Bill and Sarah Imbierowicz, parents to four young boys, were keen on the idea of having a girl, perhaps to provide a bit of balance to their home. But the Indiana couple got more than they bargained for when they discovered that Sarah was pregnant with triplets — for the second time in just over a year.
Prior to the birth of their three girls, Bill and Sarah were parents to toddler Will and infant triplets Tommy, Sammy, and Drew. In January of 2014, Sarah gave birth to Katie, Emmie, and Meggie, reports RTV6 Indianapolis. The parents surely have their hands full, but they’ve had the help of family, friends, and neighbors.
“I would be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn’t a little overwhelmed,” Sarah told ABC News.
All seven of the couple’s children are a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sarah struggled with fertility issues before having Will. During IVF, eggs are taken from the mother’s ovaries and fertilized in a lab. Then the fertilized eggs are transferred into the uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The couple told ABC News that they transferred three embryos into Sarah’s uterus when they tried for their first child. Out came Will. Then, when they wanted to give their boy a sibling, they transferred another three embryos. Out came the first set of triplets. When aiming for a girl, they transferred two embryos and once again wound up with triplets.
“Most of time when you transfer two embryos and get pregnancies it’s because one embryo split and you end up with identical twins,” explained fertility specialist Dr. James Goldfarb of UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bill and Sarah recently celebrated the second birthday of their three daughters. Though their hands may be full, one glance at mom’s Facebook page shows that they’re having a blast.