The couple had been trying for a baby for a long time. In the end, it turned out that there would be not one consolation in the world, but three. Parents were overjoyed, but it soon turned out that they would have to wait for more children…
Early in the Ⓒⓞⓥⓘⓓ-①⑨ ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ, Kellee found out she was pregnant. She and her husband were overjoyed, and their joy was even greater when, during the ultrasound examination, the doctor told them that they were going to be the parents of triplets. Ultimately, it did not happen then, because as a result of ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, two ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs ᴅɪᴇᴅ and only one boy was born, who became the apple of his parents’ eye.
Ten months later, it turned out that the woman was pregnant again, and again, it was a multiple pregnancy. Triplets were to be born. Such pregnancies occur once in nine thousand cases, while two such pregnancies in one woman occur once in 64 million instances. In March 2021, Kellee gave birth to a girl and two boys. “Doctors have said that it is common for older women to have more ᴇɢɢs in their ᴡᴏᴍʙs due to ɪᴍᴘᴇɴᴅɪɴɢ ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ,” Kellee said.
Doctors were afraid that this time the same thing as in the previous pregnancy could happen. They made the parents aware that the pregnancy would be very ʀɪsᴋʏ and suggested that they decide to keep one ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ. Kellee did not agree to this; she wanted to give birth to all three. The doctors were afraid that in her case, the pregnancy would probably end around the 24th week with no chance of survival for the children, so they decided to do everything in their power to make the woman carry it to term at least until the 32nd week. She was seriously ʀɪsᴋɪɴɢ her health because she was at high ʀɪsᴋ of having a ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ.
However, she bravely survived until the 32nd week of pregnancy and gave birth to three healthy children: Aiden, Isaac, and Addalyn. The woman took a long time to recover, and her children spent 36, 41, and 52 days in the incubator, respectively. Eventually, all four were sent home. The parents of all four had to face many new tasks. Their lives turned upside-down. At the same time, they tried very hard not to let their oldest child feel neglected.
“Just stop and calm down, drift with the tide. That’s all you can do to get your head out of the water. It has been a huge shift for me to admit that I am not able to do everything alone and I need people to help me,” Kellee recalls.