Couple With Identical Twins Now Pregnant With Triplets: My Husband Fainted

Nia and Robert Tolbert with their sons Shai and twins Alexander and Riley
Nia and Robert Tolbert with their sons Shai and twins Alexander and Riley Courtesy Tolbert Family

When Robert Tolbert got home from work in August, he found a present waiting on the bed from his wife, Nia, who had just left for a weekend in Florida. The 31-year-old project manager thought it was a FitBit. He was wrong.

Inside the bag was a card that read “please accept this gift from me and God,” and a printout of an unusually long sonogram. At first Robert was confused. Then the dad from Waldorf, Maryland, saw three onesies labeled 1, 2, and 3.

Hours went by and the the yoga instructor, 28, couldn’t figure out why she hadn’t heard from her husband. When the phone finally rang, Robert confessed that he had fainted. “He was excited,” Nia tells Us Weekly, “but he had to go to sleep because was overwhelmed.” Not only were the Tolberts not trying to become pregnant — but they are already parents of son Shai, 6, and 2-year-old identical twin boys Alexander and Riley. 

Nia and Robert Tolbert's sons Shai and twins Alexander and Riley
Nia and Robert Tolbert’s sons Shai and twins Alexander and Riley Courtesy Tolbert Family

Now that the family has recovered from the initial shock, they are counting down the days until March when they welcome three baby girls.

 

Nia and Robert Tolbert with twin boys Alexander and Riley
Nia and Robert Tolbert with twin boys Alexander and Riley Courtesy Tolbert Family

“We are both excited about this new experience of parenting girls,” Nia tells Us. “Rob is enthused about having his own entourage, as the boys stick to me like glue! I’m curious . . . How will it change the dynamic of our household? Will it be like it is in the movies? Who’s going to comb all that hair? It’s going to be eventful, we know it. But we’re leaning on God and Pinterest until we find our flow!”

Doctors put the odds of being 1-2-3 parents (singleton, twins, then triplets) at less than 1 in a 1,000. 

A fundraising page has been set up to help the Tolberts purchase a vehicle that will fit the entire family. 

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