Sunday, June 26, 2011


There is nothing more that Tommy and I wanted than to have children and start a family. It has been a dream of both of ours long before we even knew each other. Although if you had asked me in my teens and 20's if I would have triplets, I probably would have laughed. As a matter of fact, I don't think I ever thought I would have more than two kids and some people at times, probably had a hard time imagining me with one. Every person has a picture of how their life will go when they are young, but rarely do things turn out that way, life tends to go its own way, and sometimes we are left losing something or someone we thought would always be there, and other times, God surprises us, and we end up with more than we dreamed of. That is the case today as we prepare for our 3 beautiful babies to arrive.

I am currently 12 weeks 3 days pregnant. We had our first ultrasound at 5 and 1/2 weeks because I was experiencing some unexplained pain and the doctors wanted to make sure there wasn't something else going on. It was at that appointment, we were staring at the large, flat screen TV as the doctor worked and he said "you have two"! Oh my, I thought to myself, how wonderful! Then he quickly said "oh wait, yes (pause), it looks like you have three"! Suddenly a knot in my stomach, and the shock set in. I looked over to my right and Tommy was was just staring, mouth open at the screen. The whole room was quiet. It was a very surreal moment. I can't begin to explain all the feelings I had, extreme happiness and excitement, fear, worry, panic, gratefulness. It was a whirlwind of feelings but once the news set in we were left with only joy! Sure, the doctors pointed out there are concerns with multiple pregnancies, risks to the babies, risks to the mom, but we are up for the challenge. Now almost 7 weeks later I can't imagine only having one. In the short time my babies have been a part of me, we are already attached to each other and I love them more than ever!

As my mother pointed out a couple nights ago "I need be prepared its not going to be an easy pregnancy, but that it will be worth it in the end", and shes right, so far its not been easy. I have a subchorionic hematoma (blood clot) that the doctors are watching that included a trip to the ER, I lost a lot of weight from the morning sickness, I have already been prescribed bed rest in the first 10 weeks, I had to cancel an important work trip because the doctors won't let me travel, but throughout it all, the babies are doing fine and that is most important. I have come to terms with the fact this will be a challenge for us but I am ready. The babies come first and although I will never stop worrying about them the rest of my life, I have to trust the lord will take care of me and our precious angels.

Now that we have hit the 12 weeks mark, Tommy and I are excited to get started with the planning. We have already begun cleaning out the closets to make room for baby stuff. I ended up throwing out 7 bags of clothes. Those of you that know me well, know I keep everything. It all has sentimental value to me. I felt like I was saying goodbye to my 20's, but seeing as I am almost 33, I guess its time to let some of it go. The next steps are putting some furniture in storage because when we bought this house almost two years ago, we didn't realize how much space we were going to need :-).

This is the start to our journey. I will be posting pics and updates as we go. I figure its not every day someone you know has triplets and maybe some might find our little adventure interesting and funny and for our family and friends that live in other states, they can be part of this too. We miss you guys!

From Tommy and myself, thanks to those who have supported us throughout this journey so far. You know who you are!