Not only did we become parents of triplets. We are in a unique situation. Two of the triplets are identical!! Our journey with this situation started with the doctor looking confused and telling us during our first appointment after we got pregnant.
“You could be having another baby, an identical one”
Not only were we informed that we were going to have more than one baby, we were slapped with the possibility of the TTT syndrome. (Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome). After carefully monitoring the identical s as well as the fraternal baby through out the pregnancy, one day they all came crying out loud, and liberated me from that pain.
Before they were born, I would worry if I would end up feeding the same baby twice. But, nothing of that sort happened. I just knew who was who. I did not have to look for their birth marks too (although they did have a very big mark).
Clearly, the fraternal twin was different in looks from the other two. Her hair was different, she was smaller framed, her appetite was different and so was her disposition. Sometimes she would be so calm and sometimes, very rare but it did happen where nothing could pacify her.
I can’t forget that one time. She was about 7 months old, I think, the way she cried looking at me…like she was looking at the devil inside me..If I wanted to carry her, but, if I got close to her..she cried more. The only way I could calm her down was when I put her in a room lone by herself for sometime. That day is still a puzzle for me. I was already going to call the doctor if she hadn’t calmed down even after this. She loved being carried around. It was so amazing to watch the triplets pictures that I took. Both the identical twins would be watching something in one direction while the fraternal would be looking at something else, like they saw the same things and thought alike.
They had been super babies. Never a trouble. So engrossed with each other..Didn’t need mama to be there to entertain them. I could just sit around with my camcorder or my camera and keep clicking away..and they didn’t care.
Those pictures were of times, when they were innocent enough to not even realize they were sisters and were born together.