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Is it Good Things or Bad Things that Come in Threes?
I remember always hearing that things come in threes. Some peeople believe GOOD things come in threes. Some people believe that BAD things come in threes. Certainly if you look hard enough you can find enough things that can be lumped into multiples of threes, both good and bad. Certainly I can think of a lot of good things that come in threes... Larry, Curly & Moe. The Three Tenors. Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll (okay, just kidding).

While I admit that there are plenty of good things that don't come in threes and that it's a construct we create for ourselves when we say things happen in threes... I sure do hope that good things do, in fact, come in threes. Read more...Collapse )
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cellio From: cellio Date: May 4th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, congrats!

The only question on your FAQ that had occurred to me was "when?". Actually, I didn't previously know enough to even anticipate some of those questions...

Don't let B fool you; it might just be waiting for A and C to knock each other out before initiating world conquest. :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes! See, B is the smart, strategic one! Just like ME!

Some of those questions aren't so much FAQs as they are questions that naturally arise from a couple of the others. By far the two most popular questions, in this order, are "Was it natural?" and "When are you due?"... I hate focusing on due dates, even with singletons, because they're really due "ranges" and people get all worked up about the specific date... but with multiples, my actual due date is so irrelevant, it's not funny!
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: May 4th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I have already said B'sha'ah Tovah, but I will mos.def. say it again - B'Sha'ah Tovah. And sorry if I was nosey with uncalledfor questions when you told me :-\
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)
you were not nosy. For the most part I don't mind the questions. What I mind is the implication of irresponsibility on my part. I also mind when people who don't already know our history of fertility issues ask me if this was "natural". Coworkers, for example, have no business asking that question. Acquaintences in shul for SURE have no business asking that question because that's ICKY.
kmelion From: kmelion Date: May 4th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Even though I knew, since I'm part of your fertility filter, I'm in tears of happiness reading this.

b'Shaah Tova three times over. May you and your family have only nachas and simchas from here on in... out?
zachkessin From: zachkessin Date: May 4th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
B'Shaah Tova
B'Shaah Tova
B'Shaah Tova

(I wonder does happyness in this case increase linearly with number of kids, or say quadradicly, in which case I should write it 9 times!)

bookworm1212 From: bookworm1212 Date: May 4th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Again, b'shaah tova b'shaah tova b'shaah tova!!

I like the idea of being your designated smacker. If ever hannahsarah is not available, I volunteer to smack (verbally or otherwise) people who venture their noses where it does not belong.

Also, I had a job opportunity come up last week that would maybe have been a good fit for you, but figured you weren't looking to switch jobs at the current time. Feel free to email me if I was wrong :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
You are quite correct... it's probably not the time to be changing jobs, considering I'll need my company to pay disability pay and benefits and all that while I'm on bed rest!

I stopped looking for a new job for two reasons: 1. things with my company vastly improved starting in early February and 2. I got pregnant in mid-to-late-February.
mindycl From: mindycl Date: May 4th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
its so cute seeing everyone else's reactions to this :). Kind of the same way I reacted when I found out. I'm still in shock :)!
zis770 From: zis770 Date: May 4th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I know the feeling [: I was just saying this morning, how is Esther Chaya doing?? when you don't post I get nervous!

You're FAQ is very nice. And expect to get way more of people asking you #1, bezras Hashem in a guta shaah, IY"H!

lizziebennet From: lizziebennet Date: May 4th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you won't mind my commenting. I don't think you know me... I'm on Mindy's friendslist and found you awhile ago through her--I love reading your recipes, and like your writing in general.

Anyway, congratulations (if that is an okay thing to say, before the babies are born, Jewishly?)!! I am so pleased for you, and just wanted to say so. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind you commenting at all. Thank you for the compliments... I haven't been posting much lately because: 1. I'm so darned exhausted with the whole triplet thing and 2. It's hard to write about my life leaving out little details like "oh yeah, and I'm pregnant with triplets..."

:)

Totally fine to say congratulations. The phrase many Jewish people use is "b'shaah tova" which means something like "in a good time" meaning that while not counting your chickens, so to speak, the good news should occur in the right time when God wills it. (Jews are very superstitious about a lot of things, especially babies)
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: May 4th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
all i can say is that you and seth are already the best parents for julian. 3 more is ridiculous and amaazing and fabulous. i wish you all only HEALTH and happiness and everything else falls into place somehow even though it is extremely crazy sexy cool.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
One way or another it WILL all fall into place. In the meantime, it's a bit overwhelming, but we are excited.
osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: May 4th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wheel of Kohelet, Turn Turn Turn ; Tell Us the Lesson The We Must Learn . . .

but as osewalrus noted to his brother and sister-in-law yesterday, I'm not hiding it so well.

"for a bird of the sky shall carry thy voice; the winged ones shall tell thy words." Eccl. 10:20

And of course: "Two are better than one, but a three-fold (umbilical) chord shall not be easily broken." :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wheel of Kohelet, Turn Turn Turn ; Tell Us the Lesson The We Must Learn . . .

Heh heh. It wasn't news to me, by the way, that I'm, uh, looking pregnant. It was just fun to tease you. Anywhozit, the news had spread pretty quickly despite my best efforts, so we gave up not telling people maybe a week and a half ago. I just didn't want to post on LJ until yesterday's scan.
From: have_inner_lady Date: May 4th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The little parasites are all growing perfectly. They all have strong heartbeats.

There is singing all through me at this good news!

So, you're on bedrest already? When do you want a visitor?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not on bed rest yet. Probably will be in June (though I certainly never turn down visitors. :) I'm hoping to keep working through mid-June, but I'm going to have to play it a little by ear.
From: cecerose Date: May 4th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mazel Tov! and Congratulations!

Good things come in whatever number or multiples they want to. In your case, "three". Baruch Hashem!

I believe that things happen for a reason. You've chosen to take the pregnancy to term -- for the right reasons. There's no need to explain your choices to us. It's a very personal decision.

Look at this way -- you'll get all your childbearing over in one fell swoop -- I'm so excited for you! and Seth! and the munchkin! Think of the tax breaks! (Just kidding.)

Good G-d. What does your mother and MIL think?

//THUD
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mazel Tov! and Congratulations!

I think my mother is excited. I know she's overwhelmed. :) My MIL is excited. Shocker. :)

(And don't think we didn't think about those tax breaks!)

Thanks for your supportive words. We're excited, overwhelmed, joyful, ecstatitic and terrified all at once. :)
real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: May 4th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Baruch Hashem! What wonderful news! I've been praying so hard for you! May your pregnancy be sweet, full of beautiful moments, and as delightful as you are.

I don't believe you owe anyone an explanation for the choices you and Seth have made. They are deeply personal and I trust that Hashem guides our hearts in the right direction always.

This is amazing news - simply the best!

B'sha'ah tovah!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much. Most people are incredibly supportive and few question our choices on a moral or ethical level, but it does come up. Some people don't realize when they're asking something less than appropriately either. And that's okay. I'm cool with that.
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: May 4th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa! Congratulations!!! Aaaaaaaaa! I think the last time I was this excited... well, I can't remember the last time I was this excited. What a tremendous blessing for the three of you (the "you, Seth and Julian three", that is). And for the "impending three"--they will be blessed to have such wonderful parents and a thoughtful big brother.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Blessing definitely wasn't my first thought, but we're getting there. :) We're pretty excited. I'm starting to actually believe there might be actual babies in September. THREE of them!
mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: May 4th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
B'sha tova!

That is such wonderful news! Just take care of yourself and them and...oh, my goodness! Yes!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Yes, it's wonderful news, though I admit to not having felt that way at first.
mortuus From: mortuus Date: May 4th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy triplets, Batman!! Squee!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! It's completely weird!!
ailsaek From: ailsaek Date: May 4th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow oh wow oh wow oh wow! I knew I missed some posts yesterday, but *glip* I am so happy for you and worried for you and happy for you and worried for you. (The worry having nothing to do with how many babies there are. I worry about all pregnancies, just cos.) I shall add you & your family to my davening.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 4th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's what you get for skimming! Just kidding. We're happy and worried, too. I/we appreciate the tefilos.
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