Sophia, Finn & Cohen
Cohen, Sophia and Finn are home now and all 3 are on heart monitors. When they sound a long beep (much like a smoke alarm) their leads have come off; these things don't stop beeping until the problem is fixed. If they make short beeps, then they have not been breathing for about 20 seconds and it will continue to beep until they are breathing again. Not funny so far, but you throw this in at 3am when you are sound asleep and it is dark, some funny stuff happens.
Our three little fire alarms all lined up
The other night, the apnea alarm was going off so in a hurry I sprung out of bed got halfway out of the bedroom and realized I didn't have my shorts on. So I grabbed my shorts off the floor, stumbled around in the dark while I tried to pull them on but could only manage to get both legs in.....the same hole! I figured I didn't have time to fix this since one of my babies wasn't breathing and waddled into the nursery to save my baby's life. But, Tim was already there. I still had both legs in the same leg hole and hurried out of the room hoping he didn't notice.
A few nights before that, the alarms had been going off like crazy. I have a tendency to not hear them when I am sleeping; or maybe I act like I'm sleeping so I don't have to get up. Well, Mari hears these things and she is the closest to the door so she usually hops up and takes care of it. After doing this several times in a row and after Tim stubbed his toe racing in there as well, Mari kinda got upset with me. She tried to make me feel guilty about her dad stubbing his toe and me not getting to the nursery before him. So the next time the alarm sounds I get up and head toward the nursery, the alarm stops on its own, I come back to bed. Mari comments that I didn't seem to be in a hurry to get to the nursery - suggesting I run a little faster next time. She asks me how the baby's color was and I told her I didn't know because I didn't have my glasses on. Mari responds, "Well, I sleep in my glasses." (I think she just decided that at the moment because I don't recall seeing her glasses on while sleeping before.) The alarm sounds again. Mari jumps up in superhero fashion and sprints through the bedroom trying to prove a point. THUD! Mari runs into the wall racing around the corner to the nursery! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but now I'm dying laughing just writing this.
You might imagine it is tricky trying to keep all the monitor beeps straight - you never know who is going off- especially in the car or stroller when the monitors are somewhat hidden. It has happened a couple of times now where the monitor is going off and Mari is trying to startle Sophia to wake up only to find that it was Cohen's monitor the whole time. Sophia is rudely awakened and Cohen is still beeping away!
Another funny thing that seems to happen is we all start running after any beep in the house. The microwave is going off and Dawn is running to the nursery. Our old coffee machine would beep three times when it was finished brewing - it would get us every time! Our baby monitor beeps when the battery is low and we all find ourselves in the nursery looking at the monitors and laughing as we realize we were tricked again!
The most amazing thing thus far is that Finn, our little guy who has had so many breathing problems, the one who we recite the infant CPR method in our heads for, has not had a single alarm yet! Cohen and Sophia's apnea alarms are still going off in the night and Finn is calm as can be, breathing strong - proving us wrong! (Update: His Apnea alarm just went off as I was posting this - darn!)
Noah - Look How Strong He Is!
He Says "Send Me Home - Wireless, Please!" :)