When Becki-Jo, a young mother of an adorable little girl named Indiana, began feeling nauseous and sick, she immediately knew she was expectant, having gone through one pregnancy already. But little did she know the kind of surprise she was in for. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Becki-Jo explained, “I had been being very sick and had a really bad headache so I booked an early scan and that was when I found out I was expecting triplets. It was the biggest shock of my life! We haven’t got any triplets in the family so it came completely out of the blue.”
After 31 weeks of pregnancy, the time for Becki-Jo to deliver her babies came and she rushed to the hospital. However, things did not go all smoothly once her three boys, Rocco, Roman, and Rohan arrived. The boys were far from healthy. She said, “When they were born Rocco was 3lbs 5, Roman was 3lbs 6 and Rohan was 3lbs 10.”
The babies were immediately rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where they were under close observation for 3 long weeks before they were allowed to go home. After the breathing tubes, chords, and wires were removed, Becki-Jo finally got a clear look at her boys’ faces. It was only until that moment that she noticed something strange, they all looked identical to one another!
The chances of giving birth to identical triplets range anywhere from one in 60,000 to one in 200 million. That’s why Becki-Jo was so skeptical that her boys were truly identical triplets. After they were finally home and settled in, Becki-Jo took swaps of her boys’ DNA and sent it off to a lab to confirm her suspicions. In no time, the results came back positive! Becki-Jo was indeed the mother of a set of identical triplets!
Becki-Jo revealed that as the boys got older, they started to look more and more alike, now it’s impossible to go out in public without someone asking about their similarities. She said, “I was always convinced they weren’t because that’s what I had been told during my pregnancy. I got in touch with a company who sent me some swabs and within three days of me sending them back they told me the boys were identical…We don’t get anywhere fast because people are always stopping us when we’re out and asking if they are identical.”
While it practically impossible for other people to tell the boys apart, their mom almost always knows who’s who. She explained, “I don’t get them mixed up – it’s only when they’re asleep that they look the same to me. They all have completely different personalities. Rohan is the loud one, he’s always shouting. Rocco is normally quite laid-back, but he can be feisty too, while Roman is usually complaining that he doesn’t want to share. Indiana loves them, she’s not one bit jealous – I do feel a bit sorry for her when I think what it’s going to be like growing up with three little brothers though!”