Oh Baby! Identical triplets on Long Island

March 4, 2008 5:26:32 PM PST
Some parents on Long Island have their hands full. The mom just gave birth to triplets. But what's even more amazing is that the babies are identical, something you rarely see in triplets. In fact, the chances? Just one in 200 million!

Long Island reporter Emily Smith introduces us to the boys.

Its their first public appearance since making their miraculous debut. They're identical triplets. That means the original fertilized egg split and then a resulting cell split again!

Alison: "I cried. He laughed .."
Tom: "And I can't repeat what she said!"

Don't get them wrong: Alison and Tom are proud as anything of their baby boys and just a little confused

"I'm pretty sure this Eli, because he's the tiniest. Oh this is Colin. And that makes this one Logan."

There's a little nail polish on Eli's pointer finger. That's how they really tell them apart. Thankfully at six days old personalities are starting to show.

"Little Logan, he's the championship sleeper," Alison says. "I don't wanna say lazy.. but he takes after my side of the family."

Eli, he's the middle child and the tiniest tipping the scales at four pounds. And Colin the baby likes to eat.

"I think we're looking at 10,000 diapers a year that's 800 a month." Tom says.

Its a good thing North Shore Hospital plans to donate two years of freebies, helping with what's already expected to be a whirwind of a life together as mom, dad, and baby -- and everything times three!


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