A woman who tried for years to get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ was stunned when she found out she was carrying not one, but three babies. Keisha’s mum, Karen Thomas, was just as sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when Keisha told her that triplets were on the way. She said: “I thought she [Keisha] was joking. We just thought she was ᴡɪɴᴅɪɴɢ us up. She sent the scan pictures and I was in shock. I asked ‘how do you feel’ and she didn’t know.” But when a scan revealed she had three bundles of joy on the way, she was left in a state of disbelief.
Keisha James-Thomas, 25, from Hudders field could not believe her eyes when she saw the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ scan picture that revealed three babies were on the way. She had tried for years to get ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ , was amazed when her scan revealed that she was expecting triplets. She said: “I was effing and blinding. It just didn’t seem real. It was a big shock, I wasn’t expecting it at all. It was positive because I was trying for so long, I didn’t think I could have babies so, when it did happen, it was like a miracle. I was in big shock, I couldn’t believe it at first and my mum didn’t believe it for a second until I showed her the scans.” Once she had gotten over the initial shock, Keisha said the ɴᴇʀᴠᴇs sᴇᴛ in and she even started to have ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇs. She explained: “I had ʙᴀᴅ ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇs about it, probably because it was my first ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ . I looked it up and it’s normal to have ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇs but, because I’m young and becoming a mum to three, it’s a big shock.”
And Keisha also had to deal with ᴇxᴛʀᴇᴍᴇ ᴍᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss , which she said left her ‘ʙᴇᴅʙᴏᴜɴᴅ’ at times. She said: “At the beginning, it was hard, I had ʙᴀᴅ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss up until about 25 weeks, so some days or some weeks I could even be ʙᴇᴅʙᴏᴜɴᴅ, it just got that ʙᴀᴅ because I was so ᴅʀᴀɪɴᴇᴅ and ᴡᴇᴀᴋ . Then other days it was okay, it got better and I only had sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss every now and then, so it wasn’t as hard as in the beginning.” Carrying three little bundles of joy certainly took its toll on Keisha too, as she said that, towards the end of her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, she had constant back pain. But her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ had otherwise been normal and her babies were born six weeks early, on December 20. The triplets was born at Calderdale Royal Hᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ . Avarni, a boy, was born weighing 4lbs 5oz, daughter Ameyah was 3lbs 6oz and daughter Ariyah was 3lbs 3oz. They had to remain in Calderdale Royal Hᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ with Keisha as they needed a bit of ⓉⓁⒸ for a short while.
Now, the triplets back home in Bradley, Huddersfield, Keisha said the babies were putting on weight and were already showing their little personalities. She said:” They’re all definitely different personalities, the boy is quite chilled and calm and the little girl is calm, but the other one’s just loud. Some days it can be hectic, some days it’s not. It all depends really, it just goes on how they are through the day.”