Three of a kind!
Jennifer had her first appointment with the high risk doctors today. We've waited these two weeks for it to truly become "official." It was confirmed that she is pregnant with triplets.
We found out today that not only are our triplets spontaneous, they are also identical. For those of you playing along at home, the odds of spontaneous identical triplets is 1 in 200,000,000.
This also means that we will be having either 3 boys or 3 girls. My dreams of an even 2-of-each family are shattered. That's very hard to deal with for someone as "OCD" as myself.
The one fear that comes with identical triplets is that there are three babies sharing one placenta, which loosely means that there is a chance that one or two of the triplets could be short on nutrients, depending on how well they can share.
As one final note we announced the triplets on Facebook. As I am writing this, my wife has had about 50 people comment/congratulate her...I have had two.
Moving forward, we have many more appointments, and a lot of things to think through. As I said, now that it's "official" we are going to try to update the blog frequently. At this point, all we are asking for are prayers that everyone stays healthy.