Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1st birthday - 1 month old

/I wish I had more time to post about our boys/
On Saturday, September 4, our 3 little angels turned 1 month old. It's amazing how time flies - I still sometimes wonder am I really a mom of 4... It sounds so weird to think about it - just a month ago, our family consisted of 3 human beings and 2 dogs; and suddenly, the number of human beings have doubled. This rapid change is hard to adopt, but sure I'm proud of my new big family.

We have been home for 2,5 weeks and it's super-busy, even hard to describe how life has changed. I'm all for the boys now; sometimes going to the toilet may even be a dream! :) But the boys grow and one day, they'll be big enough to give a smile to their mom which will be the biggest gift I can wish for right now.

Our life goes around eating... this is the main worry with premature babies - their eating is not stabile and there is always 1 boy who to worry if you do not pay attention enough. Sometimes it's Fred, sometimes it's Sten and sometimes, it's even Ralf. You never know who decides to stop to be brave enough to eat the whole bottle. And it's vital that they eat everything, otherwise they loose all their power at once... So far, we have been able to keep their weights growing and this is the most important. On their 1st birthday, Ralf was 2,5 kg; Fred 2,3 kg and Sten almost 2,1 kg.

We didn't celebrate their birthday with a big party, of course, since all we can do right now, is having a strict daily routine to make sure they grow (and there is no time for inviting someone over), but we had a plum cake and thought about our little miracles when we ate it! :)

Kert has been a big help with the boys - his job is to feed Ralf at 9 p.m. eating round and he is doing great with it; he already knows so well how Ralf behaves while eating and what he needs to be able to eat the whole bottle. The boys still eat 100% of my breast-milk, however, soon it will hard to have so much milk that they need to grow, so I predict that after 1 month, we need to five a little addition to my breast-milk for them.

We want to thank all our friends for support, all the beautiful greetings cards and presents and all the nice words! It means so much to us...
Daddy with the boys:
The elder brother feeding baby-Ralf and Erik feeding baby-Sten:
I feeding baby-Fred:


Martinas Welt said...

Ah...how times flies...one month already! Happy Birthday =)
What a busy life you have now...well, you had before, but different! ;)
Great they are all grwoing well!

Karin said...

Thank you, Martina! Just a few days ago I received the postcatd from you and Minna in Stockholm... How lovely you met each other! :) Yes, my life has always been busy, so it's nothing new, but sure it's "different busy" now than it was before. But they boys are worth it for sure!

*m* said...

they are adorable and getting stronger and stronger.
and soon you'll have 3 beautiful smiles as a reward for all this hard-mom-work;)

all the best for you all