I wish someone had told me this piece of advice when I was pregnant. When you tell friends and family you are pregnant with triplets, listen carefully to what they say and how they react. Hopefully, most people in your life will be elated and supportive. If, however, the initial reaction of someone is “oh no, how are you going to do this?” or “oh that’s rough” you may want to consider slowly and subtly distancing yourself from that person. I am not saying cut them out of your life completely. I’m just saying you should be aware that they may not be the first person you want to run to when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed with your pregnancy.
It has taken me a year to realize that I was internalizing negative statements from some family members and it unnecessarily primed me to be negative and approach life with triplets in a more defensive position. In other words, I was approaching everything as if the worst case scenario was going to happen at each turn. I regret that defensive stance because life with triplets has been much more amazing than I ever imagined. I hope you can be spared from the same mistakes I made. Please try and stick close to friends and family who will tell you over and over again that you can do this and it’s going to be amazing. They are right!