"Triplets?!?" Follow the A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries series here

The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries series
The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries series

Mom and journalist Chantelle Whittles is sharing her pregnancy diary with Parent24: she and her husband, and their little boy, are expecting triplets!

As Chantelle's baby bump grows, she shares her journey with us: from budgeting to breastfeeding and beyond...

Follow her diary below as she reveals what to expect when expecting triplets:

'You are expecting triplets': The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #1

"...I really felt like I was the only member at a Trevor Noah show, and every joke was directed at me. Because how is this even possible?!"

If you are shocked like we are, read her second diary below as she reveals the news to her husband:

'Should they be born before 24 weeks, we're not sure the babies will make it': The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #2

"I too struggled as I just could not fathom how something so special was happening to us. I was scared to tell people that we're expecting triplets because it's a high-risk pregnancy and something no one close to me, or someone I personally know has ever experienced."

Making Nikolai understand the storm that's coming

'If it weren't for my husband and my mom I'm not sure how I would've survived': The A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #3

"His father also recently showed him a picture of triplets lying in their cot. His frank response, "Yoh pappa daai is baie babas." He's since said that he's happy with just one brother and sister."

An egg-stra special reveal!

The big gender reveal: A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #4

"I was nervous, not just because it was finally the BIG REVEAL, but also because it dawned on me that I had to become a professional golf player in two seconds". 

What does preparing for a three baby pregnancy look like?

'These three munchkins already have personalities of their own!': A-Bundlely-Blessed Diaries #5

'I can already picture our own little production line at home, feeding, burping and changing nappies. And of course, the bath routines and LOADS of laundry we’ll have to do".

Sleep, every pregnant mom's dilemma

'Peaceful sleep is already out the window!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #6

"And maybe this is just a taste of things to come (ha!)".

Who's who?

The baby naming struggle begins: A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #7

"What we will do though, is to let them wear their hospital ID wristbands just a little while longer at home, so that we can get used to who’s who".

Are you going to breastfeed? 

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #8

'I forget that there are three tiny human beings actually growing inside of me'

The new normal 

'This bump is fighting with the steering wheel': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #9

'What we know as our normal now, won't be normal for much longer.'

Blessed and Beautiful

'My Bohemian-themed baby shower': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #10

'God sure put some really special people in our lives''God sure put some really special people in our lives'

'They thought the nurse wanted to play hide and seek'

'Cute but weird at the same time': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #11

'They move frequently throughout the day and make fists/bumps against my tummy. It’s so cute to see, but also weird at the same time.'

Five weeks left until we meet our three precious babies! 

'Let the countdown begin!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #12

The excitement at home is building. I don't think anyone can sit still for too long, because things need to get done.

Thirty weeks in, four weeks left! It's almost D-day!

'Almost D-day! Eek!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #13

My preggy bump is getting bigger and heavier and walking up and down is not something I enjoy doing right now.  

3 weeks to go!

'3 more weeks to go!': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #14

It's my third week of maternity leave, and I've been keeping myself busy by packing our hospital bags.

We've made it to 8 months! Whoop whoop!

'The waiting game begins': A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #15

I'm so grateful to have made it this far in my pregnancy, especially without any major complications.

The goal has always been to get to 34 weeks

The countdown is down to single digits! A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries #16

It still feels so surreal knowing that soon we’ll finally meet our three little blessings.

Sign up to Parent24's newsletter to keep up with Chantelle's pregnancy diary and share in her pregnancy milestones, and stay up to date on Instagram: @ChantiWhittles

Read more about what to expect when you're expecting here: parent24.com/Pregnant

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