Gina Dewdney, 34, spent over £500 on pink clothes and accessories before discovering she had three boys. She is happy to announce two of her triplets are girls on five occasions. But when the results of a 24-week ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ came in, she was told she was pregnant with two identical boys. Gina and her husband Craig, 34, of Frodsham, Cheshire, decided to keep the outfit in case there was another mix up and their son was in fact a girl at birth. But in April of this year, Gina gave birth to a miracle out of a 200 million chance of being identical triplets called Jimmy, Jenson and Jaxson.
She said: “I had the feeling I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with twins from the start because I felt so horrible. I suffer from ᴍɪɢʀᴀɪɴᴇs and have b.lind spots in my vision along with ɪɴsᴏᴍɴɪᴀ during my ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ. So when we saw two heads on our scan at 13 weeks, I wasn’t surprised but I was completely sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to have a third. I had weekly scans because triplets are a high-ʀɪsᴋ pregnancy. At 16 weeks, we learned they were twins, a boy and a girl. I’m thrilled to have the best of both worlds. “I bought bags for girls’ clothes and accessories like girly bibs and dummies. We even started looking for girls’ names.”
Gina said she was “devastated” when a 24-week scan showed her girls were boys because she had relationships with “girls”. She was also afraid of another mix so decided to keep the £500 pink product. But at 31 weeks and three days, Gina went into labor and welcomed identical triplets. She said: “I completely understand why the sonographer mistook the gender for weeks because babies would never sit still.” There will always be a leg or an arm in the way so it’s not easy for them to see each baby from all angles. Even Craig, a dentist, and I think they look like girls, which is why I decided to keep all my clothes – just in case. “The babies were born at the same time, which is very unusual for triplets.” The triplets were born in one minute and 52 seconds – Jaxon weighed 2 lbs, Jensen 2 lb 7oz and Jimmy 3 lbs. They spent 42 days in the NICU before going home to their parents, who were fortunate enough to have upgraded their home from an apartment to a five-bed property prior to becoming pregnant.
They also have to buy a bigger car to accommodate the full fun. Gina added: “We are incredibly grateful to the staff who looked after our babies at the hospital as they would not be here today without them.” “They’re 26 weeks old now and I can’t imagine having girls now – it’s special to have identical boys. I find it amazing how they have such different personalities.
Jimmy was a joker, Jenson was dramatic and Jaxson was completely chilled down his spine and just watched the other two. “Craig and I can’t imagine life without them now. Our house is chaotic and there’s always work to do – we buy 30 diapers a day and about 24 bottles” the toilet is now a storehouse of all their stuff. “They tag the team being awake so I get very little sleep but I wouldn’t do it any other way.” Despite having her full hands, Gina keeps the girls’ clothes as she wouldn’t rule out trying for a girl in the future. She said: “Some people may think I’m crazy considering other triplets. But I wouldn’t rule out trying for a girl in the future!”