The first set of triplets to be delivered at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for 10 years celebrated their first birthdays at the weekend.
Lily, Dylan and Jude were born within four minutes of each other on May 4, 2012, making it four children for mum and dad Suzy and Dave Green, who also have a daughter Rosie, three.
Suzy, 32, from Avondale Road, Bowerham, said the first year had been great, but “hard and challenging at times”.
She also said the triplets, who were born by caesarian section, had as many similarities as differences.
She said: “When I started to give them solid food, Jude took it easily, Lily was okay, and Dylan took ages with it, but now they’re all fine.
“They’ve all got blue eyes, but different shades, and all have blond hair.
“They chat a lot to eachother, and when I put them in their cots, they don’t lie down, they’re chatting and giggling and pass all their toys around.
“They certainly keep each other entertained.
“They steal eachother’s toys, and they sit on eachother and they share clothes.
“They’re lovely and so much fun.”
Suzy, who found out she was having triplets at her 12-week scan, said the siblings’ big sister Rosie had taken it all in her stride.
“She knew three babies were coming but she’s been absolutely fine.
“She’s quite interested in them, but once they started eating the same food as her she became even more interested.”
Suzy was told by staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary that Lily, Dylan and Jude were the first to be born at Lancaster for a decade.