And Another Surprise

This one breaks my heart.  Apparently they picked up two heartbeats on the ultrasound, but never heard the third.  Whether or not the baby has passed on or was merely hiding…well, I don’t know.   I won’t know until the 19th.  It’s killing me a little.

It’s funny how we’ve known about the three babes for about 24 hours, but I’m already vehemently opposed to losing one.  They’re mine.  I want them.  They’re family.

But whatever happens happens.  Thanks for you love and support.  I know this seems like a terribly personal thing to write on a blog, but you’re family as well, and I want you to know.  Triplets aren’t something that you can easily hide, and I’d rather let everybody know what’s happening as it unfolds so I’m not making a zillion phone calls to fill everybody in.  I think I’d also die inside if somebody asked me three months down the line how the triplets are, and I have to explain that I’m only carrying twins.  But perhaps it won’t come to that.  I can only hope and pray. 

The next surprise had better be a darn good one, that’s all that I can say.


I wrote a post a few weeks ago celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary.  I’d been feeling a bit unwell lately, so imagine my darling husband’s surprise when, after our anniversary dinner, I shouted “SURPRISE!” and announced that I’d just discovered that we were having our third child.  How wonderful! How unexpected! A surprise indeed.

Then we were robbed ten days later.  SURPRISE!

Today’s surprise took place at the first ultrasound. My dear friends, I am not exaggerating in the least when I tell you that my breath was taken away.  We saw the baby for the first time.  Then, SURPRISE!  There’s another baby!  Twins!  We’re having twins!  I couldn’t believe it.  Can you believe it?

But since we never do anything halfway, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, there are actually three babies.  That’s right. Triplets.  Suddenly we will go from two kids to five.  I can’t wrap my head around it, yet.  Although excited, I don’t think that my heart can take any more surprises.  At least for another day or two. 😛

So let me reel for a while. And then we party! Celebrate with me! 😀