I'VE WON THE LOTTERY THREE TIMES OVER
Blue Mountains couple Christine and Douglas Kennedy had tried for a baby for eight years. But Christine suffered polycystic ovarian syndrome where cysts grow on the ovaries and hamper conception.
As a result they were years of miscarriages, tears and dashed dreams.
Then the couple turned to fertility treatment.
“I had an ovulation injection (to increase egg production) and instead of my body releasing one egg, it released three. Then we tried naturally that month.
“We had the first scan at seven weeks and after a while, the scanner said ‘let me double check but I think you’ve got three in there’. “We were shocked. My husband’s first words were ‘we’re going to need a bigger car, and a bigger house’ and then my mum burst into tears of happiness,” the 29-year-old said.
The Australia Post worker was put on modified duties but at 23 weeks, she was ordered off her feet and onto bed rest. The triplets arrived at 29 weeks, 11
weeks early and weighing just over one kilogram each. Onyx, Odin and Orion are non-identical bundles of joy who are now nine months old, and motherhood is everything Christine wished for — albeit a little full-on.
“It’s amazing, it’s something I have hoped for a long time and I didn’t think I’d get to be one. They make me smile every day, they are very cheeky little boys,” she said. “I feel like I have won the lottery and I feel so many people wished and hoped for us to have kids and their wishes were multiplied by three.”
The onesies say it all. Orion, Onyx and Odin. Below: Christine and Douglas Kennedy with their triplets.