Christy and Ryan Beck, 42 and 39, feared they could never have a baby after so many failed attempts however at this point they are relaxing in baby joy following the birth of their ‘instant family’.
After their struggles to imagine through IUIs and an IVF endeavor, the couple from Richmond, Virginia, USA, chose to take out a heavy $30,000 USD loan to take care of the expense of one last round IVF.
They had two embryos transferred to increase their odds of having a baby and it worked, with scans at first uncovered they were having twins. At their 12-week ultrasound, a third ‘hidden’ infant was found but instead of joy, they were presented with a grave decision – to terminate one or risk losing two of them.
They refused to abort and fortunately, Christy brought forth Rockwell and indistinguishable twins Cali and Elli five months ago – who she declares her ‘little miracles’. Despite the debt couple presently face, they think to have children was worth it and celebrate their triplets in adorable matching shots.
Christy said: “It was absolutely the last chance of being parents. We took a huge gamble taking out a loan, if it didn’t work, we would still owe $30,000 and not have children. The day we found out we were having triplets we were in such shock, we couldn’t believe it. We were told that since the identical twins were sharing a placenta one could not get enough blood and the other too much risking their chances of survival. They gave me the choice to terminate one of my babies or risk losing the twins. It was crazy to go from the joy of the third baby to talking about terminating one of them.
She further added: But we felt we were given a third baby for a reason, so we decided to take our chances. For the rest of the pregnancy, I was always nervous and constantly asking if all three were breathing, if there were three heartbeats if they had all their limbs, fingers and toes. It was so heart wrenching and then every time I heard their hearts beat it would make me cry with relief. To have them all three come out alive and healthy without any hearing, vision or any other problems was a literal miracle. It’s like we have an instant family, we are over the moon – they have matching cribs, share the same room, have matching clothes it’s perfect.”
She added: It was a miracle. The feeling was amazing. I never thought I would be able to have children and yet I always wanted them so badly. It was such a beautiful moment, I remember hearing my boy, who came out first, cry and that’s the moment I broke down in tears. We took out a loan for our children. but it was totally worth it, I would rather them than a new car or any other thing we could have done with that money. Every day, I’m so thankful they are in our lives, there are days when it’s hard being a triplet parent but it’s what we signed up for and are so happy to have our family.”