I had an excellent appointment with my ob today. All 3 girls look great, and I got a few u/s pictures to share :) Baby A was not cooperative in her position to get any face pictures, but Baby B and Baby C did cooperate. I am measuring 37 weeks, so getting big, but worth every moment. I’m not sure whether I mentioned on here that we have finalized names. The girls are going to be Margaret Elizabeth (Meggie), Kathryn Rose (Katie), and Emily Juliana (Emme).
Today is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I am 1 of 4. It’s definitely not a club you want to be a member of. Today, my heart aches for all mommy’s who have lost their little one(s) way to soon.
When we decided we were ready to have children, we did not know what a journey we were in for. We had a year of trying, nothing happened. My doctor sent us to see a RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist), Dr. Colver, at Midwest Fertility. He quickly figured out what we needed to do to get pregnant, and then the losses started. I think we had every possible outcome - a negative pregnancy test, a chemical pregnancy, a blighted ovum, a miscarriage of twins, and finally, Will. Each loss, Dr. Colver used to figure out how to keep us pregnant. We were thrilled when we had Will, a healthy boy. We decided that we should start trying again when he was a year old because it took so long to have him. We were thrilled to find out we were pregnant again. When we found out we were having triplets, we experienced an entire new set of emotions. We knew this was not going to be the same pregnancy, birth, and overall experience that we had had when we had Will. I know we were extremely blessed and our prayers were answered when I gave birth to full term triplets. Pretty soon, Bill was talking to me and said we need to try again so you can have a girl. After a lot of discussion, we decided that if we were going to have another baby we needed to do it now. Our house is in baby mode, and give it a few years, neither one of us would want to come back to it. Having triplets again never crossed our minds. In fact, I don’t know anyone who has ever said I want to have triplets once, much less twice. When we found out we were pregnant again and that it was triplets again, we were beyond shocked. We pray that this pregnancy continues to be a healthy one for both me and the girls. We also pray, that when these girls are born, they are healthy. We love all of our children, and know that we have been blessed.