A Texas mother got an unusual Valentine’s Day present when she checked into The Women’s Hospital of Texas to give birth. Given that she was expecting multiple children, there was no doubt that she was prepared for an odd delivery. However, there was no way she expected what would happen to her when she got pregnant. Tressa Montalvo gave birth to two sets of twins for a total of four baby boys.
“We couldn’t have been more surprised when Dr. [Brian] Kirshon told us we were having four babies and that they were two sets of twins,” said the quadruplets’ 43-year-old father, Manuel Montalvo. “We were trying for one little brother or sister for our two-and-a-half year old son, Memphis.”
Unlike brother Memphis, the newest members of the Montalvo family got alphabetical names. Ace, Blaine, Cash, and Dylan were born via cesarean section at 31 weeks, weighing between 3 pounds 15 ounces and 2 pounds 15 ounces. The chances of two sets of twins with in-vitro fertilization is 1 in 10,000; the chances of a natural twin split like what happened to the Montalvos is even higher. Ace and Blaine shared one placenta, and Cash and Dylan shared the other.
Given that there are now five children in the family (and mom and dad still want a girl), they’re going to have to get used to sharing early.
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