A couple was left surprised after welcoming identical triplets in a super rare birth that came nine weeks early.
James and Jenni Casper beat the “one in 200 million odds” as they naturally conceived identical triplets – three baby girls named Marvella, Harper-Gwen, and Evalynn.
According to the thrilled couple, the girls were born nine weeks prematurely on March 31 at York Hospital in England.
Jenni and James also revealed that they initially believed they were having twins until a 12-week scan confirmed that they were in fact about to become parents to triplets.
“Now we’re at home and we’ve settled in with them, it’s a bit surreal. But we’re just overwhelmed and they’ve met their older sisters who are absolutely over the moon and are just so excited,” James said.
“It’s amazing having them home now, it makes us feel more secure knowing that we have got them home.”
The parents also explained that they were in for an even bigger shock at the 20-week scan when their doctor revealed that the triplets were identical.
“Jenni rang me as soon as she found out and she told me over the phone. 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?’” James added as he recalled the moment he found out about the 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.”
The proud dad went on to admit that he and Jenni had to use hospital wristbands to tell their daughters apart because they’re “literally identical.”
“Now we have specific seats and bouncing chairs for them. So we have three different ones and we put them in the same chair so we know which one is which,” he explained.
Though the couple was taken by surprise, they say they “couldn’t be any happier” with the new addition to their family. Since beating the one in 200 million odds, they also started joking they should try to win the lottery next.
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