This morning the Fab Four finally got to play at a friends' house like normal kids do. These particular friends, however, are far from normal—Kenny, Emma, and Grace are 16-month-old triplets!
Their mother Megan and I met when we were both new residents of the high-risk L&D unit at St. V's, but our real friendship began when we reconnected at a Moms of Multiples get-together. Since that night, Megan and I have exchanged countless e-mails about schedules, sleep problems, feeding ideas, and discipline. Having a friend like her—someone who has multiples the same age as mine and knows exactly what I'm going through—has helped keep me sane, and I know that she feels the same way about me.
I was a little apprehensive as to how the Fab Four would react to the new surroundings and the other children, but it turns out that I had no reason to worry. They got along great with the triplets—although the boys were pretty much loners and Lucy was a little shy, Dahlia got in a quite few hugs and kisses with Emma and Grace! There were lots of toys to keep everyone busy, and my kids loved running around and exploring the big basement that serves as the triplets' playroom.