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Teachers see triple at Tatworth
8:00am Friday 21st September 2012 in News
THEY say things come in threes . . . and that was certainly the case in Tatworth this week.
Triplets Nathan, Joshua and Kaitlyn Northeast, aged three, have been keeping teachers busy in their first week at the village pre-school.
It’s hard enough for staff to remember the names of dozens of new children in their first few days, but the two boys are impossible to tell apart.
Mum Pamela Carroll, 40, said: “They’ve settled in really well and are doing just as well as the other children.
“Sometimes when you have triplets it’s generally thought they’ll be light or need extra help, but I spoke to the manager and they’ve been great.
“We’ve been very lucky in that sense. They came out big and healthy.
“The only thing is the boys are identical, so we have them wearing different coloured jumpers so people can tell who’s who.”
Pamela, who lives off Perry Street, already had daughter Abi when she fell pregnant again.
She said she was shocked when she learned she was going to be having triplets.
“I didn’t know at first, but I’d been pregnant before and I knew it was different,” she said.
“I started to think ‘I’m getting a bit big’, and when I had my 13-week scan that’s when the photo showed three babies.”
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