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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yes, There are Three...

As I was thinking of writing this post, I was worried that alot of people would think I was complaining, being negative or bitchy even. I just want to get it out there, that that is NOT the case. I write this with humor and as I shake my head and walk away, there is always a smile on my face. Although my responses (in the grey) aren't always vocalized, I do think them and again, always with a smile on my face. I think of how it wasn't that long ago, that I was one of those people so enamoured with multiples. Now, I am on the other side of the fence. And it is FUN.

Here are some of the comments we've gotten when out. Hope you laugh like we did :)

**"Oh, twins?" "No, there are 3." WOW! 3!" "OMG, How do you do it?" Do we have a choice?

**"Boy, you sure have your hands full" Um, actually, overfull, I've only got 2 hands and 3 babies (not to mention the other 6 at home)

**"Triplets? Really? You have THREE? Haha, What a trip" Get it? TRIP?" Yeah, I get it, Haha

**"Triplets? Are they natural?" "Um, yeah, last I checked they looked pretty natural to me, not fake at all."

**So, are you done now?" How is that anyone's business but ours?

** Wow, you got yourselves a baseball/basketball/soccer team" Totally our goal. How did you know?

**"Are they identical? 1 boy and 2 girls?" Really? How do I respond to that BUT laugh?

**Were they planned?" How do you plan triplets? You don't.

** "Did you do IVF"? Again, not really your business, do I ask you if you have sex? Or how YOUR children were conceived? I don't think so. And if I did, shame on me.

**Wow, Thank God it's you and not me" My thoughts exactly.

**Nine? Why not go for the whole dozen"? Um, would you? Really?

**So, 2 boys and 7 girls? Seven GIRLS?? Poor Aaron (Your poor husband)". Ok. But let's all remember Biology class. The gender is his determination.

** You guys are gonna need a BUS". Yes, yes we are. Well, a van, but who are we kidding. Either way, It's large.

** You can't possibly be breastfeeding them". Actually, I am. Exclusively.

** You are amazing". Thank you :)

And, for the record, yes, my hands are full. Of love. And perfect babies. They are not identical (we don't think). They are all girls. The babies are "natural" . No IVF. We just got lucky. They were planned. In a sense. We were trying for one more boy. God had other plans. Gotta love his sense of humor. And 9 is more than enough. And Thank God it's me. THANK GOD.


  1. Thank God it is you too! You are amazing and I'm honored to know you! Hope to see you tomorrow!

  2. I love when people ask if they're all mine. No, I grab all the kids in the neighborhood to go grocery shopping.

  3. Jayme..lol. I forgot that one. I get that too. I always think "Um, yeah, thats why they are with me". Duh. lol.

    Angela, Time? It might just be me and the babies. The toddlers have a playdate. :)

  4. I have four kids and get the are you finished crap too... love the blog, and love that you are breastfeeding your babies.