KOKOMO, Ind. - It is a rare occurrence, but one Kokomo couple has delivered two sets of triplets just over a year apart .
Bill and Sarah Imbierowicz have triplet newborns, triplet toddlers and a 3-year-old son.
Sarah delivered the now-7-week-old triplets -- Katie, Emmie and Meggie -- in January.
All seven children were born with the help of in vitro fertilization.
Bill and Sarah wanted to try to have a girl after having four boys. But to their surprise, they were blessed with three, and they said they have seen a marked difference between both sets of triplets.
"The boys had issues with eating, the girls don't. The boys, I get a lot less sleep than with the girls. The girls take about 20 minutes each to eat and they play a little bit and then go to sleep," Sarah said.
Friends and neighbors lend a helping hand because it can be challenging to juggle a house full with triplet newborns, triplet 18-month-old toddlers, and a 3-year old, but Bill says it’s rewarding at the same time.
"When the kids smile, when they are having fun and stuff, when they accomplish new things, it’s really fun to see that," Bill said.
Tending to everyone’s needs is something Sarah said she is learning to balance.
"When you have infants that are ready to eat, and versus a toddler who just fell and needs some love and attention or my 3-year-old Will ... he's trying to assert his independence but yet he gets himself into some pickles," Sarah said.
But a family is what Bill and Sarah prayed for. They never thought it would be this big, but they consider it a huge blessing.
Sarah said she had a good pregnancy, delivery and recovery. The newborns are doing well, they didn’t even have to go to the neonatal intensive care unit like their older triplet brothers.