Fun Times Three
If you thought the Hunt-Lowther triplets arriving on their brother's birthday was a rare coincidence, meet mom Jody Howse and her fiancÃ©, Leslie Oake. Incredibly, on December 13, 2014, the Burin, Newfoundland couple found themselves in the exact same situation - welcoming triplet boys on the same day their son turned three. At the time, Jody says she wasnât thrilled by the prospect of delivering the babies on her son Parkerâs big day.âThe doctor had come in and he said, âNope, we canât wait any longer.â I said, âWhat do you mean we canât wait any longer? Give me another day!ââ recalls Jody. But a pregnancy complication meant delivery couldnât wait, and just like that, three healthy bundles of joy - Zackary (4 lbs 10 ozs), Ryder (3 lbs 11 ozs) and Wyatt (3 lbs 7 ozs) - arrived six weeks early, becoming birthday buddies with their older brother. Proud parents Jody Howse and Leslie Oake welcomed triplets just before Christmas 2014. (Photo courtesy Jody Howse & Leslie Oake) Nowadays, Jody and Megan share a special bond. Since they found out about each otherâs stories shortly after Megan gave birth, Jody says theyâve been in touch daily. âI sent her kids Christmas gifts and when my boys outgrow clothes I send it into her. Itâs nice to have somebody else that knows what Iâve went through and I can give her advice as to whatâs coming up,â says Jody. âWeâve got each other and that makes things so much better.â - By Ashley Miller Do several members of your family share the same birthday? Send a letter to the editor and share your story.