Woman pregnant with triplets shares bare baby bump progression pics

It’s pretty crowded in there! Maria Jorstad shared a jaw-dropping photo of her pregnancy journey with triplets  — and its quickly racked up nearly 18,000 likes on Instagram.

The bump progression photo series posted on Sunday, September 9, begins at week 12 and goes all the way to 34 weeks. “I’m glad we took these pictures, because this collage really shows the massive growth,” the Norway native wrote in her caption. “It’s strange to have ended up with such a big belly and it’s even stranger that it can stand out like that without me falling down!”

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Week to week with the triplets. ❤️ What a journey this has been! From the huge shock of learning there were three, to people’s reactions, the numerous scannings/checks and all the preparations and planning for this lifechanging event. Nothing like the ordinary. I’m glad we took these pictures, because this collage really shows the massive growth. It’s strange to have ended up with such a big belly and it’s even stranger that it can stand out like that without falling down! 😳😂 ⠀ #expectingtriplets #triplets #34weekspregnant #mybellyisbiggerthanyours
At 08.55, 08.56 and 08.57 today we welcomed our beautiful babies to the world. ❤️❤️❤️ ⠀ ⠀ Iben - 1850 g, 48 cm Filip - 2070 g, 48 cm Agnes - 2335 g, 47 cm ⠀ Everything went really well, and we are so happy and relieved.
35 weeks! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 And the last belly picture! 😁 In two days we’ll finally meet our babies, and I wont have to drag around this 20 kg bump anymore. 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼 We are SO ready for the next chapter! This last week I’ve gotten a lot of new followers from all around the world, and I just want to thank you for all the love, cheering and nice words I’ve received! 💕 WOW! It’s totally overwhelming and very much appreciated. 💐 ⠀ #expectingtriplets #triplets #35weekspregnant
33 + 4 weeks with the triplets. 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼 A little video to show how big my belly is now. 😳😂 ⠀ #expectingtriplets #33weekspregnant #triplets ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏼 This video is managed by UNILAD, for any requests, please contact licensing@unilad.co.uk ⠀ ⠀
34 weeks! ❤️❤️❤️ Today I’ve felt pretty good, and we are excited to have reached another milestone. In the beginning we feared that I would have to be hospitalized or put to bed rest towards the end, so we are very happy that I’ve made it this far without any serious complications. 💪🏼 Hope my body will keep up the good work for the next 8 days! 🤞🏼 ⠀ ⠀ #expectingtriplets #34weekspregnant #triplets #pregnant
Scanning at the hospital again yesterday, and they had grown a lot in the last two weeks! 😄 200+ grams each, which is really good for triplets at this stage. Nothing to report about my condition, so everything is on track for delivery in 20 days. Let’s keep it that way! 🤞🏼 ⠀ #expectingtriplets #32weekspregnant #triplets #pregnant
👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 ... Wait for it 😉 (19.08.2018) ⠀ #expectingtriplets #triplets #pregnant #movements
Me now, compared to when I was 29 weeks pregnant last time. 🙊😂 #expectingtriplets #29weekspregnant #triplethefun #triplets
Mikael enjoyed watching the animals, for about two minutes... 😂 Trying to squeeze in fun summer activities for our little explorer, and enjoying our last weeks as a family of 3. 👪 #expectingtriplets #pregnant #triplets #smilinggoat #thecalmbeforethestorm
Didn’t know that THIS is how I look from above! Hahaha! 😂 Like a stranded whale. 🐳 #lol #expectingtriplets #triplets #pregnant
A small picnic, or actually it was just me needing to lie down for a few minutes. 😜 It looks like I’m not pregnant on the first picture! Picture number two clearly shows though. 😂 #expectingtriplets #triplets #pregnant #meandmyfirstborn
24 weeks! 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼 It’s our first milestone; this is the week when it is thought that a baby stands a chance of survival if born. ❤️❤️❤️ #expectingtriplets #triplets #trillinger #24weekspregnant #pregnant
Like mother, like son 😂 #expectingtriplets #triplets #pregnant #trillinger #adayatthebeach
A day in beautiful Dragør ☀️🌾 #triplets #expectingtriplets #trillinger #pregnant
14 weeks. 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼 Big belly compared to same week last time! #triplets #tripletsofinstagram #tripletsmom #expectingtriplets
It’s a girl! It’s a girl! It’s a boy! 😍😍😍 So so happy that we are having two girls and a boy. 💕 Perfect. #triplets #trillinger #ultrasound

Jorstad and her husband, Anders, conceived without any medical intervention — and both were stunned when an ultrasound revealed three beating hearts. “We had never even thought about the possibility of triplets, so it was a really surreal moment,” she told HuffPost UK on Sunday. “I started crying immediately thinking about everything at once, while Anders’ first thoughts were about getting a bigger apartment and car.”

The couple, who were introduced via Tinder four years ago, are also parents of son Mikael, 2.

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Banks Violet Bair❤️ this little bit has fully stolen our hearts! She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic ✨
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In August, an uncomfortable Jorstad admitted she was ready to meet the newest members of her family. “I’m reaching my limits now, and counting the days until delivery. The babies are kicking hard and moving around all day and night, to great discomfort,” she wrote on Instagram. “And my belly feels so full and stretched; I literally have to lift it with my hand to be able to turn over in bed.”

Hopefully, Jorstad feels some relief soon. She’s due to welcome two girls and one boy via C-section on Wednesday, September 12.

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Thanks to SNL’s breakout star, this nickname for Aiden or Adele has class, sass and serious staying power.


Whether you’re channeling the classic (Chanel), the modern (Pixar’s latest blockbuster) or the Cox-Arquette, this one (a derivation of "cocoa") has good taste on lock.


Just like its sister names Lulu, Mimi and Lula—this super-stylish mini moniker is simply irresistible.


Meaning “sea” in Hawaiian and “forgiveness” in Japanese, this unisex name was among the top 100 U.S. baby names last year and is up 11 points since 2016, according BabyCenter.


Safer than Jagger, fresher than Jaden, the fifth most popular name of 2017, meaning “bringer of treasure,” continues to “rocket up the U.S. ranks,” according to Nameberry.


The Today host could use a hug, and possibly your child named in her honor. And since this is the 40th most popular girl’s name in the U.S., it’s both unique and uniquely recognizable.


Leave it to Molly Sims to make an eternally cool yet utterly refreshing choice.


Conjuring classic denim and the children of both Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the 29th most popular name of 2017 is steadily climbing the charts.


In Celtic it means a pledge, or a promise. In 2018 it means deserving of an Oscar—and a Pulitzer.


Of Irish origin meaning “wise,” it works for both boys and girls, as either a first or a middle name. Pretty smart indeed.


While Patrick Swayze’s Point Break surfer will always be the original Bodhi to us, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder made waves when they gave this increasingly popular name to their baby daughter.


Attention-grabbing and presidential, experts predict it will become one of the top five most popular baby names next year—for girls.


Predicted by some to be the number one name for boys in 2018, it didn’t even crack the top 100 last year.



Ever since Rachel Bilson named her daughter Briar Rose, and Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz gave their son the middle name Mowgli, Disney names have been fair game. The experts at BabyGaga predict Sleeping Beauty’s given name—already the eighth most popular of 2017—will be a sleeper hit again next year.


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