When Jess and Sam Serpe invited their loved ones to a gender reveal party, they naturally intended to let their guests know what the gender of their baby would be. However, it soon turned out that this wasn’t the only revelation that the couple had in store. In fact, after revealing whether they were having a boy or a girl, the twists just kept coming.
Jess and Sam live in Rochester, New York. However, before they settled down, the couple were quite the travelers. And in August 2017 the jet-setting pair spent some time in Europe, soaking up the culture and taking in the sights.
The trip was particularly special as the couple intended it to be their last big adventure, for a while at least. That’s because, when they returned home, Jess and Sam planned to start trying for their first baby.
As a result, while they were away, the pair tried to live every experience to the full. So when they came across a good luck statue in Florence, Italy, they figured they’d make a wish. The bronze sculpture is known as “Il Porcellino” – or “the little pig” in English – and is said to bring good fortune to those who rub its snout and place a coin in its mouth.
Needless to say, the couple’s thoughts turned to pregnancy upon their return home. And amazingly, it appeared that the pig’s magic was real. Because in September 2017 – a few weeks after they arrived home – the couple discovered that Sam was indeed pregnant.
The couple were over the moon to have conceived so quickly. However, the big news didn’t end there, as their loved ones were to discover when the couple decided to announce the details of the pregnancy.
In December 2017 Jess and Sam invited their friends and family to a gender reveal party. After thanking those in attendance and sharing memories from their recent vacation, the couple would open a box to reveal whether they were expecting a boy or a girl.
And given the significance of the occasion, Jess and Sam had the gender reveal recorded. In the resulting video, their guests can be seen waiting in anticipation for the couple to open the box. When they finally do, several pink balloons stream out, confirming that they’re expecting a girl.
Naturally, the onlooking crowd break out into applause, no doubt excited at the prospect of meeting a new female family member and friend in the near future. However, as their cheers die down, it becomes clear that Jess and Sam aren’t quite finished with their announcements.
It’s then that the couple reveal that the wish in Florence wasn’t the only one that they’d made on their trip. Not content with leaving their future in the hands – or trotters – of a bronze pig, they made another wish while they were away.
In their gender reveal video, Jess and Sam reveal that they’d jetted over to Jerusalem in Israel, where they had visited the Western Wall. Given that they were in one of the holiest sites on the planet, the pair had figured that it wouldn’t do any harm to make another wish for Sam to fall pregnant. So, that’s what they’d done.
And it seemed that this wish had come true as well. Because after recounting the tale, Sam reaches into the gender reveal box and pulls out another smaller package. It quickly dawns on the audience that the couple are expecting more than one baby.
As the couple open the second box, a single pink balloon flies out, much to the delight of Jess and Sam’s friends and family, some of whom shriek in sheer joy. The couple celebrate the news of their second daughter with a kiss. However, the story doesn’t end there.
Jess then reveals that, upon their return to Italy, the couple stopped off in Rome, where they visited the Trevi Fountain. It’s customary for visitors to throw a coin – or three – into the landmark for luck. So, Jess and Sam diligently tossed in their money with future pregnancy in mind.
By this point, it seems that the couple’s relatives can sense what’s coming. And their suspicions are confirmed when Sam produces a third and final box. It seems that every time Jess and Sam had hoped for a baby, it had come true – resulting in triplets.
Without any further ado, the parents-to-be open their third box, which reveals that they’re expecting another girl. With that in mind, Jess and Sam could expect three daughters, and neither they nor their loved ones could have appeared any happier about it.
In fact, Jess was so delighted that she decided to share the footage from the gender reveal on YouTube. And since going live in January 2018 the video has clocked up over one million views. Furthermore, the couple were inundated with messages of support on their social media pages.
Writing on her family’s Instagram page, Our Wishful Trio, in March 2018 Jess revealed that she and Sam discovered she was having triplets at her eight-week ultrasound. However, they waited until 16 weeks to share the news with their friends and family at the gender reveal party.
A couple of weeks after that admission, Jess returned to Instagram with another announcement. This time, she reported the safe arrival of her triplets, London, Harley and Pollie, who were born in March 2018 at 32 weeks.
After few weeks in the NICU, Jess and Sam were able to bring London and Pollie home. Harley followed her sisters a few days later, meaning that the Serpe family were finally together. So, it’s safe to say that the couple’s three wishes had all come true – and they couldn’t have been happier.