‘Lottery’ win for parents of identical triplets

Katie Godfrey and Dan Middleton of Eastmoor with their identical triplet girls L-R Heidi,Ellie and Lily
Katie Godfrey and Dan Middleton of Eastmoor with their identical triplet girls L-R Heidi,Ellie and Lily

Miss Godfrey, 23, of Linton Road, Eastmoor, said: “The doctor told us we would have more chance of winning the lottery than having natural, identical triplets. But this is better than winning the lottery, it’s hard work but more than worth it.”

Ellie, Heidi and Lily were due to be born this month but they came 11 weeks premature on October 23.

They had to be kept in hospital for weeks before going home.

The girls get through 100 nappies a week and too many matching outfits to count.

The couple were amazed when they saw Miss Godfrey’s scan and say there was no history of twins or triplets in either families.

Mr Middleton said: “I didn’t believe the picture but I wouldn’t change things for the world now. I’m still walking around on cloud nine.”

But his partner has ruled out more after being told it was likely she would have more triplets.