GONZALES, Texas — One month after a rare birth at Seton Medical Center Hays, the babies are finally home.
Evan and Kymber Martinez are at home juggling life as parents of newborn triplets, who made a special entrance into this world.
“People are like, ‘oh, you did it naturally or vaginally or whatever.' I’m like that was my easy way,” said Kymber. “I was scared to get cut. I never expected the attention and support we've gotten because of that."
She's the first at Seton Hays to ever do that. Now at home in their small town of Gonzales, it's changed their lives in more ways than one.
“We were front page of the paper and everything,” said Kymber.
“Yeah we can't go anywhere without being noticed,” said Evan.
The babies have only been home a couple weeks, but people from Gonzales to Austin are showing their support.
“We've had people offer photo shoots for their portfolios,” said Kymber. “Every morning we'll open our front door and there's a package on our front door.”
Plus, they have plenty of essentials like a laundry room full of diapers. On top of the babies' newfound fame, little things like going to doctor's appointments became a bit more challenging.
“We had Evan and two babies in his car,” said Kymber. “I had a baby and Jayden in my car and his mom, my mother in law drove her own car. So, we had three cars deep to a doctor’s appointment."
But, there's nothing this family of six can't handle. Even their 6-year-old Jayden is enjoying having the boys home.
“We've done really well at keeping it together and being a team, so I wouldn't change it,” said Kymber. “I love it. I love being busy all the time.”
Kymber and Evan Martinez are parents to identical triplets, which is rare and they were delivered naturally -- and that's even more rare.
“Some data says 1/200,000 even up to 1/200 million,” said Dr. Jennifer Goss, OB/GYN.
“With the way that they were laying, the size, the way I was carrying them, everything was just set up perfectly to do it,” said Kymber.
But that's Kymber’s story, and on Dec. 3 at 33 weeks, she gave birth.
“So many people, at least 15 people, at least,” said Kymber.
With a room full, "in fact we didn't just take up one room, we took up two,” said Dr. Goss.
Dr. Goss said Kymber did something at Seton Medical Center Hays that’s never been done before, instead of a C-section, she delivered them all vaginally.
"It was like a dream,” said Kymber. “I felt like I was there but I wasn't there at the same time. I kept looking at him in the eye, and Dr. Goss in the eye, saying, 'I can't do it, I can't go an more.' And they were like 'yes, you can, yes you can.' And they were there and they helped."
"She's my hero, that's something that I would probably never ever see,” said Evan. “She's my hero for that. She's given me the three greatest things that can possibly happen to a man, for it to be my wife to give it to me. It's amazing."
It wasn't easy but she's glad, she did it too. The babies were sent to the NICU, but Kymber said the babies are healthy and doing well.
“All they have really are their feeding tubes, they don’t have IVs anymore,” said Kymber. “They’re doing really great.”
In January, weighing in at almost seven pounds each, the final triplet was released from the hospital and finally returned home. Anthony was released on Dec. 27, Sebastian on Dec. 31, and Ian on Jan. 1.
The family is currently raising money to purchase a vehicle large enough to carry the family around.