No one’s ever truly prepared to have kids, but one South Dakota mom was really not prepared. Dannette Giltz began experiencing cramps that she thought were related to kidney stones, and ended up giving birth to not one, not two, but three babies.
“I started getting pains. I figured it was kidney stones because I’ve went through them before,” Giltz told KOTA-TV. When Glitz and her husband Austin arrived at the hospital, doctors told them that Glitz was 34 weeks pregnant with twins. They soon realized that she was in labor, and discovered that there were in fact three babies. “It was quiet; we thought they were done,” Dannette said. “He’s over there, kind of like rocking, like, thinking of the names and then she’s like, ‘Well, we need another blanket’ and his reaction is like, ‘Excuse me? Put it back. No. I was told I have twins; I’m not doing triplets.’ She’s like, ‘No, there’s three babies in here; there’s triplets.’ “
Glitz underwent a C-section and welcomed a son, Blaze, and daughters Gypsy and Nikki, each weighing about four pounds. The Glitz’s already have a 10-year-old son and believed they were done having children, so were especially shocked at the birth of their triplets. “You don’t ever see triplets being conceived naturally, let alone going 34 weeks without knowing,” Dannette said. “So, everyone’s like, ‘I can’t believe it.’ I’m like ‘We’re still in shock, trust me, we know what you mean.’ Like, I go to the doctor’s thinking I’ll have surgery for kidney stones and end up going into labor with a C-section that night. It’s crazy.”
Within the course of four minutes, the Giltz's lives were changed forever.