A Texas mum, Tressa Montalvo, had a one-in-70-million type of Valentine’s Day this year when she gave birth to two sets of identical twin boys, a Houston hospital announced on Monday.
The four brothers were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, via Cesarean section at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston.
Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr. were not using any fertility drugs and had just wished for a little brother or sister for their 2-year-old son, Memphis.
Tressa Montalvo, quoted:
We planned the pregnancy – I guess we just succeeded a little too much!
When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her doctor her she was having twins, and on a following visit, the doctor noticed a third heartbeat. The Montalvos were afterwards informed they were having four babies – not quadruplets but two sets of twins.
The odds of delivering two sets of naturally occurring identical twins is somewhere in the range of 1 in 70 million, according to the hospital. Two boys shared one placenta and the two other boys shared another placenta.
Ace and Blaine were born at 8:51 a.m. on February 14 and weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces (1.64 kg), and 3 pounds, 15 ounces (1.79 kg), respectively. Cash and Dylan followed a minute later, weighing 2 pounds, 15 ounces (1.33 kg), and 3 pounds, 6 ounces (1.53 kg), respectively.
Tressa Montalvo said:
We tried to stick to the A-B-C-D theme when naming them, we didn’t expect it, we were trying for just one and we were blessed with four.
Manuel Montalvo said in the release that they’re not done yet – he still wants a girl.
These two, must be sleepless. Can you imagine raising 4 babies at a time?!!!! Fortunately the couple are very close and must share the duties and responsibilities at home.