Valley dad's Father's Day celebration includes three new girls


by Andrew Michalscheck

Video report by Tess Rafols

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 17 at 6:27 AM

PHOENIX -- A Valley dad has a few new reasons to celebrate this Father’s Day.

Taylor Varley’s family grew by three last weekend when his wife, Jamie Varley, gave birth to triplet girls.

Charlotte, Paige and Annie were born last Sunday at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, each weighing more than four pounds.

Jamie, who carried the girls to 32 weeks, says Taylor thought she was playing a joke when she told him they’d be having triplets.

Taylor said he was in shock when he learned the news.

“When she first told me we were having triplets, that was the first complete shock,” Taylor recalled. “Then a few months later when she told me they were all girls, that was the second.”

Taylor and Jamie already have a 4-year-old and a 3-year-old daughter, so a part of Taylor was hoping for a son.

Despite being completely outnumbered now, Taylor says he’s excited to have three new girls to love.

“That’s what I think I’m going to focus on is really developing a great relationship with each one of my daughters and making sure they know that Dad loves them,” Taylor said.

Making Taylor and Jamie’s story even more compelling is the fact that their new girls were conceived naturally without fertility drugs.

“I’ve been doing this for 21 years and delivered about 9,000 babies and this is the first set of spontaneous triplets that I’ve ever taken care of,” said Dr. Allan Sawyer.

The triplets will remain at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center for a few more weeks before Taylor and Jamie get to take them home. 

Taylor knows he’s going to have to make a few adjustments.

“When I was growing up my sisters used to fight over the blow dryer, so I’ll probably have to buy five or six hair dryers at some point.”