Allana Allard, 29, was over the moon when she and her husband Tim, 31, discovered they were going to become first-time parents back in October, 2019,
The mew mum from Davistown, New South Wales, Australia, said she and Tim had been trying to have a baby for just two weeks before discovering a positive result on a home pregnancy test.
Thrilled with the news, the couple were excited to go to their very first ultrasound together when Allana was six weeks along – but were left speechless after being told there were three little heartbeats coming through.
With no history of multiple births in either side of their families, Allana and Tim said they couldn’t believe their family was about to grow by three in size from their very first pregnancy.
“There is absolutely no history of multiple births in either sides of our families, so it was just totally random.
“After the initial shock wore off, we were just so excited. Of course we were a bit scared as all new parents are, but we were so happy.”
And as if expecting triplets was not overwhelming enough, five months into Allana’s pregnancy the world was turned upside down with the COVID-19 pandemic.
And after her sons were born, the parents were not allowed to have any family visit the triplets in hospital for the three weeks they remained there before coming home.
“None of our family member could meet the triplets until we bought them home. They were in the NICU for three weeks.
At first the couple assumed that just two of their boys were identical, while the other was fraternal, as Jaxon and Zac were growing in one sac while Zavier was in another.
But six weeks after they were born, the parents were shocked after DNA testing revealed their trio were actually genetically identical.
“We did a simple cheek swab test, and then the results confirmed they were in fact identical triplets.
“It was amazing to have that confirmation.”
The boys were born by C-Section at 33 weeks weighing 1.9kg, 2kg and 2.3kg.
Allana said: “It is still blows my mind to think three babies came out of my belly.
“It was a good pregnancy, I didn’t have morning sickness or any major complications.
“It took us a few months to get everything sorted. We needed three of everything.
“It triples the cost of everything. “