Requested by @kate81
Yes, we have triplet boys, they'll be 3 in March. I'd post a pic and melt your face but I'm trying to avoid having a "brand" or whatever so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  1. Infertility can be a real SOB
    A little background on my thoughts about this can be found here: For the Men Who Are Having Difficulty Getting Pregnant
  2. Our first boy required IVF and that was a struggle
    Yes that's 4 boys. The oldest just turned 6.
  3. Lots of people have a second child the old-fashioned way after successful IVF, as a lot of times the pressure is off and life is crazy and you're dealing with a baby and then.....💥
    No such luck for us.
  4. The hardest part of IVF treatment (physically) is harvesting the eggs
    Which are then combined with sperm to create embryos, and then frozen until it's time to put them in the oven.
  5. So you don't want to run out of embryos
  6. And we were running out of embryos
    No pressure, right?
  7. Multiple unsuccessful tries were starting to wear on her/us
  8. So the Dr. says "I'm going to change the meds slightly for the next try - should we insert 3 to increase our odds?"
  9. My wife says "No, I couldn't handle triplets." We all LOL 😄
  10. But inside I'm like 😳
    I'm not like superstitious or anything, but putting that kind of thing out there is.... Yeah.
  11. Smash-cut to our first ultrasound after getting the positive blood tests
  12. Tech is doing her thing with the gooey wand
  13. "I see one, there's two..."
    Oh boy, twins!! 🙌🏼
  14. "Huh"
    I'll take "Things you don't want to hear from someone looking inside you" for 500, Alex.
  15. "How many embryos did we put in there?"
  16. "2, why?"
  17. "OK, well I see three distinct sacs, normally if there were 2 implanted and we see three that means one split but I see three and I'm going to go get my manager...."
    Exit stage left.
  18. I am 😄😄😄😄
  19. My wife is 😭😭😭😭
  20. Three techs come back in and huddle around the monitor, joined by the Dr.
  21. "Yup, there's 3 sacs..."
  22. "We only implanted 2 embryos, right?"
    I'm thinking "Isn't this your job!!? Check the paperwork and call your lawyer because somebody screwed up here pal...."
  23. When we came out the entire staff was in the hallway congratulating us
    And saying things like "this has never happened before...." Verrrrrrry reassuring, thank you.
  24. I'm still kind of 😄😄 but trending towards 🤔🤔 and 😱😱
    Wife is 😕
  25. I mean it's great news but our first pregnancy was awful, she was bedridden for 8 months.
  26. So in the Dr. office he's like "sooooo, I'm not sure how this could have happened, all the paperwork checks out..."
    This is a well-oiled, quadruple-check and sign here in triplicate process.
  27. And then he says "could you guys have possibly, you know, the night before?"
  28. 🤔🤔🤔🤔
  29. 😳😳😳😳
  30. 😮😮😮😮
  31. Yes, as a matter of fact we did.
    You would too if you were going to not be able to for 9+ months....
  32. "Well this is a first - congrats! You slipped one past the goalie!"
  33. So we had 3 fraternal (that means not identical) boys, and we have no idea which one was the "bonus."
  34. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯