Dᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs had previously told Elise she ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ be able to have any more children after she had to have sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ to her ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴇs four years-ago. But, Elise Mitchell, 33 and her partner Paul Taylor, 41, welcomed the three miracle babies last Thursday after they were born by ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ at Royal Oldham Hᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ.
Elise Mitchell and her partner Paul Taylor from Rochdale, who believed they were ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ, say they are ‘thrilled’ to welcome the new additions to the family. Paul said: “It was a really lovely surprise. We have only been together a year and Elise told me she couldn’t have any more children and we had children of our own so it was okay. In February, things weren’t quite right and we went to the Dᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs and they asked us if there was a chance Elise could be ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. We told them there wasn’t but did a ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴛᴇsᴛ anyway and it came back ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴠᴇ.” After going for another check-up, the couple were then told they would be having triplets. Paul said:” To go from being told you ᴄᴀɴ’ᴛ have children, to being told you’re having three is pretty sʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ – when we got the news we were so thrilled. We both have children from our previous relationships – Elise has a son aged 10 and I have two daughters aged 10 and nine so it’s going to be a busy house. We are going to have to buy new cars and probably extend the house as well now.”
The triplets, who were born ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇʟʏ at 33 weeks, are doing well, but have remained in ɪɴᴄᴜʙᴀᴛᴏʀssince Thursday due to their size. Lily was born weighing 2lb 13 ounces, Lucy was 3lb 8 ounces and Arthur was 3lb 15 ounces. Elise added: “I’m doing good, the babies are doing really good. I’m back home now and we are visiting them every day. It’s really overwhelming, but it’s lovely. They are gorgeous. Hopefully they won’t be in there for long, but the staff at the Hᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ have been amazing”.