Q: Are they natural?
A: The correct question is are they spontaneous or through IVF…They are spontaneous, which occurs in roughly 32 out of every 100,000 births in the US.
If your family conceived through IVF, we salute you! You baby(s) is wonderful and just as amazing as ours. We all have a journey to go through with wins and losses; be proud and vocal with your story! Fertility should not be a taboo topic, everyone deserves support and guidance through this journey!
Q: Do multiples run in your family?
A: Yes, on both sides, but the Douglets are the first set of triplets and the first granddaughters in Craig’s side of the family.
Q: What was their due date?
A: Their 40 week due date was May 8th, however 36 weeks is the realistic due date for triplets and the one the doctor’s use.
Q: How far along were they at birth?
A: They were born at 33 weeks on the dot. This was Becca’s goal to make, as the risk of brain bleeds goes down 95% at 33 weeks.
Q: Are you having more kids?
A: No idea yet, they are newborns, ask again in a few years, hahaha. No but seriously, we intend on adopting a baby/child later down the road.
Q: What did Becca crave during pregnancy?
A: Taco Bells hard tacos (eww we know!) and ice cold milk. Also are a lot of tapioca pudding.
Q: How was pregnancy?
A: There were no major complications during the pregnancy, just around the clock morning sickness! After the morning sickness subsided, then came the big belly!
Q: How long was their hospital/NICU stay?
A: Reagan came home April 17th at 28 days. Harper and Emerie came home April 21 at 32 days.
Q: Were they natural birth or C Section?
A: C Section, with their configuration in the womb, natural birth would have been far too dangerous and had a 99.99% guarantee of turning into a C Section. All three girls were out in less than two minutes!
Q: Are they identical?
A: Yes they are all identical. Having spontaneous identical triplets around 1 and 200 million chance.
Q: How do you tell them apart?
A: At 2AM we don’t… all the other times it is easy to tell Emerie from the other two as she is a full pound smaller. At the moment Harper has a longer face than Reagan, and Reagan has chubbier cheeks. For the time being we paint their thumb nails with their assigned colors. Harper is pink, Emerie is purple and Reagan is teal.
Q: Why are we blogging?
A: To be a resource!!! There are not a lot resources, blogs, articles and what not out there for triplets. We hope that a triplet family or two can find our blog and it can answer the questions and settle the worries that we had.
There are good resources for twins out there which we found helpful, however logistically triplets and twins are vastly different.