TEXAS: 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 has announced.
The four brothers were delivered at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, via Cesarean section at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, according to a news release from the hospital.
Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr. were not using any fertility drugs and had just hoped for a little brother or sister for their 2-year-old son, Memphis, according to the release.
"We planned the pregnancy - I guess we just succeeded a little too much!" said Tressa Montalvo, quoted in the release.
When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her physician told her she was having twins, and on a subsequent visit, the doctor detected a third heartbeat. The Montalvos were later informed they were having 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. Two boys shared one placenta and the two other boys shared another placenta.
Ace and Blaine were born at 8:51 a.m. on February 14 and weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces (1.64 kg), and 3 pounds, 15 ounces (1.79 kg), respectively. Cash and Dylan followed a minute later, weighing 2 pounds, 15 ounces (1.33 kg), and 3 pounds, 6 ounces (1.53 kg), respectively.
"We tried to stick to the A-B-C-D theme when naming them," Tressa Montalvo said. "We didn't expect it, we were trying for just one and we were blessed with four."
Manuel Montalvo said in the release that they're not done yet - he still wants a girl. (Reuters)
Eatery gives family discount for 'well behaved kids'
WASHINGTON: A family of five members were pleasantly surprised in an Italian restaurant in Washington when their bill arrived with a significant discount due to the excellent behaviour displayed by the kids aged 2, 3 and 8.
The mother of the kids wrote in her blog that the staff had already praised the well mannered kids and also treated them to bowls of ice cream - on the house, reports The Metro.
The woman was obviously happy after the pleasant surprise that rounded off a lovely meal.
Generally, those who work in the hospitality industry have a tough time serving large families with young kids. However, in this case, it turned out to be a win-win situation for all.
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