Tallahassee family welcomes extra big bundle of joy
March 13, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- One Tallahassee family is in for a handful. The Walkers welcomed triplet girls this past Friday.
"I look down at their little faces and I can't believe it," said first time father Bo Walker.
Bo and Megan are high school sweethearts, but their journey to welcoming their extra big bundle of joy has not been easy.
"We had been trying for two and a half years," Megan said.
The couple tried just about everything and suffered through a pregnancy that didn't come to term.
"When I got the call that she was pregnant, I was shaking," Bo said.
A few weeks later, that surprise multiplied.
"We went back a week or two later and they were like, 'oh, there's a third baby in here,' and I was like, 'we're having triplets?'" Megan said. "I looked at him and said, 'are you okay?'"
The girls arrived last Friday.
"I hardly ever cry but in the last five days, I've cried more than my whole life," Bo said.
Kensley Hope, Riley Lynn and Ellie Grace are doing great.
The smallest was born at three pounds, nine ounces. The biggest was four pounds, seven ounces. The girls are doing well while they gain weight in the NICU.
"I'm overwhelmed with joy and happiness," Megan said.
Mom and dad have been sent home empty handed but are making plans for the girls' arrival home.
"We're thinking about getting a big white board and having a command center and our family and friends will all come over to help so we can go sleep," Bo said.
They have a planned system to tell each girl apart by dressing them in designated colors.
Their church donated 12,000 wipes and 6,000 diapers. It is a collection that will only last them a few months.
Dad has the car seats ready to go. Mom is grateful for it all.
"It was a long road to get here," Megan said. "Now that they're here, it feels crazy and not real but seeing them and holding them makes the whole journey worth it."
The girls should be heading home within a few weeks. Bo has started an Instagram page so people can follow their journey. To keep up with the girls,