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This Gender Reveal Party Had a Wild Surprise!

Triplet gender reveal surprise
Let's all stop hosting gender reveal parties—because this one just won, hands down. (It's even better than the couple who revealed they were new parents to twins, not just one baby, after the delivery!)

When guests assembled for a party in honor of mom- and dad-to-be Desiree and Ryan Fortin, they knew it would be an extra special event. After all, the couple had said they were expecting twins!

That meant there were not one but two boxes filled with balloons in a to-be-revealed color. Guests wagered bets on whether it would be pink or blue orbs—or maybe both!—that would fly into the sky when the boxes were opened (per a widespread trend sweeping gender reveal parties).

After each of the two boxes was opened, blue balloons soared into the air, signaling two boys! How thrilling for all assembled, right? But it turned out that the biggest secret was yet to come.

A cohort in on the secret then brought out a third box—and that box revealed that the couple was actually expecting triplets... and that the third baby was a girl!

In a video capturing the special moments, (which has close to 2.2. million views to date!) dad Ryan says, "Well, that is awesome. I'm excited about two boys." And then, "What if I told you that you were all wrong? We're actually having triplets!"

The Fortins had struggled with infertility, a journey Desiree had been documenting on her blog. So after two attempts at IUI (intrauterine insemination), the couple conceived these three babies-on-the-way through IVF.

As a proud new twin mom, I'm thrilled for the Fontins — especially after their painful struggle. And I'm not going to lie: I'm also a bit terrified for them!

Just about every day, a singleton mom says to me, "I don't know how you do it with two." I usually answer, "I don't either," because having multiples is a special kind of chaos.

So three?! Well, that's going to be a heck of a lot of work, for sure. But it's also going to be the most love-filled, thrilling, exciting journey of the Fontins' lives.

Triple congrats to the parents to be!

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo: Instagram/DesFortin