Mommy Blogger of Triplets, Desiree Fortin, Says ‘Goodbye’ to her Days Before Becoming a Mom
Desiree Fortin is a mother of two-year-old triplets. This mom has her hands full three times over but wouldn’t go back in time if she had the choice. Diapers, dirty minivan, and mommy’s brain are now this bloggers new normal.
The 32-year-old Encinitas, California mama uses a letter board to spell out all the different aspects of her life that have changed and does it with wit and humor. Desiree and her husband Ryan welcomed their triplets Charlize, Sawyer, and Jax in August 2015 and are often pictured in her posts.
A few ‘RIP’ posts include saying goodbye to long relaxing bubble baths, working out at the gym, running a quick errand, and long walks through every aisle at Target to name a few.
Desiree spoke to Us Weekly and got real about her triplets admitting, “The trio has certainly taken over. I have found moldy banana peels, all kinds of snacks, dirty diapers, underwear, a bag of moldy bread and a peacock feather all safely stored in my van.”
Before I was a Mom: "I'm never going to let my kids eat in my car." Then I became a Mom. 😂 I'm embarrassed to admit that I have found all kinds of treasures in my forever dirty minivan: dirty diapers, banana peels, endless snacks, clothes, empty Advil containers, money (perk), one shoe, underwear, peacock feather (a single peacock feather), you name it. RIP Mom Truth Series: RIP Clean Car😭 #ripmomtruths
Fortin and her husband struggled for three years trying to conceive naturally before turning to IVF. And even though she loves her title of mother she does yearn for the occasional ‘romantic dinner,’ and being able to ‘poop alone.’
Desiree also is frank with her social media followers on her postpartum body she’s acquired since giving birth to three babies at once.
In a beautiful dedication to her C-section scar, the blogger encourages other women to honor their own. Desiree puts her scar proudly on display and writes an eloquently written passage.
When I found out I was pregnant with triplets I knew I would likely have a cesarean and I was perfectly okay with that. It didn’t matter how I was going to become a Mother, I was finally going to be one. And I think that’s what we should be celebrating: Motherhood. A csection doesn’t make you any aless of a mother. And all births are a representation of the truly undeniable love for our children. My infertility, my broken womb, and the pain of being childless changed the day I delivered my triplets. That 3 inch scar across my bikini line is not one of disappointment and failure. It’s not one that I am ashamed of. It is a scar that tells a story. A story that portrays hope. It is a scar that shows the power and strength it took my petite body to carry three 5 pound babies, at one time. It is a reminder that I could have died after the complications following my c-section but instead God gave me life. It is a scar that I will always choose to love and embrace because it was my path to bring my babies into this world. It isn’t just my 3 inch scar that was left behind from my triplet pregnancy. My body is covered in “scars,” hope wounds as I call them. My hope wounds represent strength, hope, and the ability to overcome. They show how strong the female body is and how truly remarkable it is to be able to carry life in your womb. I won’t take that for granted. My hope wounds aren’t just scars, they are my story and I find beauty in them. I hope you can to. • • #celebrating_my_postpartum #triplets #postpartum #postpartumbody #birthwithoutfear #takebackpostpartum #momswithcameras #ig_motherhood #pregnancy #pregnant #pregnantwithtriplets #twinsandmultiples #miraclesandmesses #miracle #thebump #postpartumdepression #postpartumfitness #healthypregnancy #teammotherly #momlife #surgery #awareness #infertility #hope #teamself #motherhoodthroughinstagram #inspire #empoweredbirthproject
Desiree Fortin refers to her wounds as ‘hope wounds,’ and goes on to say about them, ‘My hope wounds represent strength, hope, and the ability to overcome. They show how strong the female body is and how truly remarkable it is to be able to carry life in a womb. I won’t take that for granted. My hope wounds aren’t just scars, they are my story and I find beauty in them. I hope you can too.”