A Texas woman has given birth to two sets of identical twins. No, she didn't have quadruplets--she actually had two separate sets of identical twin boys--born at the same time. There is only a one in 70 million chance of this occurring.
According to a report from Reuters, Tressa and Manuel Montalvo planned their pregnancy in an attempt to provide a little brother or sister for their 2-year-old son Memphis. The resulting pregnancy was conceived without any kind of fertility treatments or medical intervention.
"We planned the pregnancy - I guess we just succeeded a little too much!" Tressa Montalvo said in a released statement to the media.
Tressa learned at about the ten week mark that she was carrying more than one baby. She learned she was having twins at that doctor's visit and that a third baby's heartbeat had been detected at a later visit. Further testing determined she was in fact carrying four babies--two sets of twin boys.
Born on Valentine's Day at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, Ace and Blaine were the first set to make their grand entrance. They weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and 3 pounds, 15 ounces, respectively. Cash and Dylan were born just a minute later, weighing in at 2 pounds, 15 ounces, and 3 pounds, 6 ounces, respectively.
"We tried to stick to the A-B-C-D theme when naming them," Tressa Montalvo said. "We didn't expect it, we were trying for just one and we were blessed with four."
Manuel claims the couple isn't done yet. Even after being blessed with five little boys, he still wants a little girl.
Have you ever heard of one woman giving birth to two sets of identical twins? Can you imagine the shock the Montalvo's felt when learning they weren't simply having one baby or twins--but two sets of twins instead? They certainly will have their hands full in the coming weeks and months with four newborn babies!