Sian Williams, a 31-year-old mother, was overjoyed to find that she and her 26-year-old partner, Aaron Palfrey, were expecting their first child. But she was taken aback when an ultrasound showed she had a rare set of triplets. Of course, there are only one in 200 million instances of identical triplets.
Ms Williams welcomed her chubby daughters by caesarean section, first Jorgie weighing 2lb 14oz, then Belle weighing 3lb 2oz and finally Olivia weighing 3lb 2oz. “I was thrilled to have a baby, but for the first birth the doctor chose two heartbeats and then a third,” said Sian of Cwmbran, South Wales.
A single little egg performed three miracles. The odds of them being identical without the use of reproductive medicines were one in 200 million, according to the doctors. We were startled and utterly flabbergasted. We learned that we were expecting three girls during the fifteenth week. Within a year, Sian loses both her parents, Kelvin and her grandparents. She now claims that her three triplets, who recently celebrated their first birthdays, have made their life happier. Sian said: ‘Our family has had such a bad couple of years, so when we found out I had three children, our lives were filled with joy.
“It was nice to watch them mature. Of course, it required a lot of labor, but we relished every second of it. It’s considerably simpler to get into three child car seats in the all-terrain vehicle we traded in for from our Mercedes.
Although they acknowledge there are difficulties, proud parents call it “absolute happiness” to see their children mature. They used various colored nail varnish painted on their toes as an unique means of differentiating their daughters. While Sian and Aaron take care of most of the childcare, they also have the help of her mother, Julie, 57, who lives next door.
“Aaron and I make a terrific team, and we effectively coordinate the feeds,” she continued. Although it’s wonderful, it can take a while for them to stop appearing to be awake at the same time. The location of our home adjacent to my mother couldn’t be better.