These are the identical triplets whose birth defied odds of 200 Million to one.
Thomas, Edward and Harry Chalwin were so alike at birth that mum Claire painted one of each of their fingernails to tell them apart.
The odds of triplets from a natural pregnancy are 4,000 to one. An identical set is almost unheard of.
The lads were delivered by Caesarian section at 34 weeks at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Bucks, on April 13. weighing just 4lbs each.
For the first three weeks the boys had to wear gastric feeding tubes.
Now at home in High Wycombe, the brothers weigh 12lbs each and are using up to 20 nappies a day between them. Claire, a former nurse, and dad Paul, a recruitment consultant, were desperate for a sibling for three-year-old son William after a devastating miscarriage last June.
Claire, 33, said: “Now I have no problem telling them apart — but it was difficult in the early stages which is why I came up with the colour coding idea. I’d apply it once a week to ensure we always knew which was which.”
She added: “They are a wonderful gift, I love them all and I am blessed.”