Babies in threes please the Trease
By BREE PRICE
ANDREW TREASE always hoped he would have children around the same time as his brother and sister, but he never counted on it happening in the same week.
Andrew and his wife Toni, his brother Kirk and his wife Leisha, and his sister Rebecca and her partner Nick all had new babies at Lismore Base Hospital in the six days from March 8.
"I thought we'd have kids close together, but not at the same time," said 23-year-old Andrew, of Alstonville.
"Christmas is going to be a nightmare!"
First-time mum Toni said it was comforting to hear her two sisters-in-law were also expecting.
"We announced it and the looks on the faces of the others were a bit weird," she said.
"They knew the dates and I wondered how they knew that so quickly. We found out a few days later.
"It's been very handy. This is all new for us, but the other girls have done it before, so we can ask a question and the girls have their own demonstration model.
"In the middle of the night when the baby is crying it's pretty much guaranteed one of the other girls is up with me."
Leisha, 24, of Uralba, said she was looking forward to family barbecues in a few years time.
"We'll have our own crick- et team," she said.
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