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Couple With Triplets Now Expecting Twins

Woman pregnant with twins after having triplets
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Getting the news that you're having triplets is pretty big news for any couple—particularly when they've been conceived naturally. But for Megan Haggerty and Clyde Bodge, nothing beats their latest surprise: They're following up, just one year later, with twins!

And if the thought of all those diapers isn't making our head spin already, consider this: the couple also has a 2-year-old daughter, Charlotte, in addition to year-old triplets Clyde, Matthew and Thomas ... and that's not even counting Haggerty's three girls from a previous marriage, who all fall between the ages of 6 and 10. (Are you losing count yet? We sure are.)

As a result, the 30-year-old West Virginia mom says her latest pregnancy news has been a bit of a shock, to put it mildly. But that doesn't mean she's not super psyched about it.

"I didn’t really expect to be getting that kind of news again," Haggerty recently told Yahoo Parenting. "But I was also like, I’ve got triplets—twins will be a breeze!”

The soon-to-be mom of NINE says she's lucky to have a huge helping hand in her fiancé, Clyde, who's already well-versed in the arts of swaddling and diaper changing, thanks to his time as a stay-at-home dad to their other children. Still, that doesn't mean they aren't straining under the pressure. As Bodge shared with Yahoo, he's been out of work since last February, when he was laid off as a heating and air-conditioning technician.

But no matter—these babies are a blessing, he says.

"Honestly, I’m excited. I love kids," said Bodge.

If you're wondering what's with all the multiples, Haggerty shared that while she's never used fertility drugs herself, both her family and Bodge's have a long history of twins, triplets and more. Haggerty's grandmother had twins, while her mom's cousin had triplets; and on Bodge's side, there are several sets of twins that have been born, along with quadruplets delivered by his great-grandmother. So you might say it was pretty much in the cards for this couple to have a large brood.

"Of course, that conversation wasn’t had until I was already pregnant with triplets," Haggerty noted, through laughs. But even still, she's not all that surprised. "Knowing my track record, I had a feeling," she admitted.

The twins are expected to arrive next July. Until then, we sure hope they're perfecting their one-handed bottle-feedings and 30-seconds-or-less diaper changes, if they haven't already.

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