Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Did I mention I'm a mum?

Born 11 weeks premature but fighting fit I am now the proud mum of nearly 4-day-old triplets.
Gaius Oliver Herring, Ayla Evelyn Herring and Zarek Leonard Herring were born at 18:22, 18:23 and 18:25 on the fourth of August by emergency c-section. Despite being extremely early all babies were on Cpap (assisted breathing environment) for less than a day before demonstrating how well their lungs had grown and that they could breathe for themselves. They may be small and need time to grow and learn to feed but they are excellent weights and doing well in our local neonatal unit. I am rooming below on the maternity ward recovering from surgery and seeing them at regular intervals, it's overwhelming to have them here safe and sound and brings tears of joy and relief on a seemingly hourly basis. I can't believe they are really all mine...

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  1. Oh my goodness! Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations! Best wishes to you, your husband, and your new family!

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    1. Thank you! It's overwhelming and tiring but we're very happy :)

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  2. Huge congratulations X3! Here's to sleeping all through the night and diapers that smell like cherry blossoms!
    We can dream, yes?

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    1. Smells like really sickly sweet rice pudding, looks about the same too

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  3. Yaaaaaay! I'm so excited for you!

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  4. That is so awesome. I assume you will be waaaaayyyyyy too busy to blog often!

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  5. I go away for a year and you triple your family size?! That.Is.Awesome!

    You and D deserve all the blessings in the world because you're incredibly special people.

    Congratulations seems like an insignificant word to describe how excited I am for you and your family, but it will have to do.
    Much love you all 5 of you!
    ~Amber

    PS - you always choose the best names! What's the meaning behind the babies names?

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  6. I am so hoping all is going well for you and the babies.

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    1. Hi ricki, we are all doing brilliantly, the trio are nearly 4 and they have a 2 yr old sister too :) lots of fun in our house (and noise!) :D

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