While giving birth to triplets is quite the rarity at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Ashley Boston’s case had actually never happened in the hospital’s history.

For the first time, a set of triplets was born at HMH to a mother who took no fertility drugs.

Aashailyn, Aakailyn and Samuel Jr. were born Wednesday, just minutes apart, and Boston said everyone is doing just fine. She said there were no complications with the pregnancy, but the three babies will be under special care due to their low birth weight.

Aashailyn was born weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces, while Aakailyn and Samuel Jr. both were born weighing 3 pounds, 8 ounces.

“They will be here for about 10 days, but I should be going home Sunday,” Boston said Friday afternoon.

Although just a couple of days old, their mother can already notice some of their personality traits. Even though they were born so close to each other, each seems to have their own personality.

“One is kind of stubborn, one is laid back and one seems to have an attitude problem,” Boston said.

The triplets’ father, Samuel Butler Sr., said the new additions to the family might be a challenge, but he is greatly looking forward to it.

“I think it’s going to be a challenge, but it won’t be too much of a burden,” he said. “It’s just going to be kind of hard at first to get down a routine.”

While Wednesday was a busy day for her, Boston said in the days afterward that she was just going to relax and enjoy the rest of her stay before heading home.

“I’ve just been taking it easy,” she said.

The three newborns will be joining older sister Aalandria when they arrive home. The 1-year-old has already gotten to meet the new members of the family. Butler said she was excited to see the babies, but is starting to realize she now has to share the attention that used to be on her.

“She was waving and patting on the door and saying, ‘baby baby, baby,’” Butler said. “But she’s starting to realize that she’s not getting as much attention as she would normally get.”

Boston considers herself blessed to have three healthy newborns and wanted to thank everyone who has done so much for her and the newborns.

“I want to thank God, Dr. (Tim) Deahl and his nursing staff, my mama and their daddy.”

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