I can't imagine the girls not as triplets. The bond that they share is so special and unique. They are connected in a way that is just mind blowing to witness. Their love for each other is so apparent and obvious.
I don't write this with a light heart as I fully understand how lucky my girls were to escape major prematurity issues. I know that they are a very special gift and what they have given to us is immeasurable. Rich and I are so very lucky to have them here with us.
Examples of their bond:
One morning last week, Allie was standing in the family room crying as Rich and I left for work. Em walked up next to her, rubbed her back and then put an arm around her.
When it's time to eat or go upstairs to bed, they ALL have to go together. I frequently hear, "Come on, Anna. Come, on Emmy. Time to eat." Or, "Come on. Move it," when one is lagging behind. And I have NO idea where they learned the term "move it."
Em was having some tummy issues early one morning last weekend. I took her out of her crib and brought her to bed with me while Rich calmed Anna and Allie back to sleep. Em had almost fallen back asleep when I moved her, telling her that we needed to make room for Daddy. She responded with, "Where's Daddy?" From down the hall behind closed doors, I hear Anna announce, "I hear Emmy talking." Of course, Em now has to respond back with, "I hear Anna."