California couple welcomes identical triplets

January 23, 2014 1:58:09 AM PST
A Southern California woman has given birth to identical triplets, instantly doubling the size of her family.

April Dooley's three sons were born in roughly 4-minute intervals on Jan. 13, at a combined weight of 14 pounds, 9 ounces, the Orange County Register reported Tuesday. She named them Patrick, Owen and Liam.

Dooley, 42, said she burst into tears when she looked at her first ultrasound and learned she was carrying a trio-to-be.

"My husband said, 'Is that three?' I go, 'Three what?' My husband said, 'three babies,'" she said.

She and her husband, Brad, wanted their 5-year-old daughter Kaitlyn to have a companion at their home in Long Beach. They weren't expecting their family to grow so precipitously.

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