We were shocked to find out we were pregnant 9 weeks ago after doing pretty good NFP and waiting for DH to be brave enough to get snipped. Yesterday we found out that it is triplets! This will be baby 6, 7 and 8! Our others are 8, 6, 5, 3, 22 months.
My last two kids were born at home unassisted in beautiful, amazingly easy births. I sat in the office yesterday (with our very natural/homebirth advocating doc) and was told that there is not a doctor, as far as he knows, in our city who will vaginally deliver triplets. He was going to do some checking.
Given my super fast and easy birth history I can't imagine having a c-section "just because" if the babies are in good, head down position. They appear to be fraternal, all in their own sac (they counted chorion and amnion) and were measuring the exact same and 'looked' great.
I'm feeling overwhelmed for many reasons. I read horror story after horror story after horror story of super early deliveries, long NICU stays, etc. I am VERY accustomed to the challenges of medical issues (we have a terminally ill 5 year old, a 3 year old who went through an autologous stem cell/bone marrow transplant 2 years ago and a Type 1 diabetic 22 month old) but I just can't imagine with everything we have going on going through that.
We welcome new babies as overwhelmed and freaked out as we are. I just want them to be the healthiest they can be....just praying.
Any advice or thoughts are welcomed!