5 Things to Expect When You Bring Triplets Home

5 Things to Expect When You Bring Triplets Home | Not sure what to expect when you bring triplets home? Triplet parents advise on 5 things you're sure to experience when you bring home your three little bundles of joy.

We were on our way to the pediatrician for Danae’s first and Caleb’s second doctor’s appointment following release from the NICU when we got the call. “Marcella? Hi, it’s Christine [the Tagalongs’ overseeing nurse practitioner] from NICU. James is being discharged today. When can we plan for you to come pick him up?” I turned … Read more >>

The NICU Survival Guide: 5 Tips for Parents

NICU Survival Guide: 5 Tips for Parents | Learn 5 tips for surviving your babies' NICU journey in this NICU survival guide, created by triplet parents whose babies spent 7 weeks in the NICU.

51, 53, 55—the number of days each of our triplets spent in the NICU. Just 1 day shy of 8 weeks total. This was remarkable, considering they’d been born at 28 weeks, 4 days. Even more remarkable was that they were simply “growers and feeders.” With the exception of a few worrisome medical issues early … Read more >>

The Parenting Books That Helped Us Survive the First 2 Years With Triplets

Stack of parenting books with titles out.

I love to read. As a kid, I took a book with me everywhere I went—school, the bathroom, a friend’s house, family outings to MLB games. I changed my major from pre-physiology to English literature halfway through college because my science classes were making me cry. If I was going to cry my way through … Read more >>

The Baby Products That Helped Us Survive the First 2 Years with Triplets

Triplets—2 boys, 1 girl—sitting in wagon and smiling at camera.

“I don’t know how you do it!” is a comment Chris and I hear a lot when people learn we have triplets. Usually, we mutely shrug our shoulders. What are we going to say to this? To steal Nike’s tagline, we just do it. There are, however, quite a few  products that make “just doing … Read more >>