Last Sunday (10/26) our hospital's NICU had their annual reunion. Last year, we were too little to go. Not to mention there was the whole RSV threat. But this year, I was really looking forward to seeing the doctors and nurses.
Since it was close to Halloween, dressing up was optional. We opted out. I was afraid the triplets would be scared out of wearing the outfits for the "real deal".
"The Gang" was a bit too young to enjoy all the festivities: face painting, tatoos, great snacks, pumpkin painting, etc. But they did get their pumpkins and Eli managed to even hold his for a full 5 seconds (long enough for a picture) before he chucked it across the room! Shane and I are pretty sure we have a future MLB pitcher on our hands. Just like Shane, when he was little, Eli throws EVERYTHING!
Even though our main nurse wasn't there (she recently had a baby and is still out on Maternity Leave), we did get to see a few of our other nurses and OF COURSE got to check in with Dr. Mangienello.
And just for sentiments sake, here are a few pictures of Nurse Cathy with Ava on her discharge day:
I was a little surprised by the turnout. The hospital splits up the reunion by age: 1-3 and then 4+. There were about 10 "singletons" and their families there, about 5 sets of twins and 3 sets of triplets (including us).
The day I was checking out of Valley after my C-Section, another mom, pregnant with triplets, was "checking in" for a month of bedrest. Her babies (also BBG) were born about 6 months after us. Since then, Karina and I have gotten to know each other through our local triplet group. It was nice knowing at least one other family at the reunion.
Next year, with two year-olds, the "party" will be much more interesting, I'm sure!