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Parents are shocked after welcoming one in 200 million identical triplets

Parents are shocked after welcoming one in 200 million identical triplets

James and Jenni have already developed a system to tell them apart.

Two parents say they're overwhelmed after welcoming 'one in 200 million' triplets.

While three babies at once would be enough of a reason to celebrate, James and Jenni's bundle of joy is super rare.

All three newborns are identical and they were delivered nine weeks prematurely on March 31.

Harper-Gwen, Marvella and and Evalynn were tiny when they arrived and only weighed 2lb 13oz, 3lb 1oz and 3lb, respectively.

They spent more than a month at the Special Care Baby Unit at York Hospital.

However, after getting all the care they needed, they have been discharged and can finally rest at home with their parents.

"Now we're at home and we've settled in with them, it's a bit surreal," he said.


"But we're just overwhelmed and they've met their older sisters who are absolutely over the moon and are just so excited.

"It's amazing having them home now, it makes us feel more secure knowing that we have got them home."

James and Jenni were actually expecting twins.

It wasn't until the mum-to-be went for her 12-week scan that they were told there was another baby in the womb.

"Jenni rang me as soon as she found out and she told me over the phone," James recalled.

"At first I didn't believe her, I thought it was funny because we had been joking, saying 'can you imagine if we're having triplets?'

"She sent me the scan photos of all of their three heads together and my jaw dropped.

"I was absolutely speechless and I just didn't know what to do.

"I was like 'what do we do now?'

"I was in tears and then I was happy and then I was thinking how are we going to cope and it was a whole mix of emotions."

Even though they're only a few weeks old, Jenni and James have already developed a system to work out who is who.

Because they are 'literally identical', they've decided to put them in certain chairs to ensure they don't get mixed up.

"For the first two days of them being home, we left their hospital wristbands on that have their names on," he said.

He added: "If me and Jenni had to close our eyes and someone mixed them up, then it would be very difficult to work out who is who."

Their one in 200 million odds came from them being conceived naturally and sharing the same placenta in the womb.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Parenting