And then there were Three.
Submitted by LBWareAdmon
I went through two loosers got knocked up by both of them while I was Gaurdian over my teenage sister Anna-Kate. After my Son's father found out I was pregnant in 2003 My Very good friend Donny kind of stepped in and helped me out with Anna-Kate and My 3 year old Daughter Sarah, we fell in love and were Married New Years Eve 2003. My Son, well Donny's too as far as I was concerned was Born in May We named him Brendan. We bought a big house because Donny and I wanted to fill it with Children and we started trying as soon as the doctor told us it was ok. In March 2008 Anna-Kate came home Knocked up. to put a long story short, it was a complicated pregnancy and she passed away from a massive stroke during Labor, the doctor saved the Baby though, a Girl Donny & I adopted & named Annslie Louise & called Lucy, at the end of January 2009 Donny passed away. Four weeks labor I found out I was carrying his Child.
During the pregnancy I met My current Husband who has adopted all four of my Children, when we got married we got pregnant almost immediately. I thought Michael was going to have a Coronary when I told him, but he got used to it and became very excited about it. Time for the Ultrasound at Twelve weeks, Michael just about passed out, because it was Twins!!! Again he got over it and became doubly excited, the pregnancy progressed normally, we decided not to find out the gender of the twins, and they done our baby showers neat, they threw us one in TN and one in OH and they'd write one one Invite you bring Boy stuf and on the next you bring Girl stuff, we got tons of stuff. We had names we liked but we argued and fussed about that name not going with this one and I came onto PC.com and wrote out our choices and one specific Mom gave us all the name choices we needed, we went with her names in the end.
About 7 PM on the Twenty-Sixth of December I began to feel the early signs of contractions. Michael had gone into the hospital to do a simple operation, when he came out he called home and I told him I was in labor, he said "OK call when it's closer to time for them to come. at Ten O'clock the contractions were Ten to Fifteen Minuten apart and I just chilled out, because the weren't painful, I was planning on heading to the hospital at one. Five until midnight I had a contraction and five minutes later had another. I called Michael, he'd gone into a SEVEN HOUR surgery!! My MIL came to take me to the Hospital and my Best friend who lives about an hour and Ten minutes away is flying like a bat out of Hadees to get to me.
I arrived at the Hospital at around 12:15 AM and my MIL was going to stay until my friend Maggie could get there. Baby A was having some Heart D-cells when I would try and set up, and I was having hard strong contractions but not changing my Cervix. When Maggie got there at about Twenty-Five Minutes after One, my MIL left and Baby had a Heart D-Cell and I hadn't moved and Dr. Beckman came in and said to Maggie "I've just been waiting on you, it's c-section time" and I got really scared that something might be wrong with the baby and Maggie got up in the bed with me and the wheeled us into an OR and dropped Maggie off at the scrub room and done my spinal and brought Maggie in with her Camera. I was kind of out of it Maggie was my eyes and ears and at 1:39 AM Baby A a Girl!!! was born and had the cord around her neck, but let out a healthy Cry, they cleaned her up and handed her to Maggie who brought her to see me, so tiny at 1:49 AM Baby B was born with a big gasp of air and a hearty Cry. The took her to check her cleaned her a little and handed her to Maggie and I got to see them together. They weren't Identical after all. They put bands on them and me & Maggie & wisked them to the NICU to check them over. The doctor reached in to get the placenta (I vaguely remember this). "Oh Boy!" She exclaimed. "What's the Matter?" Maggie asked. Then Doctor then replies... "There is another Baby in here!" Maggie said at 2:08 AM the doctor pulled this tiny baby from within me and Shouted "It's a Stow Away Boy!" I can sort of remember Maggie telling me "You had Three babies Lily" It didn't register until I was more aware that I'd had Three, I had made Maggie go to the NICU with them, but after about an hour and a half she came in with three little babies bundled in her arms. Baby A is Caitlyn Suzanne she weighed 5 lbs 2 oz. Baby B is Naomi Grace she weighed 5lbs 4oz and Our stow away is "Joe" Andrew Joseph.
Life with Seven kids is fast paced, but it is fun, were already making plans for number Eight so we will be an even numbered Family. I wouldn't believe that story if I hadn't have lived, Nobody could believe that I carried triplets to almost Thirty-Eight weeks! Just one of God's little Freaks of Nature I guess, but we are truly blessed, I see their individual personalities developing daily. I can't wait until the start exporing the world.