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Mother-of-six has her hands full after giving birth to triplets at the age of 39


Lorraine Roberts already thought her family was big enough when she found out she was pregnant at the age of 39.

But the mother-of-six got an even bigger surprise when doctors told he she was having triplets.

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Mrs Roberts now has her hands full after she gave birth to three daughters by caesarean section.


Surprise: Ruby McNee was the first of the triplets to be born at Maerlon Hospital, Wrexham, weighing 4lb 7oz


Tiny: Grace was born second weighing 4lbs 70z


Last of the three girls was Eva, weighing 4lb 10oz. All three are being kept in the Special Care Baby Unit

The first to arrive on Tuesday was Ruby, weighing 4lb 10oz, then came Grace at 4lb 70z and finally Eva was born weighing 4lb 10oz.

Their mother was discharged just two days later, but the little girls will have to stay in the Special Care Baby Unit at Maelor Hospital, in Wrexham, for a while longer.

Mrs Roberts learned at her 12-week scan that she was expecting triplets, and at 20 weeks doctors told her they were all girls.

They now have a full house with Jessica, 16, Michael, 11, Lewis, seven, Matthew, six and Mea, four. Eldest son Dean, 18, is currently studying at Cardiff University.

Father Paul McNee, 53, a delivery driver for Barnardos, said: 'You get used to having lots of kids in the house because their friends are always around.

'I will be outvoted by women now though! Football could be in danger, although it will be a while before the triplets start speaking yet.'


C-section: Lorraine Roberts, 39, said she was hysterical when she found out she was having triplets, but is now looking forward to having them back home

Mrs Roberts, a care worker, said: 'The staff were lovely and put my mind at ease.

'I was a bit worried about having a c-section because all my other children have been natural births.

'I'm looking forward to looking after the triplets, I'm sure it will be a challenge.'

The babies, who are not identical but do look similar, are being fed through tubes and are being kept in incubators to maintain their body temperature.

Mrs Roberts added: 'It was a surprise when I found out I was pregnant.

'It was an even bigger surprise when I found out I was having triplets. I cried in shock, I was hysterical.'

Mr McNee said that he had a few sleepless nights when he found out about the triplets and is expecting even more now that they have arrived.

But he said he is proud of them and excited about the future.

Family members are now helping to get their home in Wrexham ready for when the triplets are allowed home from hospital.

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News article from The Mail Online

27th February 2010, 13:36
Page updated 5th Oct 2015, 13:25
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