Gay Couple Raised As Mormons Are Now The Proud Fathers Of Triplets

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Jake and Sean Taylor-Baumann are a gay couple from Salt Lake City that are now finally the happy fathers of three adorable babies.
The two met via a dating app, and although they were both raised in strict Mormon households, they still couldn’t ‘pray away the gay’ in them.

The couple met in 2012 and became best friends that had a similar cause: to ‘work through the gay thing’. They both tried to find ‘understanding wives’ who will help them remain in the church. Instead, though, they fell in love with each other.

Jake said that at one point they realized that their friendship was more than that, and they fell in love pretty fast, so they became each other’s first boyfriends.

So, they left the church and decided to come out to their families.

Luckily, both of their families accepted them for who they are – especially when they realized how happy they were.

Jake and Sean got married back in 2016 and wanted to started a family together. Although they initially considered adoption, they decided to go with surrogacy. Although their first attempt was unsuccessful and the mother lost the baby at 12 weeks, they were introduced to a new surrogate named Heather. Miraculously, even though the family hoped for one child, they got triplets!

The three babies, named Wren, Willow, and Winston, were born on January 23.

Although the babies had to spend their first days in the hospital because they were born in the 32nd week, the fathers now say that ‘nothing prepares you for this experience’.
They now say that it’s definitely harder than they ever imagined, but they absolutely love their new adventure.

This is what Jake said about being the parent of triplets:

“The biggest advice we have received and can give regarding multiples is to stick to a schedule. When one wakes up to eat we wake them all up. It’s the only way we can have at least a semblance of normality in our schedule.

All that being said, it has been so worth it. All the years planning, money spent, the terrible miscarriage we went through, and now the sleepless nights. We’ve definitely been learning patience because everything takes triple the time and it’s ok to slow down the pace a bit.

We’ve learned to enjoy the little moments and to be more present. Our hearts are bursting with love for each one of them. We wouldn’t change a thing.”

Source: iheartintelligence