Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good Things Come in Threes

Thanks to everyone for being so patient about my updating this blog.  Since we found out we were pregnant, I've been waiting until the obligatory 12 weeks to give any sort of news.  And now I have news.  Lots of news.

Mr. Muffin and I are having triplets. 


We found out at our first sonogram, which was at 6 weeks.  The nurse had this funny look on her face, and the doctor leaned over and said, "are there three?"  Sweet Linda just nodded.  THREE BABIES.

This was my face when I found out:

This was Mr. Muffin's face:

Needless to say, we were a bit shocked.  But now that 6 weeks have passed, we've had some time to adjust and figure some stuff out.  And now we're thrilled.  We weren't planning on it, but we're excited about it.

Now that our family and some close friends have heard about the triplets, we've been getting some interesting reactions.  I've made a list:

Reactions When I Say "I'm Pregnant With Triplets"

"Wow, congratulations!"  (this is my favorite)
"Did you cheat?" (from a guy I know who is a father of triplets)
"Oh, my God!" *followed by grim look*
"Did you have in vitro?"  (none of your business, nosy pants!)
"You're going to have a C-section, right?" *followed by worried look*
"It's a shame you won't be able to enjoy your pregnancy now."  (I....what?)

Everyone also has advice to give me.  Even the people I know who don't have children and have never been pregnant.  You'd be amazed at how helpful people become when they find out you're pregnant.

Helpful Advice I've Received

"You shouldn't gain too much weight in the first trimester."
"You should gain as much weight as possible in the first trimester."
"You shouldn't be drinking caffeine, should you?"
"You shouldn't eat lunch meat."
"You can eat lunch meat if you want."
"You should be sure to drink orange juice so your babies won't be blind."

Lastly, here are some pictures of the Teeny-Tiny Muffins, followed by a list of nicknames for them while in utero.  I would appreciate you voting for your favorites in the comments section.

The Three Muffins

Baby A at 12 weeks
The trouble maker - hard to get clear picture, but head to right, rump to left

Baby B at 12 weeks
Baby B's head is to the left, and it's flashing a gang sign with its left hand.

Baby C at 12 weeks
Chillin' in its little hammock, head to the right

Suggestions for Nicknames

Harry, Ron & Hermione
Wacko, Yacko & Dot
Snap, Crackle & Pop
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Kirk, Bones & Spock
Lather, Rinse, Repeat
The Charmed Ones
The Divine Comedy
The Sprouts
The Three Amigos

Thanks everyone again for your prayers and encouragement.  I will keep you updated as we go on.


  1. I like snap, crackle & pop! Here's my piece of advice - get as much done as you can during your second trimester since that's going to be your last burst of energy for a while.

  2. Why not Jack, Janet, and Chrissy??/ Three's Company, right??

  3. Larry, Curly and Moe?
    Congrats, Carrie. I am thrilled for you. My best piece of advice (one I learned during my first that made my second SO much better) is to not stress. Over anything. Work, dishes, etc. You will handle what comes your way, good, bad and ugly. And smelly ; )
    Many prayers and well wishes heading your way!!!

  4. P.S. The word verification thingy that popped up when submitting my comment? STORK. Boy I'd say!

  5. I'm laughing so hard right now. NO ONE deserves triplets more than Mr. Muffin. Biggest of congratulations to you both!

  6. P.S. If it's all the same to you, I fear I may only be able to refer to them as the minions. xoxox

  7. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you!!! No advice, just well-wishes :)

    Oh, and my vote is for Snap, Crackle and Pop ;)

    (Funny timing too . . . I was just telling the story today about when you and I picked up Beth in the train station in New York . . . still a favourite!)


  8. Major Congrats to the third power, Carrie!!!
    What about April, May, & June? Faith, Hope, & Charity? Huey, Dewie, & Louie? Prudence, Patience, & Constance? (Nah, I wouldn't name a kid Prudence.)

  9. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Oh, and get your mom to live-in full time.

  10. Congratulations, Carrie. I am so happy for you!!