Genevieve “Genna” Knox was shocked when she conceived easily at 39. But the surprises didn’t end there. Her singleton pregnancy ended up being triplets.
The first twist came at her 20-week pregnancy scan, when the ultrasound technician suddenly grew quiet.
“She’s like, ‘Wait, you’re having twins?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m not,’” Knox said. “Then I looked up and I could see clear as day that there were two babies.”
Nine weeks later, the Knoxes decided to get keepsake four-dimensional ultrasounds in a non-medical setting. It wasn’t for diagnostic purposes — they just wanted some detailed photographs to show their families.
Knox recalls how the sonographer kept moving the wand across her belly. It went on for so long that she started to grow uneasy.
“Finally he goes, ‘How far along were you when you found out you were having twins?’ And I said, ‘Oh, gosh you’re not going to believe it,’ and then I told him what happened at the 20-week scan,” Knox says.
That’s when the sonographer announced that Knox was pregnant with triplets.
“I barely remember anything else about the moment. I was in total shock,” she says.
Knox gave birth to daughters, Kaylee, Lily, and Cecilia, at 33 weeks gestation on March 21, 2019. The sisters spent a few weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but are now in preschool and thriving.