Mom Defies the Odds and Gives Birth to Identical Triplets

August 27, 2019 Updated: August 27, 2019

Parents Becki-Jo Allen and Liam Tierney told their daughter, Indiana, that she was going to be a big sister.

The two, however, were shocked when she looked at Becki-Jo’s ultrasound. Instead of one head, there were three.

“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,” Becki-Jo told the Liverpool Echo.

After weekly tests and scans, the three children were born via C-section at 31 weeks. She named them Rocco, Roman, and Rohan.

“When they were newborns it was quite hard to tell which one was which, but I never got them mixed up myself,” Becki told the Daily Mail. “They’ve all got dark birthmarks between their eyebrows, but Roman’s is slightly darker than the others,” she added.

“When they were in the hospital, the doctors said they were non-identical, but since they came home lots of people have said they can’t tell them apart,” she recalled.

The mother said that after a genetic test, doctors revealed the three are identical.

“I was surprised because I expected them to be non-identical,” she said.

“But then I’m normally the only one who can tell them apart, so that does explain a lot!”

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#worldprematurityday . Well In reality my boys were always going to be premature they never had the chance to be a full term baby. The NICU is a place where miracles happen, buts it’s not a place anyone wants to be in . One day your 5 steps ahead and it’s all smooth then boom it’s 10 steps back! Honestly it’s a rollercoaster , I’m blessed that I have my beautiful boys here with me today . As lots of preterm babies don’t make it home which is heartbreaking . However i am extremely grateful for our #nhs as they have amazing life saving equipment that gives #prematurebabies a chance at life . Without it my boys Would not be here today and we are forever thankful for all the amazing staff at @liverpoolwomens . #prembaby #tripletpregnancy #highriskpregnancy #blessed #neonatal #nicu #powerof3 #thankful

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After taking the three home, they began to develop their own personalities.

“Rohan is the loud one, he’s always shouting,” she told the Mail. “Rocco is normally quite laid-back, but he can be feisty too, while Roman is usually complaining that he doesn’t want to share.”

Of her older daughter, Indiana, she said that “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.”

After they were born, the triplets went through about 130 diapers per week between them and four packs of baby wipes. The washing machine is run about three times per day.

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My gang 😘 I love how different you all are 🥰 #family #triplets #love #sister #mamasbaby

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Now, Becki-Jo posts the three on social media on a regular basis.