So, Happy Due Date my babies. I was so upset you were all born early, but now I realize it just meant I got to spend more time with you. I've loved seeing the girls grow from little tiny baby birds into healthy chubby babies.
I still wish Jack had stayed in longer, I can't help but wonder if he would have been able to breathe. I know his month and half here hasn't been easy or pleasant for him - he was much happier floating around inside mom, I'm sure. But I cant change it. And I cherish every second I've spent with him over the last 7 weeks too.
Jack on Tuesday:
I had friends over last night, and it was really nice. I am so lucky to have so many amazing women that I call friend... they brought us a ton of food to freeze and have for dinners (YUM!) and money they'd collected from other girls on the Nest to help us with our expenses going back and forth to CHoP.... $600!!!! I can't get over it. These are the same women who threw me a baby shower and paid for our $1,000 triplet stroller. It's incredible. The woman on the NJ Nest Board have been like a second family for me this last year. The support and encouragement I've received from everyone there is overwhelming. I don't even know how to explain how much it's changed our lives. Thank you, everyone who contributed. It will definitely help, more than you know.
PJ is going tomorrow to see Jack and I'm going Sunday - hopefully!! If the snow holds out. If the weather is bad I might take the train, we'll see. Come snow, sleet or rain, I'll get there. :)
The good news today is Jack is in a regular crib!! No more hospital NICU bed. That's a step in the right direction. I can't wait to see him... I know it will make him look even more like a normal, healthy baby. Go Jack, go!!
I ordered Christmas stockings for the babies from Pottery Barn Kids the other night. It's their first Christmas, but at the same time Jack will probably not be home. I don't want to deprive the girls of ANYTHING, but it just won't be the same without him there. Maybe we will get a Christmas Miracle and all be here together. That is the ONLY present I want this year.