Image: The Lasita family
Leigh Taylor  /  The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Lasita family relax on their couch in Cincinnati. The family includes mom Victoria, dad Tim, and three-year-old triplets, from left, Brian, Jillian and Jessica. Victoria Lasita recently gave birth to second set of triplets.
updated 8/30/2007 12:02:03 PM ET 2007-08-30T16:02:03

Already the proud parents of triplets, Victoria and Tim Lasita had decided they wanted to have "one more."

"I guess we should have been more specific and said one more child, not one more set," said Victoria, 39, who delivered the couple's second set of triplets Wednesday after 34 weeks of pregnancy.

The Lasitas conceived both sets of triplets naturally, without fertility treatments.

"Holy smokes. Do you know what the odds of that are?" said Dr. Glen E. Hofmann, medical director of the Bethesda Center for Reproductive Health and Fertility.

The answer: about one in 8,000 for a woman to have triplets naturally, and about one in 64 million of her repeating the feat, according to Hofmann and Dr. Sherif G. Awadalla, medical director of the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati.

The Lasitas welcomed 4-pound, 2 1/2-ounce Casey Alexander into the world at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, followed seconds later by 4-pound, 13 1/2-ounce Caden Bradley, and 2 minutes later by 4-pound, 9 1/2-ounce Carson Charles. All were between 17 1/2 and 18 inches long.

"Everybody seems to be doing well," said the father, 48, who watched the Caesarean-section births in a delivery room filled with 18 medical personnel.

It's still unclear when the triplets will go home to live with Jessica, Jillian and Brian, who will turn 4 in December.

Those three were born at 28 weeks, and all weighed less than 3 pounds at birth. Lung problems contributed to "a little rocky start," Victoria Lasita said, but overall, they're healthy.

The Lasitas said the new triplets will mean about 300 diaper changes a week, and about 168 bottles.

"You take what God gives you," she said. "And this is what he's decided we can handle."

The Lasitas have been married six years and have three grown children from previous marriages.

A New Brunswick, N.J., woman gave birth to her second set of naturally conceived triplets in May 2006.

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