A couple have amazed their family and friends by have four babies in just one year.
Jessica and Harry Pritchard had triplets just eleven months after the birth of their second child and are now the proud parents of five children.
Jessica, 31, had only given birth to their daughter Mia five months before she was surprised to find out she was pregnant again.
But in another unexpected revelation, she and Harry, 34, were then told they were having triplets, reports YorkshireLive.
“I don’t think Harry believed me until I showed him the scan picture, he was very excited,” recalled Jessica.
“It definitely was [a big shock], although we consider ourselves very blessed.”
As Covid restrictions mean that expectant mothers have to go to scans alone, Jessica had to wait until she was given the scan picture to show Harry the three little ones.
She said that she hadn’t been given any indication she’d be having triplets, so it was a huge surprise and meant that she and Harry had quite the shopping list to get through.
“It was more a case of preparing to buy three of everything: three cots etc… and a triple pushchair”, Jessica said.
The triplets – Ella, George and Olivia – were born in April this year, 11 months after the birth of baby Mia in May 2020.
And the family from Sheffield, which also includes eight-year-old Molly, have taken to their new roles wonderfully – with Molly especially keen to help.
“She adores them all. She’s such a good sister and wants to help all of the time”, Jessica said.
Getting used to having such a big family has not been difficult for primary school teacher Jessica, as she has been strict with herself about organisation.
She said: “It’s definitely been a big surprise, but a lovely one and it hasn’t taken long to adjust at all. I’m very organised, so I just need to plan ahead – even down to clothes being laid out the evening before.”