If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw an influx of tropical photos over the weekend.
Often times- people ask about having triplets, and how it was in the beginning. While we were fortunate to have family nearby to call in if we needed them. None could truly relate to the daily, often hourly mental exhaustion of life with triplets/quads. Thankfully- I found others who did. 20+ fellow triplet/quad moms in the trenches as well. I have known these women/friends, since we were all pregnant, back in early 2002. We live all over the county, and connect via email (remember yahoo groups?) Our emotional support went from pregnancy to cheering when babies left the NICU, crying when they didn’t. We helped each other through challenges of newborns, babies, toddlers and of course potty training. (I think we all deserve a medal for helping them all through THAT stage) We shared photos of their first day of school, and birthday parties, and sought advice about sibling drama and ideas for how to manage homework and activities. Now 13yrs from when we first connected, we talk about puberty and middle school, and worry about whether cell phones are a good thing or evil. While we often talk about the kids, over the years we’ve been there for each other through marriage troubles, deaths of parents, moves, you name it.
Through it all- we’ve had each other to turn to, for tips, advice and support.
The fact that I had 20+ women with triplets/quads at the same stages (all our kids are born within 4months of each other) was something that I don’t think words can ever truly express. A few years into our journey together, someone suggested an actual in-person get together. So now, pretty yearly we have a get together that someone graciously hosts, and those that can make it, attend. The group is a little different each time depending on schedules, but it’s always a blast. I love these women. They are my sisters through experience. It’s hard to put in words. But when we get together, we feel it. It’s a sense of gratitude and love and friendship, and a true appreciation for what we found all those years ago, and continue to foster today.
A few photos from our reunion in Key Biscayne this year. The weather was glorious, but the company even better.