NY Couple Has Identical Triplets—Conceived Naturally

'We hit the genetic lottery,' says the proud dad
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2015 9:48 AM CDT
NY Couple Has Identical Triplets—Conceived Naturally
Parents Jason and Kelli Fenley hold their identical triplets, Miles, right, Noah, center, and Owen Fenley, in Mineola, NY, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Most moms will boast that their child is one in a million. Kelli Fenley can say her three sons are literally that after the identical triplet boys were born in Mineola, NY, on July 1. Owen, Noah, and Miles each weighed less than three pounds at birth but are doing well at home with their parents and 2-year-old brother, per WABC. Their big brother calls them all Noah; their parents tell them apart by the dab of blue, green, or gray nail polish on their toe.

"Some people hit the money lottery. We hit the genetic lottery and we couldn't be happier," dad Jason Fenley, 38, tells NBC New York, adding Kelli, 33, conceived the boys without the use of fertility drugs. A doctor explains to CBS New York just how rare the birth was: "Anywhere from 1 in 70,000 to 1 in 50 million, but a conservative approach is one in a million." (These identical triplets recently tied the knot together.)

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