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Old 09-17-2006, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm amazed that almost a month has gone by and I finally have a free minute to get onto this discussion forum to announce the birth of my triplets. I guess that is to be expected now that I'm a mama of 5 kids, ages 3 and under!

A few minutes before midnight on August 22nd, one day short of 36 weeks, I gave birth to 3 beautiful girls. They join their big brothers Max (3 this past June) and Evan (18 months). Their names and stats are as follows:

Danika Marge 5 lbs 13 oz.
Taylor Dolores 5 lbs 10 oz.
Maya Evelyn 4 lbs 13 oz.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have three daughters. I was bracing myself throughout the whole pregnancy that I could end up with 5 boys! The best news of all is that everyone is healthy and happy. We all came home from the hospital together after 5 days and the girls did not spend any time in the NICU. One of our nurses at the hospital said that in the 25 years she has worked there, this was the first time ever that they've had triplets in the regular nursery. I have to say, I'm quite proud of myself and the girls for being so healthy. I also attribute this accomplishment to the excellent support and sound advice I received from all the moms on this discussion board. I feel that one of the important keys to me carrying so long and for the girls being such good weights and in good health was the pristine and disciplined diet I maintained. After discovering this board at around 20 weeks gestation, I dedicated myself to eating quite healthy; lots of protein, no sugar or refined carbs, tons of water, kale, coconut oil and again, more protein. Sure, it wasn't easy, but I can say it was so worth it!

I'm bf all three and they are gaining weight nicely. The challenge is getting enough sleep at night. I'm hoping after another month or so they'll get into a routine and I'll catch at least a few more Z's.

I'll be posting my birth story and some pics as soon as I have some more free time.
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Old 09-17-2006, 01:38 PM
 
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Wow, mama! Congratulations!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations!!! I'd LOVE to see a picture of your girls (and boys)!!!
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Congradulations on your healthy girls!!
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wow! congrats!!
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Congrats! I was just stalking you yesterday to find out if you had birthed them yet. Those weights are awesome, you did great mama!

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Wow wow wow wow!!! Congratulations to you. How great to have three healthy little girls (and how lucky for them to have 2 big brothers!). We'll all be thinking of you and wishing you good bf relationships and hopefully some rest in the near future.
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: Congratulations on the birth of your girls. Excellent weights and that is wonderful they didn't have to go to the NICU. Great job, mama! And congratulations on breastfeeding them all, too.

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Wow! Congrats and good job, mama!

mama to Joshua (9), Lily (8), Jude (6) and Ava (6)

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Congratulations!!! So awesome that your babies are healthy and nursing. Well done momma!!! Can't wait to see pictures.
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Wow! I think you are officially my hero! No NICU, all EBF, and two more in addition to that! You are truly awesome! I can't wait to read your birth story. Here's to getting some more sleep. When you get a chance show us some pics!

Mama to 4 darlings. A ('03), O and K ('06), A ('09), and wife to M since 2002.
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Congrats, mama! What an awesome story - their birth weights were amazing for triplets - way to go!!! I hope you are enjoying your babymoon! HUGS!!
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wow, congrats, you are a true inspiration and thanks for the reminder about how important my diet is in this pregnancy...

best of luck to you and your family...
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Wow!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations! I think you're my new hero as well! Great job on the healthy babes and breastfeeding! Here's to getting a little more sleep in the months to come!
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Congratulations!!!
I would love to see their pictures!
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Congratulations! What a lucky and exceptional woman you are to have such healthy triplets and b/f all. Truly an achievement and a blessing.
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Wow! Awesome!
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Welcome to the world sweet baby girls! And congrats to the parents - what a great job you did mama! Welcome to the wonderful world of Mothering Multiples - and in particular - Mothering Triplets!

TripMom . . . . . loving mom : to DS (7) and BBG (4.5)
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You are my hero! That is awesome!!
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Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girls! You did such a great job and should be patting yourself on the back for such great weights and healthy babies. I hope the BFing continues to go well and that you get lots of SLEEP very soon.
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Congratulations mama!! So awesome you're nursing your girlies!!!!!!!

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Holy Buckets!!! You are my Hero!!!!!! You rock!!!

Loving Dh, Mama x 4, Surrogate mother to 5. A born 2003, M and R girl/girl twins 2006, S and C boy/girl twins born 2010. Processing/healing.
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Congratulations!!!

Mom to:

Three big girls  twins.gif (10) + joy.gif (almost 9!); 

One little boy ROTFLMAO.gif(6) and a full on toddler diaper.gif  (8/12) born with TAPVR heartbeat.gif (repaired at 6 days old).

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Congratulations!!!!! Awesome weights!! You rock mama!!

Trying to get my bearings...
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Fabulous job, huge congratulations
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how wonderful! I am going to post this on the Portland Thread too!
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:23 PM
 
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Wait, all this and she's a Portland mama? How did I miss this??

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!!! (Hey, singleton births get one congrats, triplets deserve three, right? )

How are you doing? Is there any way us local ladies can help you out?
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congrats mama! what great weights! good job nursing the three of them! you ROCK!

treehugger.gif )O( unschooling, witchy mum to Addy(7) and Niamh(4)
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Congratulations!!!! My dh and I were wondering about you the other night, if you'd had your babies yet. I'm glad they're here and thriving! You rock!!!
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