Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Forward!

In honor of springing forward (Yippeee!), I thought I would post some pictures of the babies coming out of winter hibernation.  Since micro-preemies' immune systems aren't so great and they require over $5,000 in shots every month for 5 months to keep them from getting RSV, most parents of preemies choose to go into hibernation for the winter in hopes of staying well.  Luckily, so far we have managed to stay well after Camdyn's stay at Dell for a week in September.  Now, we are slowly making our way out into the real world.  I still have anxiety about it, but I think it is great for them to see the world beyond our living room and doctor's offices.  Plus, it makes me feel almost normal to take them to a park or to the store even if we have to time it in between all the feeding times and pack Lysol wipes.

swinging at the park - Of course, I Lysol wiped every inch of this swing.  It has never been cleaner.  They really enjoyed swinging.  They were perfectly content the entire time we were at the park.

The babies very first trip to the grocery store.  Again I wiped every part of the cart that the babies might touch with Lysol wipes.  They LOVED riding in the shopping cart and looking at everything.  They thought it was so exciting.

at the grocery store - We were only running in for diapers and formula.  I would definitely not take all three kids to do actual grocery shopping.

We visited our triplet friends, Anson, Madilyn, and Reagan, who we met in the NICU.  We took a stroll to their neighborhood park.  Interestingly, the triplets have the exact same middle names as our kids - Joy, Grace, and James.  We discovered that in the NICU. 

On this outing, we went to Mighty Fine burgers with our twin friends, Dylan and Jayden.  (What's the deal with all these multiples?)  Brenna had fun playing on the playscape there, and the babies (all of them) had fun looking around.  By the time we took this picture, Camdyn and Cade were wiped out.


Andrea and Jason Farrell said...

Awwww! We made your blog! :) We had so much fun hanging out with y'all at the park. I hope we can do it again soon. Yay for spring!

Stacey B. said...

Seeing this post has convinced me that it might be time for my sheltered baby girl to experience the inside of a store.


We'll see. ;)

Happy Friday!