70 million to one. Life’s lottery serves up TWO sets of identical twins.

Posted: February 20, 2013 in Humour, Popular Culture et al
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Everything’s bigger in Texas, right?

Well now a Texas mother has had a one-in-70-million kind of Valentine’s Day this year when she gave birth to two sets of identical twin boys, a Houston hospital has just announced.

The four brothers were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, via cesarean section at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston.

One ... two ... hang on ... three ... four ... OK, time out.

One … two … hang on … three … four … OK, that’ll do, time out.

Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr. were not using any fertility drugs and had just hoped for a little brother or sister for their 2-year-old son, Memphis, according to the hospital’s press release.

“We planned the pregnancy – I guess we just succeeded a little too much!” said Tressa Montalvo, quoted in the release.

When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her physician told her she was having twins, and on a subsequent visit, the doctor detected a third heartbeat. The Montalvos were later 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.

“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 Montalvo said in the release that they’re not done yet – he still wants a girl.

(Reuters and Yahoo)

That's my name, bro.

That’s my name, bro.

Meanwhile, Wellthisiswhatithink somewhat sniffily wants to know, why on earth would you name some poor kid “Ace”? Huh? What’s with that?

What’s his second name, “Ventura”? Sheesh.

Still, I suppose if you’ve just popped out four healthy kids, you would think that was pretty ace. Well done to all concerned.

Meanwhile, we would advance only one morsel of advice to Mrs Montalvo. Bugger the environment: disposable diapers rock.

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