Here they are on the first ultrasound – three strong, healthy heartbeats. Triplets! Today they run at my feet, fight over toys, and spill milk at every meal. Life is an adventure and a blessing, and it didn’t go the way I expected.
Of course, I did all the usual things during pregnancy. I redesigned the nursery, enjoyed the baby shower and ate a lot of ice cream. But I also had twice as many doctor visits, an ultrasound at every visit, and I never expected to last 8 months at best.
General parenting advice never applied to our situation. “Sleep when the baby sleeps” is much more difficult when three children may be awake at the same time. Pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn months were a fun and unique experience!