Baby "A", aka Caitlin Marie,(4# 14oz, 18") was always our "Baby A", the larger of the two girls. She is shaping up to be a natural born leader, as most first-born children usually become.
Baby "B" was our son during pregnancy, but he got "sent down" to the little leagues, and our (former) Baby "C" took his place. Kelsie Jeanne decided that she would be 2nd born, after almost 34 weeks of being in the back-seat. She is small, coming in at just 3# 11oz, and 17"; but don't count her out! In just a few short days, she has proven in many ways that she is the stronger of the three.
Baby "C" - formerly "Little Girl Houdini" - is now our son, Riley Connor. He appeared last, but the largest - 5# 4oz, 17". Riley came out of the Operating Room in the best condition, but took a few steps back on his birthday. He LOVES to be wrapped up, and under blankets (just like his Daddy!), and he is showing signs of being very independant.
As I write this post, I am sitting in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, aka: NICU, at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. We've had a busy few days, but have finally settled into the NICU/Hospital routine. The staff her has been AWESOME!! Not only have they been taking care of the kids, but - as I'm sure they do all too often - they have been slowly training Daddy Aaron and Papa Sid. So far, we are taking temperatures, and diapering. We've began to help moving the babies, and re-positioning. We are definitely Daddies-in-Training !
Our babies wound up being born at 33 weeks + 6 days gestation. In the Triplet world, that is AWESOME!! Heidi out-did herself. We will post some details of the "main event" soon - I'm not up to that just now. Luckily she was discharged from the hospital on Monday, and is home recouperating. Our families were able to be here to meet our new arrivals; they've all gone home to work and school now, but will be back over the long weekend. Otherwise, Sid and I are content to hang out in the NICU, starting into our childrens eyes, and rotating the "Daddy Time" holding schedule.
|The "Team" headed to the Big Show !! Guys are dressed in "Daddy Suits"|