When Sarah first saw the doctor’s facial expression, she became nervous. Was there a problem with the baby? Was their dream about to be taken away from them again? The last thing she could cope with now was another disappointment. What was the doctor hiding behind his worried expression?
Well, the findings of this totally normal scan were nothing planned. The heartbeat was at a normal rate however, there was more than one beating heart. Three healthy babies showed up on the monitor’s screen, predicting that Sarah and Andy were about to become happy parents to… more than one baby.
Good News Was on the Way
At a time when Sarah and Andy were feeling low, they received a phone call. This was the first bit of good news the couple had received in a while. It was the adoption agency telling them there was another pregnant woman ready to put her baby up for adoption.
The pregnant woman chose Sarah and Andy out of all the optional couples who were waiting to become parents. She felt they would provide the perfect home for her unborn child, and Sarah, too, felt assured about what was happening. She felt this was a promising deal, and for the first time in a long time, her good energies and positive vibe were not just a mask put on.
They Were Connected From the Start
The birth mom was embracing and so warm towards Sarah and Andy. Wanting to include them in every part of the process, she invited them to accompany her during the ultrasounds and scanning and made the anticipating couple feel part of the pregnancy. As if they were already the baby's parents.
What happened in one of those exciting scans would leave not only the pregnant woman and Sarah and Andy speechless, but even the doctor couldn't believe what was on the screens. Everything seemed to be normal during the examination, except for one unexpected thing. Something incredible no one saw coming.
Was It Too Much?
Since most people come to this world after not having shared a uterus with someone else, we usually think of pregnancy as a single-baby thing. Only rarely does any parent PLAN on having more than one child per pregnancy.
Sarah and Andy were at a crossroads. On one hand, this was a dream come true, a moment they had both been waiting for so many years. And on the other hand, three babies were maybe a bit too much for anyone to take in. Especially for someone with no parenting experience whatsoever. Sarah stared at the monitor. She couldn't believe what her eyes were seeing, however, she knew deep inside that those babies, all three of them, were meant to be hers.
The Bright Side of Life
Sarah and Andy had no choice but to look only at the good things this episode in life brought to them. They were not prepared to have three babies at once, but then again, you can never be truly prepared for any of life's surprises.
When Sarah and Andy looked at each other, they knew they made the right decision. It was going to be hard, and there were going to be extremely difficult hours, however, in years to come, they would be grateful for having such a big family, but only needing to go through the adoption process once.