A mother has revealed the incredible moment she gave birth to triplets.
Mother Jessica Watts, 29, from Cheshire, has released the heartwarming footage of her babies – Sonny, Sidney and Betsy – being born to mark their first birthday.
Jessica and her partner, Will Avery, 33, who works off-shore as a welder, dreamed of adding second child to their family and have a little brother or sister for their son, Billy, four.
Despite both having twins in their families, the couple were left speechless when they discovered they were expecting naturally-conceived triplets.
Mother Jessica Watts, 29, from Cheshire, has released the heartwarming footage of her babies – Sonny, Sidney and Betsy – being born to mark their first birthday
L-R Sidney, mum Jessica Watts, 29, Betsy, big brother Billy, 4, dad Will Avery, 33, and Sonny pictured at their home in Warrington in Cheshire.
The family were delighted to find out they were having two boys and a girl – after originally thinking they were all male.
Their little ones – Sonny, Sidney and Betsy – were born on March 20th 2018 via c-section at 34 weeks, weighing 3lbs 15oz, 4lbs 2oz and 4lbs 3oz respectively.
The incredible video of their birth shows the children being born via C-section.
As the babies are born, Will can be heard telling Jessica: ‘Oh they’re gorgeous’.
Jessica insists that she can tell the young triplets apart thanks to their wildly different personalities (L-R Sidney, Betsy and Sonny)
As doctors drop the drapes, they lift the babies up so that the parents are able to see them for the first time.
One of the doctors asks for the babies’ names, and Jessica can be heard naming them immediately, before thanking the doctors.
The triplets have been keeping their parents on their toes and will celebrate their first birthday with a day out at the zoo and joint party.
Mum-of-four Jessica, a care assistant, from Warrington, Cheshire, said: ‘It was an incredible surprise to find out we were expecting triplets and they’ve brought so much love and laughter to our lives since their arrival.
The incredible video sees the youngsters born, while father Will can be heard saying ‘oh they’re gorgeous’
‘I’m so happy we managed to capture the moment they arrived in the world on video to look back on – it was an emotional time.’
After finding out she was expecting, Jessica booked for an early scan at seven weeks to check everything was OK with her baby before the couple went on holiday.
She said: ‘We went along to the scan, thinking we’d just see this one little baby we’d been dreaming about, but we were in for a real shock.
‘We just wanted to make sure everything was OK before we went away.
‘When we were told we were having triplets neither of us could talk, we were gobsmacked.
‘We kept repeating: “Three triplets? Are you sure?” as the sonographer kept the scanner on my belly showing us three heartbeats fluttering.
Father Will Avery, 33, who works as an off-shore welder, was gobsmacked to discover his partner was pregnant with triplets. At first, he thought she was playing a practical joke on him
‘Will was convinced I was playing a practical joke on him and thought I’d called ahead to set up an elaborate prank.
‘It took me a while to convince him that wasn’t the case and we were actually having triplets.’
The couple took their son, Billy, then three, along to the scan with them.
Jessica said: ‘Billy came with us, but he was only three so he didn’t really understand. He was more interested with the toys in the waiting room.
‘But as my bump got bigger he got excited and he would – and still does – tell anyone and everyone he comes into contact with that he’s brother to triplets and lists their names. He’s very proud.’
Jessica explains that the three triplets, who were born via c-section at 34 weeks, are completely different in personality
Jessica experienced unusual cravings whilst pregnant.
She said: ‘I had cravings for pine bleach or mint flavour and I would mop the floors with it over and over again and clean up with it and crunch on glasses of ice all day long.
‘My morning sickness was horrendous, but I wasn’t sick. I just felt it.
‘On the holiday we went on I was sick on the coach, on the way to the hotel in a duty free bag.
‘Will didn’t want the bus to think I had a ‘bug’ so announced to the bus I was having triplets. Every time someone saw me in the hotel off the bus they would smile.’
Mother Jessica Watts shared her amazing birthing video, which sees her babies brought into the world
The couple were initially told they were expecting three boys – but later discovered they were actually having two boys and a little girl.
Jessica said: ‘We had a reveal party to announce what sexes we were having and I was scanned and told I was having three boys – so Billy was very excited.
‘But when I was scanned later on down the line, I was told one of them was a girl and we were over the moon to be having a girl and didn’t have to answer the question ‘Are you going to try again for a girl?’ as people thought we were having four boys.’
The triplets were born at 34 weeks in March 2018, with Sonny and Sidney born in the same sac at 6.54 and younger Betsy following at 6.55.
The doctors held the three babies up to allow Jessica to see them all, before she gave them all their names
Jessica said: ‘They were born via emergency C-section but that’s only because my waters.
‘I had a hold of the boys straight away for a little minute, but Betsy got taken straight to neonatal and then the boys followed.
‘I saw them a few hours later when they were all settled and been seen by doctors.
‘They were born at Warrington Hospital, but was transferred to Omskirk as there weren’t any beds at Warrington.
‘I used to travel daily with my dad – as Will was at work. The night I brought them home I was on my own for the first time with four children I was worried, but it was a breeze.’
The family adjusted quickly to life with the new additions, and say that the triplets are each unique in their own way
The family quickly adjusted to life with their new additions.
Jessica said: ‘Billy is an amazing big brother. He helps and plays with them. He’s a star!
‘The first time I saw them he kept stroking them and just wanted to take them home.
‘He was made up that they have dummies as he got rid of his and likes to pinch there’s now.’
Jessica says whilst there are similarities between the triplets, they are all unique in their own way.
The video sees brothers Sonny and Sidney were born first, with younger Betsy born minutes afterward
She said: ‘Sonny is very laid back and is the biggest out of the three – he likes to be around other children.
‘Sidney is a mummy’s boy loves cuddling and having one to one time and Betsy likes her own space – she’s a typical girl and doesn’t like being mothered and squeals if they touch her or try and pinch her bows.’
The triplets celebrated their first birthday on March 20th.
Jessica added: ‘The triplets are having a joint party with Billy at a play area in between both of their birthdays.
‘We are going to go the zoo on their actual birthday and we are having a tea party for their little friends.’