Happiness is simple, just looking at the clear smiles of children, parents can bear all the hard work. This is a ʀᴀʀᴇ case of natural triplets without ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴠᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ in the world. Hopefully, the photo series will inspire and help parents who are raising young children, especially triplets, to feel more motivated and continue to work hard on the journey of taking care of babies, although it’s hard. This is also very sweet.
When Tom and Jackie Ochenkowski learned they were expecting, they were thrilled and looked forward to telling their daughter Brooke that she was going to be a big sister. But at her eight-week ultrasound appointment, Jackie found out they were getting a three-for-one deal. Connecticut photographer JoAnn Marrero said:” At that time, Tom had just started his new business, and they were busy building their new home. Jackie went to the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ for her eight-week sᴏɴᴏɢʀᴀᴍ by herself while Tom worked nonstop so they could be in their new home before the baby’s arrival. During the appointment, Jackie sensed something was unusual by the look on the ultrasound technician’s face. She was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ told her she was having spontaneous identical triplets, an ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟʏ ʀᴀʀᴇ ᴘʜᴇɴᴏᴍᴇɴᴏɴ”. At 25 weeks, due to the ʀɪsᴋ of 2 ᴀᴍɴɪᴏᴛɪᴄ sᴀᴄs but only 1 ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ, Jackie had to be ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟɪᴢᴇᴅ for observation under the care of a sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟɪsᴛ. On May 18, 2016 at 32 weeks, Jackie gave birth to her triplet daughters Aubrey, Bailey and Charlotte via C-section. Each baby weighed three pounds and went on to spend two to three months in the ⓃⒾⒸⓊ.
To record that difficult but happy time, Jackie’s has taken a set of sweet and heartwarming photos that make everyone wish and admire her happiness as a mother. Marrero said:” The hardest thing at that time was that Jackie had to leave her 2-year-old daughter Brooke at home. She missed her mother very much, but when visiting her mother, baby Brook was very sᴄᴀʀᴇᴅ because her mother was full of ᴡɪʀᴇs. In the end, she still understood and got used to it.” The babies went home within days and weeks of each other. Marrero photographed the moment Jackie held all three babies for the first time. She volunteered her services a year later to celebrate their first birthday. A few months later, she took more photos of Aubrey, Bailey and Charlotte.
The couple also expressed their happiness and gratitude to everyone who helped in the process of taking care of the babies. Many people have told the mother of four that she will have a hard time and can’t go anywhere because she has to take care of the babies, but Jackie has proven the opposite. She can still go out and always take the kids with her, even go anywhere. Jackie’s is especially proud of her husband because outside of work, her husband is always devoted to her taking care of the children. They even competed for the childcare part so that the mother and child could have some alone time. Now that the children are stronger, both can breathe a sigh of relief even though they still know that there are still many challenges and difficulties waiting ahead.