Lina Sapia, 35, From Wᴀʟᴛᴏɴ ᴏɴ Tʜᴀᴍᴇs, Sᴜʀʀᴇʏ has ʙᴇᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴀɢɢᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴏɴᴇ ɪɴ 200 ᴍɪʟʟɪᴏɴ ᴏᴅᴅs ʙʏ ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟʟʏ ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ the babies, something she thought wasn’t ᴘᴏssɪʙʟᴇ after ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ⒾⓋⒻ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ her First ʙᴏʀɴ Alba, one.
They then wanted to extend the Family and planned to use ᴏɴᴇ ᴏF ᴛʜᴇ Fᴏᴜʀ Fʀᴏᴢᴇɴ ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs. But , they were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when a ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴛᴇsᴛ showed that they had ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟʟʏ. And there were even more sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇs when they sᴀᴡ three ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙᴇᴀᴛs at their sɪx ᴡᴇᴇᴋ sᴄᴀɴ. Lina said: “We always knew we wanted to have another ʙᴀʙʏ and ᴀssᴜᴍᴇᴅ we will need to go ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ⒾⓋⒻ again aFter being ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with ᴜɴᴇxᴘʟᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ. I ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ ᴀ sᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ three months prior, to ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀɪɴɢ I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with ᴛʀɪᴘʟᴇᴛs in September but I ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ get my hopes up as I Fᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ it may ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴ ᴀɢᴀɪɴ. We booked in for an early sᴄᴀɴ at six weeks to ᴄʜᴇᴄᴋ the ʙᴀʙʏ was ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜʏ and the ɴᴜʀsᴇ ᴋᴇᴘᴛ asking me questions such as have I been Fᴇᴇʟɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋ? To which I said no but I did feel sʟɪɢʜᴛʟʏ ʙɪɢɢᴇʀ than before , I ᴄᴏɴsᴛᴀɴᴛʟʏ ʟᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ ʙʟᴏᴀᴛᴇᴅ like I had eaten a ʜᴜɢᴇ plate of pasta. She went to get a second opinion and said there’s ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴏɴᴇ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙᴇᴀᴛ, so we ᴀssᴜᴍᴇᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ, not three! We were in ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ sʜᴏᴄᴋ and ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ it. We felt like we had won the ʟᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʏ ɴᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ of us have ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴇs in the family!”
Thankfully, there wasn’t any ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs and Lina gave birth at 32 weeks to Luis who weighed 2lb 8 oz, Piero, 3 lb 6oz and Remi, 3 lb 12oz. She addeds: “I Felt ᴀɴxɪᴏᴜs throughout the ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ as I Fᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ something ʙᴀᴅ ᴍᴀʏ ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴ and I couldn’t ᴅᴇᴀʟ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ. But we had sᴄᴀɴs every two weeks to ᴇɴsᴜʀᴇ everything was Fine , it was ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟᴇ watching them ɢʀᴏᴡ. My ʙᴜᴍᴘ became ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜɴᴄᴏᴍFᴏʀᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅs the ᴇɴᴅ but I persevered as I still needed to be a mum to Alba and keep her entertained. The ᴛʀɪᴘʟᴇᴛs ᴡᴇʀᴇ ʟɪᴋᴇ sᴜᴘᴇʀ sᴛᴀʀs ᴀᴛ Sᴛ. Pᴇᴛᴇʀs, Cʜᴇʀᴛsᴇʏ, Sᴜʀʀᴇʏ as many oF the sᴛᴀFF hadn’t seen ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪᴄᴀʟ ᴛʀɪᴘʟᴇᴛs before. We still get ᴄᴏɴFᴜsᴇᴅ with ᴡʜᴏ ɪs ᴡʜᴏ at times and the 13 week old ᴛʀɪᴘʟᴇᴛs still ᴡᴇᴀʀ ᴠᴇʟᴄʀᴏ ᴡʀɪsᴛ ʙᴀɴᴅs with their ɪɴɪᴛɪᴀʟ ᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴇɴsᴜʀᴇ they are not ᴍɪxᴇᴅ ᴜᴘ. The ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ has helped us form a ʙᴏɴᴅ and get ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴀ ʀᴏᴜᴛɪɴᴇ with them.
Alba ᴀʙsᴏʟᴜᴛᴇʟʏ ᴀᴅᴏʀᴇs them ,she gives them a kiss every morning and night before bed. The ᴡʀɪsᴛʙᴀɴᴅs are ᴍᴀɪɴʟʏ fᴏʀ ɴɪɢʜᴛ fᴇᴇᴅs as there has been an ᴏᴄᴄᴀsɪᴏɴ when one baby ɴᴇᴀʀʟʏ ɢᴏᴛ Fᴇᴅ ᴛᴡɪᴄᴇ as it is ʜᴀʀᴅ to tell them ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ.”