When I was allowed in the operating room, I noticed the sheer number of medical professionals in the room. Each of our triplets had his own doctor and our surrogate had her own doctor and there were at least two nurses for each doctor and an anesthesiologist for our surrogate. It is amazing how many people were there to help our babies enter the world. I held our surrogate’s hand while the anesthesia was given. She was anxious but excited.
The anesthesiologist gave me a tutorial on how to film the birth. I had no idea that I would be allowed to film it and had brought the camera for after the birth. The video has some bouncing around due to my lack of videography skills, but, I was able to capture the birth of the boys and their first several minutes of life. In this way, the whole family could see the birth because I could angle the camera over the sheet allowing us to bear witness to this magical event.
Here is part of the video of the boys’ birth. It shows each baby as he emerges and gives a glimpse of the wonderful doctors and nurses.