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The doctor found a beating heart in the ultrasound, then, just as quickly, he found two. "It looks like you're having twins," the doctor said. "Congratulations!"
I kept looking when he said, "What's this abnormal mass over here on the right side?"
Now a minutes-long, experienced ultrasound viewer, I noticed the third beating heart before he finished his sentence. "Oh my," I uttered out loud. "That's $300,000 a year for college!"
Yes, those were my first words upon hearing the news. That was moment one.
Moment Two: A later ultrasound would tell me that we were having two boys and a girl. Frankly, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Three boys would have been a lot of fighting. Three girls would have left me alone in the prom years. Again, my ultrasound expertise was put to the test.
Nothing captures this moment better than the photo I got to take soon after they all three got back together again for their first TriPlatt photo outside the womb.
My brother's slide show below sums up the first day pretty well. Warning: It's a tear jerker, too.
Tomorrow: Like a Frat House.