Triplets Benjamin, Bridie and Gemma Irvine with aunt Monica Dignan, dad David, nanna Rosemarie Duncan and mum Fiona.
Triplets Benjamin, Bridie and Gemma Irvine with aunt Monica Dignan, dad David, nanna Rosemarie Duncan and mum Fiona.

Winning treble for Irvines



THEY may be nine weeks old, but David and Fiona Irvine still have not dared to take the identifying stickers off their new set of triplets.

The Palm Beach couple were caught at their first doctor's visit in Murwillumbah recently with their newborns Benjamin, Bridie and Gemma.

Already a mum of two boys, Fiona said the triplets had been a good, but confusing, addition to the Irvine family.

"They have been home for four weeks but we still have difficulty telling the girls apart," she said.

"They are identical twins, so we kept the stickers on their back from the hospital and will have to paint their toenails soon."

Fiona said her wish for a healthy third child must have gotten scrambled in the heavens and changed into a wish for three healthy children.

"We were very surprised but kind of shocked when we heard we were having triplets," she said.

"I was pretty nervous the whole way through the pregnancy, because with triplets there is a higher rate of prematurity."

The triplets were all born early and spent time in intensive care but are now fighting fit.

"Benjamin is the placid one, while Bridie is noisy and Gemma in the middle."



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