Saturday, September 30, 2006

5 lb Longhorn

Will was home for the UT vs. Sam Houston State game. UT won easily. Will was decked out in his UT onsie that Jason gave us. He is 5 lbs now! (with clothes on)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Will comes home!

Even though Will was the smallest, he is the most robust eater and was able to come home first - good practice for mom and dad.

Our Precious Lily

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

NICU visit

We are elated to finally have our family and that everyone is in good health. It is exciting to be a mommy!

I just got back from a trip to NICU feeding and cuddling. They are adorable! I can't wait to get them home. But trying to take advantage of this time to get some rest and relax.

My mom is here as well, she went to the next feeding as I was coming home. It helps to know I have family there spending a little extra time with them. Although the nurses have also been great.

Looks like William may be able to come home soon, but Evan and Lily need to get a little stronger and better at eating. At first I think we were pushing them too much on the bottles, we have relaxed a bit and are letting them gavage feed more. They may as well rest since they already have the tubes in. It seems to have helped them as this last feeding Lily looked pretty strong.

First night home

I'm out of the hospital now. It feels good to be home but I miss my sweet babies. I feel like I'm supposed to be overwhelmingly sad that my babies are left back at the NICU and not home with us but I'm not. I'm thankful that we made it to our planned c-section date and that they were all born so strong and not needing any medical assistance beyond feedings. I'm thankful that I have a bit of time to recover before they are all home and we are completely responsible for their well being. I'm thankful that we have family to pitch in and visit the babies so that they get lots of cuddling time.

Grandma Gigi is already at the first feeding of the day. Dad and I are at home. I'm pumping and David is reading me baby tips from his father's book.

We will go to breakfast, then on to Seton NICU for changing, 11:00, 11:30 and noon feedings, then spend some quality snuggling time with our brood. They need to be eating regularly and gaining weight before they are released.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Welcome Trio

It’s a girl… and a boy… and a boy! I am delighted to announce the birth of our three children.

Lillian Clare Freas
Born 9.19.06 at 2:29pm
Wt: 4lbs 11oz
Length: 17 ¼”

Evan Benjamin Freas
Born 9.19.06 at 2:31pm
Wt: 4lbs 9oz
Length: 17 ¾”

William Huxley Freas
Born 9.19.06 at 2:31pm
Wt: 4lbs 7oz
Length: 16 ¾”

All three are in good health. Their mother is recovering extremely well and we hope to have to entire family home sometime this weekend.

Three cheers!

Monday, September 18, 2006

36 week doctor check up

Today we saw Dr. Berry. Erin measured the babies again. They are all still head down and ready to go. Here are their estimates:

Sweet Pea 4 lbs 4 oz (poor sweet pea was smushed under these boys)
Stretch 4 lbs 7 oz (longest legs)
Bruiser 4 lbs 10 oz (chunkiest)

Doctor said it's time for these babies to arrive!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

C-Section Date

The doctors gave us a C-section date!

If we don't deliver this weekend, we have surgery scheduled for Tuesday September 19th, 1:30 pm, Seton Hospital. (which will be 36 weeks and 2 days)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cat Nap

Max has found a new place to nap and Jo enjoys one on one time with David.

Max and Jo are peacefully unaware that things in the Freas bungalow are about to change.

35 Weeks

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our trio. We are 35 weeks and 2 days, 33 weeks is average for triplets. So we are expecting them any day now.