Temitope Alao gave birth to 3-pound triplets at Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn, New York on Thursday morning, February 11, about eight months into her pregnancy.
The 34 yr old new mother who has been trying to conceive for 6 years welcomed a girl, Temiloluwa, and two boys, Oluwafikayomi and Ifeoluwa (baby Ifeoluwa is the only one pictured. They were born prematurely)
"I knew she would get good care here," she told reporters during a press availability at the hospital Friday.
Her journey to New York involved a 13-hour flight with a layover in Paris.
Temitope Alao made the trip with her own mother, Adejoke Ogunrinde, on Jan. 21.
"I’m so happy," said Temitope Alao, the beaming but groggy new mom.
She said she’s not intimidated by the thought of caring for three infants at once.
"I’ll manage,” she said, adding she was “very active” during her pregnancy.
The only thing left to do for the family is to introduce the babies to their dad for the first time. Temitope’s husband is still Nigeria.
"We are trying to get him here to see the babies," she said.
The family will return to Nigeria when the babies are old enough to travel, they said. Temiloluwa, the girl’s name, means "God belongs to me." The boys names stand for “God has increased my joy” and "God’s love."