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Mother welcomes TWO sets of twin babies in one year
A US mum has surprised everyone, most of all herself, by giving birth to two sets of twins in the very same year … and all of her babies are boys!
Alexzandria Wolliston is from West Palm Beach in Florida and doctors told her what she’d managed baby-wise was as likely winning the lottery.
“I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I never thought I would have two,’” she said, admitting she didn’t even know twins ran in her family. It’s very clear now that they do, because she became mum to Mark, Malakhi, Kaylen and Kaleb over ten months last year.
Babies Mark and Malakhi were born in March, then in May Alexzandria discovered — much to her surprise — that she was pregnant with yet another set of twins. In late December those surprise second twins, Kaylen and Kaleb were born.
She later found out that both of her grandmothers each gave birth to twin boys who did not survive. These losses have given the birth of her own twin baby boys a special poignancy and were sent from above.
“I always say that I feel like my grandmothers gave me their kids, because [I have] two sets of twins and their twins passed away,” Alexzandria told WPTV.
“I feel like they just sent them down for me.”
As a Mother myself, my head is spinning at the cost of raising such a big family. If we consider Nappies alone, it’s enough to break the bank.
First Year babies use approximately
2,500 x 4 = 10,000 Diapers
The number and size of nappies used can depend on the baby’s weight. Larger babies need larger diapers and may go through them at a different rate. According to experts a baby in this weight range will go through approximately 2,500 nappies in the first year of life.
For this reason I think I would be leaning towards modern cloth nappies and using a nappy wash service to save both money and the environment.
Although Alexzandria has not commented on whether the twins are Identical or Fraternal, Fraternal twins are the most common is Australia occurring in about 70% of twin births in Australia.