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Phoenix couple welcomes triplets before the holidays

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 12:11:36-05

GLENDALE, AZ — One Phoenix family will be receiving the holidays a bit more joyful than others this year.

Rebecca and Noah Hickman of Phoenix welcomed the gift of life on Dec.16 with the birth of their triplets.

The three baby girls were born at about 32 weeks at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale.

The babies will be spending some more time there as they get stronger in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care unit before heading home with their family.

At birth, Adley weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz., Briella weighed 4 lbs. and Charlotte weighed 3 lbs., 11 oz.

The triplets’ mother was able to return home a week after the babies’ birth. Both parents have been visiting the babies every day in the hospital’s NICU.

“We’ve been so excited since we found out,” said Rebecca about the birth of her triplets. “I’d been told it would be a hard pregnancy with triplets, but it’s been very smooth.”

Noah is a pastor at North Valley Baptist Church. The couple said they have received a great amount of support from the church.

“We have had so much support from both of our families, and the support from our church family has been a huge blessing,” said Rebecca.

Noah Hickman holds one of his triplet daughters at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus' NICU unit.

Hickman said she coped with her pregnancy during the pandemic easily and felt confident with the birthing team that helped her at the hospital.

“It’s been a bit of [a] challenge, but I’m thankful Noah could go to the initial ultrasound and Dr. Shah’s office. There were no complications during pregnancy so we’re very grateful,” she said.