Cheeky chaps are triple trouble

The Multiple Births Association is 25 years old. Eight-year-old triplets from left, Zane, Matt and Rhett Sinclair.
The Multiple Births Association is 25 years old. Eight-year-old triplets from left, Zane, Matt and Rhett Sinclair. David Nielsen

RAISING triplets proved to be much more of a handful for Raceview mum of five Katrina Sinclair than her previous pregnancy experiences.

Her triplet sons Zane, Matt and Rhett, were the last addition to the family after her two daughters Denni and Carly.

This Saturday, many Ipswich mothers like Mrs Sinclair will join in the 25th birthday celebrations for the Ipswich Multiple Births Association, a group which has supported many families over the years.

She remembers her surprise when she found out three bundles of joy were to join their family eight years ago.

"I didn't find out straight away. I went to the doctors for my first scan at 18 weeks and I found out then," she recalled.

"It was a surprise and I was a bit in denial because I'd already had the two girls."

She said having a support group to share her experiences with was helpful.

"Because you are with people with the same thing as other mothers, you know they have experienced it. You listen to the advice they give you but in the end you make your own decision," she said.

One of those decisions was whether they should be taught in the same classroom.

The boys answered that question themselves. The trio, who are in grade three at Raceview State School, could not be split up.

"Growing up with kids as multiple babies you wonder if you should keep them in the same class. They wanted to stay in the same class so they can support each other in the classroom.

"They want to stay in the same class.

The Sinclair family will be among the invited guests at Saturday's birthday celebrations.

Association president Mel Procter said the support the group gave her was immense as a new mother with twins.

"One baby is full on but when you haven't had anything to do with babies it is very daunting. It is good to know there are people who you can ask questions," she said.

The celebrations begin at 9am at the Mater Dei Hall, at the intersection of Ferrett St and Rowland Tce.

The birthday bash will double as a launch for the association's new website and logo.


Bundles of joy

44 families have joined the association this year.

For more information about the group go to

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