We are both full blood Alaskans, born and raised here and currently reside in Anchorage. Craig grew up in Southeast Alaska while Becca is from Anchorage.
In addition to being a #tripletmom, Becca is an Aviation Transportation Planner with the State of Alaska, with a focus on system planning. Craig currently work in accounting for the State of Alaska. We are both children soccer coaches (and Becca an avid soccer player) and enjoy getting out into the wild by hiking, camping, and four-wheeling. While we don’t get to enjoy those hobbies as much as we used to, welook forward to doing this again once the girls are a little bigger.
We met in college and started dating in 2011, eventually getting married on June 23rd, 2017.
In early September of 2017 we found out we were expecting; by the end of September, that it was triplets! The Douglets are spontaneously conceived triplets, which results in about 32 out of every 100k births in the United States. In October we learned all three were girls, with two identical (Baby A & Baby B) and the third possibly identical (Baby C). Baby A and B shared a placenta, Baby C had her own, and all babies had separate sacks (called dichorionic triamniotic). At about four months of age, we determined through DNA testing that all three are indeed genetically identical!
The pregnancy went as smoothly as it could considering triplets are high risk. Becca had terrible morning sickness 24/7 from about six weeks through 22 or so…she affirms it was more accurately described as all the time sickness… HAHA. Each of the concerns and issues that developed throughout the pregnancy took care of themselves, with a twin-to-twin syndrome (TTTS) threat turning out to not be the case and pre-eclampsya contributing to early delivery. All in all, we are blessed with three beautiful, healthy baby girls.
The Douglets were born March 20, 2018, at 33 weeks on the dot and stayed in the NICU for approximately a month.
We are an instant family of five and never would have dreamed this in the past, but now can’t imagine our family any other way!
The best things come in threes.
Amazing professional photos by Alaska Photography and Design!