"Whaaa? How many babies am I having?"
AS CHELSEY Goulter lay on the bed, she could hear the sonographers looking at her ultrasound counting, "One, two... "
"How many babies am I having?" she asked.
"How many do you want?" they replied.
At 39, the Maleny mother of two has learned she is expecting triplets.
"I bounced out of there saying, 'Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God.' I'm squeezing everybody," she said.
Although the three babies have brought Chelsey incredible joy, they also bring equally big challenges.
She is preparing to welcome them into the world as a single mother after ending what she described as an "on and off" relationship with her partner a few weeks ago.
The pregnancy also comes as Chelsey was in the process or relaunching her cleaning business, Cleaners of Distinction, formerly Home on the Range Cleaning.
Chelsey, who is nearly eight weeks into the pregnancy, admitted she considered termination, unsure of how she would be able to provide for triplets.
But she said she could not go ahead with it.
"Every time I thought about abortion I became a train wreck, but as soon as I thought about the babies, I felt inner peace," she said
"Having sat there and thought about it, I know that this pregnancy is blessed."
Chelsey's older daughter Charlotte, 20, thought her mother was joking when she heard the news.
"She said, 'Mum, that's not funny'," Chelsey said.
Charlotte's younger sister, Crystal, was present for the scan which revealed triplets.
At nearly eight weeks' pregnant, Chelsey is feeling well apart from a morning sickness of "pure evil" which she has managed to combat with pressure-point bangles.
For the time-being, she is trying to eat well and get organised, which looking for a larger home of five or six bedrooms to rent with a friend who has offered support when the babies arrive (they are due in October).
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