MIRACLE triplets who were born against all the odds, have been given an exciting Christmas gift.
Parents Phil Lewis and Julie Montgomery have given birth to the triplets’ little sister, named Valentina Loren Lewis.
Valentina was born at Warwick Hospital on October 6, weighing 10lb 1oz – almost as heavy as her older triplet siblings combination weight when they were born.
Primrose, Sienna and Romeo Lewis celebrated their third birthday on November 29.
The babies were born in extreme circumstances in a hospital nearly a hundred miles away from their home in Solihull.
After going in for a check-up, doctors alarmingly discovered Julie was beginning to go into labour seven weeks early.
There were no local hospitals that had adequate provision to handle an early triplet birth.
After being told there was ‘no room at the inn’ at Solihull Hospital they were rushed in an ambulance to Liverpool where mother Julie had to undergo a caesarian procedure to deliver the three healthy triplets.
The parents were also asked to take part in Channel 4’s ‘One Born Every Minute’ programme, but due to their complicated situation they declined.
The babies spent ten days in Liverpool before they were transferred to Hereford County Hospital and eventually allowed home on December 19 – just in time for Christmas.
Mother Julie talked about the families new arrival saying: “She has settled straight in to the beautifully chaotic Monty-Lewis household and is adored by all.
“The Triplets in particular have surprised us and have shown nothing but complete love for their new little sister.
“The only arguments being – who’s holding her first, or fetching a clean nappy!
“The Triplets progression over the past year has been amazing.
“Although born prematurely at 33 weeks they have never had any delay in any areas.
“In fact we are often told how advanced they all are.
“Helped by the fact they’ve attended Elmdon day nursery three days a week since they were one year olds and are surrounded by a very loving supportive extended family.
“They have just celebrated their 3rd birthday.
“Life is very busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way. The children’s grandparents and Aunties like to help us out as much as they can which is very welcoming. “Although some people think we’re mad, we feel truly blessed.
“They all are our very own special miracles and who knows, we wouldn’t say no to more special miracles in the future”.