A Virginia mom got her miracle family when she gave birth to three healthy babies, despite being told during her pregnancy that she’d have to abort one of the triplets to give the other two a chance at life.
Rockwell, Cali and Elli are now six months old, and their parents Christy and Ryan Beck of Richmond are settling into their new, hectic routine.
“It’s just been so amazing. Just looking at them every day and their sweet little smiles and, you know, they’re starting to roll over,” Christy told InsideEdition.com. “They’re definitely coming into their own personalities. It’s fun to watch them together.”
But thinking about children has not always been so positive for Beck.
They started trying to conceive about three years ago, and when natural methods were not successful, they began seeing doctors and specialists before beginning IVF treatments.
“It was just so hard going through the process you know from the beginning, thinking every single little sign was a pregnancy sign when it wasn’t,” Christy explained.
The couple ended up taking out a $30,000 loan to pay for their second round of IVF. Insurance covered only part of the cost, and including medication and “thousands” of pregnancy tests, the Becks said they ended up paying $50,000 out of pocket.
“It was worth it to me to take that gamble because that’s how badly I wanted children,” Christy explained. “I just wanted to do everything in my power to make it happen.”
Their investment paid off when, weeks later, Christy found out she was pregnant.
“They scanned me and were like, ‘Congratulations, you have twins,’” she recalled. “I didn’t hear a word the doctor said from that minute on. I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is unreal.’”
Christy ended up having a complicated pregnancy. Her medication gave her a bad reaction, she battled high fevers, and doctors soon discovered one of the embryos actually split up to become twins.
When they found out Christy was actually carrying three babies, doctors advised her to terminate one of the babies, saying the twins sharing a placenta had a very low chance of survival. Worse, they could harm the other baby.
But the couple refused, and decided instead to take their chances bringing all three babies to term.
“I was on bedrest since 20 weeks,” Christy said. “They literally didn’t want me to do laundry or do the dishes or anything.”
The slower pace paid off, and at 32 weeks, Christy gave birth via cesarean section.
“My baby boy came out first, and I heard him cry and that’s when I lost it,” she said. “I just wanted everyone to come out healthy with no complications, and they did. What a blessing, what a wonderful day.”
The triplets spent the first two months of their lives in the NICU before going home to their parents — on Mother’s Day.
Since then, all three babies have been hitting their milestones and given clean bills of health.
To support the Becks, visit their GoFundMe page.