The two lovebirds Philip and Courtney Garrett wanted to expand their family ever since they got married. They tried for years and years, but it appeared that having children was going to be extremely difficult. Seven years ago, Courtney made a shocking discovery.
After years of trying, she was finally pregnant! Philip and Courtney welcomed Oliver, Jack, and Ellie to the world seven years ago.
“We were just ecstatic. Ecstatic!” the couple recalled after hearing the news of having triplets.
The Garrett family received some help from science to conceive the triplets, as two eggs were transferred via in vitro fertilization (IVF). One of those eggs split, which resulted in Oliver and Jack becoming identical twins.
“I didn’t think that was possible and I was like, ok,” Courtney recalls.
Philip remembers that it was a quite shocking moment for them. However, they couldn’t be any happier with their beautiful children.
Philip and Courtney had one more wish: to give Oliver, Jack, and Ellie another sibling.
They wanted to have one more child, but that didn’t exactly go as planned.
Courtney was having difficulties becoming pregnant again, as they’ve been trying to conceive a baby for years.
“It’s just very hard to hear that you may not be able to get to have children,” Courtney recalls.
Once again, the couple tried IVF to increase their chances, but they certainly couldn’t predict what would happen next.
The doctor was absolutely shocked and apparently ‘turned white’ when he saw the ultrasound he took as it revealed another set of triplets.
Philip recalls that the doctor explained to them that the in vitro fertilization worked, but Courtney had also conceived naturally in the same month! Once again, one of the eggs split which lead to Philip and Courtney having identical twins. History repeated itself as the twins Wells, Vivienne and fraternal sister Georgie were born.
For the second time, these parents have had surprise triplets at unimaginable odds. Philip and Courtney decided to surprise their first three children with the special announcement and wanted them to guess what the surprise would be.
“Does anyone have any idea what the surprise is?”
One of the kids suspected it was a puppy, while another was hoping to receive a new Xbox game.
The surprise was met with funny reactions by the kids, as they yelled out “Oh no!” and once again after hearing that mommy was pregnant with triplets.
Even though their first triplets were expecting something else as a surprise, all six children are now inseparable. Mom and dad called it love at first sight. Each older sibling now watches over one of their little sisters and they are all just one big happy family.
What an incredible story!
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