Thanks for checking out our blog. This website is done to answer questions and keep everyone updated on our triplets, our Three Little Birds. The Bob Marley song has been my calming mantra throughout a long pregnancy with a few bumps in the road (and just a few more to come) and is also our nursery theme. Plus Clay sings a pretty nice version in his steel drum band, Soca Jukebox.
Clay and I have known each other since childhood and was my first true crush. He was my brother’s best friend and even though I was formerly the pesky tag along little sister, we were a natural fit. We’ve been married 5 years and have had many great experiences together – travelling around to Mexico twice, Lake Tahoe and Reno, Miami, Chicago, Colorado, San Diego, going to some great Mizzou games, plays, musicals, concerts, enjoying our fuzzy cat children, remodeling a house (okay that wasn’t pure bliss, but an experience none the less). Granted we’ve had some losses and some difficult times, but we’ve mainly had a great 5 years together that have flown by.
The main question we get regarding our triplets is some form of was this natural? Do triplets run in your family? or my favorite version – Did you do this on purpose?
In a simple answer, No. I don’t think any one has triplets on purpose. Like many other families, we were eager to start our family. After a few years of marriage with no luck in family starting department, we went to a fertility specialist. Due to a ruptured appendix at age 7 that resulted in peritonitis and lots of internal adhesions, I wasn’t too surprised when more aggressive measures were needed. To keep it brief and not start an infertility blog, I had 2 laparascopic surgeries, 1 round of injectable meds, 1 round IVF, and 1 frozen embryo transfer all ending in disappointment before going to a different doctor. With our final attempt at IVF, we placed two healthy embryos in the hopes of having one healthy little baby and were quite surprised to end up with three! Guess God heard our prayers to start a family and came through a little more thoroughly than planned.
Our motto continues to be “Don’t worry, ’bout a thing, cause every little thing, is gonna be alright.”