Kelly and Nick Petrangelo knew they wanted to be parents from the time they decided to marry, so when they found out that they were having triplets they were overjoyed! They immediately started planning the many logistics that go along with managing three babies. Close to full-term, at 36-1/2 weeks into her pregnancy, Kelly delivered three healthy babies, Sarah, weighing 5 lbs. 8 oz., Gianna, weighing 5 lbs., 13 oz., and Nicolas, weighing 4 lbs., 14 oz.
All of their preparation paid off as Kelly and Nick entered their home on a Friday in late August with their three bundles of joy. What they were not prepared for was the many questions they would have, both large and small. On the following Monday, Rosemary Harrison, a specially trained mom and baby nurse from VNA of Care New England visited the Petrangelo family. Not only there to see the babies, she was also there to check in on Kelly and see how she was feeling. What she found was a new mom with elevated blood pressure and a fever. Kelly said, “I needed her at that point, I really wasn’t sure what to do and she contacted my doctor and reassured me that everything would be alright. She provided a lot of support that I know I could not have received if she hadn’t come to my home.”
By their three month birthday, the triplets had doubled in size when Rosemary visited with them for their check-up. When asked what Kelly and Nick thought was most beneficial from Rosemary’s visits, they replied, “We had lots of little questions and she was able to answer them all. She shared personal experiences as well as her great deal of knowledge to help us. As first time parents, we really needed reassurance that we were doing a good job and Rosemary was able to provide us with that. It has been a huge help having her come to see us and care for us in our home.”