Well, Charlie’s time off of CPAP lasted about 12 hours. He did great for the first 11 and a half of those hours, but somewhere around midnight last night he started to tire. The babies exert a lot of energy breathing on their own so it’s not too much of a surprise that he got tired. But the nurses said they’ll try again relatively soon, and maybe put him on the nasal canula for a few hours each day (since it’s not a big ordeal to make the switch back and forth from CPAP).
Meanwhile, all else is okay in the NICU. Everyone is growing and putting on weight. The only big news is that Annaleigh may be able to take a bottle sometime later this week, which would be a huge step forward. She’s got the sucking motion down and is good with a pacifier, so hopefully she’ll be ready to bottle-feed one meal each day.
Now, on to the title of this post….
We need a new car. The car seats that we registered for were the narrowest available because we were hoping they would all fit in Brooke’s Honda CR-V. She loves that car and it’s been as reliable as any car we’ve ever had, but when I tried to install the car seats today (just to test it out), they didn’t fit. I was about six inches from making it work so needless to say I was incredibly frustrated.
The problem is that Brooke’s car is leased, and the lease doesn’t run out until next June. We never envisioned having triplets so the thought that an SUV would be too small never crossed our minds. We went to the Honda dealership a few weeks back to see about getting a used Honda Odyssey, but we couldn’t find one that was even remotely affordable. And we only did that because we wanted to, but now we have to. And that changes everything.
Our finances aren’t exactly stellar, especially since we are concerned with how we will pay for childcare when Brooke goes back to work in January. So adding a car payment right now is just about the last thing we need. With that in mind, we’re putting a call out to all our blog readers: if anyone has connections to a Honda dealership, please let us know! We need help and we haven’t been able to find it on our own. We’ll do whatever we have to do, travel wherever we have to travel; any help at all would be very, very appreciated.
Charlie was looking good in his new yellow outfit. Grandpa Fred read him his story tonight and both enjoyed it immensely.
Annaleigh and I had a good cuddle tonight and Grandma Anne got to see the Monkey smiling.
Lily and Annaleigh were wearing matching pretty pink outfits tonight, courtesy of their nurses.