Chloe and Rohan Dunstan already had three boys when they found out she was pregnant again. This was especially exciting as they were hoping to have a girl in the family.
- Evan, 3
- Otto, 2
- Felix, 1
Because her pregnancy was so different and her hormones were through the roof, she believed there was a real chance of her having a baby girl. However, when she went to the doctor to confirm her suspicions, she was told something very different
‘We went into the ultrasound and the tech started the scan. I was looking at the screen and I was pretty sure I could see two sacs,’ she wrote on her Facebook page. ‘After a little bit of scanning she finally said to us, ‘I’ll tell you what I can see. I see one baby over here and another baby over here, and there’s a third one here.’
The parents of three went from having a family of five to a family of eight. However, the doctor explained that the third baby, a girl, was being deprived of oxygen and nutrients, which meant Chloe needed to either deliver the babies early, at 28 weeks–putting all three babies at risk, or terminate the pregnancy of the girl.
‘I do remember briefly considering the alternative of letting her go so her brothers could continue to grow strong and healthy and have the best start in life,’ Chloe told Daily Mail Australia, but she and her husband decided against it.
However, the decision wasn’t easy. ‘I feel guilty for having the boys delivered when they were growing so well in the womb’ she said, ‘but Pearl [the baby girl] would have died if we didn’t deliver early, so I will never regret that.’
The day they were born, Henry weighed 1370 grams, Rufus 1200 grams and Pearl just 690 grams. The three of them needed blood transfusions and Pearl had abnormal blood flow in her heart, a pulmonary haemorrhage, and minor brain bleed.
Thankfully, after nine insane weeks in the hospital, the three babies were told they could go home. Of course Pearl is still on a lot of medication, but the future looks promising.
‘At this point I can’t say exactly what the future holds, but all three babies are strong and healthy with no known issues,’ Chloe told Daily Mail Australia.
Now that everyone is home, Rohan decided to take a few months off work to help his wife take care of their three newborns and their three other boys; Evan, 3, Otto, 2, and Felix, 1.
According to Daily Mail Australia, Henry now weighs 3.5 kilograms, Rufus 3 kilograms and Pearl 2 kilograms; and their bond seems to be growing stronger and stronger.
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