundry and get your bottles ready. I so want to be in your lives on a daily basis. Whether you are skyping me to show me your new moves or see you in person to hold you and love you I will be there everyday I am needed.

Well Nana needs to go now and get ready for work tomorrow. I have got to make more baby money. That would be money to shower you with toys and clothes. I love you and am so excited to meet you. I will meet you soon...