Miracle triplets go chocolate cake mad for second birthday after parents spend £60k on dream family
These miracle triplets are celebrating their second birthday in chocolate cake style after their parents spent £60,000 on IVF.
With chocolate cake all over their faces, Amelie, Maya-Albertine, and Etta Wooldridge have celebrated their second birthdays.
After turning two today [October 15] their parents Rebecca, 44, and husband, David, 49, can’t believe they’ve finally hit the milestone after being too unwell to enjoy their first birthday last year.
The couple – who spent a total of £60k on IVF – are hoping their story gives other parents hope.
Full time mum, Rebecca, said: “Looking at the triplets now it’s hard to believe they were all born at 29 weeks.
“I think it’s hilarious letting them get messy with food and for their birthday they had three chocolate cakes.
“The girls, who are none identical, can be seen throwing the cake across the floor.
“This is the first time we’ve ever celebrated their birthdays as last year they were too unwell.
“They only weighed just over 2lb when they were born and they had heart defects due to their size.
“But they were little fighters and after months of being in and out of hospital they are now thriving.
“They’re such cheeky little girls and we couldn’t be happier that we have our dream family, even if it did cost us our life savings.”
Rebecca and David, who are also parents to Felix, four, held an extra special birthday party for their triplets.
The blogger added: “We knew we needed to ensure our girls had the best day and we even invited all of the nurses who cared for them in intensive care.
“It was an emotional milestone for us as we’d waited 10 years for our dream family and after spending £60,000 it finally became a reality.
“I’d been told by doctors that I had a low egg count but after seven years of trying IVF all over the world, I ended up falling pregnant naturally with Felix.
“It then took over three years to then fall pregnant with the triplets in April 2016 after more IVF.
“I almost died when the triplets were born as one of the placentas for our babies was extremely low and it caused me to bleed heavily.
“I had to give birth to the triplets at 29 weeks as it was the only way to save my life.
“Despite the emotional rollercoaster we have been through, it has all been worthwhile as we now have our dream family.”
The couple both worked full time to ensure they had enough savings for their IVF treatments.
Rebecca added: “Having a family was the most important thing to us and we had to make sacrifices on holidays and materialistic items so we had enough money.
“I decided to start my blog called ‘Mummy to Triplets and Bro’ to document our fertility journey on the anniversary of the girls.”
To read more visit Rebecca’s blog, www.mummytotripletsandbro.com