Holly Bassler, 33, from Pennsylvania, wanted to complete her family with another child after already having two wonderful babies. When she got pregnant for the third time, she was unspeakably happy. But the real surprise came only after he learned that she would give birth to not one, nor two, but three babies.
In 2019, during her eight-week scan, the mom found out there were three little hearts beating inside her belly. At first, she was quite ᴛᴇʀʀɪꜰɪᴇᴅ that she was about to become a mother of five. But now, more than two year and a half after the triplets were born, Holly couldn’t be happier with her family.
“My husband Mike, 32, who is an electrician, and I wanted to have three kids who were very close together to grow up together. We never thought we would have three babies at once because none of our families had multiples,” Holly said.
“I went to the ultrasound alone and was completely sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when they said there were three ꜰᴇᴛᴀʟ sʜᴇᴀᴛʜs. The whole situation was incredibly depressing and I started to panic. I was worried that I wouldn’t be the mother I always wanted to be because it was already hard enough with a one-year-old and a two-year-old baby,” she added.
Holly’s triplets, Judah, Jamie, and Jack, were born on May 10, 2020, by C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. The happy mom, who already has two other children, Aaralyn and Jessie, added, “The pregnancy was amazing. I wasn’t sick, and I didn’t have much pain. I had no health problems, it was fantastic and everyone developed perfectly.
I was worried at times because I was still breastfeeding Jessie and both kids were still asleep in our bed. I was worried about how this was going to work with five kids, but then I had to remind myself how wonderful it was that my body created three babies at once. It is a miracle and a blessing.”
With five kids, Holly wishes she could be in more than one place at a time. “Our lives are very busy and chaotic. It’s hard, but I believe good days are coming. Excessive stimulation and the constant need to pay attention to the needs of every child is the hardest part. Because they are still so small, they still need me for most things.
I feel bad that I can’t be in more places at once. But I’m glad they’re close to each other at an age, as they can gain experience together in life together. The triplets did good to Aaralyn and Jessie as well, becoming attentive, helpful, sociable and friendly,” said the mother.