Friday, June 26, 2009

Who needs sleep? Well you're never gonna get it...

Sorry that it has been so long since our last post. Things have gotten a little crazy! :)

For those of you who do not know, William came home on June 15 - which also happened to be Joshua's 3rd birthday. Here are the four kiddos on birthday/homecoming day. We're not sure if Joshua is telling us he's 3 or telling us we have three babies!

Life is somehow exponentially harder with 3 babies as opposed to 2. We are now in the midst of trying to find the happy medium between letting the babies decide when they are hungry and putting them on a "clock-feeding" schedule. Of course, once one baby wakes up we wake them all up to eat - we can't let them have total control!

They are doing well and gaining weight, though. At weight checks last week Matthew was 7 lbs 1 oz (4 lbs 6 oz at birth); Paige was 7 lbs 10 oz (5 lbs 2 oz at birth); and William was 7 lbs 12 oz (4 lbs 14 0z at birth). The doctor is very happy with their progress!

We can't believe they've been with us 5 weeks. The longest and shortest 5 weeks of our lives.

William on 5/28/09

William on 7/1/09 (their due date!)

Matthew on 5/28/09

Matthew on 7/1/09

Paige on 5/28/09

Paige on 7/1/09

Joshua and his babies!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

When you dream, what do you dream about?

Today is the two-week mark from the birth of our triplets. And, the first day that we were able to get them all together for a picture with no (visible) cords, tubes, IVs, etc. Very exciting! We just had to share this picture:

In order, that's Paige, William and Matthew. (This picture inspired the post title, in case anyone was wondering.)

Everyone continues to do well. Paige and Matthew had their 2 week appointment at the doctor today, and they passed with flying colors. William continues to do well and will hopefully be home sometime early next week. Overall, things are going great. Thank you all for the cards, calls, e-mails and all of the support. We truly appreciate it. We'll post more soon. Seriously, we will! As soon as we get some sleep... :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's been.... One Week*

Well, we've made it through the first week! Shannon and Paige were sent home on Sunday! Matthew and William remain at the hospital, but it looks like Matthew will be discharged tomorrow. William is still working on remembering to breathe and he needs to learn to eat (minor things, right?) but he really is doing very well overall. He's on track to come home sometime next week. So, we're adjusting to life at home by adding one baby at a time. While not perfect, it does have its advantages.

Everyone is getting some sleep, though tomorrow will bring a new adjustment with Matthew's arrival. And, for those of you keeping score at home, Haley has returned to her overprotective, motherly self, and really likes to lick Paige's head. This, of course, does not sit well at all with Joshua, who is very stern with her about the fact that the baby is not to be licked!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We'll try to be more frequent with the updates. And we'll get more pictures up soon.

Goodnight from the Gausman 6 (+ Haley!)

*a shout out to BNL... if Carl was coming up with titles for the posts, they would all be song lyrics!