They’re 1 in 1 million: Couple welcomes rare identical triplets. What a miracle! Let’s come to the story of this couple!
The adorable trio of identical sisters who, according to experts, were born at odds ranging from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 200 million.
They are Charlotte, Cora and Emma and their parent are Lauren and Andrew Getting.
“They are true miracles,” She said.
She is New York City school teacher Lauren, 34 year old.
The babies, conceived naturally and consequently known as “spontaneous,” resulted from Lauren’s one fertilized egg splitting into three, causing the embryos to share the same placenta.
She learned about the extraordinary occurrence at her six-week checkup in March and broke the news to Andrew, whom she had married only four months earlier, via text.
“I was driving and Siri translated the message for me,” said Andrew. Fortunately, he didn’t crash the car when he heard there were three fetuses in total. Still, the surprised dad thought Lauren was joking at first.
“But I soon realized Lauren was telling the truth,” added the 40-year-old.
Lauren’s triple pregnancy was considered high risk, so she secured the care of specialist Dr. Victor Klein. Vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at North Shore University Hospital, the renowned OB-GYN is based a half-hour drive from the couple’s Lido Beach, LI, condominium.
Klein said reports in medical literature of the chances of identical triplets range from 1 in a million to 1 in 200 million. “We can’t pin it down exactly because the statistics are uncertain,” he said. “But it is incredibly exciting when it happens.”
“The hormones were triple,” she noted — as well as heartburn, acid reflux and high blood pressure.
“At the end of my first trimester, I was already as big as most women are in their third,” she said. “It was the hardest physical thing I have ever done in my life.”
Klein performed a C-section near the milestone of 32 weeks. Charlotte was delivered first, weighing 3 pounds, 15 ounces, then Emma arrived, at 4 pounds, 7 ounces, followed by 4-pound, 4-ounce Cora.
The newborns, needing assistance to breathe, were whisked to the NICU. They stayed in the hospital for more than seven weeks, until their discharge on consecutive days toward the end of October.
Since then, the Gettings’ domestic life has been hectic. “My mom always said: ‘God only gives you what you can handle,’” said Lauren, before quipping, “
And my answer is: ’I just wish he wouldn’t trust me so much!’”
We took turns feeding and changing the girls in 12-hour shifts, and have quickly picked up on their individual personalities.
“Charlotte is the spunky one, Cora is more laid-back, while Emma is very resilient,” she said.
To tell the look-alikes apart, each one has a different color of child-safe nail polish on her toes.
“Cora is peach, Charlotte is green and Emma is purple,” explained Lauren.
They have been struggling to keep up with the steep costs of caring for three newborns — including special formula for premature-birth infants and all that baby equipment. For example, they will need an estimated 10,000 diapers in one year.
“We only have one income at the moment, so it’s tough,” said Lauren, whose maternity leave ended Monday. “But we’ve been helped and humbled by the generosity of our friends and family.”
The couple’s pal Patty Ortez launched a GoFundMe campaign that’s so far raised nearly $12,000 of the $25,000 goal.
“It’s really heartening, especially during the pandemic,” said Andrew. “I think people love to hear about three little miracles born at a time like this.”
It is a miracle of life. And this couple is really lucky.