Around 4 p.m. Ann-Marie turned to me and said, "I'm starting to feel the contractions stronger now". So I went and told the nurse. The nurse checked Ann-Marie's cervix and she had dilated to a 4. By 4:30 p.m. Dr. Jacob came in and checked her cervix and she had dilated to a 6. Dr. Jacob had the anesthesiologist come right in and give Ann-Marie the epidural. By 6 p.m. the epidural was in and Dr. Jacob checked the cervix one more time and Ann-Marie had dilated to an 8. So they immediately wheeled Ann-Marie into the operating room and by 6:30 our little angels were born and took their first breaths!!
Utah Valley Regional Hospital is incredibly well prepared for babies (one of the best in the world). There were two doctors and 18 nurses all standing by to handle the delivery of the triplets and they did a fabulous job. From the delivery room they went right into the NICU and there were four nurses to every baby and they were working furiously to get them all ready. The head neonatologist said the babies were doing better than he thought they would. They do have little breathing machines to make breathing a little easier and incubator type machines are keeping them nice and warm. They also inserted a tube through each of their belly buttons to use as a feeding tube for the short term. The doctors estimate the babies will be in the NICU for two to three months.
What a miracle. I won't ever forget seeing three babies being pulled from Ann-Marie's uterus. Ann-Marie is doing amazingly well and is focusing now on recovery.
How can we thank everyone enough for their many prayers? You have all played a vital role in the amazing delivery and health of these babies.
I now have length measurements as well.
Baby A 15.5 inches (Weight was 2 lb 13 oz)
Baby B 14 inches (Weight was 2 lb 8 oz)
Baby C 15 inches (Weight was 2 lb 15 oz)