Questions You Couldn’t Help But Ask
1. Come again?
We’re having spontaneous triplets.
2. Were you shocked?
(silence) Wouldn’t you be?
3. What are the odds of having spontaneous triplets?
The chances of conceiving spontaneous triplets is 1 in somewhere between 6,000-8,000. (And to think, we never win anything…) The odds of identical triplets is about 1 in 500,000.
4. Are they identical? Or fraternal?
Both. We are having identical twins (one egg spontaneously split) and a fraternal triplet (separate egg).
5. Do multiples run in your family?
Yes. I have fraternal twin uncles and great uncles. I knew someone among my 25 cousins would have multiples – I just didn’t know it’d be me!
6. When are you due?
The babies are due January 29, 2013. But since triplets usually arrive around 33 weeks gestation, we’re aiming for just before Christmas 2012.
7. Will you have to go on bed rest?
A good portion of multiple moms do end up on bed rest. But I’ve heard it’s not inevitable. I’m tall, healthy, and hopeful that I’ll be able to avoid it!
8. How are you going to do it?
The best we can! We have amazing parents, siblings, family members, and friends who are in this with us, and we’re confident we won’t just “be ok” — we’ll end up with more joy than we could’ve ever dreamed of!