Never too late: 47-year-old has triplets

Ashley Montgomery | 5/15/2014, 9 a.m.
Not one, not two, but three. What a pleasant surprise it was for Sharon Lewis, 47, when she found out ...
Sharon Lewis, 47, home with her three healthy baby boys, Dylan, Denere and Denard. Photo by Ashley Montgomery

Not one, not two, but three.

What a pleasant surprise it was for Sharon Lewis, 47, when she found out that she was pregnant — with triplets.

Already a mother, she has a 25-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son. Lewis says she is blessed to have bought three healthy babies into this world.

“It was a wonderful surprise and a blessing,” Lewis said.

Dylan, Denere and Denard were born on March 18 at 30-weeks-old. Lewis says she did not take any fertility treatments to conceive and credits her newborns as a gift from God.

“On the father’s side, he says there is no history of multiples and on mine I recently found out that I have older twin cousins that I have never met – but that’s it,” Lewis said.

A typical day for the new trio begins at 4 a.m.

“They are on a three-hour feed so every three hours they either get up or I wake them up to eat,” Lewis said. “Sometimes I hate to bother them because they look so comfortable.”

Overall, Lewis says that she is getting adjusted to her new schedule and she insists on staying consistent.

“Whatever I do for one of my boys, I make sure that I do it for all,” the Miami native said.

What makes this story even more unique is that all three boys are identical with no birthmarks or anything as of yet to set them apart.

“Sometimes I just sit and look at them in amazement like ‘wow they all look just alike’,” Lewis said.

In order to keep track of the triplets, she has become accustomed to doing everything in the same order. For instance, the oldest Dylan gets a bath and once finished he gets placed back into this respective spot where she then picks up the middle triplet, Denere does the same and then the youngest of the three, Denard.

The cafeteria school monitor says that even if she did have the money for fertility treatments she still wouldn’t spend the money on it.

“The reason I’m choosing to participate in all of these interviews is because I want women of my age to know that if you calm down and let nature take its course, it will happen,” Lewis said.

Her advice to all the mothers expecting multiples is to “be ready” because it is definitely a full time job — times three.