When Suzanne and James Taylor came home from the hospital this fall, they brought not one, but three new little bundles of joy home with them.
Triplets Alora, William and Rachel, were born Oct. 24 at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre just after 10 p.m. The babies weighed four pounds, 15 ounces; five pounds, one ounce; and four pounds, eight ounces, respectively.
Suzanne knew she was carrying triplets after her 12-week check up.
“I was measuring 16 weeks pregnant. I did not think too much of it as everyone always comments that you grow faster with a second pregnancy.”
However an ultrasound confirmed she was growing faster than normal because she was carrying three babies.
Jacob, the couple’s two-year-old, has adjusted well to his new siblings, his mom says.
“He is a very busy two-year-old, but extremely kind and gentle around the babies, quite often bringing them his soother to share and he loves to hang around them, even during diaper changes. He is shaping up to be an amazing big brother and role model for these three new little dumplings.”
As for the mom, having four children under the age of three is somewhat of a test but she seems to be coping well.
“Once you get over the shock of having triplets and they are here, having them is no different than having three kids of different ages. I am certainly not downplaying the event as there are times it is quite tricky figuring out how you will feed three screaming infants by yourself or with just one other set of hands. Ideally, there would be three of me or a clone of my husband or mom, especially at 3 a.m.”
Suzanne’s mom arrived on the scene in August and plans to stay with the family until February.
“After that I will have to have it figured out by myself.”
But despite the extra work the children bring, she is a proud and happy mom and her delight in her children outweighs the workload.
“These are the best babies anyone could ask for. They sleep well, are of mild and friendly natures, and are darling. We are very happy and excited about our future.”