Monday, November 12, 2007

Three of a Kind

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These are the thoughtful and unique contributions that fluttered through my comment box in response to my recent plea for some help in assigning our gestational human the proper nomenclature.

I am compiling all your suggestions here for easy reference. Perhaps they will inspire someone else, as well--maybe someone like my friend and regular commenter, Boz.

You see, Boz and his wife (a friend since the mortifying days of high school) are GOING TO BE THE PROUD PARENTS OF TRIPLETS. Did I make myself perfectly clear? SHE IS GOING TO BE POPPING OUT THREE PEOPLE AT ONCE AND THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO RAISE THEM ALL. Sometimes I'll be at the store and I'll see something like a high chair and it will occur to me that Boz and the Missus will need one in triplicate. I then have to sit down until the lightheadedness passes. How either of them can manage to stay upright for more than five minutes at a time is beyond me.

All joking aside, they are able to stand tall because they know that if anyone can handle the demands and rewards of three children at once, they can. A more devoted and supportive couple would be hard to find. They share everything--hopes, responsibilities, fears and accomplishments. And they have a habit of beating the odds. Just look at the chances of conceiving spontaneous triplets: 1 in 8100.

But the most accurate statistic when you consider the whole of these lucky parents and their babies-to-be is this: 1 in a million.


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7 comments:

Boz said...

You're making me blush. No, wait, that's not a blush, I'm flushed. I'm still mad at your husband! You punk! (shakes fists)

Seriously though, I'm more excited and feel more ready to have triplets than I was for a singleton. For us, remember, everything is not going to be more difficult, it is going to be different. We will not have the precedence of a single baby, so we will never know the difference.

I am not saying it will not be challenging, only that I am excited to meet that challenge with the most amazing person I have ever met. It also helps to have the support of so many great people in our lives between our family and friends.

Thank you for the compliments, they are much appreciated.

Boz

Whirlwind said...

Holy crap, triplets??? I hope your friend stocks up on lots of Motrin! I wish him and his wife the best of luck! Husband's cousin is expecting twins anytime now (she is due in late Dec. but the whole multiple pregnancy thing) and already, one is having problems.

In your list, you have Meenie's first and middle name, but none of the other two girls' names!

I have no suggestions on names.

slouching mom said...

Wow. Good luck to them. Although given how you've described them, I'm not sure they'll need it.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Triplets! Eek! All my best to your friends.

Kelly Malloy said...

I have 6 so I can just imagine - oh no, I can't- mine all came one at a time! LOL!

Sarah said...

A sneaky late update here - at least we'll get to choose all kinds of names...since we know we've got 2 boys and 1 girl!!

Boz said...

I see you! :P