Family welcomes triplets born on New Year's Day

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Cayman welcomes not one, but three baby girls for the New Year – Alexa, Jenna and Emma Thompson arrived at 12:24 a.m. to parents Mark and Sheena Thompson on Jan. 1 at South Miami Hospital’s Center for Women and Infants.

Celebrating the new additions to the family, Mr. Thompson spoke with the Cayman Compass by phone on Jan. 2. “Mom and babies are doing OK. The babies are fine and … mom is recuperating well,” he said. 

Mrs. Thompson gave birth after 32 weeks of pregnancy. Alexa, the first born, weighs 3 pounds, 12 ounces; Jenna weighs 3 pounds, 7 ounces; and Emma, 3 pounds 2 ounces. The babies are fraternal triplets.  

The couple also has a 9-year-old son, Jayden, who was hoping for a brother but was just as happy with the girls. Dad said it did not matter to him: “I welcomed anything that came.” 

The Thompsons’ desire was to give birth to the triplets in Cayman, however, they traveled to Miami out of precaution on the recommendations of Sheena’s physician, Dr. El Madany. “He thought at this stage…it was a high-risk pregnancy, so we decided to go to Miami. Dr. El Madany is great. The babies were not delivered in Cayman, but all the praise and thanks go to him because he is the reason Sheena got this far along,” Mr. Thompson said. 

According to Mr. Thompson, they knew beforehand that triplets were girls. 

“Sheena and Jayden picked out the names and I was happy with their choices,” Mr. Thompson said. The babies will be stay in the hospital for three weeks until they are deemed full-term babies at 35 weeks before they are released. Mr. Thompson said they will return back to Cayman, where family and friends are waiting to see the babies.  

Mr. Thompson is an entrepreneur, and Mrs. Thompson is with RBC Wealth Management, at Royal Bank of Canada. 

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Parents Sheena and Mark Thompson with their triplets, who were born on Jan. 1.
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