The odds of that happening are a huge 50,000 to one. Carla , 33, and her husband Jag had tried for four years to start a family with no luck. But their first attempt at ⒾⓋⒻ was successful and little Rose and Sonya arrived last July. But she was left completely astonished after finding out at her 12-week sᴄᴀɴ that she was giving birth to twins yet again.
Carla from Windsor, Berkshire, admitted to being ‘stunned’ when she was told she was having another set of twins. She said:” We couldn’t believe it. From fearing we’d never have a family to having four children in less than a year is more than I could have wished for. I know it’s going to be hard work, but they are all worth it. I was stunned. The girls were only about two months old when I got ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ again.” Cab driver Jag, 49, told of the moment the ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀsat St Peter’s Hᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ in Chertsey, Surrey, informed the couple they were having a second set of twins. He says: ” I was manoeuvring the double buggy into the room and the sᴏɴᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜᴇʀ had already started sᴄᴀɴɴɪɴɢ Carla . She announced, ‘It’s twins’. I assumed she was referring to the girls so I replied, ‘Yes, they are five months old’. Then she said, ‘No, your wife is having twins’. I almost fell over!”
Carla said: “I was stunned. I told Jag he was never coming near me again!” But the surprise didn’t end there. The twins’ due date turned out to be Sonya and Rose’s first birthday. She added: “It was incredible. We found out later we were having non-identical twin boys, which was lovely. The boys sᴜғғᴇʀᴇᴅ from twin-to-twin sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, where one gets more ɴᴜᴛʀɪᴇɴᴛs than the other in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ. It meant that, while Zachary weighed 5lb 13oz, Antonio was only 4lb 5oz – but both are now doing well.” The latest birth was not without ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs. She said: “We had a bit of a worry in the beginning but after a couple of days, the boys were out of ɪɴᴛᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ and back in my arms. Now we are settling in at home, planning one great big party for our four children in August. It’ll be for family and friends to celebrate the girls’ first birthday but to also introduce the boys. I think we’ll always have a joint party but with two separate cakes, or maybe even a two- tiered cake symbolising our two sets of twins.”
The couple, who live in a two-bedroom maisonette in Windsor, Berks, intend to move to a larger house and buy a bigger car. Carla added: “The four of them don’t share a birthday as the boys were born three days earlier, which is probably a good thing in the end. We are so happy with our new family and we know our children will always be close. Life might be crazy and a bit cramped in our two-bedroom house but I couldn’t be happier. Now all we need is a bit of sleep!”