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Todd Mcinturf  /  AP
Amber Ali, center, is flanked by her triplet sisters Asia, left, and Ashley, right, as she holds her newborn triplet sons, from left: Amir, Armann, and Amari Whitaker, in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit on May 29, 2009.
updated 6/4/2009 11:51:28 AM ET 2009-06-04T15:51:28

A Michigan woman who's one-third of a set of triplets is celebrating the birth of her own three babies.

Amber Ali delivered Amir, Armann and Amari Whitaker on May 26 at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. The 23-year-old woman tells The Detroit News she's relieved the boys arrived safely.

The children remain hospitalized, and Ali says she's looking forward to playing with them. She says: "It's going to be fun."

Amir was 4 pounds, 5 ounces (1.95 kilograms) at birth; Amari was 4 pounds, 3 ounces (1.89 kilograms); and Armann was 3 pounds, 12 ounces (1.7 kilograms). The babies' 25-year-old father, Andre Whitaker, says that naming the triplets "took forever."

The couple live with Whitaker's mother in Detroit. Amber Ali's triplet sisters, Asia and Ashley, live nearby.

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