"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

869 Million To One..

"Lightning Never Strikes In The Same Place Twice"

Oh really?!?! Well, I beg to differ.

Aaron and I decided, after losing the twins during Lilah's pregnancy, that maybe we really WERE excited for triplets and hey, what the heck, let's try once more for a boy. I mean, we have at least a 50/50 chance right? And Seven is a very lucky number.

Well, how about NINE? Is that a lucky number? Why you ask? Well, it will be the total number of children that we will have. But it IS an odd number at least and I like odd numbers. It seems our "Try For Just One More Boy" has turned into triplets. Again. What are the odds of that? My perinatologist has quoted us "869 Million To One". It's a number that is forever stuck in my head. It's so significant because both times, we conceived these little beans naturally. Just the good old fashioned way. ;). It's more fun wouldn't ya say? My Dr. thinks that given my age, and the fact that I was nursing babies both times we conceived triplets, that I must ovulate bi-laterally. Meaning not only from both sides but also twice within 24-48 hours of each other.

I think we should start buying lottery tickets. I mean, the odds of winning the lottery are less than that. But, if you think about it, we HAVE won the lottery. How many people have the opportunity to experience the pure joy of raising nine beautiful beings? Don't get me wrong, I'm KNOW it's not going to be easy, but life was never meant to be easy, if it were, how would you appreciate it?

And without further ado...I introduce to you Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C. Their estimated due date is Christmas Day (how perfect is THAT? True gifts from God) but seeing as they are triplets, the Dr.'s say that they will most likely arrive around week 32-34. I am 10+1 weeks now. In a mere 24 weeks, I will be the proud mama to NINE kids. My life is perfect.

Baby A
Baby B

Baby C
In Baby A's pic you can make out another sac to the right of the pic, in Baby B's pic, you can see a sac to the bottom left. They didn't give me a pic with all 3 of them. One baby is laying much lower so it was hard to get them all in. Hopefully at the next ultrasound, I'll get one.

They are all three IN THEIR OWN SACS! YAY! When I had the US done, I literally cried when I saw three separate babies and three separate heartbeats. STRONG heartbeats of 178, 180 and 182. The Dr. says we are in most ideal situation for triplets. Separate sacs, separate amnions and perfect yolk sacs. Baby A measures 9w6d, Baby B is 9w6d and Baby C is 9w3d (Must have been the late egg. lol. )

Oh, and a fun picture of their home for the next 6 months. This picture is 10weeks+1day. I'm going to take weekly shots. It'll be fun to see how HUGE I get. ;) Even better? I *think* I'm already feeling them move! The Dr said it's possible because there is so many of them in there and I'm thin. ;)


  1. CONGRATS, Nicole!!! I'm in tears, there's no denying that this is a true miracle and a wonderful blessing x 3... You are brave and full of love, and I pray that you'll be full of joy on Christmas day as a family of 11 :)

  2. WOW!! I don't know what else to say. I am so happy for all of you. :-)

  3. Congratulations! Rachael Teach told me that you were expecting again and that I should check out your blog. Good Luck if there is anything we can do to help let us know. Payton would love a play date with Cassidy and Annebelle. Brittany (From Kids Corner)