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They say three is a lucky number and what could be luckier than triplets getting pregnant at the same time?
Gina Purcell, Nina Rawlings and Victoria Brown were born within four minutes of each other in 1986 — and 35 years later, these triplets will all be giving birth a few months apart.
“We’ve always talked about having babies together when we were younger but since I was the first to get married and have kids, our timelines were different and never thought it would actually happen,” Gina Purcell told The Post. “We never officially sat down and said let’s ‘plan’ this because of the different stages of life we were in even though we’re triplets.”
The 35-year-old sisters from Southern California are overjoyed to be sharing another memorable life milestone.
Brown is due to have her second child, a baby boy, on July 9. Rawlings is expecting to have her first child, also a boy, on Aug. 28. And Purcell will give birth to her third child, a baby girl, in November.
Purcell explained that her sister Victoria announced she was pregnant with her second baby at Thanksgiving dinner.
“We all had a feeling she was pregnant because we offered her wine and she said no,” she said.
Meanwhile, Nina announced she was pregnant with her first baby at Christmas “while we were opening gifts” and Purcell found out she was pregnant on St. Patrick’s Day, but told her family during Easter dinner.
But Purcell said her sisters were actually the reason she decided to have another baby in the first place.
“My husband and I went back and forth on having another since we miscarried a couple years ago,” she said. “It was on our minds for over a year and then when my sisters got pregnant, I definitely was thinking about it way more. It was always in my heart that we were meant to have three babies.”
When Purcell found out she was pregnant, she was both “happy” and “scared” because of her history, but she and her husband are over the moon and excited to expand their family.
Since the triplets live within 15 minutes of each other, naturally, their sisterly bond lends itself well to become pregnancy pals. However, Purcell said she’s become the go-to for motherhood tips.
“I’ve always been the one to give advice since I was the first to have kids,” she told The Post. “I give them tips on developmental things kids go through, how my delivery went, books to read, articles that were helpful for me.”
But as it goes with sisters, they learn from one another, too.
“Now that they’re pregnant, they give me updated tips on what to register for since technology is so different than it was just a few years ago,” she said, adding, “It’s been so fun to share tips and what we learn with one another.”
Rawlings is particularly excited to be sharing this moment with her sisters being that this is her first pregnancy. “Talking to them and knowing their stories and being so close to them has definitely helped me and like, eased my nerves a little bit,” Rawlings told Fox News. “But of course, it’s still scary because it’s unknown.”
“We shared everything before,” she added. “But now that we have this – because being pregnant in itself is a blessing.”
Of course, they always have their mother, who may be the most excited of them all.
“My mom is so over the moon,” Purcell told The Post. “I really don’t think it’s hit her or any of us until all three babies are in her arms. She’s so excited for more grandbabies.”
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