A 36-year-old Texas woman and her 43-year-old husband received the ultimate Valentine’s day gift this year: 2 sets of identical twins.
According to the Huffington Post in an article dated Monday, Feb. 18, The Woman’s Hospital of Houston Texas released the astounding news on Monday.
Amazingly, the mother had to beat the odds of 1-in-70 million for this to happen. The four boys were delivered at 31 weeks, via Cesarean section.
What makes the situation even more remarkable is that proud parents Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr. were not even using any fertility drugs.
The couple simply hoped for a little brother or sister for their 2-year-old son, Memphis, the hospital release said.
In the release, Montalvo commented, “We planned the pregnancy. I guess we just succeeded a little too much!”
When the now mother of 5 was 10 weeks pregnant, she was told she was having twins. On a later visit, the doctor found a third heartbeat. The pair found soon found out they would soon be adding four children in one day to their family. However, their babies wouldn’t be quadruplets, but instead two sets of identical twins. Two boys shared one placenta, and the two other boys shared another placenta.
Clearly the couple would be doubly blessed…..twice!
On heart day, The Montalvos welcomed Ace and Blaine at 8:51 a.m. Following the A and B names, were the C and D names a minute later: Cash and Dylan.
"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."
Daddy Manuel said in the release that they're not done yet - he still wants a girl.
An interesting question to ponder would be, what are the chances of something like this happening to them a SECOND time? Do the odds go up, down, or stay the same? You do the math, and sound off in the comments below!
Congratulations to the Montalvo family!