Best Daddy Ever…of Triplets!

by January Harshe on June 22, 2012

This is the best daddy ever. We carried our triplets to 37 weeks 4 days. After 10 hours of labor, 7 cm and a prolapsed cord, I ended up under general anesthesia having an emergency c-section.

He couldn’t be with me in the operating room, but he was there for our babies every moment. The kind nurse even let him touch Isabella to stimulate her to breathe (lower left) when she hadn’t taken a breath yet, 6 minutes after her birth. He was holding her hand when she took her first breath.

He spoke to our children and told them how loved they were from the moment he saw them. He took pictures to show me while I was in recovery and they were in the NICU. We all went home together 7 days later. They are 18 months old now and Isabella, Wyatt and Sophia adore their daddy. -Ashley

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Nicole June 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I absolutely love that they ‘let’ you labor (I don’t use that word lightly, I swear).


Jessica June 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Miracle babies. They have outstanding parents who love them tremendously. <3 <3 <3


Heidi June 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Wow! So impressive to carry triplets pretty well to term! How much did they weigh when they were born?


Ashley Stetson June 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Hello! They were 5 lbs 4 oz, 5 lbs 2 oz and 5 lbs 14 oz. My Peri wanted a vaginal delivery so badly for us. He regularly delivers multiples including triplets and quadruplets vaginally, more than any other doctor in CA I believe. We tried. But UCSD is a teaching hospital and there are “a lot of cooks in the kitchen”, I allowed a resident to artificially rupture my membranes and use an internal contraction monitor, both of which led to Isabella’s cord prolapse and sudden heart deceleration. Hindsight is 20/20. But she is very healthy and happy in spite of an APGAR of 1! Thank you for all the support.


Charis June 23, 2012 at 12:17 am

Wow, how awesome! 🙂 love hearing of twins/triplets carried full term.


Heidi June 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Again, the weights are impressive! Over 16 pounds of baby in there!


Friendship June 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Awww, such a sweet story! Thank-you for sharing, and congratulations!


BarefootMedStudent June 25, 2012 at 7:09 am

A healthy baby after an APGAR of 1 is impressive!
And these are beautiful pictures. Congrats 🙂


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