Meet Julie Barbara, Guusje Margriet and Isabel Jannemijn, between 5 and 6 pounds each. The triplets were born on 26 April, at full term and without problems. So far, they seem to be spending lots of time asleep. It can’t possibly last – soon there will be loud demands for food, cuddles and nappy changes, followed a few years later by loud demands for the latest toy, chocolate and McDonalds, and then finally, expensive electronic items, unsuitable clothing and permission to go to loud music festivals/South America/Australia (well, I can hope, can’t I?).
I’m looking forward to seeing which quilt their parents think goes with which baby – and whether I can tell them apart. It’s too early even to tell how much they look like each other; at present they just have the normal newborn baby face and it will take time for their faces to smooth out and the features to assert themselves.
That makes 16 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews…. and I’m pretty sure it’s not going to stop there! More baby quilts in my future, I think.