Mom delivers quadruplets: 2 sets of identical twins on same day (PHOTOS)

Reuters – 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 said on Monday.

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Tressa Montalvo's babies. Photo: starcasm.net

Tressa Montalvo’s babies. Photo: starcasm.net

The four brothers were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, by Caesarean section at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, in Houston, according to a statement from the hospital.

Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr were not using fertility drugs and had merely hoped for a little brother or sister for their two-year-old son, Memphis, the release said.

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

When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her doctor told her that she would have twins. But at a subsequent examination he detected a third heartbeat.

The Montalvos were later told there would be 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.

Ace and Blaine were born at 8.51am on St Valentine’s Day and weighed 1.64kg and 1.79kg, respectively. Cash and Dylan followed a minute later, weighing 1.33kg and 1.53kg.

Manuel said he and Tressa are not done yet – he still wants a girl.

Tressa Montalvo gave birth to two sets of twin sons, Ace, top left, Blaine, top right,  Cash, bottom left, and Dylan. Mrs Montalvo and her husband Manuel planned the pregnancy but didn't use fertility drugs. Photo: news.com

Tressa Montalvo gave birth to two sets of twin sons, Ace, top left, Blaine, top right, Cash, bottom left, and Dylan. Mrs Montalvo and her husband Manuel planned the pregnancy but didn’t use fertility drugs. Photo: news.com

Tressa Montalvo watches over one of four new sons, Blaine, at The Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston. Mrs Montalvo gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine's Day, born at 31 weeks. Photo: news.com

Tressa Montalvo watches over one of four new sons, Blaine, at The Women’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. Mrs Montalvo gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine’s Day, born at 31 weeks. Photo: news.com

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