Paula Deen’s family is ecstatic right now after her son Bobby Deen welcomed triplets with his wife Candace.

“I’m just going to share a little bit of what’s been going on at my house and why I’m kinda a little late on things,” Paula, 71, revealed on Facebook in a video to her fans. “Bobby and Claudia’s babies came. She was 26 weeks and four days, so they’re pretty early. And if you didn’t know, Claudia was carrying triplets. To grandma, they’re just beautiful.”

“It’s two girls and a boy. It’s Linton, Olivia and Amelia,” Paula continued. “Amelia was named after me — Amelia Ann, because my middle name is Ann. And Olivia was named after Maria — her name is Olivia Maria, and Maria is Claudia’s mother. Linton will make the fourth generation carrying the Linton name. It comes from their great-great grandfather. Bobby and Claudia covered all the bases.”

“Today’s Tuesday. They were born last Tuesday and they weighed in, two of them, Linton and Olivia came in at 1 lb. 12 oz. and Amelia, my little namesake, she was the hefty one at 2 lbs.,” Paula explained.

 

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26 weeks pregnant with triplets vs. 2 weeks postpartum ?? Although I couldn’t reach my 50-60lbs weight gain goal because my babies decided to arrive way too soon I’m proud of the 36lbs I gained while trying to fatten them up! I’ve lost 22lbs and have 14 lbs left to reach my pre-pregnancy weight but my focus is on eating good quality foods for my milk production since this is the only thing I can do for my babies at the moment. In a month I’ll be cleared to workout and I look forward to sharing my progress with y’all ?? •••••••••• 26 semanas embarazada de trillizos vs. 2 semanas postparto. Aunque no alcancé mi meta de subir 22-27 kg porque mis bebés decidieron llegar muy temprano, estoy orgullosa de los 16 kg que aumenté mientras trataba de engordarlos! Ya perdí 10 kg y me quedan unos 6 que perder para llegar a mi peso pre-embarazo pero mi foco está en comer alimentos de alta calidad para mi producción de leche ya que es lo único que puedo hacer ahorita por mis bebés. En un mes ya me van a dejar volver a entrenar así que estaré compartiendo con ustedes mi progreso! ??

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Unfortunately, the triplets were born with health problems that would necessitate them spending a few months in the hospital.

“It’s going to be a long ride for these precious three angels, but we’ve got complete faith that God’s got His arms wrapped all around them and He’s going to see them through this until they can come home. It looks like that might be January, so they’ll have to stay in the hospital about three months,” said Paula. “This family is so very blessed and Bobby and Claudia are really, really proud parents.”

We’re so happy for the Deen family that they just welcomed these three little blessings, and we pray that the babies make a full recovery and lead long and healthy lives!

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