Local family welcomes triplets home from hospital
April 3, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tallahassee residents Bo and Megan Walker spent more than two years struggling with infertility before they became pregnant through In vitro fertilization. They were elated when their
on March 8.
However, Megan was discharged from the hospital on March 11 and the pair went home to an empty nest.
The girls, who were born prematurely, stayed behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to gain weight.
on March 27 and by March 29, the family of five was spending their first night together outside of the hospital.
"We're already learning their personalities and they're all so different," Megan said.
To tell them apart, the triplets each have their own designated color they are dressed in. Kensley Hope wears pink.
"She's sleeping beauty. She will sleep all day long," she said. "She sleeps at night and she is just super chill."
Riley Lynn is paired with turquoise.
"Riley is our chunky girl. She loves to eat and has these chipmunk cheeks," Megan said.
Ellie Grace wears yellow.
"She likes to talk and grunt and tell us everything she thinks," she said.
The first-time parents quite literally have their hands full, but they keep their sanity by controlling the chaos.
"We got the command center set up," said Bo. "It's a big poster on the wall by the changing room. Every time we change a diaper or apply any kind of ointment or cream, or do feedings, we write it on the board."
The pair has specific times set for diaper changes four times a day, which makes for at least 24 diapers a day. They also work a "double shift" through the night so that the other can rest.
"It didn't seem real at first, but now that we're not really getting much sleep and were feeding and cleaning bottles all night, it feels real now," Megan said.
"The lack of sleep has been the hardest part," Bo added.
While the pair is enjoying the moment with their newborn miracles, they said they are not forgetting what they had to go through to get here.
"It's a crazy feeling because we waited so long," Bo said.
"We are so thankful for our journey even though it was difficult at times," Megan said.
Plans for the future include the trio's first newborn photo shoot on Friday. The Walkers encourage the public to
They said they would love to have any couples who are struggling with infertility issues to reach out to them and that they would be more than happy to offer encouragement and dispense advice.