One of the first things people want to know when they find out I have Triplets is how I do it. It may not always be easy, but it is most definitely wonderful. I’d like to share a few tips that I learned along the way and hope they make your pregnancy a bit smoother.
Learn to say “yes”
We’ve all heard that saying “It takes a village to raise a child’. For us, it most definitely took a village to keep the trio in my tummy for as long as we did. Learning to say “yes” when people offered to come see me/bring me lunch/movies while on bed rest was so hard. I know having someone visit you while you are living in pajamas and haven’t washed your hair in a week doesn’t sound like much fun, but I am so thankful for those visits. I am so thankful that I said “yes”. Knowing that friends were thinking of not only me but also my unborn children made the long period of bed rest more enjoyable.
The goal of the pregnancy will be to make it well after 30 weeks but things can happen. In our case, we had a scare at 25 weeks that made us realize the kiddos could be here any moment. We came home to set up the nursery, purchase the car we had been eyeing that would fit 3 car seats across. Soon, we felt better prepared for their arrival.
Parents of Higher Order Multiples have few options when it comes to classes or books available on what to expect when expecting HOM. Do your research, attend classes specifically geared towards twins or more. We read great books but hearing it first hand on what to expect from someone that had ben there would have been so beneficial. Join Twin Love Concierge’s Expecting Triplets online class and let their Triplet Specialist teach you all the techniques to make it easier for you when then babies are home!
Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.
About the Author
Jessica Bodnar is originally from Mexico and has lived in Houston most of her life. She is a mother of triplets (1 girl and 2 fraternal boys). Jessica approached being pregnant with multiples by doing her research on her own as well as reaching out to others who have experienced pregnancy with multiples. The advice and guidance is just that, as it gives expectant mother choices and options. Jessica experienced a multitude of issues leading up to birth and after, including required bed rest, early labor and complications with her C-section incision after birth. She can give valuable insight into these stressful incidents as well as the overall stress of the “normal” day to day concerns, for the mother personally, the children, and the family as a whole.