Get these tubes off of me!

It was another sleepy day for the triplets. Having their own room makes for quieter, darker quarters, which I think makes for longer naps! Clearly all that sleeping has been paying off, because they are gaining weight like rockstars. They each gained about an ounce and a half in the last twenty-four hours, and they are closing in on four pounds.

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Zoom in on Jack, face-down in his bed. Long day of eating, sleeping, and growing, sir?

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Henry catching zzzz’s.

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Sophie, content after some snuggle time with Grammie.

Even in their sleep, these little buggers are growing more and more active. Henry, who favors his belly above all, and his right side over his left, managed to turn his own head from the right to the left while he slept. This happened shortly after a lecture from his nurse, Marie, warning about the possibility of a flat head on one side. A smidgen of vanity never hurt anyone!

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Giving the right side a chance to breathe. Or giving the left side a chance to flatten out? Either way, we’re going for some semblance of symmetry here.

Sophie, you might recall, is our resident drama queen and mischief maker. After her constant attempts to remove her nasal cannula resulted in the doctors’ decision to let take her off the CPAP for half the day, Sophie’s got it in her head that if she keeps removing her feeding tube, they might just let her keep that one out too. Yesterday she managed to remove three feeding tubes with the help of her tongue and her fingers. She even got the tape below her chin to peel off by rubbing her chin back and forth on the blankets. She’s located the tape on the side of her face as well and can be found picking at that and wailing (in the way that teeny, 3.5 pound preemies wail) whenever she’s awake.

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Attempting the chin rub.

Though he is still pretty mellow, Jack has now had a taste of freedom from his nasal cannula. He grew tired early yesterday morning, so he had to go back on the CPAP, and he was NOT having it. Taking a page from sister Sophie’s book, Jack successfully removed the prongs from his nose on several occasions. Because he was face down, his method of choice was like Sophie’s attack on the chin tape: rub the face back and forth against the blankets, and something might just pop off! Jack also received his first infant massage today, and he spent the whole ten minutes calmly staring in my direction. Those were about the only ten minutes that I saw those pretty eyes, but it was wonderful!

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Relaxing post massage.

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