It was tears of joy for a Kenyan couple in the United States following the birth of their triplets, in what doctors described as a "one-in-a-million" delivery.
Nicole and Caleb Choge could not hide the joy after the identical boys; Ron, Elkanah, and Abishai were born just minutes apart from each other on Sunday.
Although the triplets were born a month and a half premature, Dr Josh Petrikin, the medical director of the NICU, who is also on staff at Children’s Mercy Hospital said they were "doing wonderfully".
“These babies don’t seem to realize that and they’re doing quite well. All in all, they’re doing wonderfully,” Dr Petrikin said.
The couple met in the US while Caleb was training to be a pilot at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. The two have been living in Kenya, where Choge is employed as a pilot; but they moved to Kansas City, USA, where Nicole's family lives ahead of the birth of their babies.
“We had a scan in Kenya and they found twins the first time. We went a second time to be sure and they found triplets,” Caleb told ABC News. “We came to the States to get a third opinion to be sure.”
“It was very shocking, very surprising. Both exciting and scary,” Caleb said of learning they were expecting identical triplets.