At one time, Susan and Brian wondered if they’d ever be parents. “You go from thinking you might never have kids to....” Brian then turns and smiles at the couple’s three new triplets: Blake, Hanna and Logan.
After lots of uncertainty and questions, Susan and Brian Malack’s triplets grew their family from two to five in one day on May 12, 2017. The babies, who arrived early at 33 weeks, also became the first triplets ever born at Aurora Medical Center in Summit.
Dr. Patrick Sims, Ob/Gyn at the medical center, and Dr. Brooke King, neonatologist, led the team that prepared months in advance to deliver the triplets.
The babies spent their first three weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital.
Once the babies arrived home with Susan and Brian, Dr. Beth Keefe, a pediatrician/internist with Aurora Health Center Hartland, worked with the parents to track the triplets health progress.
“We didn’t know how hard it would be but how fun it would be!” says Susan.
Follow the Malack family’s challenges and joys in four heartwarming videos. They take us on a journey from the triplets’ arrival to their happy first birthday celebration!
In Instant Family Part 1, learn about the delivery planning, birth and the early checkups.
In Instant Family Part 2, we sit in on the babies’ 4-month progress check and little Blake’s physical therapy appointment.
Next we follow the triplets’ during their 9-month checkup.
Celebrate with the family at the triplets’ first birthday party at Aurora Medical Center in Summit! Susan summarizes their year together as, “challenging, a blur, chaos and beautiful!”
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