Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Frazier Triplets


Our story begins 12 years ago when I fell in love with the most amazing man. We had a son in 2005 and another son in 2008. We were planning on having another child so I started working at getting into better shape. I started a running class and a vinyasa power yoga class. Life was going on like always. Then one night I was out to dinner with my 2 boys and my 2 brothers. My brothers were talking about my husband and saying he is a great guy and how calm he was. Then my youngest brother said "well I know how to make him run, get pregnant with triplets and see what he does". I thought to myself wait I may need a pregnancy test. So that night I bought one and a few days later we found out we were pregnant. We were so excited to be pregnant with out third child.

The pregnancy progressed without incident. I noticed I my belly was getting larger much faster this time. I figured it was because I had two previous children.

We went to have a nuchal translucency test on March 24th. The whole family went, my husband and our two boys. We went in for the ultrasound and the technician put the transducer on my belly immediately on the screen we saw two dark circles with a head in each. We were shocked, it was twins! My husband and I had a moment and figured we can do it, how exciting. My husband was a bit shocked and distracted with our sons. I looked at the screen and saw three dark circles then I looked at the ultrasonographer; his mouth was gaped open and his eyes bulging. I said is that what it looks like, he said "yes". I told him to hurry and check to make sure everyone looks good before we tell my husband. I then started to cry out of fear and excitement. We were having triplets!! Amazing, never ever would I have imagined that. The triplets are spontaneous which means we did not use any medications or methods to try and have more than one child. They each have their own placenta and gestational sac. They are most likely fraternal, so my body released three eggs that were fertilized and implanted.

It was a wild day. We were in shock for several days. We went from a family of 4 to a family of 7 in just a few minutes.

We are so excited about our journey. Thank you for visiting.

Here is a snapshot from the ultrasound:

Here is the ultrasound when we found out: triplets!