The gender mix in the Rosputni household became a lot more balanced this week.
After a string of six boys – including twins born in different years – Brighid M. Rosputni gave birth Tuesday and Wednesday to triplet girls.
Mom and babies were doing fine and were expected to be released Saturday from Oishei Children’s Hospital.
“They’re perfect. Everybody came out healthy,” Rosputni said. “I still can’t believe it’s three girls. I won the lottery.”
Rosputni and her husband, Thomas, now have six boys and four girls in all.
Veira Jule arrived first at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, weighing in at 5 pounds, 2 ounces.
Veira’s sisters weren’t ready to join her right away.
Rosputni labored for 18 hours and ran into serious complications, which led to Caesarean sections for the middle and youngest triplets. Vevina Moire weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces at her birth at 4:58 a.m. on Wednesday. Veida Gene followed at 5:01 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
“It was a life-saving operation for me and the babies,” said Rosputni.
The Rosputni babies will be the second set of triplets to live at 156 Kenefick Ave. in South Buffalo. The Rosputnis currently live in the former home of the Blake triplets, who in 1938 were the first-known triplets in Buffalo to survive beyond birth.
The chances of having either all-girl or all-boy triplets are just 12.5 percent, and the Rosputnis chose not to have the genders revealed to them prior to birth.
The way it worked out – three girls over the course of two days – seemed only fitting for this family.
The first Rosputni child was a girl, Ava, who is now 13. Six boys followed: Owen, 12; Eamon, 11; Afton, 9; twins Ronan and Rory, 7; and Maccus, 2. The births of twins Ronan and Rory also were unusual because they were born on different days. Ronan was born on Dec. 31, 2011, and Rory arrived 33 minutes later, on Jan. 1, 2012.