A couple from Gateshead have got their hands full after bringing their triplets home for the first time.
Jane and Graham Ackinclose spent two months in hospital with their babies after they were born prematurely at just 29 weeks.
Doctors in Middlesbrough and Newcastle helped them to get stronger - and four months in, Emily, Sam and Will are getting bigger - and cuter - by the day.
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