Selby parents James and Jenni Casper bring home identical triplets
The three girls – Harper-Gwen, Marvella and Evalynn – weighed 2 pounds 13 ounces, 3 pounds 1 ounce and 3 pounds when they were born nine weeks premature on March 31.
Now, after spending almost six weeks in a special baby ward at York Hospital, they are at home with father James Casper, 26, and mother Jenni Casper, 27.
And the babies were also able to meet older sisters Danica, 10, and Gabriella, four.
Proud dad James said: “Now that we’re home and settled in with them, it’s a bit surreal.”
“But we’re just blown away and they’ve met their older sisters who are absolutely over the moon and just so excited.”
“It’s great to have her at home now. We feel safer knowing we have them at home.”
The couple were originally told they were expecting twins, but were “stunned” to learn at Jenni’s 12-week scan that they would, in fact, be having triplets.
They then found that the triplets were identical at their 20-week scan.
James, from Selby, North Yorkshire, said: “Jenni called 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 were joking and we were like, ‘Can you imagine us having triplets?’
“She sent me the scan photos of all three of her heads together and my jaw dropped.
“I was absolutely speechless and just didn’t know what to do.
“I asked myself, ‘What do we do now?’
“I had tears in my eyes and then I was happy and then I thought about how we’re going to deal with it and it was a whole mix of feelings.”
James said that Harper-Gwen, Marvella and Evalynn are all “literally identical” and they need to be put in specific chairs so they know who’s who.
The garbage man said, “Now they’re getting a little older, they’re starting to grow into their features.”
“Now they are literally identical.
“During the first two days that they were home, we had their hospital bracelets with their names on them.
“Now we have special seats and bouncy chairs for them.
“So we have three different ones and put them in the same chair so we know which is which.”
“If me and Jenni had to close our eyes and someone confused them, it would be very difficult to figure out who is who.”
Since the triplets were conceived naturally and shared the same placenta in the womb, there was a one in 200 million chance that they would be born.
James has said he finds this “amazing,” especially since there are no multiple births on either side of the family.
He said: “It’s absolutely amazing and I’ve told Jenni she can enter the lottery now.”
“If our luck is so good, then it must definitely continue.
“It’s absolutely amazing, we really couldn’t be happier.
“It’s one in 200 million because they’re all identical girls who share a common placenta and that’s how they all fed.”
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