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BIG News!

by Nicole on September 18, 2013

I have some BIG news to share!

Many of you all know I got married early last year and that I’m not exactly young.  Well, I’m 37 which I guess is relatively young but by fertility standards not so much.  Jamie and I started trying and had some difficulties conceiving.  It was a huge struggle for me and one I chose to bear in a non-public fashion.  Infertility is the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my life and I know many of you share my struggles.

We turned to ART (assistive reproductive technology) and the testing and testing and testing started.  It felt endless but with a goal as important as a child in mind you persevere.

I’m happy to announce that I am now 15 weeks pregnant.

But that’s not really the news.

I am pregnant….with TRIPLETS!

We are pretty sure they are all girls as my early genetic testing via blood showed no Y chromosomes present and our ultrasound this week seems to confirm 3 girls.  At least 2 of them are identical (could be all 3 but that would be super rare).

We did IVF and responsibly transferred 2 embryos.  The chance of even one of them implanting and becoming a take home baby was around 40%.  It turns out we were overachievers in the IVF department and one of the embryos split.  We’ve known since very early on that it’s triplets.  Fortunately each baby is in their own gestational sac with their own placenta which cuts down on complications.  It is. however, a very high risk pregnancy.  I will be written out of work on disability at around 19 weeks and may have to spend time on bedrest and in the hospital before delivering.

My 40 week due date is March 12, 2014 but the doctor won’t let me go past 35 weeks.  32 weeks is average gestation for triplets and the last trimester becomes a race against time to keep the babies inside as long as possible.

Jamie and I are thrilled and understandably overwhelmed.  We are so excited to welcome these 3 little girls into our family and hope that you’ll keep me and these babies in your thoughts…

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracy September 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Congratulations! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

2 Maryann D. September 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Congratulations, this is wonderful, happy news! Best wishes to you. You and the babies will be in everyones thoughts!

3 Aimee September 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Congratulations – what lovely news!! :) Will keep you and your babies in my prayers!

4 Holly Kennedy September 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

COGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Wishing you and your family joy and happiness. And prayers for the teenage years;).

5 Karen R September 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Congratulations! Wishing you an easy pregnancy and delivery.

6 Lynn September 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I’m so very happy for you both. I hope you find your pregnancy enjoyable and wish you and your family much,much happiness!

7 Denise Gilbert September 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Wow, you have been blessed times 3. Congrats on the babies! Blessings to you and your husband!!

8 sandra davis September 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

oh wow………congratulations!!!!! thats wonderful

9 Betsy September 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Congratulations! will be praying for healthy, happy babies and momma.

10 Georgette September 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Congratulations! That’s beyond wonderful news! :)

11 Tara O. September 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I am so extremely happy for you and your husband!

12 Dee September 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Congratulations! What wonderful news! :)

13 DD DeVito September 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

So excited for you both and your family! Overwhelming for sure – but it will be soooo fun!
Look forward to the updates. Prayers to you all :)

14 Mary Nichols September 19, 2013 at 12:22 am

Same thing happened to my daughter! We now have five year old triplets. Two girls and a boy! Rest, rest, rest. Drink LOTS of water. They’ll be here before you know it. What a wonderful life you are aout to have!!!!Plus if no one has told you, go to Sign up and it will give you a connection money can’t buy. Ask any question and there will be other parents there for you. We still have lots of triplet friends that were made on this s ite. Ihighly recommend it.

15 Nancy Sloan September 19, 2013 at 1:23 am


16 Sara Tanner September 19, 2013 at 6:22 am

That is wonderful news! Best of luck for a smooth healthy pregnancy and birth. :)

17 Kate O'Brien September 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

Amazing and congtatulations! Prayers for an easy pregnancy and many years of happiness!

18 Rachel September 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

19 Debbie Welchert September 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

Congratulation!!! How wonderful you are having three little girls. Get plenty of rest now. You are going to need it.

20 Claudia September 19, 2013 at 11:50 am

Congratulations! I am very excited for you and your husband.

21 Teresa from Ptown September 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your husband, will remember you in my prayers, take care.

22 Keri Lyn September 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Yay!!! So exciting and I can only imagine the amount of love (and pink!) that the future holds!!!

23 Yona September 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Oh wow – I don’t know how I missed this announcement. Congrats, and how exciting that you’re having triplets!

24 Rachael Giallongo September 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Congrats…. I am so thrilled for you both!!!!

25 JoAnn Crochetiere October 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

So happy for you both. We were bless to have 3 (triplets) nephews join our family the same way. Going on 8 years later they are happy and healthy. Wishing you the same.

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