Emily went into the office, laid down on the comfy little beds that fold in a thousand different ways, they put the goop on her tummy and proceeded with the ultrasound. The first thing the ultrasound tech said was, "So, you are having triplets, huh?" Emily's response was, "No, it is twins and there is an 'invisible twin/triplet'". The tech kind of giggled and said, "No, you are having triplets, there are 3 little babies right there, see, 1, 2, 3. They all have strong heartbeats, and are moving around a lot!" Emily broke down in tears. How do you go from 2 babies to 3 babies?
No one could believe it, even the doctors were stunned that it went from 2 to 3. This had never happened. The doctor even said that it never happens. If it has ever happened to anybody else out there, please let us know because I hope it has happened to someone else! What a roller coaster ride we have been on! First it was 2 with a possibility of 3, then it was definitely 2, now it is not definitely 2 but absolutely 3. What?!?! See for yourselves, definitely 3:
Back to my location of the story. I was at work at our office (Smiles for Kids) on the west side of town here in the good ol' ABQ, and I had a break when I knew Emily had been done. I didn't have any missed calls, so I sat down at our little table in the break room and called her. She answered and said, "we're not having twins anymore." I thought she had lost one of them, so I said, "Oh, I'm so sorry sweetie." She replied with, "We're having triplets." I will say this, I am SO glad that I was sitting down. I couldn't believe it. We talked for a few minutes to make sure we were both fine. We were both in shock.
What? How? Is that even possible? Triplets? Wasn't that pretty much impossible with our situation? How come we didn't see it before? Can you imagine, triplets? 3 little mouths to feed, 3 bums to change, 3 babies to wake you up in the middle of the night, 3!!!! Wow. Emotions were flying at an all time high. Needless to say, for the remainder of the day I was pretty much useless.
However, I think that I had some kind of a sign from on high because my very last patients of the day on July 5, the day I found out we were having triplets, a family came in to the office and I called them back to do their cleanings and x-rays, 2 boys and a girl. The boys looked like twins and I asked the mom if they were twins. She said, "No, they're triplets." You can imagine my response, "Today I just found out that we are having triplets." She was SO happy, and said, "Congratulations!!! They are such a blessing!" I said that means a lot coming from someone with triplets. I think she was sent there to help me feel OK about the whole situation, because to this day I think a lot about what she said, "They are such a blessing!"
It did take a long time to even comprehend this news. Even though we will be weighed down by all of the extra feedings, bums to change, crying babies, etc, we feel SO blessed to be able to bring these 3 little babies to our family. We are both still (to this day a month and a half later) in shock. However, we are SO thrilled.
We now know that Heavenly Father has to have a HUGE sense of humor! I mean He has to have one, right? For sending us 3 more kids, we will have 6 kids ages 6 and under. Well, here is to AWESOME family and friends support! You are all amazing and have helped SO much!! Here are some pictures of the TRIO for your enjoyment:
At our next appointment in 2 weeks (July 19) we will find out the sexes (maybe). From now on, the babies will always be in the same general position in the uterus so Baby A will always be Baby A, and Baby B will always be Baby B, and Baby C will always be Baby C. So, when we find out the sexes, we may just use names instead of Baby A, B, or C.