Woman Gives Birth To Identical Triplet Girls After Being Told They’d All Be Boys
After being told by physicians that her triplets would all be boys, a young mother gave birth to unusually similar girls.
Jake Hammerton, 22, and Caitlin Knight, 20, were overjoyed to learn that Caitlin was expecting a child. The Sheffield couple learned they were expecting identical triplet boys at their 22-week ultrasound, which is one in 200 million events without IVF. Naturally, they left and began preparing for the arrival of their young kids.
In a stunning turn of events, Caitlin was astonished to learn that all of her babies were in fact females when she gave birth at 32 weeks.
Little Thea, Lily, and Esmae, who were previously named Theo, Luca, and Jude, required medical attention as soon as they were born and had to stay in separate cots for three weeks before being reunited with their parents on September 11. They were given oxygen and medication throughout the process until they were well enough to socialize.
After her C-section, electrical engineer Jake said he had to tell his girlfriend about the amazing twist in the narrative, but at first she didn’t believe him.
“When I told Caitlin after her C-section, she wouldn’t believe me. The doctors had to convince her. To be honest, our biggest concern was them coming out healthy. They weren’t what we were expecting, but they’re all doing well so we are happy.
“Bringing them home will definitely be a challenge, but it’s one we’re ready for.”
When Caitlin learned the news about her children, she also shared her feelings.
“When Jake told me they were all girls, I thought he was joking. I kept saying ‘Stop, it’s not funny!’” she said. “When I saw the babies for the first time, I just cried. I was so overcome with emotion – I can’t explain it.
“Bringing them all together for the first time was such a nice feeling. Now I just can’t wait to bring them all home.”
But it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the new parents.