MONROE, Louisiana (KTVE) -- A Louisiana couple welcomed three baby girls into the world this week, all identical.
Savannah, Madelynn and Lell Coleman, identical triplet girls were born more than eleven-weeks early at St. Francis Medical Center.
Parents Halie and Curtis Coleman say it's been a roller coaster ride since they found out three girls were on the way.
"It was good, i was glad, but we were like how did this happen," said mom Halie
The couple struggled to conceive before welcoming older brother Luke, two years ago now they have more than a full house.
"we're blessed with this big challenge, and we've got some big shoes to walk in to do this whole thing right," said Curtis Coleman.
And the girls, who were all born about two and half pounds, are off to a good start.
Two of them are breathing completely on their own; while the third is almost there.
"They just gotta grow. They're just so little. They look so tiny, but they're really doing exceptionally well" Halie said.
And while it takes a village to raise a child
Folks from across northeast Louisiana are tripling efforts for the Coleman family.
"iI just amazes you. Everybody just kicks in and helps with anything that needs to be done," Halie said.
A family Halie and Curtis say is now complete.