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My Triplet Ballerinas: Blessed and Thankful

Guest blogger:  Megan J. My triplet ballerinas are my daughters, Makenna Anne, Jaeli Jo and Maysie Jailyn.

In December of 2007, I gave blood at my doctor’s office hoping I was pregnant. “You’re definitely pregnant,” the nurse said when she called. She also commented that it was most likely twins because my levels were so high. We were ecstatic!

During our first ultrasound at 6 weeks, the doctor wanted to measure the baby to make sure everything was good and on track. The nurse turned out to be right, it was twins! The babies had not developed heartbeats yet, but they looked great. We were told to come back in a week to measure again and there should be two beating hearts then.

At 7 weeks, we went into the ultrasound room, and they started measuring the babies. We heard the first heartbeat and it was very overwhelming. Then we heard the second baby with another strong heartbeat. My husband and I had tried for so long to get pregnant so we were thrilled we were getting two babies at once. The ultrasound tech said she was almost done and both babies looked great. While she was finishing up, I thought I saw a third blinking spot, very similar to the other two blinking spots that showed the heartbeats. I figured I was just seeing things from all the excitement. But then, the tech looked at us and said, “I see another heartbeat.” I looked at my husband, thought about it for a moment and instantly got tears in my eyes. The third baby was doing great as well! We went home in complete shock. After being so excited for twins, we thought, “What’s one more?” We felt very blessed and thankful for our three healthy babies.

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