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life after tragedy. living while grieving. love and triplets.

9.16.2013

In Love

Dale (baby C) was only in the NICU for 8 hours and was then transferred to the intermediate nursery.  Unfortunately, all 3 babies have struggled with low blood sugar and have had to get frequent heel pricks to check their glucose levels (a side effect from me having Gestational Diabetes).  Wren, the runt has graduated from the heel pricks and has continued to stay with me in my room the entire time.  I've been joking about it, but I'm pretty sure she thinks she's an only child and I almost never put her down because I need to have one of my babies in my arms at all times and she's all I got. Holland was with Wren and I until midnight last night (9/15), but had to join Dale in the nursery so she could be monitored more closely and also put on a glucose drip.  Both are making huge improvements and I'm hoping it won't be long until they are all reunited again.

I tried really really hard to sleep last night but I was just too darn happy.  My adrenaline was pumping and although little Wren was right by my bedside in her bassinet, I miss her and need to hold her.  It's a hard transition to having them with you in your belly full time, and then having them scattered throughout the entire floor. I think I only slept about an hour total.  My bestie JaNae and her daughter Joy came to the hospital last night and slept over so I wasn't alone. 

Finn is even more in love with his baby sisters than expected.  He is constantly singing to them and if we have a visitor holding one it's a huge struggle for him because he wants to be the one holding them.  Wren and Dale look so much like Finn!  They constantly pull 'Finn' facial expressions and it's lookin' like they will have the same eyebrows as him!..if you know me well I've had a lifelong eyebrow obsession.  When Finn was born he came out with these huge, dark brows and I was so proud.  It's been a secret wish of mine to have daughters born with them so I can shape them to my hearts content.  It's looking like my wish came true.  FYI, I've shaped eyebrows for a living up until a few months ago.  I'm taking a year or two off so I can focus on being a Mom, plus childcare for triplets will break the budget.

I don't think I've ever felt so happy in my entire life.  I love them so much.  I love that we suddenly have such a big family and can't wait to get to know their individual personalities.  Gonna try and get some sleep now, I really hope this all makes sense because I'm so tired.  xoxo

Here are a few pics from my iphone:

JaNae holding Wren during our sleepover party last night

Holland, she's so pretty; of course I think they all are!


The only picture I have of all 3 of them together.   From left to right Holland (baby A), Dale (baby C), and Wren (baby B) .    My nurse last night encountered baby C on her way to the nursery so we got a quick picture of them all together.

They let Finn go into the NICU yesterday to meet Dale.


Holland and Wren (left to right) doing some skin to skin.




They are holding hands :)

Left to right, Holland and Dale, one of the first pictures captured.

58 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I am so happy for you guys. I am so glad they are all doing so well. They are beautiful and so precious. Congrats!

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  2. Oh my goodness! My heart is so in love with these baby girls! They are so adorable I just want to hold them! The smell of three little babies would be just an overload of wonderful! So happy for you and your whole family! Love from Colorado

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  3. So much cuteness!!!!! They are absolutely adorable. Congratulations

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  4. Oh my old neighbors.... There just are NOT enough words to describe how perfect and beautiful they are! Soooooo soooo happy for you all!!! Great job momma!

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  5. Kelly i am so happy 4 you, what beautiful girls you and ryan and finn, and column brought into this world 3 gorgeous girls. I can see some awesome spoiling here and alot of girls days out shopping, i am just so super excited for you..........! And your family glad all is well thank you 4 the pictures

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  6. Perfection!! What beautiful daughters, like their Momma!! Congratulations!!

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  7. Three healthy babies! What wonderful news - what beautiful babies!! God bless you all! Looking forward to updates daily! Gail

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  8. Thanking God for these precious babies! So excited to share in this good news w/ your family.

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  9. The babies are absolutely, divinely beautiful. We are so so happy and excited for you and your whole family.

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  10. They are beautiful!!!

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  11. I'm not gonna lie.when I woke up I really wanted to check your blog but I thought oh come on Marci. She just had three babies! She won't be blogging for a while. Still I checked just.in.case. and here you are! Including us in this beautiful time in your life.seriously Kelly thanks for taking the time! It's just so fun to be a part of this and get to know these beautiful babes.they're so so lucky to have joined your family.I'm so overjoyed for all of you. You all look wonderful.I am amazed how healthy they are.you did SO GOOD!

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  12. I have checked your blog so often in the past couple of days waiting for the pictures, they are beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!
    marsha.kern@yahoo.com

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  13. The pictures of you and your baby girls took my breath away!! So precious and beautiful. I can only imagine how full your heart is. What a wonderful amazing blessing these three little girls will be in your life. Finn and your husband must be over the moon.
    Happy Happy Joy Joy!!! :)

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  14. They are gorgeous & those cute little noses, so precious.
    I don't even know you but I had a dream last nite that I came to see you & we dressed them up in little cowgirl outfits cause I'm from TX. Would love to get in some spoilin' time with them!
    Thanks for sharing & CONGRATS! What blessings!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful. congratulations. I love the picture of all three of them together. If my memory is right A, Holland, is the "spare" and Wren and Dale are the identicals, correct? The picture is perfect with Wren and Dale in nearly the exact same head tilt position, so cute.

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  16. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I just love this so much. You put your mind to it and look at how perfect they are! You are so strong and such an inspiration.

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  17. Oh my gosh I am in love with them to. They are so beautiful and perfect. So glad all is well and they look so healthy.
    LOVE the names and especially the middle name DOVE! PERFECT

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  18. I have read your blog ever since your accident. I really admire you. I just wanted to tell you your babies are so cute. I just want to mush them. That means hug in our family. They are such a good size also. Good luck and enjoy them. Marsha This the first time I have commented. but I just had to say something about your darling girls.

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  19. Wow! And who is Miss America ho9lding them there? OMG, that's you? Get outta here, how did you do that? You look amazing and so do those girls. You are gonna ace this whole triplet gig, I am sure of it. And you know, Holland seems to have blond highlights, so you might get a blond after all. One of mine did that color change to a honey blond, really surprised me. Best wishes to the whole family!

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  20. Congratulations! Those girls are beautiful! You did a great job, Mom! Can't wait to see more pictures. Take care of yourself and love on those girls all you want!

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  21. They are seriously some of the most gorgeous newborns I've ever seen in my life! Congrats Kell, I'm so happy for you and Ryan:)

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  22. I love them already and can't wait for a good snuggle with each of them. And I'm sure the U loves you - especially since they let Finn into the NICU! I can't get enough of these pictures!!!

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  23. Wow - they ARE gorgeous! Amazing that your body could carry them so well and for so long! Congrats to you and your family!

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  24. Those are some gorgeous babies! Congratulations from Oregon :)

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  25. Congratulations! They are so perfect and beautiful!

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  26. There are no words for how gorgeous they are! Thank you, God, for these beautiful angels! After your accident, I never cried so hard for someone I don't know personally; now I have never been so happy for someone I haven't met. You literally have people all over the world that have cried for you, prayed for you, pulled for you, and now are sharing in your joy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful time with us.

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  27. I was so excited when I came across this on my blog newsfeed! I'm so so happy for you, your girls are beyond adorable! Congratulations!!!!

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  28. So very happy for you Kelly!! congrats to your family. Welcome baby girls to a wonderful family!!

    Barb in Phoenix

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  29. I stumbled upon this blog through a car seat group I am a part of. I have spent all day reading it. You are an incredible woman. Your children, all 5 of them!, are so beautiful. I can't believe how big and pretty your girls are. I will be praying for you guys. I will be following your story (I know you will be tired) and keep you in my thoughts. Hugs and prayers to the beautiful, incredible Pack Family!

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  30. You are all so beautiful and amazing. Congratulations!! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

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  31. These photos just make me warm all over!! I just had my 7th baby and only my second girl (16 years apart) and I too can't get enough of her. Three girls, what a blessing and I LOVE their names and I appreciate your willingness to share so much of yourself and family. I enjoy every update and photo. You make me want to be the best mom I can be and appreciate my own kidlets as much as I can. Enjoy your new additions:-)

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  32. they are all adorable and completely perfect. you are so blessed with them. I am glad you didn't do a reduction. you are one amazing person.

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  33. Congratulations Kelly, Ryan and Finn! I'm so happy for all of you as your family has doubled and you now have your 3 gorgeous, healthy baby girls, such a wonderful blessing! Thank you for sharing your happiness with all of us. I can't stop looking at Dale, Wren, and Hollands beautiful angelic faces. Finn will be such an amazing big brother, he is so sweet.

    Blessings to your family,
    Kathy B.

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  34. Congratulations Pack Family!!! Those 3 little girls are absolutely gorgeous!!! So happy they made it here safe, healthy and strong!

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  35. oh my goodness, they are GORGEOUS!!!!!! and you look fabulous too Mama! :-) Keep those pictures coming :-)

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  36. They are all so darling! Glad they are doing as well as they are too! Congratulations!

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  37. They are all beautiful! My son's NICU stay was also caused initially due to not being able to regulate his blood sugar. I had GD too. He was a wimpy white boy so he was there a week. Hopefully your little fighter girls will be back in your room soon.

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  38. So happy for you.
    So So happy for you!!
    Those girls are too sweet.
    So tiny.
    So loved!!
    Sending all our love from PA.
    Amy

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  39. k seriously...they are GORGEOUS. So happy for you and your BIG family. :)

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  40. Beautiful. Perfect. Joy. Happiness. Redemption. Family. Colum.

    All words I cannot get out of my head. Colum most strongly. He is there. Do you feel him?

    I am so happy for you and your family of 6.

    Oh yes, one last word.

    Love!

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  41. Beautiful babies and mamma! Love, love, love their names!
    Donna, NY

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  42. I just found your blog today through a friends instagram and I have been sitting here squeezing and hugging my two youngest bawling my eyes out reading all your posts. My oldest is at school and believe me, he has some big hugs waiting for him when he gets home! You are such an amazing family. You have been through so much and are so strong. It is nice to know there are amazing, strong, wonderful people willing to share their story. 5 beautiful children!! Congratulations!

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  43. LOVE!!! you are so amazing!!!

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  44. Kelly, I hope you feel half as good as you look. Amazing little girls you have and you and Ryan are so lucky to have little Finn as a helper and Colum watching over them. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  45. My heart is bursting with love for them and happiness for you and your once little and now BIG family:) You have lived through every mothers nightmare and I commend you for your attitude, honesty, and just class as you've gone through these last 2 years. These little angels are so lucky to have you as their mommy and mentor. All the best xoxoxo.

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  46. I am LOVING all the posts and photos - it's the next best thing to actually being able to come see you all! We are so happy for you, and hope and pray for the very best!

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  47. Congratulations! Your babies are absolutely gorgeous :)

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  48. Wow. what an overwhelmingly feeling of Love and Joy that would be! A big congrats to you and your husband and of course the big big brothers! What sweet pictures!!

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  49. Baby girls feel so different from baby boys, are you noticing it already? Yours just look yummyx3!

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  50. Congratulations to you and your sweet family! The girls are absolutely precious!

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  51. Seeing the picture on Instagram that you all got to go home together, that is the best news yet! And that black and white picture of you and the three girls is so beautiful, one of those "enter in a photo contest" kind of pictures. Your adventure is beginning, but the joy is mixed in with all the work!

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  52. These tiny girls are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I can't help but smile and be very humble and grateful you choose to continue the pregnancy with all of your babies :) what a special, wonderful, bright rainbow they bring into this world. I am so proud of you and how well you did carrying three babies, I bet it was uncomfortable but not once have you complained. You are a GREAT mom! And I am super excited to continue to follow you and watch these gorgeous 3 girls grow and develop and Finn be the best big brother :) so very happy for your sweet family of 7. CONGRATS Pack family!!

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  53. I think dale looks like Colum in the bottom picture. :)

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  54. Congratulations on your beautiful and healthy daughters!!

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  55. Kelly and Ryan. I loved reading about and seeing your beautiful daughters and hear how happy you are. You are blessed. Think of you often.and miss you next door. Wish you were still there so I could hold them. My love to you all, Myrna Turner

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