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#1 Hum

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 13:56

A Texas mother 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 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, according to a news release from the hospital.

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 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.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 14:04

WOW. WOW.... WOW... WOW! jajaja, now they really can get 2 chances :D

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 14:06

That's still quadruples. just a weird mix of two sets of one egged or whatever the english term is. but they're still quadruplets.

Unless we're suddenly not calling non identical(ie twins from different eggs) twins anymore.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 14:13

That's still quadruples. just a weird mix of two sets of one egged or whatever the english term is. but they're still quadruplets.

Unless we're suddenly not calling non identical(ie twins from different eggs) twins anymore.

You're right. Even if two of them were identical twins and the other two were fraternal (non-identical), they'd still be considered quadruplets for being born at the same time.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 14:37

Wow that's really cool. We've hardly got twins here. I've seen like one set of twins in my entire life.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 14:47

that's crazy O_O
At least they're happy about it. I'd be panicking right about now.
And ho boy, those names. Two out of the five are acceptable at least xD

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 15:30

She should quit while she's ahead. :p

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 15:43

I cringed when I read she named the first child "Ace".....................

edit: nvm..the third named "Cash".............

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:25

I cringed when I read she named the first child "Ace".....................

edit: nvm..the third named "Cash".............


Yeah, if she wanted ABCD, what's wrong with Andrew, Billy, Charley and Daniel, or something else less stupid?

I swear, parents should be prosecuted for giving their kids stupid names.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:48

She should quit while she's ahead. :p


AM news said they're going to try again to get a girl - 4 boys this time and a boy toddler at home. Mom is outgunned 6:1 and in need of support :rofl:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:12

Like they say, everything is bigger in Texas.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:31

my god? they will be tiny... even combined they come out to just over my birth weight

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:36

my god? they will be tiny... even combined they come out to just over my birth weight

what does their birth weight have to do with how big they will turn out...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:50

Multiples are usually lighter babies and are usually born earlier too. My twins were born 2 months early, these four have done well!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:10

To bad she didnt want a T name in there somewhere, I would have gone with Tango :rofl:



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