47-year-old mom and 'surprise' triplets head home from hospital

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by CBSNEWS

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Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 4:52 PM

Sharon Lewis was already a mother of two when she found out she was pregnant again. This time it was with triplets -- at the age of 47, and without fertility treatments.

"Now the tears rolled because it was unexpected," she said Tuesday, moments before she was to take her three new children home, just in time for Mother's Day.

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Lewis, a school cafeteria monitor with a 25-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son, said she was not looking to get pregnant again at her age. She said the prospect of having triplets came as a big surprise, but "it was a wonderful surprise," CBS Miami reported. "Once I grasped it, I was OK."

Her three babies, Dylan, Denere and Denard, slept while Lewis and her doctors addressed the news media at Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Each of the triplets weighed about 2 lbs. when born March 18. Since then, they have all been cared for at the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

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