FAMILY & KIDS
What Are The Odds? Mom Gives Birth To Her Second Set Of Identical Twins
August 3, 2018 11:24
Having one set of identical twins is pretty rare as it is, but having two is taking things to a whole new level. This is exactly what a Colorado mom has recently been blessed with.
A difficult pregnancy
A 27-year-old mom who is already a mother of twin boys didn't believe it when she was told that she was having a second set of twins. What made it even more unbelievable was that both sets of babies were sharing a placenta, a condition which is extremely rare as well.
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Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Casey explained that her two boys, who she had 10 years ago, were very excited to meet their new siblings. So, they were with her when she went for her ultrasound and that was when she was first told she was going to have another set of twins.
Because the twins were sharing a placenta, there were risks that the umbilical cords would tangle or get compressed, which could prevent the babies from getting the nutrients they needed. It was a high-risk pregnancy and Casey was very worried.
The twin girls arrive
Fortunately, on December 1, 2017, the couple welcomed their daughters, Maya and Laia. Due to Casey's condition, though, they had to be born about eight weeks before the due date. This meant they were premature and had to stay in the hospital for another four weeks as they received medical intervention.
It's been many months since then and the baby girls are doing fantastic. Casey told Daily Mail back in April that the twins were growing and exceeding expectations, and despite their difficult start, they were thriving.
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In addition, the girls' big brothers have been enjoying having the babies around. Casey described it as "heartwarming" to see her four kids getting along so beautifully.
How mom copes
We imagine that having two sets of twins in the house can be very challenging, but Casey has figured out how to keep things going,
She said that once the family fell into a routine, everything sort of became more manageable.
They now have a big family and we bet none of them would change it for the world. Congratulations to Casey and her family!
Source: DailyMail, Casey Kasem / Facebook
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