This post was originally published on my Skry’s the Limit blog at www.wandtv.com on April 18, 2013.
HOLY COW…I’m having TRIPLETS!! (Riley doesn’t seem too thrilled to have to share the spotlight!)
Did your jaw drop seeing my announcement? I found out months ago and I still haven’t picked it up off of the floor!! Mr. Skry and I are so overjoyed with our impending arrivals later this summer. We have been wanting children for years and truly feel blessed that it is finally happening. Of course I should mention, this is a high risk pregnancy. So anything can happen down the road. But as my doctor mentioned, God only gives us what we can handle. Apparently He thinks I can handle a litter of children!!! Now I always vowed not to post ultrasound pictures on Facebook, but I figured it’s not often that you see three in one picture. So here’s a treat:
This was taken several weeks ago and is the only picture we have of all three together. So what was our reaction? Here’s how we found out. This was a very planned pregnancy. I won’t go into details because I plan on sharing my heartache and struggles with infertility in the coming weeks. But, we were hoping for twins. After a few weeks, it seemed like that would be the case. We went in at 6 weeks for an ultrasound and the tech started measuring the heartbeats. She got to A, then B, then announced there was a C. My jaw literally dropped to the ground. I was speechless (and anyone that knows me, knows that is nearly impossible to do). Ryan was beside me with a huge grin. It didn’t faze him one bit. Even more surprised than me? Our doctor! It was extremely rare that we could end up with triplets, but we’ve got two healthy identical twins and a healthy fraternal. We refer to Baby A as the “loner” since he or she is enjoying extra space, while the identicals are stuck cuddling each other.
So the motherly instinct in me goes right into planning mode! Because there are 3 babies, I will definitely be delivering early… and that means less time for planning. I found a great group for multiples: Springfield Parents of Twins Club. I went to their annual big resale event and scored a massive amount of baby items! The best advice I’ve received so far–stock up now on diapers! I could be going through 20-30 diapers a day, so I’m slowing buying packs when they are on sale. I’ve been cutting coupons and scanning store ads for sales. The scary part for me–I’m a first time mother. That means I need EVERYTHING. I will be searching for hand-me-downs and have no problem buying plenty of things second hand.
So I have to ask–Did anyone watching the news have an idea that I was pregnant? I’ve been trying to hide it for months, but the last few weeks I have been stuck covering myself in black. Check out this picture. This is only a difference of one week… I’m huge!!! As my doctor often reminds me, “I’ll get bigger than I could ever imagine”. So beware, in about a month I’ll look like a beached whale!!!
Finally, thank you for all of the well wishes. I do want to mention that this is a high risk pregnancy. I am being monitored by wonderful doctors in Springfield nearly every week. But, I do know that anything could happen over the next few months. We feel so blessed, but also are cautiously optimistic that I’ll have a smooth pregnancy. You will probably start seeing a little less of me over the summer. I’ll have to listen to my body (and doctors of course!) and will be spending more time at home resting. Please say a prayer for the babies and know that I’ll keep everyone posted along the way. Thanks again, so happy to make my crazy journey public!