Finding out you are pregnant can be a big surprise to any parent. Finding out you are having triplets?
Totally unexpected. After doctors told Becki Allen that she was going having triplets she could not believe her ears.
But she was in for another big surprise. After she had given birth she found something else out.
She had given birth to three identical triplets, something that is very rare. How rare? One in 200 million kind of rare according to the statistics.
A few years back Becki and Liam had the great privilege of telling their little daughter that she was going to be a big sister.
Living in Liverpool, England they had discussed about how many children they wanted and they had decided they would want to have more kids in the future.
But once they looked at the ultrasound they would never have imagined having that many.
Early in her pregnancy, Becki-Jo got quite sick and had severe headaches. The doctors scheduled her ultrasound earlier than usual, which is when the couple learned the shocking news: she was expecting triplets.
Becki was suffering early on in the pregnancy from very bad headaches.
This is when the doctor decided to bring her in for an early ultrasound and this is when she discovered she would be having triplets.
Becki told the Liverpool Echo : “It was the biggest shock of my life! We haven’t got any triplets in the family so it came completely out of the blue,”.
Roman,Rocco and Rohan were the name of the three boys that were born on that faithful day.
They were delivered by a Caesarean section at just 31 weeks of pregnancy.
The weighed between 3 and 5 pounds and had to spend their first couple of weeks in intensive care.
Normally with triplets there would be some serious complications, and its rare for all babies to survive.
Luckily all the boys made a very good recovery and they all gained a healthy weight. They were discharged from the hospital about a month later.
Doctors tried to tell them that the boys were not identical. Anyone who visited however thought that they all looked the same.
After getting a company that specializing in this type of DNA test they were able to finally get their answer about the 3 boys. They were in fact genetically identical. Identical triplets are extremely rare.
Normally for twins you would need for an egg to split in two. But in order for trips you would need for those two eggs to split again in the first days of pregnancy. In any given year in American there is no more than four sets of identical triplets born in hospital.
Even though they all look the same Becki said: “It’s only when they’re asleep that they look the same to me. But they all have completely different personalities. And they’ve all got dark birthmarks between their eyebrows, but Roman’s is slightly darker than the others, and Rohan has got a birthmark on his leg as well,”
She ends up spending almost $100 a week on diapers alone as they go through almost 150 diapers a week. She then had to buy 5 packs of wipes every week aswell. Where does she get the time to feed them?
Indiana ( Who is their older sister ) seems quite pleased with her 3 little brothers. Becki said she is a very proud big sister.
Becki told us: “Indiana loves them. She’s not one bit jealous. I do feel a bit sorry for her when I think what it’s going to be like growing up with three little brothers though!”
How could you not be in love with three little boys like this! They are bound to get so much attention in the future.