The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it’s carry three mini humans within it.
A Norwegian mum-to-be, who is expecting triplets, has been wowing the world by keeping an online photo diary of her bump, which just keeps growing and growing.
The woman, known only as Maria, has gained more than 63,000 followers for detailing her journey via the Instagram account @triplets_of_copenhagen.
In her latest post, Maria said she’s looking forward to welcoming the little ones to her life after her planned caesarean on 12 September. “In two days we’ll finally meet our babies and I wont have to drag around this 20kg bump anymore,” she wrote. “We are so ready for the next chapter!”
Maria and her Danish husband already have a two-year-old son, but on Instagram she revealed she’s expecting two girls and a boy this time around.
In one fascinating post she detailed how her body has changed from week 12 to week 34 of pregnancy.
“What a journey this has been,” she captioned the images. “From the huge shock of learning there were three, to people’s reactions, the numerous scannings/checks [sic] and all the preparations and planning for this life-changing event. Nothing like the ordinary.”
She added that she’s surprised she can stand without falling down – as are we.
Carrying triplets has been tough and Maria said she’s experienced itchy and stinging skin on her stomach, bad sleep, sore gums and “emotional breakdowns over the smallest things”.
Back in August the mum-to-be admitted she was at the end of her tether, writing: “I’m reaching my limits now, and counting the days until delivery. The babies are kicking hard and moving around all day and night, to great discomfort. And my belly feels so full and stretched; I literally have to lift it with my hands to be able to turn over in bed.
“But I still want them to cook for another 16 days, so I try to move as little as possible and occupy myself by binging TV series during the day time.”