Wednesday, August 24, 2005


We saw one heartbeat. Then we saw the other.

And then we saw another. The third sac, the one that was tiny and being reabsorbed, now has a heartbeat.

I am stunned, and I am terrified. This is not good news.

I don't yet know what to do.


Blogger Toni said...

Oh my g-d...triplets??? Hoping everything continues to go well for all four of you!!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Much love to you, sweetie. I hope your doctor is able to offer some good guidance to you and J.

I will note that you are a big fat overachiever, making my potential two look quite paltry in comparison.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Marivic said...

(Sorry...can't be helped...)


Wow, can't wait to hear how things go. Glad things went well today!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous akeeyu said...

Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick.

I'm not even sure what to hope for you, here, but whatever the best thing that can be hoped for is, I'm hoping that for you.

3:59 PM  
Blogger amyesq said...

Can't say anything much because my jaw is on the floor. I guess I used a little too MUCH facepaint. I will keep all of you in my thoughts for a good, healthy outcome.

4:01 PM  
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4:14 PM  
Anonymous Milenka said...

Wow! My cousin has triplet boys who are just about to turn 13. Congratulations! :-)

4:29 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Holy moly. Wow.

That's a lot to process. Hope all goes well for you, keep us posted.

4:32 PM  
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4:32 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

TRIPLETS!!! OMG!! i know that such news can also be worrisome but it's still GREAT news!!

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Ollie said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!! BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know what to say, that is AWESOME and SCARY and WOW!!! Holy crap, lady, you hit the jackpot.

4:38 PM  
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4:42 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Oh, my sainted aunt. That's quite some news! Many congratulations on your little fighter embryos.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Anna H. said...


Holy shit! That's all I can say!

Oh, one more thing: sending lots of love to all of you...


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Anonymous Wavery said...

Ok Bug,

First of all,
Holy Shit.
Attempt to turn off brain.
What is up with the weird comment spam?
Wow. I know this is crazy but please know whatever happens, I'm here, reading and waiting.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!! THAT IS WONDERFUL...I am in tears reading this. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your beans right now.

5:22 PM  
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5:26 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

That is scary news, but wonderful news and I know that you need to process it. I will be thinking of all four of you .... and didn't J. call this one?

5:28 PM  
Blogger K said...

I know right now you are most likely overwhelmed. But, I'm praying that everything works out for the best!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Oh my goodness!! That is huge news. I hope very much for you that all works out.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn girl, not what I was expecting.

Like Akeeyu, I'm not the right thing to say, so I just hope that whatever is the best possible outcome is what happens.

Prayers for you sweetie.


6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! well congratulations and hang in there. Maybe you could start here.

she is the only triplet mom I read but she seems smart and nice so maybe you could email her for some support. You must be terrified. I hope you can get to the point where you are terrified and excited. Whatever happens you can handle it. You really can. Hang in there.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

Holy crap! Big news!

Wishing you the very best --

6:15 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Wholly Triplets Batman! That came right out of left field!

You are in my prayers my friend.

After you are done freaking out - please delete all the spam :)


6:36 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Holy freaking crap! Yay? Much love to you. I know this has to be hard.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Wiggler said...

(.)(.) - no, that is not my large nursing breasts, but rather my eyes popping out! Bugs - triplets? Oh. My. God. Like Jen says, ever the over achiever eh?? I will be thinking good thoughts for all of you, and madly googling to learn more. Hugs,

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Alex/Infertile Gourmet said...

Wow....just wow. Your blog hits just went up another notch.

Yeah what Akeeyu said....whatever is good I hope that for you.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Ova Girl said...


Um...initial amazed excitement followed by sensible ok, but now what thoughts....

Congratulations but also good luck. Whatever is best...

and you know, if it all gets a bit much you can always check out the horse racing with your bifocal contact lenses...(wtf?!)

7:11 PM  
Blogger persephone said...

ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyyy Gdddddddd.

Bugs, you must be thinking of all the ways this could go wrong, and I hope this isn't the wrong thing to say - but things could still go very well too. I'm praying for a good outcome, and for all the strength and support you need to face whatever happens next.

I knew triplets when I was a kid, and thought they were the smartest, coolest, most talented girls ever...

7:44 PM  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Wow. That's quite a chock.
Wishing you all the best for the months to come.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Cass said...

Oh my god, sweetie. That's some major news. I can understand the need to retreat and process. Know that I'm thinking only the best for you - whatever the best is at this point.

10:53 PM  
Blogger kristenL said...

when it rains it pours, huh?
that is my jack-ass comment for now.
holy craptolopis is another.

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Blogger swissmiss said...

Oh my. Wishing you lots of peace and clarity as you think about all the different things that this means for you. And above all things continuing good health.

3:14 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Well, um, damn.
and I agree- whatever the best thing is, that's what I want for you.

4:40 AM  
Blogger PJ said... are carrying 3 babies, that is incredible and overwhelming. Take a breath and take it one day at a time.

It is just amazing though.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Lindy said...

Bugs - Congratulations on those healthy heart beats! As far as the fact that there are three of them... well, if there's anyone I know who's strong enough to handle this situation, you're it. We'll be here for you whatever happens.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Galloping Cats said...

Just... wow! Don't have anything useful to say but just that I'm thinking of you and... what a day for spam comments. sheesh.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Wow Bugs... Triplets!!! I know you're scared... but CONGRATULATIONS!!!

5:41 AM  
Blogger mutt said...

My prayers and with you for the scariness to vanish and for the 3 babies to grow and grow and grow...

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Caroline said...

Holy Cow - Like everyone else I am wishing the best for you!!

6:24 AM  
Blogger VHMPrincess said...

Triplets??!! I second what Aeekyu said (maybe I third or fourth it)...

Triplets!! What a surprise, i am stunned.

6:43 AM  
Anonymous mm said...

Delurking to say Oh. My. God! Very scary and exciting indeed. Good luck!!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Lala said...

That's wild. I can see both sides of it and I just hope that whatever happens, everybody is healthy.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous deborah said...

Good lordy, girl! Deep'll figure this out. And in the meantime, I couldn't be happier for you.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Holy COW!!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister went through IVF and at her first ultrasound, they saw 2 sacs that were the same size with heartbeats and one runt that the doctor said was well on it's way of being reabsorbed. The next sonogram showed 3 identically sized sacs all with hearbeats. The doctor wanted her to reduce one. She was so upset. She wanted a baby so bad, and now to be put in this position. She decided to go against her doctors very adamant advice and keep all three. She is nearing her 31st week of pregnancy. She had been on bed rest since 21 weeks and in the hospital since 29 weeks, but really for the most part it has been hard to remember she is pregnant with 3, her preganancy has been so normal. It was a very difficult decision to make. Even now we all go through moments of thinking "triplets how exciting" to "triplets how will they do it?" Who knows what would have happened if she had made a different choice and decided to reduce the one that was the runt. The only sure thing is that she would not be having a son now. The boy was the runt. None of this is really advice because I have never been in this position, but I know the mixed feelings. Either choice that you may have to make is understandable. I hope that your pregancy is as routine as can be.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Holy schmoly. Thinking about you all.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Bugs. I don't know what to say, except Oh Bugs.

Thinking of you, sweets.

Karen/Naked ovary

8:32 AM  
Blogger ThreeBees said...

Wow sweetie! I can't imagine how you must be feeling right now. . . Just sending you love and support.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Miss W said...

Thinking of you and hoping for the best, whatever that may entail.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...


Wishing you the very best Bugs.

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Bugs Bugs Bigs fuck this is humungous! I wish you loads and loads of normalcy and routine events and no excitement whsoever anymore but for the good sort - and even that in small doses bcs there's been QUITE enough of that here lately!

Tess also has triplets:

Much love

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10:27 AM  
Blogger Debbie1788 said...

I am so excited for you! I know you are being torn in a million different directions right now.

Just relax and enjoy the moment! Talk about Instant Family!!!

I am so excited for "all" of you!

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very, very many congratulations! I'm sure you're overwhelmed, but take it one day at a time. There are a bunch of moms of multiples blogs on the lower right of my blog, including a few triplet moms. Any of us would be more than willing to answer all your questions.

Can I recommend the book When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: A Complete Resource by Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein? It was a huge help to me.


11:36 AM  
Anonymous Alexa said...

You must be so overwhelmed, gracious...we are all thinking of you and will be right here waiting...

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Wow, girl. Your mind must be going a million miles an hour right now. Thinking of you and wishing you the best possible outcome, whatever you decide that is. Much luck, hon.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is HOLY SHIT!
Heidi (lost and finding)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Cricket said...


All my best in this scary, strange time of abundance.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Day said...

WOW! Bugs, you'll be totally okay...your mind is probably racing with what could go wrong but keep in mind that everything is likely to really be all right. Whatever happens, it will be okay.

5:44 AM  
Anonymous thalia said...

Shit bugs, there's always something (and where did all that spam come from suddenly). I've got no sage advice, except to keep puttign one foot in front of the other, carefully and thoughtfully. I know you will.

9:10 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Wow. Congrats. I'm sure the news is a bit overwhelming, but also wonderful.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Ollie said...

...I'm continuing to check in on you to see how you are. I am sending you so much love.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

WOW...all I have to say is eat, eat, eat. THey have shown that high weight gain (like 70+ pounds) with high end multiples enable you to carry them longer. Best of luck and I'm praying for you.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous reprogirl said...

My dearest friend in Japan has triplets. (Naturally, can you believe? They were oops babies. Let's not even think about that). When she found out there were two she cried for joy. Then she went away and read up about multiple births. Then she found out there were three, and she wept for fear.

They are about to turn 13, and they are the most fantastic, miraculous children. All healthy and smart and full of sparks. I know how complicated this is, how much uncertainty there is and how much there is to be afraid of. Still, at the mention of triplets I can't help thinking of those girls I love so much. And I wanted to share that with you, for what it's worth.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Orodemniades said...

Holy crap. Best wishes.

And also, wtf?

3:00 AM  
Blogger Bugsy said...

Just had to add my congrats onto the long list

and have to say:


just WOW

8:54 PM  

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