Richmond triplets get international following

Three five-week-old triplets – born premature but now getting ready to go home – have gained an international following.

Emilia Lily, Olivia Daisy and Joshua David were born ten weeks premature after and weighed less than three-and-a-half pounds each when they were born.

Laura and Gordon Wade, who own Rosedale Guest House, in Richmond, had fertility treatment before Laura fell pregnant.

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The babies have needed special care at Darlington memorial and James Cook hospitals, but it is now hoped they will all be back in time for Christmas to spend with mum and dad and big sister Georgia.

It was only now after five weeks that the babies can share the same bed.

Laura has been documenting their arrival on Instagram, and has built up more than 8,000 followers from around the world.


Dad Gordon told Richmondshire Today they were looking forward to getting the babies home.

“We’re lucky in our line of work that we work from home so we will both plenty of time with them.

“Joshua is almost ready to come home but we will be bringing them all home together.”

Gordon said the Instagram blog had been great for keeping people updated on how the triplets were doing and they’d made contacted with many other people who had been through something similar.

Despite being only five-weeks-old the babies have already appeared on TV, with ITV Tyne Tees news coming to hospital to film the triplets and speak to mum and dad.

To follow the progress of the triplets on Instagram click here.