- A woman in Oslo, Norway and her fiance were overjoyed when they found out they were expecting. But the excitement turned into fear upon discovery that they are having triplets.
- Judit Minda said her worries faded quickly as she remembers how wonderful her childhood experience was as a triplet herself.
- When a medical condition complicated her pregnancy, doctors suggested to remove one fetus, but the couple refused and now, they are raising three lovely babies.
Judit Minda, 31, of Oslo, Norway, was very excited to get pregnant. She and her fiance, Glenn Undheim, wanted children, but having triplets was never a part of plan.
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Week 34 (gestational age) Yes, still pregnant! 🤷🏼♀️👌🏻💙💖💙 . Had a new scan today and we got some good news! . Baby A 💙 was having fun chewing on his fingers while he was busy practicing his breathing motions. The steroid shots I got last weekend still have a positive effect on the blood flow in Baby B’s💖 and Baby C’s💙 umbilical cord which means that despite their very little weight gain since the end of December they do not need to come out today. . 👩⚕️The doctor explained that gestational age can be a little more than the actual age of a fetus. In my case the babies’s age -determined by ultrasound- is 33+3 days today. She told us that although my body is seemingly getting very exhausted she wishes to keep the babies in until at least 34+0weeks. . I am very ashamed to admit but I had a bigger melt down after the scan… Ever since the scan with negative results last Tuesday I have not been able to sleep, I am worried that something may happen while I am asleep. I have prepared myself for being ‘operated on’ today and now I feel that something I am really afraid of is hanging over me again, my throat infection isn’t getting better, I get more swollen by the day, walking has become very painful and I have nothing to wear anymore as my very last pair of pants that I manage to pull up is now too covered in gel that was used for the ctg… I might seem like someone who is not greatful for the work her body is doing but I promise it is not the case!!! So I am really ashamed for my moment(s) of weakness, the fussing and being selfish today 😔😞! . 💊I was told that sleeplessness over longer period, being pregnant and fighting a flu and other infections at the same time is way too much on the body so the doctors convinced me to take a ‘sleeping cocktail’ tonight to get some sleep and get better sooner 😷😴🍹. . 🚫No date for the c-section yet. I’ll have to stay in the hospital for the rest of the pregnancy. The babies will be scanned with ctg daily and if the results will be fine then there will be a new ultrasound scan on Monday. . . . #stillpregnant #csection #keisersnitt #pregnancyupdate #mybody #week34 #uke34 #expectingtriplets #tantrum #trillinger
“I had thousands of thoughts,” Judit told TODAY Parents. “I wanted them all, but I did not want three children at the same time. I thought about all the complications that could occur (with) a triplet pregnancy and I felt extremely scared and confused.”
Glenn was scared too.
“I did not dare to look at Glenn so I never got to see his facial expression but I felt that he got frozen, panicked and shocked,” Judit recalled. “Once we got out of the doctor’s room he could barely speak, mainly because he had never seen me crying like that.”
The couple had a lot of worries about raising triplets. But then Judit recalled how wonderful her childhood was being a triplet.
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Us back in the 90s in Hungary by the lake Balaton. Our parents owned a summer house there and we spent many summers there with mum, dad, our cousins and good friends. Anyone loving beach holidays with their precious little ones? #triplets #tripletgirls #backinthe90s 👩🏻👩🏼👩🏼#throwback #tripletsofinstagram #oldtimes #lakebalaton #trillinger
“Being triplets was often the best, but sometimes it could get terrible too. We got compared all the time. We were not called on by our names — just referred to as the Mindas,” she explained. But for her, it was amazing to grow up with two best friends.
After getting over the shock, they had another challenge, Judit has tachycardia, making her heart weak. Doctors suggested to remove one fetus, but they refused.
“The first 20 weeks were really difficult. I was extremely nauseous all the time,” Judit said. “Throughout the entire pregnancy I struggled with high pulse and difficulty breathing.”
Despite being ill, her babies were growing healthy. That’s when Judit started the Instagram account, Triplets with Triplets, to get advice and support from other families with triplets too.
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❤🌏🌎🌍❗Hello World❗🌍🌎🌏❤ Thank you so much for cheering for us and for all the encouragment we have recieved in forms of very kind messages and thoughtful comments sent to our Mommy while she was carrying us. We are doing fine and we have already spent a lot of time cuddling with our parents and aunties. We need to grow, put on some weight, learn to control our pulse, learn to eat both from breast and bottle and keep ourselves on a suffiecient temperatur. 🤴🏼👸🏼🤴🏼 Much love💙💖💙, Filip Alexander, Amelia Helena and Henrik Mikael . On behalf of Judit and Glenn we would like to say thank you for all the support, love, encouragment, sweet messages, useful informations you shared with us. Thank you for cheering for these three little Miracles. Judit is still feverish and struggle with some post partum issues. She is in great hands, we have been visiting every day and Glenn is staying with her and the babies in the hospital. We want her to take her time to recover and focus on getting better. Until then we are running the account without her (with her permission of course😊😍🙈😁). Big hugs, Sofia and Szilvia 💖💖 . . . Thank you Trine-Lise @trlxphotography @trlx for taking our very first photos yesterday. (Annonse) . . . #triplets #trillinger #tripletsofoslo #postpartum #aunties #newfamily #henrik #amelia #filip #nicu #helloworld #nicemeetingyou #thankyou #mommy #daddy #aunties #pregnantwithtriplets #tripletsmom #sisters #siblings #identical #fraternal #ourbabies #tachycardia #sweetbabies #love #blessed
Judit started feeling better on her third trimester. And on Jan 29, she delivered Filip, Amelia and Henrik. Her mom assured her it’ll be easier when the babies turn 6 months. For now, Judit is glad to have her triplet sisters to help.
“They are absolutely in love with the little ones,” she said. “They feel like they have a special bond.”
Judit also noted things she disliked being a triplet. She knows, being a triplet herself, it has its advantages and disadvantages.