The Douglas Trio, or Douglets as we like to call them, are spontaneous identical triplet girls. They arrived on March 20, 2018 (the first day of spring!) at 33 weeks on the dot. They are the oldest of three sets of triplets born in Alaska in 2018 and the only girl/girl/girl set!
Harper Anne (Baby A), Emerie Faye (Baby B), and Reagan Jean (Baby C) are monozygotic identical triplets, more commonly known as identical triplets. They are also dichorionic triamniotic triplets, meaning there were two placentas, with Baby A and B sharing one and C the other, and each inside their own amniotic sac.
We had a pleasant NICU stay with no major concerns; mostly just growing and feeding. Everyone had minor respiratory support and light therapy for jaundice at the beginning, but eventually passed each necessary milestone with flying colors. We took Reagan home on April 17th after 28 days in the NICU and Harper and Emerie on April 21st after 32 days.
The first month home meant round the clock feedings every three hours, 24 hours a day. Luckily Craig was able to take a month off from work so we could adjust to life as a family of five! The first year passed in a blur- a big reason why we set up this blog in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to go back and read the milestones or cute stories associated with the girls.
The older they get, the “easier” everyday life becomes. The first year is filled with very busy days with feeding, cleaning, snuggling, and everything in between. Everyone started crawling at about 11.5 months, and by 13 months were walking. Life is very busy, but so fun as we explore everyone’s unique personalities and watch them advance, change, and expand! We are looking forward to our first summer with mobile babies and can’t wait to see what adventures await us.
Here we go…!