She ʙᴜʀsᴛ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴡᴏʀʀɪᴇᴅ Tears When Her Doctors Said She Was Expecting Three Babies During ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ
A woman who gave birth to triplets in ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ has ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ sʜᴇ ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ɪɴ ᴛᴇᴀʀs when her doctor told her she was expecting three babies, but now says her daughters are a ‘blessing’.
Cherise and her husband Dave, who are both from Sᴏᴜᴛʜ AFʀɪᴄᴀ but live in Walton-On-Thames in Surrey, they’ve been through a ‘ʀᴏʟʟᴇʀᴄᴏᴀsᴛᴇʀ ᴏF ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴs’ having babies in ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ.
They welcomed Harley, Chloe and Lacey on April 21, making them a family of seven with their two older sons, Sloane and Troy.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today Cherise said they have no history of twins or triplets in the family, and they were often teased by people who said they might be expecting more than one child.
‘They’re so ᴄᴀʟᴍ ᴀɴᴅ sᴇʀᴇɴᴇ. You wanted girls and got your wish times three, It was a ʀᴏʟʟᴇʀᴄᴏᴀsᴛᴇʀ ᴏF ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴs. I’ll be honest I burst into tears when she said there were three. I immediately thought of my boys and wondered how I was going to spend time with them. But very quickly, Dave and I came to terms with it, the same day we told our family and we’ve been super excited about it.’ she said.
The couple said they had a rota for feeding and changing, but the sisters have mostly taken it in turns to be fed and cry. Dad Dave added that he thought he wouldn’t be allowed in the delivery room, until the last minute.
‘Up until delivery date I it was a no-go. But the day before, I go the go ahead and was able to see my babies. Dave, who works from home, added that he’s lucky his colleagues have been flexible with him while working from home, allowing him to get involved with caring for the triplets.
‘The gorgeous, positive side of ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ is I’m at home and can help out. I can’t say enough for my boys because they’ve stepped up and done the job for me too. We’ve got so close over the last few months,’ he added.
Lorraine also asked the couple how they’ve managed being apart from family, because Cherise’s mother lives in Sᴏᴜᴛʜ AFʀɪᴄᴀ so hasn’t been able to meet her grandchildren yet.
‘Everyone wants to come around and have a cuddle, I really miss my mum. She still works so agreed to come over for two months but obviously everything is shut so she can’t , magnificently, she’s coming over in December’. Cherise said
Because the triplets were so small, they needed to sᴛᴀʏ ɪɴ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ after birth. Cherise stayed with them for a week, and then took daily trips to visit them in the N.I.C.U. In a video diary after the triplets came home, Cherise revealed taking them for a walk was the first time she’d been outside the house, other than for hospital visits, in 11 weeks. Her sons added that the three little sisters were ‘the best surprise ever’ and they love to help out with them.