Sunday, June 13, 2010

Setting the record straight

Demystifying our pregnancy, all the common things people have asked me:

Was the pregnancy planned? You tell me, I started taking prenatal vitamins three months before and quit drinking alcohol two weeks before (lowers fertility). Now the whole "triplet thing" was definitely unplanned.

Are they natural? 100% organic. What drugs have you heard of that can make identical babies??? Had we needed assistance we would have waited till we were a little older and more financially stable since multiples are more common with fertility treatment.

Did you try for a long time? Getting pregnant was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. I way over thought it.

Do you still drink? What?! Why would you even ask?! Of course not, ruining one life is bad enough but ruining three is inexcusable.

What are the odds? I don’t think anyone really knows but they estimate about 1 in 1,000,000 births are identical triplets. I imagine it’s more common in developed countries since we have access to good health care.

They are ALL boys?! I’ve been telling you all along they're identical!

Were you surprised? Considering the chances are one in a million we were actually half way expecting it. Of course we were, duh! A better question would be, what went through your mind or how did you react?
Answer to my own questions: First thing out of my mouth, what do you mean three? First thought, yay I can quit my job now! Second thought, that's kind of cool.

How do you know they are identical? They all share the same placenta. Since baby makes the placenta they have to be clones.

Do twins run in the family? Not really.

Did you want boys or girls? Secretly hoped for boys, I hate doing my own hair and wasn’t looking forward to doing four heads, I'm just not into "girlie" stuff. Phil was also secretly hoping for boys too, he needs them to keep him in shape.

Are you scared? Not really, I feel like this couldn’t have happened to a better couple. I’m actually more freaked out about the epidural I’ll be getting before my c-section. The thought of not feeling my legs for half a day really gives me the creeps.

Are you gonna breast feed ALL those babies? Going to try my best but from the real life experiences I've read about, it'll be impossible to breast feed 100%. We'll just see how it goes.

Are you excited? Very much so, Phil's tells me all the time that he can't wait till they are here. Looking forward to all the great photo opportunities too.

Are you going back to work? Heck no! I'd be paying more for daycare than I'd be making. It was gonna be hard enough working almost full time and raising one kid. So I guess with three and staying home won't be much more work.

Are you having any weird cravings? No

Are you getting rid of the cats? No, but they are taking one for the team, switching from Iams cat food to Kirkland brand “Maintenance Cat.”

Are you gonna have anymore kids? Probably not.

Will the boys have middle names? No, I managed to survive 28 years without one. I think their extra long last name will make up for not having middle names.

Hope that clarifies things! Check out the video below : )

JP
video

4 comments:

Jonalyn said...

Hee! Getting tired of answering the same questions, are you? You've certainly gotten some odd ones.

Myra said...

"Are you still drinking"?!?!? What some people must think! :) Although, since I've been pregnant I have had such a craving for beer. Of course I haven't indulged on that one, but I do hear that drinking beer after pregnancy stimulates milk production...who knows if its really true, but I'd be willing to try it...

Sara Pittsenbarger said...

I think this little ultrasound boy looks just like Phil!

Lease said...

The really fun questions will come after the kids are here. I personally like "Are they identical?" followed by "Which one is the girl?"