The day our lives changed forever. Maybe the date should have given me a clue – multiples of THREE?

Yes people its triplets.

Never in a hundred years did I think I would have MY name attached to the word TRIPLETS. Shocking doesnt even describe the emotion when you get told how many babies you are having.

We got to the clinic bright and early and I was almost hyperventilating from anxiety. So the sister suggested that she scan me quickly just to put my mind at rest whilst I waited for the doctor. She inserted the wand and on the screen we saw what I can only describe as follies on an ovary. Four in total. So she says its definitely twins, maybe triplets and even a possibility of quads. We at least saw 2 heartbeats so we managed to breathe again until the doctor arrived about an hour later. When he scanned me he confirmed that we have 3 good heartbeats (over 150bpm) and we even had a fourth that stopped growing. ALL FOUR IMPLANTED. Can you even handle this? After 6 IVF’s, one of those we put back FIVE and the other two were from donor eggs and we got ZIP. It boggles my mind, totally and utterly boggled.

My doc has already confirmed that I will need a high risk gynae and a cervical stitch inserted. At least I have a good medical aid and also good sick leave benefits at work. I think Im gonna need it.

The problem is that my symptoms are so flippn wishy washy that I was certain we would have maybe 1, maybe none. Nausea is on and off and when I told the sisters that Im not REALLY that nauseous they were rather surprised and said I should count my lucky stars. My bo.obs have been sore but nothing outrageous, a bit of heart burn and hunger thats about it. I thought that these things got worse with multiples?

My next scan is on the 28th June, Ill be 10 weeks then.

PS pics posted in tab above.


35 comments so far

  1. bratty37 on

    OMW…that is both awesome and frightening…smile

    Congratulations…..and the stich is a breeze..

  2. MommyInWaiting on

    OMG That is absolutely awesome. Take very special care of yourself and thank you lucky stars indeed that the symptoms aren’t too bad. I am so thrilled for you.

  3. Cindyhoo2 on

    Holy cow!! Tripletts. 3 babies!! Wow! Congrats.

  4. strongblonde on

    omg. πŸ™‚ so super excited for you. isn’t it strange how you can go through so much and yield different results from different cycles?

    my symptoms didn’t get bad at all until about 9-10 weeks πŸ™‚ hopefully you’ll be part of the small percentage who have no symptoms at all!!!

    woo hoo!!!!!!!

  5. Hope on

    Congrats Dee
    You blessed.,.

  6. Boo on

    Congrats girl!!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy for you

  7. Mash on

    Whoa holy crapballs! I just don’t understand this IVF lark, it really seems that when one sticks they all stick. Do they form a little gang or something in the petri dish? I think I’m as shocked as you are! Congrats my friend, seems you didn’t need the fertility massage after all!

  8. Cedge on

    Praying that it will continue to be smooth sailing all the way from now on.

    Finally!!!! Now you can relax and enjoy this special time.

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy my friend. You and J deserve every single bit of this happiness.

  9. Lara on

    Holy moly!! Congrats x 3!!!

  10. jill on

    Holy crap that is amazing! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  11. Eve on

    Congrats once again to you and your DH Dee!!! You really deserve this! This is the day your life has changed in a HUGE way, and I am so excited for you!
    PS. I think 2 blues and a pink πŸ™‚


  12. Marion on

    Wow! How amazing! I’m happy for you. I was hoping your news would be better than mine!

  13. Melissa G. on

    HOLY CRAP DEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m so thrilled for you!!!! That is just amazing!!!

  14. Sharon on

    Congratulations Dee, this is terrifying and exciting and wonderful all rolled into one. Take care of yoursel!
    I think your triplets after so many failed IVF’s just goes to show that when its your time its your time!

  15. Cathy Nel on

    WOOOO HOOOO!!!! That’s frikken awesome!!!!!!!! Yay what wonderful news!!!!!!

    Congrats and enjoy…. oh and GOOD LUCK

  16. sienna on

    holy cow, 3 babies in therE?!! i was hoping for twins for you, so a nice bonus. take care of yourself and don’t lift a finger these next 7-8 months :o) soo happy for you and i’m keeping fingers crossed for everyone’s health!

    ps – a real life friend found my blog (i think) so i’m being paranoid and temporarily made it private (to myself only). will unprivatize it at the end of the week when the paranoia subsides :o)

  17. skrambled on


  18. Cstelle on

    Fantastic!!!! Its so cool!!

  19. celia on

    Holy CRAP! Congratulations!

    My best advice is to buy a mini crossword you can keep in your handbag, and ALWAYS bring water and a snack to the high risk doctor. They keep you waiting FOREVER. We routinely waited two hours.

  20. lastchanceivf on

    Hey Dee-my heart stopped a little bit when I saw that! And I must say–I predicted more than twins from the get-go:) That being said, I will now direct all my energy towards you having a safe and healthy pregnancy. My goodness gracious–triplets. I can scarcely get my brain around it! CONGRATS!!!

  21. zamom on

    Sorry, just left a comment in the wrong place. But just wanted to say congrats and I hope and pray your pregnancy will be long and uneventful. Cannot even begin to imagine how you must be feeling tonight. Wow.

  22. RJ on

    OMG, Dee!! Huge congrats!! Crazy and wonderful!!

  23. ldr1604 on

    Oh my goodness you must have been so surprised! What an amazing batch of embies πŸ™‚ All the best for your pregnancy.

  24. Ab on

    Such wonderful news for you and Hubby! Look after yourself and the 3 littlies. xx

  25. ChrisN on

    My heart almost skipped a beat when I read that! Wow – amazing!!!! Wishing you a non eventful pregnancy and so much love and happiness!

  26. samcy on

    Holy shit! Congrats Dee… that is super amazing. You need to really take good care of yourself and the trips now. Sjoe. When God blesses He sure does a good job of it πŸ™‚


  27. coachmarcia on

    I can’t tell you how excited and happy I am.

    And a bit scared but your doc is right – straight to a high risk doc for you πŸ™‚

    If I were you, I’d go straight onto bed rest from like 14 weeks and do NOTHING until they arrive LOL

    (just think of all the movies you can watch and books you can read)

  28. ttcnot2easy on

    GOOD GRIEF, HOLY GUACAMOLE AND ALL THAT!!! That is bloody phenominal!! Whoo hooooooo!! Congrats, Congrats & Congrats!!!

  29. Fran on

    Oh my friend I’m so so overjoyed for you!! We definitely were fertility Goddess for eachothers! So so happy!

  30. peanuttam on

    Oh my word!! I am so happy for you sweetheart, Congrats!!! Must seem so surreal!!!

    Sending big hugs Xxx

  31. Stacey on

    I’ve been quietly following and hoping that you would get a good report… SO EXCITED about these babies! Wow, triplets! Praying and hoping that the good news keeps on coming and all will go smoothly. Great news!! Huge congrats to you.

  32. RJ on

    I meant to tell you, I’m not sure if you follow “What If” which is a blog by a lovely lady on my blogroll. She has 7 mos. triplet girls after IVF and I’m sure she would be happy to share info/tips with you!

  33. Cam on

    Wow wow Dee – that is SO huge!!!! Such incredible news…wishing you a wonderful and safe pregnancy – Yay!!!!!

  34. Sabine on

    WOW!!!! A triple blessing! So excited to read your fantastic news xx

  35. Waiting In Sunshine on

    OMG WOW!! I am late to the party because I am only reading this now! I am so, so thrilled for you Dee!

    You and I are so similair- many IVFs, a few with donor eggs that didn’t take (what’s that about?) and the a BFP with multiples after going back to our own eggs!


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