Monday, August 27, 2007

Triplets...Yes, you heard right!

Let me introduce you to the latest additions to the Higby Gang: Cole, Eli & Ava. They were born August 4, 2007 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ at 34 weeks and 1 day! All 3 are healthy and doing well.

Cole Richard (a.k.a. "Baby A")
Born at 1:03 pm
5 lbs. 3 oz.
18 inches

First baby home! He came home at 10 days old. No issues! When Zoe saw him, she said, "I didn't think he'd be THAT small!" And Ty thought he was Micah...his cousin (9 days older than the triplets). This is the first time that Zoe OR Ty saw ANY of the babies. Could Zoe look any more proud?

Eli Robert (a.k.a. "Baby B")
Born at 1:04 pm
4 lbs. 4 oz.
17 inches

Took Eli a little bit longer to get home...20 days! He had a few sleep apnea episodes. The doctors thought it was Reflux, but the "Sleep Study" said otherwise. Apnea is very common is premies, apparently. They waited a week, then did another "Sleep Study". The results showed that just that one additional week was all Eli needed. His apnea was gone and we could bring him home! Yippee!!!!!!!!!! So now he's home and loving being back together with Cole.

Ava Barbara (a.k.a. "Baby C")
Born at 1:05 pm
4 lbs. 5 oz.
17 inches
Unfortunately, the princess is having WAY too much fun in the NICU. She's still there. Her second "Sleep Study" showed a mild case of Reflux. So, today, she started Zantac. If she doesn't have any bad reactions to the medicine, she'll come home 25. She's a PEANUT: just hit the 5 pound mark today. We can't wait to get her home...especially Zoe. She wants her baby sister something FIERCE!

There's a first time for everything

For almost a year now, I've thought about starting a blog. Mostly, I thought it would be an easy way to keep everyone up-to-date on our pregnancy and the crazy happenings of the two "Big Kids" (Z and T...not Shane and I). But I never got around to it.

Until now.

And we all know that I have TONS of time on my hands right now. I didn't just have triplets or anything. It's not like I've got a daughter about to head to Kindergarten. And there isn't still a 3 1/2 year old child that will be hanging out with the triplets and I all day...

Still, I thought it would be fun to start a blog. Read it, if you're bored. Ignore it, if you want. Scan for pictures, if you're short on time. It's up to you! I'm thinking this is really just going to be therapy for a mom that can't really get out much these days but who (prior to triplets) would barely ever be home...