New Jersey couple gives birth to three bundles of love on Valentine's Day

VOORHEES, N.J. (WPVI) -- It was a life transforming Valentine's Day for Alicia and Jim Brown of Franklinville, New Jersey.

The couple always knew they were having three girls, but didn't expect them to arrive so soon.

Their triplets arrived one minute apart beginning at 3:33 a.m. Thursday morning.

At 29 weeks and 4 days, the trio, two of them identical twins, is currently growing stronger in Virtua Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The proud parents said their newborns are doing well.

Jim now realizes he's out-manned in the house.

"Not only is Valentine's Day much more expensive. Now I have to buy stuff for three daughters and wife, but also birthdays now, as well," Jim said.

The girls were due to arrive in April, but their parents expected they would come around a holiday.

"We have a running joke. Thanksgiving Day is when they started having their twin to twin transfusion issue. Christmas we ended up going into CHOP for the procedure. New Year's Eve, we spent 14 days here, kind of leading into the next holiday coming up, Valentine's Day," Jim said.

The couple coined the triplets the 'holiday babies.'

So it seems the holiday dedicated to love was only fitting for them to arrive.

The babies are expected to remain in the NICU until around April.

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