London, Oct 17 : An American couple has become proud parents of rare identical triplets.
Desmond and Kerry Lyons, who live in New York, revealed that they feel blessed and are thankful for the bliss.
The couple, who already has two children aged two and four, revealed that the triplets were born through Caesarean.
"We just feel lucky and blessed that we have these three amazing little babies and they're healthy and, frankly, kinda cute, to boot, which we weren't expecting," The Telegraph quoted the proud parents, as saying.
Desmond, a lawyer, admitted that when he learned he and his wife were expecting triplets eight weeks into her pregnancy. At that time he uttered just one word: "Wow."
Kerry, who works for an Internet advertising firm, said she gained 50 pounds during her 36-week pregnancy.
It is an exceptional birth as twins, triplets and quadruplets have become much more common over the past few decades because of fertility treatments, but identical triplets are still rare.
The three tiny newborn boys emerged from the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Tuesday wearing matching blue hats and asleep in a pram.