Kyle and Heather Glover became parents for the first time at 12:16 p.m. Oct. 19 at Regional Medical Center in Anniston, when two daughters and a son arrived within five seconds of each other.
Emma Lynn weighed 5 pounds and 1 ounce, Brantley Gage weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces, and Lilly Rae weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces. They were delivered by Dr. Barbara Moersch.
Kyle said triplets run in his family, while twins run in Heather’s family.
Heather was six weeks pregnant when she found out they would be having triplets. Kyle, a Jacksonville firefighter, didn’t get to go with her to her doctor’s appointment that day because he was in a class at the fire college in Tuscaloosa.
When Heather called him to tell him how her appointment went, learning that he would be the father of triplets was the last thing he expected to hear.
“It was a shock,” he said. “It was a big shock to both of us. She was crying because she was excited, happy and overwhelmed at the same time, wondering what we were going to do with three babies. I didn’t cry. I was just in shock. This is something that changes your life. It gives you new priorities. They come first with everything now.”
Kyle said when you have three at the same time, you quickly become accustomed to routines, feeding, and changing diapers.
“It’s going real good right now,” he said. “We’ve got them on a pretty good schedule. We’re hoping that holds up. “We’ve had a lot of help from our family. We’ve had a family member over here since the minute we walked in. I don’t know if we could beat them with a stick to get them out of here. They’ll come in and pick one of them up, and I’m like, just let them sleep. But our family has been wonderful.”
Kyle and Heather attended Piedmont schools together. Heather is a contract specialist at Anniston Army Depot. She plans on going back to work sometime in January. Relatives have already volunteered to help when that happens.
All of the grandparents live in Piedmont. Kyle’s parents are Don and Patty Glover. Heather is the daughter of Mitchell and Greta Fortenberry and Lynn and Nancy Kelly.
Kyle has an older brother, Steven, who lives in Piedmont. Heather’s siblings, Alisa Smith and Jacob Fortenberry also live in Piedmont. Her step-sister, Felicia Chandler, lives in Pleasant Valley, and her step-brother, Jeremy Frames, lives in Heflin.
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