Ultrasound Avalanche!

21 Mar

To prove we ain’t lyin’, here’s a cavalcade of ultrasounds, starting with the first, up to the present.

Feb 2, 2011:

The eensy black smudge in the middle was our three zygotes lying to us, pretending they were only one.  This was, of course, back when we were nervously excited, and our lives made some semblance of sense.

We don’t cotton to subterfuge, you three. Watch it.

Feb 18, 2011:

Here’s the pic that turned us into weeping basket cases on the floor of our OB’s exam room.  She asked, “any twins in the family?”  Then, “oh, now I see three.” Then we collapsed and went insane.

This image changed everything.

Feb 22, 2011

After a long weekend, waiting for confirmation that it was triplets (as opposed to twins), we headed back to the OB, where she snapped off a few more ultrasound images.  If there was any doubt, it disappeared here.

The sacs appear to convey shock…

…and horror.  At that particular moment, nothing could’ve been more apropos.

Mar 11, 2011

We saw their heartbeats with these images.  The bottom two triplets (pictured above) jumped and punched and kicked and looked like mutated versions of karate legends.

The kid up top was either sleeping or lazy, only swatting at us when prodded.  Sheesh, kid, get up and put on something nice.  It’s picture day.

Mar 15, 20011

A couple of weeks makes a big difference, as the wife and I began transitioning from shock-and-awe to schlock-and-“awww”.  Okay, that’s exaggerating a bit, but when we sat in Magella Medical Group’s examination room and saw these images, we were excited and relieved that the little ones seemed to be healthy and on track, growth-wise.  With three placentas.

Apparently, no identicals!  The ultrasound tech labeled them “A”, “B” and “C”.  I’m still not sure if they’ll keep their labels throughout the pregnancy or if they arbitrarily decide who’s who with each prenatal exam.  In any case, “C” was still lazy and/or sleeping.

A closer look at Baby A.

Baby B.

Baby C.

13 Responses to “Ultrasound Avalanche!”

  1. modvegan March 21, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Aww, just look what we did! I know I’m biased but they’re little cutie pies. 🙂

    • Jeremy March 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

      What’s not to love? All they ask is sweet, sweet caloric intake.

  2. Randy Bear March 21, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    OK, I won’t kid you, I’m so excited it’s pretty hard to contain. This is beyond awesome!

    • Jeremy March 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm #


      Gettin’ real-er by the day…

  3. Jon March 21, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Absolutely incredible. Okay, maybe one half of one percent of me was entertaining the idea that this was all an elaborate hoax, but now I’m fully convinced.

    Of course, Jer does have mad Photoshop skills…

    • Jeremy March 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      Our plan is to let everyone know this weekend. We’d considered (back when we thought there was only one) telling everyone on April 1st, which is pretty much the beginning of the 2nd trimester, but we thought our nearest and dearest would have too much trouble believing it.

      No photoshoppin’. Only NASA could pull off a hoax this elaborate. (And don’t get me started on those con artists.)

  4. Erin March 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    I LOVED seeing these ultrasounds. Post them whenever you can. I can’t believe how much you could see Baby C’s whole little body in the last shot. I love these little peanuts.

    • Jeremy March 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      It’s crazy how fast they grow. It’s almost like a special effect. “Hey, that kid didn’t have that last week. What the.”

  5. Becky March 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Can’t wait to share these pics with friends. So sweet!
    I’m sure you will be bombarded with names but…
    I have to share any favs for your consideration (no pressure of course, I had my chance).
    Here’s one for a boy: Truman (I know a 92 y/o man that is awesome named Truman).

    • Jeremy March 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

      We’ll add it to the list. 🙂

      Get your name suggestions in while you can! The search begins in earnest once we have the gender issue locked down.

  6. Derek April 14, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    They will always keep their designation so long as their are 3. They are labeled front to back.


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