Our Triplets

In 1997 while Ricki was pregnant with our triplets, we documented her progress on the Internet. The Internet was new and multiple pregnancy’s were not as common as they are now. I taught myself how to build a web site and immediately started documenting her triplet’s pregnancy for our family. I did not expect what would follow. Thousands of people around the world started following our web site and emailing us. Congratulations and questions (from other women pregnant with higher order multiples) starting pouring in. I continued to report our triplets progress throughout their childhood. The below links and pages are the actual progress reports we posted. During pregnancy, each week’s update contains sonograms, weight gain, and other pertinent information. Our early updates are short, but as we learned more about being pregnant with triplets our weekly updates became more informative. Later updates include status, photos, birthday’s and family celebrations etc. All three have now graduated college and are in Graduate School. Enjoy our triplets lives by viewing our web pages.

Pre-Kindergarten Graduation (6/7/2002)

High School Graduation (5/21/2015)

College Graduation

Our IVF Babies Learn about our infertility story. Read an explanation of infertility terms, plus IVF related links.
Our Pregnancy and Birth Read the actual biweekly updates posted during our triplet’s pregnancy. View sonogram pictures and other weekly pregnancy milestones.
Birth Statistics Birth weights and sizes. One hour old pictures.
Their stay in NICU Read about our triplet’s stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), plus more pictures.
Growing Up Updates Zachary, Hannah and Lindsey’s milestones and pictures. From Birth through College. Status, pictures, birthdays and more. 

If you are pregnant with triplets, the birth will need careful planning. The main risk with carrying triplets is that they will be born prematurely. Your DR will help you decide where and when your babies will be born.

Planning for your triplet’s pregnancy:

To plan the birth of triplets, your DR will weigh the risks to both you and your babies pregnancy.

Generally, the longer your triplets can stay in your uterus, the better. But when you are pregnant with triplets, complications often develop that mean it’s better for you and your babies if they are born early.

A normal (signal) pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Our triplet’s pregnancy was 32 weeks.

Continuing a pregnancy with triplets for longer than 36 weeks can be risky both for you and the babies, so it’s usually considered best to deliver them early.

When deciding when and how the babies should be born, your medical team will consider:

  • the position of each baby
  • the weight of each baby
  • your health
  • the babies’ health

caesarean section is usually considered safest way to deliver triplets. Since almost all triplets will be born prematurely, they will need special care in the NICU. It is important that the birth is planned in a hospital that has all the facilities for higher order multiple births.

Triplets Plate

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