Tuesday, November 11, 2008

There are How Many???

*If you are just checking this, this actual post began yesterday :) Scroll down first!

So yeah we are pregnant right.... I have only been seen through the military so please forgive me not knowing how the rest of the world works! :) But in the military system they make you go to a 10 week appt. You know that dreaded first appt. I hate those. But knew I would get to hear the baby's heart beat! Mind you in the last 4 weeks, I am exhausted, I mean straight up tired. I am sick, sicker than I have ever gotten in my life, and I am thinking you have got to be kidding me. I am at one point telling Kevin and Cori "I need maternity clothes, something is wrong!" Both of them mind you were like you do not need them yet you are fine! :)
At my appt. I get the best nurse, Kristi, she is really cool, and I meet Dr. Higgins, one of the best doctors I have ever met. We are doing the routine, and he says to me "What number of child and pregnancy is this?" I say "Child 4, 5th pregnancy" (We lost a baby between Broc and Heath) Dr. Higgins says something like "Huh..." Keeps going and making sounds I honestly thought something was wrong, and was getting really upset! He decides right then and there he has to do an internal ultrasound. A What? Why? Now I am freaked. Here is the following conversation:
"Mrs. Cooper, is there a possibility of Twins?"
(laughing) "No... why?"
"Hummmm, Kristy, Do you see that?"
"Yes, Yes sir I do.... Um Sir Do you see THAT?"
He walks out of the room.
"Kristy, what, what is it? What's wrong?"
"No, wait till he comes back..."
He comes back with a friend of mine from church Anna, and she is all excited...
"Twins huh"
"What? Um No!"
Anna picks up the wand for the ultrasound (I had no idea what Anna's job was, so I am still like what is going on?)
"Um Jody, that is not twins, that is Triplets!"
"You have got to be Kidding Me!"
"Is this a joke, I can't have Triplets!" (I say to anyone listening at this point, they don't care about me, they are all glued to the screen!)
"I am going to Kill Kevin!" (thinking his reversal was why, mind you the one I made him get)
"Um Mrs. Cooper, this has nothing to do with your husband, this is all you sweetie!" Dr. Higgins replies!
"Well, someone better come home with me, because Kevin will not believe me!"
We spend the next hour planning my schedule, apparently things are alittle different when you are pregnant with more than one!
I walk in the door, Mind You I have been gone for along time probably close to 3 hours, and Kevin is livid (he was at home watching Heath so I could go to the doctor)
"Jode, I can't have a 3 hour lunch"
"Then you better call and take the rest of the day off, because here...."
I hand him 10 ultrasound images
"What what is this?? Is this is a joke?"
"Nope... We are having Triplets!"
"Yeah right, Jode what did they really say?"
"Kev. We are having Triplets!"
"Holy Crap!"
He sits down and does not move for 30 minutes, literally!
After that he calls work, tells them where he is and that he will be there as soon as he can drive! :) We cut the images in half so he can show work, and I can show Aunt Kim (next door) and the boys when they come home from school!
Man, that was a life changing day! :)


Maggie said...

OMG I BET!! LOL That story is so exciting, it's like I was in the room with you!!! I can't hardly breathe. LOL

Oh man, you are only one of 3 people that I have ever known personally that has had triplets. About 2 years ago, a girl from my work tried and tried to get pregnant. They had almost given up hope, but then her test came back positive. She went to the doctor, and waited until her next appt when she found out she was having twins. She was so excited. Get this, the NEXT appt they told her that they were wrong and that she was really having triplets. Her husband was like, OK, when I come back next time - you better NOT tell me we're having FOUR BABIES!!! LOLOL She has two beautiful boys and a girl. They were in ICU for the longest time b/c she delivered them too early (her water broke pre-maturely). Her little girl lost oxygen in her brain due to some kind of complication, and she has some brain damage. It was so, so sad!! The other two boys are both fine. They are the most adorable things ever! They are two now, Joe, Jackson, and Audrey.

Another friend of mine from church had triplets just a few months ago, 2 boys and a girl. She is this little skinny thing and when she told everyone, we were like, you're gonna fit THREE babies in there?! But she did just fine, was on bed rest most of the time, but no complications, and they are all healthy!! I don't have their names yet, unfortunately.

God is SO good!!

Makes me want to have another, but holy cow, I can't have triplets. Jody I would go completely out of my mind. LOLOL We are STILL up all night with our 20 month old, and exhausted ALL the time. I can't imagine more than one baby at THE SAME TIME! =)

I admire you SO MUCH. Thank you so much for sharing that story.

"Its so easy to compare ourselves and our families to some fictional expectation. Its much harder to listen to God's urgings and be content with how He wants us to be." Carla~
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