Sunday, August 30, 2015

Triples cuddle with Mom

Avery, Beau and Quinn had a reunion of sorts today when they all found a spot together on Mom's lap. It was the first time Meegan had held all three at the same time.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Three Beans in a pod

This has been a big week for the Triples. Everybody passed the 4 pound milestone and all are taking milk from mommy and bottles. Avery, Beau and Quinn also moved from incubators into their own cribs - with time out to pose for this group photo. We think one or two could come home as soon as next week.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Video from Kyle's tour

Kyle gives us a tour of the NICU at Norton St. Matthews Hospital in Louisville and a close look at Avery, Beau and Quinn. The video is from a Periscope live broadcast Aug. 23, 2015. The kids are just over two weeks old and this is their first day in clothing. Check out the monkeys on Beau's feet!

Note: The sound is very soft when I introduce the video but it's much louder when Kyle takes over.

Avery in her first outfit

Baby Quinn

Bath time with daddy for Beau and Avery

Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Two Week Birthday

Today marks two weeks since Avery, Beau and Quinn made their appearance, so we thought this is a good time for a photo shoot. That's Avery giving us the Jack Benny look with Quinn (left) and Beau sleeping through all the excitement. Everyone is doing well and learning to eat, but it looks like they are still two weeks or more away from heading home.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Triplets on your phone

Would you like to see Kyle and Meegan's babies on live video? We hope to do a simple smartphone broadcast from the hospital, perhaps Saturday or Sunday this weekend.

We will use an app called Periscope that lets us post a live streaming video that an invited audience can watch. Viewers can tune in during the broadcast to watch live and post questions or comments. A recorded version will be available for 24 hours after the live session.

We'll have Kyle do his tour of their nests in the NICU and provide some up-close looks at Avery, Beau and Quinn in their incubators -- or in someone's loving arms.

If you want to watch and participate, you will need to do two things:
  • Install the Periscope app on your iPhone or Android phone. There are links at or click here for iPhone or here for Android.
  • Find and follow Ric Manning. Click the Group icon in the lower right corner of the app, then use the window in the upper left corder to search. When you find Ric, click Follow. This is where the broadcast will take place. Our viewers need to be "followers" so we can restrict the audience to only people we know. We don't want to make this a public event.
Here's a quick primer on how to use Periscope. Download and install the app before this weekend. You'll get a notification on your phone before the broadcast. We'll also send email once we find the best day and time. You can send Ric an email or text message if you have difficulty with the app and he'll try to help. If this works well, we will do more broadcasts in the future. We know you want to keep up with The Triples and this seems like a good way to share.

A smile from Miss Avery

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Getting to know baby Quinn

Miss Quinn models the latest NICU fashion hat while she chats with Grandpa Ric.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wheels for the Wee Beans

We're weeks away from bringing Meegan and the babies home from the NICU, but when when they get home,  we would like the whole crew to be mobile. To that end, we've started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for a three-seater stroller and three car seats. Click the widget below to check it out or this link if the widget doesn't appear in your browser.  -- Ric


Kangaroo time

Meegan and Avery

Beau's first bath

All three beans got their first baths this morning with Kyle doing the honors. Here's Beau telling the world how much he loved it.

Beau's first bath:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Birth Day video

These clips were shot by Kyle, from the prep room to the NICU, on delivery day, August 7, 2015.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

In the NICU August 7

A B & Q smile for the camera

Kyle's video from Birth Day

Kyle stood with Meegan behind the screen in the delivery room delivering a play-by-play as the multiple doctors brought out Avery, Beau and Quinn - in that order.

This video includes clips from the prep room and in the NICU after delivery.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Our ABQs

Say hello to Quinn (C), Beau (B) and Avery (A), born between 2:01 and 2:04 pm, Aug. 7, at Norton St. Matthews Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Welcome to the world

The grandparents were waiting impatiently around 2:30 when Kyle sent them this first first look at Quinn, Beau and Avery.

Mama's ready!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Showering at 3:33

When Meegan switched her residence from home to Norton Hospital, her shower also moved.