A Glenwood mum welcomed not one, not two, but three healthy bundles of joy on Tuesday.
Kellie Arbuckle gave birth to triplets at Westmead Hospital after what she called a ‘‘tiring but trouble-free’’ 36-week pregnancy.
She tried to conceive with the aid of fertility treatments for three years.
The news she was having triplets was a ‘‘blessing’’, she said.
‘‘I laughed for two hours without stopping,’’ she said.
‘‘Not because I thought it was funny, but because I was in shock.’’
Girl Mackenzie (born weighing 2.5 kilograms), boy Brody (2.45 kilograms) and boy Jayden (2.3 kilograms) were born at 8.56am, 8.57am and 8.58am, respectively, via caesarean delivery.
Much to the excitement of the triplet’s sister Jessica, 10, the family went home on Thursday.
‘‘Jessica was so thrilled with the boys but even more so with Mackenzie because she now has a little sister to play with,’’ Ms Arbuckle said.
‘‘She wants to hold them all the time and today [Friday] she was up at 5am to see if she could help me feed them.’’
Getting ready for three newborn babies wasn’t such an easy task and the house required some adjustments, the sales administrator said.
‘‘We’ve had to convert the study into a nursery so my husband had to find himself another man cave,’’ she said.
‘‘Apart from all the new baby stuff we had to get we’re investigating getting a new car because the triplet pram is too big,’’ she said.
‘‘But I absolutely wouldn’t have it any other way.’’
On average, two sets of triplets are born in Westmead Hospital each year.