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'Sleep became foreign to us': Wisconsin mother reflects on life after conceiving triplets twice

Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 12:04:00-05

A Milwaukee couple conceived triplets naturally two times. When Tyana Stanton and Jarrell Covington found out there were expecting their first set of triplets, they had mixed emotions.

"I was excited and nervous at the same time," said Jarrell Covington.

"I was really scared. I was like 'how did this happen?'" said Tyana Stanton.

Tyana does have some experience.

"I'm a twin and then I have twin brothers," said Tyana.

The couple welcomed their triplets in October 2018.

"Sleep became foreign to us," said Tyana.

They learned how to make it their new normal.

"Got on birth control right after the triplets cause I'm like 'OK we're not doing this again no time soon,'" said Tyana.

Not even six months later Tyana, found out she was pregnant with triplets again.

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"I kept saying 'no, you're looking at my records from before,'" said Tyana.

A scared mom called dad right away.

"I called him from the doctor like crying hysterically like we are about to have our second set of triplets and he was just like 'yeah, yeah,' he was so happy like score," said Tyana.

"I was making history," said Jarrell.

Just when Tyana got used to the idea the couple learned they lost one of the babies. They mourned their child and prepared for twins. The babies were born in January. Their triplets were 15 months when the twins were born and they also had a 3-year-old at home.

"Kyhlee, Kingston, Khyla, Khyra, Kaylee and Junior," said Jarrell.

The couple said it's all about routine.

"With kids period, not just multiples it's all about trial and error," said Tyana.

They might not enjoy every moment, but they're sure trying.

"We see the blessing in the midst of the chaos," said Jarrell.

"I just say I'm crazy blessed, said Tyana. I was chosen for this. I tell people that all the time," said

Statistics vary, but health experts said you have about a 1 in 9,000 chance of conceiving triplets naturally. The odds of that happening two times is 1 in 64 million.

"We rockin' it love and multiples. I've got six different people that's always going to love me for me so it's like the best," said Tyana.

A GoFundMe page set up to help the family with diapers and other needs.

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