Three firefighters based at the same firehouse in Fredericksburg, Virginia are celebrating becoming dads to sons within 24 hours.
The happy dads, who work with Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services at Fort Belvoir Army Base, showed off their new additions on Monday after becoming fathers at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
“All of our doctors use Spotsylvania Regional and the nursing staff have been extremely pleasant, passionate and caring,” Kyle Dean, one of the new dads said.
“The staff truly make you feel like they care. From everyone that enters the room, from the cleaning staff, nurses, NICU, et cetera.”
Kyle said he and the other expectant fathers had talked about how crazy it would be if their babies came at the same time, but they didn’t actually think it would happen.
“Once I found out I actually told the nurses. Just a heads up — two of my guys are coming as well and we ended up with the nickname from the nursing staff as the fab three!” Fellow dad Michael Irvine told Fox News.
Kyle said he was sure their three boys would end up becoming good friends.
‘Don’t blink…It goes by so fast’
“We’ll get together to do the milestone pictures of all three of them together. Maybe one day we’ll get them up to the firehouse and do a group photo there too,” he added.
Kyle said he already had a “handful” of kids and was “adding to the bunch” so for first time dads he had this sound advice, “Definitely take advantage of it and don’t blink because it goes by fast.”
Michael added, “The biggest thing is to be present as much as you can, (especially) with our schedule – because like Kyle Frederick says it goes by in a flash. They grow up so quickly so be there as much as you can and enjoy the moments.”
Such a happy coincidence and who knows, maybe all three boys will grow up to be firefighters just like their dads. Congratulations!