I had the great honor and pleasure of attending an out of town baby shower over the week-end. Our own Marion Franke has TRIPLET grandchildren. First let me say, WOW! I can't even imagine 3 brand new babies needing diapers, feeding, rocking, etc., etc., all at one time. Let me give you a little back story on these babies. First the Momma & Poppa thought they would not have babies of their own after going all possible routes, so they adopted a toddler from Russia. This was quite a long and arduous affair. But Christina arrived shortly after Christmas last year; a beautiful healthy 2 year girl. Well, Momma & Poppa had some frozen whatevers left over from previous attempts, so they decided what the heck. Low and behold they were pregnant with multiples. As with all multiple pregnancies we were not sure how things would progress. Well with a lot of medical attention, months of bed rest and many, many prayers the triplets were born September 3rd, with an original due date of November 4th. After a few scares, they are all healthy, happy, beautiful babies. They were at the shower as was their sister, now 3 years old, Tina.
I don't know about you, but I have never been around triplets, lots of twins, but never triplets. Well, let me tell you, it will take your breath away just observing all the hubbub that accompanies any baby, much less three, count them 3 babies! There are 2 girls; Heather and Delaney and one boy; Jay Bruce (named for his Grandpa). Momma somehow seems to remain calm in the midst of everything and was gracious to all her guests. Obviously with 3, there was 3 of everything plus lots of diapers as gifts. I'm not sure how she will fit all the gifts as well as the babies into her home.
Back to the shower. Everything was absolutely perfect. The food was awesome (Weight Watchers was taking a break) and Marion's out-of-town friends could not have been any nicer. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon among friends, family, and those beautiful babies. The champagne was pretty good too.
Article by: Carol Hawkins