Confession Time {3 Little Beans} -

Hello my lovelies!

I have missed you all so terribly much that words cannot describe. I have some incredible news to share with you though. For those of you who have been following my Infertility Story (which hasn’t been updated for a while for a reason) there is a new chapter.

We are expecting triplets!!

The unfortunate effect this currently has on my life is that I have been borderline needing hospitalization for extremely severe morning “all day” sickness. I wake up in the morning feeling hungover, I pretty much sleep as much as possible and then end the day falling asleep feeling hungover. Which is why my posts have become non-existent. Sitting at my computer is agonizing. I get dizzy and faint and it’s very difficult so happy daddy is helping me to write this.

I know, I know. TRIPLETS???? That’s what you’re all thinking.

Well it certainly wasn’t our plan but it was clearly what we were meant for. Thankfully, we have the stability and finances to support and raise 3 little people on our own. We started saving money before we decided to try to get pregnant. That was Mr. TI’s stipulation, that we have the money before we have the baby. Well, since 1 month turned into almost 3 years we have more than enough saved in preparation for this moment.

I am currently about 6-7 weeks along. We went for our ultrasound this morning and were able to see and hear all 3 heartbeats with no problem. They’re all measuring at the same pace and their BPM are all keeping pace too. So all 3 babies are happy, healthy, and growing fast.

My house is an absolute disaster. Before the sickness started I began some hardcore nesting. I completely stripped my guest bedroom, gutted the closet which was so full you could barely close the door and dragged it all out into the living room. The day I was planning to call the thrift store to come pick it all up, I got sick. There has been no turning back since then. It’s completely embarrassing but it is what it is. So far the only penalty has been kicking a giant chemistry book and almost passing out. Oops!

My sense of smell is incredible. I always thought that was kind of nuts to hear pregnant women say that but it is so true it’s not even funny! I’ve always had a pretty keen sense of smell but this is so keen that everything stinks, and thus, makes me sick. It’s pretty awful. Stupid nose.

Our expected delivery date (EDD) is currently May 8th which is happy daddy’s birthday! It’s also just in time for Mother’s day. However, given the statistical likelihood of carrying to “full term” are slim to none. The hope is that I can keep those little beans in there long enough to where they won’t be dangerously premature. I’ve been told to expect to deliver a month to 2 months early. Our local hospital has an incredible NICU and I’m confident that I am already being cared for by some of the most passionate and meticulous doctors I could ask for.

So with all of that being said, how many of you thought I was pregnant??

I’m definitely going to get things back to being creative as soon as I am able, but currently those circumstances are not enabling. The reason I have chosen to tell you all so early is that I developed such an amazing support system from telling you about my infertility that I know I can count on you all if something changes to continue to provide support.

My readers are absolutely the best! I truly appreciate all of you who have been supportive and offered me sympathy or advice or just a shoulder to cry on. You all mean the world to me.

Thank you for reading, and I hope in my absence you’ll keep creating.

I’ll be back just as soon as I can.

Comments

  1. Woohoooo!!! You know I’m doing the happy dance!!!!! So excited x3!!!!!!

  2. Congrats! What wonderful news! I have been a silent supporter of your journey, reading along as you post the ins and outs of your treatments. I’m so happy for you and will keep you guys in my prayers!

  3. Cheryl Thornton says:

    congrats!!! so amazing..although I will miss your creativity – this “project” is your greatest yet – take time to rest and enjoy this miracle!

    Cheryl from Ontario Canada

  4. Ohmygoodness! How extremely exciting and scary… Triplets! Ahh! Welcome to mommyhood! PS- your house will be a disaster 90% of the time for the next 18+ years :) So totally worth it, I hope the all day sickness gets better so you can totally enjoy the next few months (that will fly by) while you prep for you three miracles to enter the world! Can’t wait to read lots more updates! :)

  5. cherie shelton/cabin comforts says:

    I’d say you are being/have been EXTREMELY creative!!!Congrats. Praying for all the best for your little(?) nestful.

  6. I have been off the blog scene for a while now but ran into this today. I cannot TELL you how excited I am for you.

  7. Fabulous news!!! I’ve been a silent supporter as well. Take care of you and the babes, although I know you will.

  8. Congratulations! I was so sick with my first child so I feel for you! Hang in there, when they are here you won’t even remember all those days you felt so terrible!

  9. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. What a precious miracle God has given you. I love the picture of the “little beans”. It’s sooo sweet! Take care of yourself, they will be here before you know it. I’m so excited for you!

  10. Congratulations!! I am so overwhelming excited for you guys. 3 little beans is amazing especially knowing the journey you have taken. I can want to see what the future holds for you and your newly expanding family :)

  11. Oh my goodness.

    TRIPLETS!?!

    Wow. Wowowowoww! I am so happy for you. Best wishes for a smooth pregnancy. Wow.

  12. Another silent supporter here! Congratulations!!! I have been keeping an eye out daily to see if you were back and hoping that this was what was keeping you from posting (not hoping you were so sick with it, just hoping that you were taking it easy as a precaution)!!! Get some rest now because once the 3 little beans are here there will be no resting I’m sure!! So very happy for you and your husband!!!

  13. Denise Hunt says:

    I was hoping & praying you were pg and that it wasn’t something else. I am so, so happy for you. Do not worry about your house, do what the doctors say and enjoy your pregnancy the best you can. I was hospitalized in the middle of getting ready for Christmas, when I say getting ready, I mean, boxes and bins everywhere, complete utter chaos, I had to quit thinking about my house and the mess and focus on me and keeping the pregnancy. I didn’t come back home until the end February, 2 weeks after our precious miracle was born at 27 weeks, 2lbs. 7ozs, 16 1/2 years ago. And then commuting & lived at the hospital until she came home the end of April. Forget about the projects, the laundry, the mess, focus on the pregnancy, it was my one and only chance as we never got the opportunity again, but we are truly blessed with our one precious miracle, and you’ve got 3 coming. I wish & pray for the very best for you, your hubby & your babies. Your post just made my day & brought tears of joy to my eyes.

    • Oh Denise, that is so scary but I’m so glad you had a beautiful outcome even if it took a few months longer. I know our journey may be fraught with peril but I hope I can find the strength to endure as you did. I should take a photo for you guys just to look back at in 2 years when I have 3 little monsters trashing the place and laugh at what I used to think was a mess!

  14. :-)))) How wonderful! Congratulations!!!! Rest up and enjoy this time. Your little beans will be here before you know it.

  15. I am SO incredibly happy for you guys!!! I am sending good thoughts your way that you will soon be feeling better and that those 3 little cuties will grow healthy and strong throughout your pregnancy. Take care of yourself, don’t worry about silly blog stuff, everyone will still be here when you return. *hugs!*

  16. YAAAAAAAAAY!!! I’m sending my congrats down there from all the way up in Chicago! Admittedly I have been checking back constantly as somehow I just **knew** (I don’t know, I can’t describe it, but I just knew) that this round was going to be successful!! :) When I saw you haven’t been posting and not feeling well, I’m like “Ah HA!!”. And thank you, by the way, for sharing your story. I’ve already been informed I will have problems conceiving due to Endo, so your being open about the situation helps let me know what to expect. Best wishes to you guys – ALL FIVE OF YOU NOW!!! – in the coming months. Rest comfy, Momma!!

  17. Congratulations! There seems to be a “bug” (in the best possible way!) going around the blogosphere. Your post brought tears to my eyes, I am so happy for you!

    I’ve been meaning to comment for a while, because your blog (with its great tips and tricks) inspired me to do my first furniture makeover! You can check out pictures here: http://projectstashbust.blogspot.com/
    It was an ambitious project, but I am sooooo happy with the way it turned out!

    As much as I love reading your new posts, take care of yourself first!

  18. Rachel- I had a feeling that you might be pregnant. How very, very exciting. I’m sure your doctor has already told you, but, you need to take it easy. Like stay in bed more. Take care of yourself. So excited for you and the hubby. Blessings and prayers, Paula

  19. Oh Rachel…………I am SOOO happy for you and hubby!!! I too have been checking your site daily for an update, and was getting worried. But what great news!! And triplets at that. Take care of yourself and just let everything else slide.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  20. Amanda in CT says:

    OMG!!! So happy for you. I have followed your blog and your story for a while now. I, too, struggled with infertility and can totally relate to all you have been through. I have two beautiful kids…one through IUI and the second through IVF. I am just so happy for you guys and send virtual *hugs*

    Take care of yourself…I will be praying for you and our husband and those little babies!

    CONGRATS!

  21. Michelle71100 says:

    Congratulations and many blessings!!!

  22. Congratulations!!! So excited for you both. Wonderful news. Hope you start feeling better soon. M xx

  23. How wonderful,congratulations to you both. xx

  24. CONGRATS on your big news! Wow, triplets…you must be so excited (and slightly overwhelmed, I am sure) at hearing that your house will soon be expanding by 6 FEET! Amazing…hope you are feeling better soon!

  25. I have been thinking about you and wondering where you were in blogland

    Congrats to You both! I believe you Will be great parents…and obviously God thinks so too and that’s why He’s giving you 3. :-)

  26. Congrats! What amazing news! It is such a blessing. 3! I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers since I first read your story. I am so excited for you both! I hope you feel better soon!

  27. Congratulations! I too read your story. What a miracle. I couldn’t believe the things you went through all of those treatments have finally paid off. When you said you were sleeping 10+ hours a day, I had a hunch you were pregnant! How fun is it going to be to decorate a nursery for three???? Your blog is an inspiration to me. Someday I hope to have a home as beautiful as yours…

  28. Hi Rachel – I love your site and have been following your infertility journey for awhile now. I am so excited for you – triplets!! Wow what a miracle!! Good luck with your pregnancy – hopefully your mornning, all day, sickness won’t last the entire pregnancy!! Congrats!

  29. Congratulations, Rachel! Your blog is set up under my web bookmarks. And I’ve been checking often for updates. I was over the moon when I saw this post. I’m so excited for you. Your story should serve as an inspiration to so many others going through the same struggles. You’re strong, girl! I wish you an amazing and healthy pregnancy. Enjoy every moment of it.

    On a separate note, ever since I found your blog, I’ve been on this remodeling kick around my house. I’ve done so many little things. By far my favorite is the countertop transformation kit. I saw the commercials for it on TV but I was hesitant about using it until I saw it on your blog. I’m amazed by the results.

    So thank you. Thanks for sharing your journey and inspirations with us.

  30. And I forgot to mention, have you tried the seasickness bands yet? I had horrible morning sickness with both of my pregnancies. The bands worked a little with my first pregnancy. They are just these funny looking cotton bracelets with a bead that you wear on your wrists. You can get them at any store like CVS, Walgreens or Target.

  31. Congratulations Rachel! *hugs* I’m so thrilled for you, this is beautiful news :) I pray that everything goes well, I’ve been reading along on your story since you began writing it and I’m just soo happy for you!

  32. Hey there, Rachel…

    Well, let me start by saying a huge CONGRATULATIONS! I know you must just be over the moon (it is totally evident in your last post…even though you’re under the weather). At any rate, I’m not your usual ‘demographic.’ I’m a guy…45…but I like to update & re-purpose. I’ve truly enjoyed your blog now for over a year. I check it every night and have tried a number of your projects. Thank you.

    What a wonderful gift. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Best,
    Scott

  33. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What awesome news….I am thrilled for you and the hubby! I will pray God watches over you, him and the 3 lil’beans! Lots of crackers and pretzels for you along with LOTS of rest…we are all rooting for you and you need to take car of yourself. Rest now as you will NEVER sleep the same again once those babies get here! Wishing you health and a magnificent pregnancy! Enjoy! Madie

  34. Congratulations, Rachel!!! Triplets!!! So exciting! I will pray for you and your sweet little ones. I hope you are feeling much better soon and are able to enjoy every minute of your pregnancy!

  35. carolina.firefly says:

    Congratulations, Rachel! I’m so happy for you and I’m wishing you the best. I’ve been following your blog for a few months, but I haven’t commented before. I just want you to know that I’ve enjoyed reading all about you and your crafty little fingers, and I’m sending happy thoughts your way! Please don’t feel pressured to keep up with the blogosphere. We’ll all still be here when you’re ready to return. :)

  36. Congratulations! Amazing news!

  37. Congratulations, Rachel! That is such crazy/amazing news!

  38. I have never posted on your site even though I have been following you for the past 3 months. I love your work!! I just had to say CONGRATS!! I have also been following your infertility story and had a hunch that you were going to be sharing good news soon! So happy for you and your husband! :)

  39. Aw, bless! I hadn’t been to your blog in a couple of weeks and thought I really should see what you’ve been working on. What better ‘project’ than three miracles? Congrats!

  40. Im So happy for you! Wishing you a healthy happy pregnancy! Hope your sickness starts to Bug off soon!

  41. AWESOME!God has blessed you!

  42. Rachel how wonderful ! I thought you’d been awfully quiet lately and was hoping this was the reason. I will keep you in my prayers that all continues beautifully. Please keep us updated.
    Sending cyber hugs and joy from NY !

  43. Hi! I don’ know you but happened upon your blog doing a google search on annie sloan paint. I read a few of your posts and just finished seeing your triplet news. Congratulations! I have had fertility problems as well, but have luckily ended up with three kids, (set of twins in there). Multiples are the best and you will absolutely love it. Although I have to say after having twins I always wondered how people did triplets! Good luck to you, take lots of pictures, and don’t sweat the housework. It will all work out and your only job right now is to take care of yourself! Even if that means sleeping for most of the day :)
    Take care…

  44. Oh, and P.S. The only thing that worked for my nausea was……..FIRE jolly ranchers. And Zofran. But give them a try! I don’t usually eat them but they do wonders for nausea. Good luck!

  45. Hi there… dont mean to jump in when I’m unknown lol, but I started following your blog after you did your kitchen transformation (Wow! BTW!). I didnt have mutliples, but I do have 5 kids (4 boys, 1 girl) and had SEVERE morning sickness with all of them. It was terrible, my life was pretty much like yours. I ended up having to take Diclectin (which I’m sure youve heard of already) and it was a lifesaver! I used it with all 5 kids and had no severe side effects other than being a bit tired… but then again, thats expected when pregnant! I started it with my oldest when I was 5 months along and wished I had taken it sooner. I lost 20lbs in the beginning with him, it was terrible! I highly recommend it, it gave me my life back and let me enjoy the pregnancies instead of sleeping them away. Something to consider anyway! Hope you are well.
    Take care, and congrats!

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