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Monday, February 25, 2013

And we're here... All 5 of us!

Where do I begin?!?  It's been almost 3 years since I last posted. And I'm proud to report that I have 3 happy, healthy, loving and crazy 2 and a half year olds. I stopped posting when my pregnancy got so difficult that I feared I was going to lose the babies. Thankfully that never happened and they were born by scheduled csection on July 2, 2010 at 31 weeks. Dylan Bronx, baby A, was born at 12:29pm and weighed 3lbs 8 oz.  Jake Alexander, Baby B, was born at 12:30 and weighed 1lb 12.5oz. (He stopped growing due to IUGR and after 3 weeks it was decided they were safer out than in so we delivered). And lastly, Baby C, Emma Avery was born at 12:31 weighing 3lb 7oz. All were healthy and had a relatively uneventful NICU stay mainly to feed and grow. Emma came home first after 4.5 weeks, Dylan was next after 6.5 weeks and Jake came home when he reached 4lbs at 8 weeks!  Dylan came home on oxygen for about 2.5 months, but thankfully that was our only health issue related to being born so prematurely. 
We survived the infant year with flying colors. I loved that time. Most people think I'm crazy but I had a great schedule, I had great sleepers and I had some pretty great babies!  I also pumped for 13.5 months. They never had formula which was a pretty impressive feat. At my peak I could pump 100 ounces a day.  I miss those days, but I'm loving our new phase of toddlerhood! 
Now the fun really begins!  Dylan is currently 31 lbs and 3ft tall, Emma is 28lbs and 3 ft tall and Jake is 21 lbs and 31.5" tall. Jake will be starting Human Growth Hormone Therapy in the next month or so due to his inability to grow from IUGR. There will be more details to come in the following weeks about that.  They go to preschool 3 days a week and when they aren't in school I'm always doing activities with them, having play dates with our other friends or going to classes! I'm in awe of how smart, caring, loving and beautiful they are. It's an amazing thing to see them growing up and remembering back to when they were all in my belly at the SAME time!  
So that's our very quick update and I hope to keep everyone up to date on the craziness of having THREE 2 year olds!  
Here's a look at our first Valentine's Day and our most recent one :)

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