When the beautiful children were born in February, they each weighed just over 5 lb, roughly 2 lb less than the average neonate in the United Kingdom. Despite their parents’ concerns, infants born 14 weeks prematurely are now developing normally. Because they are so young, we do not know if they will survive, said Kerrie-Anne Ellison, the proud mother of two daughters and a six-month-old son. Compared to our palms, they appear immense. They had to spend nine weeks in the hospital and appeared quite frail in the incubator.
However, these soldiers are so diminutive. The three of them have grown stronger daily. Kerrie-Anne, 33, of Bromborough, Merseyside, and her husband Simon, 33, a print finisher, were ecstatic to discover they were expecting their second child. In April 2015, after two years of unsuccessful attempts, the couple turned to an assisted reproductive facility. According to Kerrie-Anne, a full-time mother, the doctors determined that I did not produce any estradiol and was unable to conceive naturally. She released and fertilized three embryos after receiving an injection to stimulate her ovaries.
In August 2015, after completion of treatment at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside, Kerrie became expectant. She stated, “Simon and I were overjoyed, but it wasn’t until I underwent a sonogram that we learned there were three heartbeats. We were quite stunned.” A 26-week ultrasound revealed that there was an issue with blood flow between the twins. Preeclampsia is a life-threatening condition for both Kerrie-Anne and her expectant child.
She stated, “It was frightening to hear what was occurring. It restricted blood flow in one out of every three triplets.
Three infants were delivered successfully via emergency cesarean section at Arrowe Park by physicians. Skye and her sister Cole each weigh 1 pounds and ounces, while Rylee weighs 2 pounds and ounces. I’ve never seen an infant so little, Kerri-Anne remarked. They continued to grasp our fingertips, eventually encircling their entire hand around one of our minuscule digits. However, after only one day of artificial ventilation, all three patients were robust enough to breathe on their own. After a week, we were finally permitted to hold them, and Kerrie-Anne recalls that it was a lovely time. Now that we are allowed to bring them home, Paige can play the role of a loving older sibling to them, which she cherishes. They are all doing well and growing stronger. Wonderful to be together at home.”
And each member of the stunning triumvirate has developed their own personality. “It’s fascinating to observe their differences,” says Kerrie-Anne. Rylee is the eldest and first-born sibling. She has a firm will and only desires to be inquisitive. “Skye is in charge. She has the most charisma, even attempting to communicate. Cole, on the contrary, is frigid and unmotivated. I was required to rouse him up and feed him. However, he is the most gluttonous and devours the most food.” He currently weights 10lb 10oz, while Rylee and Skye both make 9lb 13oz and 9lb 5oz, respectively. They consume five bottles of milk per day, while I change 21 nappies per day.
“Paige is my assistant, and I couldn’t accomplish anything without her. She used to bottle-feed one of the triplets while I fed the others while sitting on the knee of one of them.
“If a person is weeping, she distracts them, which is a tremendous assistance to me. Now that they are chuckling uncontrollably, she enjoys making them chuckle even more. However, the family may shortly require a larger residence. Kerrie-Anne explains, “We currently reside in a three-bedroom home, but it has become too confined, so we will have to contemplate relocating to a larger residence.” We had to transfer from a Ford Fiesta to a larger vehicle with six seats.