Triplets born to New Jersey parents on Valentine’s Day

A New Jersey couple’s Valentine’s Day was made extra special with the earlier-than-expected arrival of their triplet daughters.

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Alicia and Jim Brown knew they were having three daughters, but didn't think they would arrive so soon, the couple told WABC-TV. The girls were born one minute apart Thursday, starting at 3:33 a.m.

The babies were due in April, so they’re currently growing stronger in Virtua Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Browns said the babies are doing “excellent” despite their early debut.

Jim Brown joked that Valentine’s Day will never be the same in their house.

"Not only is Valentine's Day much more expensive, now I have to buy stuff for three daughters and wife," he said. "But also birthdays now, as well."

The babies are expected to remain in the NICU until April.