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Isolating with Triplets During Lockdown

Isolating with Triplets During Lockdown

The first few days of isolating with my triplets were OK. It hadn’t really sunk in that this was going to last for a long time and I was purposefully trying not to think about how difficult it would be with the kids, 24/7, on my own with no plans to break up the day, no visits or help from friends and family etc. We started isolating on March 17th following the advice of our doctor, I have 4-year-old triplets and my two girls have suffered with recurrent chest infections and respiratory issues since they were one and are treated as suspected asthmatic. I had called him to ask his advice after a friend of mine had told me her little boy was meant to isolate for 12 weeks due to respiratory issues and I wasn’t sure if this would apply to us. I haven’t received a letter from the government or NHS confirming they are vulnerable; our doctor just sent a letter to me saying they should be treated as vulnerable and be shielded for 12 weeks as per government advice.

Pumping and Breastfeeding Triplets

Pumping and Breastfeeding Triplets

Pumping and Breastfeeding Triplets by Tanya Hall It was such an incredible feeling to finally be home with my babies and thrown into 24/7 triplet life. Based on their time in NICU, my babies were on a 3 hourly feeding schedule when they first came home. I practiced...

Learning to breastfeed triplets

Learning to breastfeed triplets

Learning to breastfeed triplets by Tanya Hall Finally, after 2 and a half weeks, my identical triplet boys were almost 34 weeks old and ready to try breastfeeding whilst in SCBU. I felt clueless and a little nervous as my babies were still so tiny in my hands. The...

Returning to work after triplets – A mum’s story

Returning to work after triplets – A mum’s story

Returning to work after triplets - A mum's story | by Laura Donegan  Roy and I have always worked as a team and for the first 16 weeks after our triplets (@london_triplets) were born in June 2019 we did just that. Roy shared my maternity leave, but as his return to...

Returning to work after triplets | A Dad’s Story

Returning to work after triplets | A Dad’s Story

Returning to work after triplets | A Dad's Story by Roy Donegan I shared 14 weeks of my wife’s maternity leave which, when added to my two weeks of paternity leave, gave me 16 weeks off work. It was magical and an absolute necessity. Looking after new-born triplets...

Cheryl’s Story | Triplets with Bronchiolitis (Part 2)

Cheryl’s Story | Triplets with Bronchiolitis (Part 2)

Cheryl's Story | Triplets with Bronchiolitis (Part 2)   Day 5 The 5th of December was the babies' due date.  I was gutted they were not safely at home with me where they belong for this milestone. After working so hard to graduate from NICU it felt so wrong for...

Cheryl’s Story | Triplets with Bronchiolitis (Part 1)

Cheryl’s Story | Triplets with Bronchiolitis (Part 1)

Cheryl's Story | Triplets with Bronchiolitis After what felt like the longest 26 days in NICU we finally took our triplets home on 7th November 2019. We had been so very lucky. Their neonatal stay had just been about establishing feeding. Only one of the babies needed...

Bronchiolitis and Triplets

Bronchiolitis and Triplets

Bronchiolitis and Triplets Hello, my name is Cheryl and my partner Chris and I became triplet parents on 12th October 2019 at 32 weeks' gestation.  At 7 weeks old all three of our triplets developed severe cases of Bronchiolitis. Our family went to hell and back for...

Breastfeeding triplets | Exclusively expressing

Breastfeeding triplets | Exclusively expressing

Breastfeeding triplets by Tanya Hall @triplettales   Exclusively expressing It is truly incredible what our bodies are capable of. When I decided I wanted to breastfeed my triplets I was met with a lot of disbelief from friends and also medical professionals, but...

Our Oxygen Journey

Our Oxygen Journey

I’ll never forget the day we were told the triplets will be coming home on oxygen. It was overwhelming to say the least and we had soo many questions we wanted to ask. Ethan, Finley, and Michael were born at 27 weeks and they had a difficult start to life, especially...

NICU Life

NICU Life

NICU LIFE I prepared myself for NICU life as much as I could, after finding out the complications that might happen carrying quadruplets and the added danger of carrying 2 sets of identical babies we knew they would all be spending a fair bit of time in NICU assuming...