January 5, 2016 5:33 pm
Updated: January 6, 2016 1:06 pm

Rare identical sister triplets home from hospital

WATCH ABOVE: The Harris home is a busy place these days, as parents Stephanie and Brad adjust to caring for triplets. Jacqueline Crea reports.


Stephanie and Brad Harris are adjusting to their new busy life with triplets.

“It’s been a challenge trying to figure everything out and get them on a routine, and they feed every three hours,” mother Stephanie Harris told KHOU.

The couple are the parents of Addison, Kinsley and Savannah Harris – rare identical triplets.  According to doctors, identical triplets are rare about one in one million births.

“They sit there. They make the same noises. They do the same thing. They have their own language,” said Stephanie.

The Harris triplets were born prematurely on December 1.  The babies weighed between 3 pounds and 3 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, and spent the first few weeks of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Stephanie Harris said during her pregnancy doctors first told her to expect twins. A later ultrasound determined she was having triplets.

After spending weeks in Houston’s Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital they have finally gone home, before their departure the family spoke at a media conference.

WATCH ABOVE: Rare identical triplets born in Houston are finally home from the hospital. The baby girls were being closely watched by doctors since they were born on December first, prematurely.  Before they went home the world got a chance to meet them.  Brian Webb reports.

Stephanie and Brad said they are tired but delighted the girls are healthy and at home. Now they just have to keep them all straight.

“We got ankle bracelets, and we’re going to colour coordinate them.  Hopefully, they don’t get mixed up, ” said Stephanie.

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