Watch: Couple who beat one in 200 million odds by having identical triplets have brought daughters home
A couple who welcomed identical triplets, at odds of one in 200 million, have finally been able to bring their daughters home after they were born nine weeks prematurely.
Jenni Casper, 27, from Selby, North Yorkshire, gave birth to three baby girls, Harper-Gwen, Marvella and and Evalynn, on March 31 this year, with the newborns weighing 2lb 13oz, 3lb 1oz and 3lb respectively.
After spending almost six weeks in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at York Hospital, the infants are now at home with their parents, mum, Jenni and dad James Casper, 26.
The babies have also been able to meet their two older sisters Danica, 10 and Gabriella, four.
"Now we're at home and we've settled in with them, it's a bit surreal," proud dad James explains.
"We're overwhelmed, but they've met their older sisters who are absolutely over the moon and just so excited.
"It's amazing having them home, it makes us feel more secure knowing that we have got them home."
The couple were originally told they were expecting twins, so describe feeling "speechless" when they learnt they were actually having triplets at Jenni's 12-week scan.
Their amazement continued when the family discovered, at the 20-week scan, that the triplets were identical.
"Jenni rang me as soon as she found out and she told me over the phone," James continues.
"At first I didn't believe her, I thought it was funny because we had been joking, saying 'Can you imagine if we're having triplets?'
"She sent me the scan photos of all of their three heads together and my jaw dropped.
"I just didn't know what to do.
"I was like, 'What do we do now?'
"I was in tears and then I was happy and then I was thinking, 'How are we going to cope?' and it was a whole mix of emotions."
James said that Harper-Gwen, Marvella and and Evalynn are all so alike they are having to put them in certain chairs so they know who is who.
"Now they are getting a little bit older, they are starting to grow into their features," James continues.
"And they are literally identical.
"For the first two days of them being home, we left on their hospital wristbands as they had their names on.
"Now we have specific seats and bouncing chairs for them.
"We have three different ones and we put them in the same chair so we know which one is which.
"If me and Jenni closed our eyes and someone mixed them up, then it would be very difficult to work out who is who."
As the triplets were conceived naturally and shared the same placenta in the womb, there was in a one in 200 million chance that they were going to arrive safely.
But the girls' arrival is even more unexpected considering multiple births don't run in either side of the couple's family.
"It's absolutely amazing," James says of their unique family. "I told Jenni she can do the lottery now.
"If our luck is this good, then it has to keep stretching surely.
"It's absolutely amazing, we couldn't be any happier."
Additional reporting SWNS.