A Texas mother has beaten one-in-70-million odds by giving birth to two sets of identical twin boys.
According to a news release from the hospital in Houston, Texas, the four boys were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, via Caesarian section, reports The Telegraph.
Tressa and her husband Manuel Montalvo Jr. had reportedly just hoped to give their 2-year-old son, Memphis, a little brother or sister and weren’t using any fertility drugs to conceive.
“We planned the pregnancy – I guess we just succeeded a little too much!” Tressa said, according to the release.
At 10 weeks pregnant Tressa was told she was having twins, and on a subsequent visit the doctor detected a third heartbeat. The family were then later told that they were actually having four babies – not quadruplets but two sets of twins.
According to the hospital the odds of delivering two sets of naturally occurring twins is somewhere in the range of 1 in 70 million, according to the hospital.
Two of the boys shared one placenta, and the other two shared a second placenta.
“We tried to stick to the A-B-C-D theme when naming them,” Tressa explained. “We didn’t expect it, we were trying for just one and we were blessed with four.”
Ace and Blaine were born on February 14 weighing 3lb 10oz and 3lb 15oz respectively. Cash and Dylan were born a minute later weighing 2lb 15oz and 3lb 6oz respectively.
Despite now having 5 boys, dad Manuel revealed that they’re not done yet – he still wants a girl!
Wonder what his wife will say about that?