Woo Hoo! Could you imagine having two sets of triplets? NO!!
An Ohio mom has delivered her second set of triplets in 4 years without fertility drugs.
The babies arrived at 34 weeks gestation Wednesday each weighing over 4lbs.
The chances of this happening is about one in 8,000 for a woman to have triplets naturally, and about one in 64 million of her repeating the feat, according to Hofmann and Dr. Sherif G. Awadalla, medical director of the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati.
The Lasitas welcomed 4-pound, 2 1/2-ounce Casey Alexander into the world at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, followed seconds later by 4-pound, 13 1/2-ounce Caden Bradley, and 2 minutes later by 4-pound, 9 1/2-ounce Carson Charles. All were between 17 1/2 and 18 inches long.
“Everybody seems to be doing well,” said the father, 48, who watched the Caesarean-section births in a delivery room filled with 18 medical personnel.
It’s still unclear when the triplets will go home to live with Jessica, Jillian and Brian, who will turn 4 in December.
Those three were born at 28 weeks, and all weighed less than 3 pounds at birth. Lung problems contributed to “a little rocky start,” Victoria Lasita said, but overall, they’re healthy.
The Lasitas said the new triplets will mean about 300 diaper changes a week, and about 168 bottles.
“You take what God gives you,” she said. “And this is what he’s decided we can handle.”
The Lasitas have been married six years and have three grown children from previous marriages.
A New Brunswick, N.J., woman gave birth to her second set of naturally conceived triplets in May 2006.
Well the good new is that they already have 3 of everything…The bad news is that she only has 2 breasts and 3 mouths to feed.
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