Triplets

@glords (2614)
United States
December 3, 2008 11:08pm CST
A good friend of mine called today with the news that she is expecting not one, but three babies. Wow, I have one baby myself, and I thought that was hard. Can you imagine 30 little fingers, and 30 little toes? I'd love to do something to help her, because she has always been there for me, but I don't even know what to do for her. Do you know anyone with multiples? What are some good baby gift ideas?
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Woah, three babies at once. Just being around one stresses me out... But I imagined those fingers and toes to be oh-so-cute. The help idea is a good one. You don't even have to pay for maid service. I know it's hard for a new mother like you to be helping out another new mother but maybe you can also do a stay-over or something like that yourself?
@glords (2614)
• United States
4 Dec 08
That's a good idea. I'm sure my husband could watch my little man for a few nights, and I can only imagine that she will need an extra hand at night so she, and the babies can get some rest. I wonder if triplets all get hungry at the same time, or if they are just all on different schedules. Either way you can't feed three babies single handed! Thanks for the idea.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Have you heard of Jon and Kate plus 8? This couple had twins and then just a few years later, sextuplets. I don't follow the show but it is on TLC. We don't have TLC. I don't think I've fed a newborn baby in my life... I can just imagine how that would be for first-time mommies...
@glords (2614)
• United States
4 Dec 08
poor John and Kate. I have heard of the show, but I've never seen it.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
5 Dec 08
The best gift you can give is your friendship and understanding. My best friend has twins and she gets pretty stressed at times. I don't know how she does it but I admire her for being able too. I have 2 girls myself that are under 3 years old and not twins. I also have a stepson that is 7. I think it's very hard having 3 kids in the house. I can't even imagine 2 or 3 at the same age. I would offer some baby sitting times ,or to prepare some meals for the family, maybe even offer to clean her house for her, help set up the nursery. Never say that you don't see how she can do it all. My best friend is so sick of hearing that from people and people seeming like they sympathize with her for having twins. She should be admired for it not sympathized with. Ask her what she needs or wants. Call an Ob doctor or the maternity ward of the hospital and ask what they recommend. Check around for her to see if there are any "multiples" groups that she may be interested in before or after the babies come. Support is the best gift.
@glords (2614)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Friendship truly is the best gift. I agree with trying to stay positive. I think my friend has heard a lot of the sympathizing already and the babies haven't even come yet. As if she wasn't freaked out enough already. I also love your idea for looking for a multiples group. I hadn't even thought of that.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I live 2 hours away from my best friend and she went into premature labor so I didn't have the chance to do anything for her. I also was pregnant at the same time and very very sick. I wish I did that for her. She was so scared and stressed. I think it would have helped a lot. If you plan on doing it you should try to do it now. The triplets will probably come early also. She will probably need alot of support then. My friends twins were due in January and came in November. They had to stay in the hospital until their actual due date. Incubators and the everything scary. The sooner she gets more support the better she'll be able to handle everything. Good luck to her, I wish her and her babies all the best.
• China
4 Dec 08
I support big family .
@glords (2614)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Yes I think big families are great too, but I don't know if I could handle the rapid growth of three at once. Yikes
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Wow. I couldn't imagine dealing with three babies. What about getting her help? Like a maid service or something like that. She is going to have her hands full trying to feed and diaper all those babies. I would have loved if someone would have got me some help for my babies lol. and i only had one! I would definitely gift her some diapers too because she is going to go through a heck of a lot of those too.