Posted By Elaine on March 24, 2013
This has been the longest week. Last Saturday Stitches had triplets! It was a very difficult delivery which I had to assist a great deal. I don’t know what I would have done if my friend Karen had not been on the other end of the phone. She was able to talk me through what was happening and what I could/had to do to correct it. It was a very long and stressful day but I had a live mom and three live kids at the end of it.
The first born is in the background, a boy. The second one in the middle, a boy. The third one, a girl, is in the foreground. Labor started around 11 am and we were done delivering around 4:30pm. Stitches and I were both exhausted and I fell into bed around 8:30. We have named them Disaster, Chaos, and Mayhem.
The next morning I went out to check on everyone and Stitches’ daughter Lilly was in labor. I had not even recovered from the day before! Plus it was Sunday! Luckily I did not have any responsibilities at church so I had to to break it to the family that I was skipping church. Especially after the day before, there is no way I could leave with her in labor. So the family went to church and I hunkered down for the waiting game and prayed that everything went smoothly.
I came out to check on her shortly after 10:30 and she was already cleaning the first baby, a boy. I ran back to the house to get her some warm molasses water so that I could see the second get born. I made it in time and the second was a little girl! Since this was St. Patrick’s Day we named them Seamus and Colleen. Even though it was a cold and misty morning everything was well with these twins. Praise God!
The next morning I let Stitches and the triplets out of the stall in the barn. I kept her in there so that she would bond with all of her babies and because she had such a tough time I wanted her to relax a bit before going into the general population. When I did that all the babies scampered over to see the new arrivals. Jacob and I laughed in amazement at the sea of white babies! We both said that there were so many of them that we didn’t know whose was whose! Good thing the mommas do!
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