Most moms-to-be capture photos of their growing belly to document their pregnancy, but in the case of a woman pregnant with triplets, her photos were absolutely jaw dropping. Maria, of Copenhagen, Denmark has ramped up her followers on Instagram by sharing photos of her ever increasing baby bump. Maria and her husband Anders have a two year old son, Mikael, and are set to welcome two girls and a boy later this month.
Her Instagram handle is fitting: triplets_of_copenhagen.
Maria uses the social media platform to share weekly photos that are astounding, given how much growth her stomach has experienced during the pregnancy.
Maria said it’s “strange” to see her belly stick out so far “without falling down.” She explained, “What a journey this has been! From the huge shock of learning there were three, to people’s reactions, the numerous scannings/checks and all the preparations and planning for this life-changing event. Nothing like the ordinary.”
Maria added: “I’m glad we took these pictures, because this collage really shows the massive growth. It’s strange to have ended up with such a big belly and it’s even stranger that it can stand out like that without falling down.”
Maria and Anders met on Tinder four years ago and were married earlier this year. They wanted their son to have a baby brother or sister, but were surprised to discover they were expecting triplets without undergoing any fertility treatment.
The odds of conceiving triplets without any treatment is roughly one in 4,400, the Daily Mail reports.
Given the sudden growth in their family size, they had to trade in an SUV for a practical van to fit everyone and have been stocking up on gear and outfits for the new arrivals.
They also had to account for a challenging lack of space for all of the new baby items and their growing family, making creative use of their 860 sq. ft. Copenhagen apartment.
Maria’s candid discussion about the ups and downs of pregnancy have earned her plenty of fans on social media, as one person remarked on a recent post: “Wishing you quiet weeks and good luck with your babies” and another person shared: “This is awesome! God bless.”
Among those who weighed in with comments on the Daily Mail’s coverage of the Instagram account was one person who could relate, noting: “I was pregnant with twins for 37 weeks and five days. And let me tell you it was no picnic. I really feel for this lady, what she is doing is incredible and very hard. Congratulations to her and her husband on their new big family.”
Another person shared how triplets sounds overwhelming, noting: “Oh my I would die. I’ve had four kids, pretty close together and those night feeds! I’m sure you just cope, but you would have to be supper organized and really chilled. The crying can be horrendous. I hope family and friends help out. But oh my! So cool but so tough.”
One commenter remarked: “During my years as a midwife I always wanted to deliver multiples, never happened. Yet I had twins myself. Would have loved this lady as a patient. Good luck to you.”
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