Given the amount of energy it takes to raise a child, it’s hard for me to really imagine how parents of twins manage.
Don’t get me wrong, being blessed with two little bundles of joy at the same time must be an incomparable feeling, but when I think of the sleepless nights I’ve had, and the need to be 24-hour alert to risk. management guy: then multiply it by two, the math just doesn’t add up in my head.
That said, ask any parent of twins and chances are they’ll talk about double the love, not double the fight.
In the case of one lucky couple from Louisiana, you can make that love four times greater.
Now, having twins is relatively rare compared to the number of babies born around the world each day. But the same couple that has two sets of twins? That, my friends, is almost unheard of.
For Erin and Jake Credo, however, it is reality.
The couple reportedly needed a little help getting pregnant six years ago, but when they finally did, they welcomed twins Cooper and Grant.
When it came to the prospect of having more children, they weren’t sure; however, fate, as is often the case, had big plans for them.
Since they had needed a little help getting pregnant from Cooper and Grant, the couple did not expect to have a child again on their own.
Seeing double? The Credo family brought home their second set of identical twins today, something that only happens…
But they did.
Not only that, but the first ultrasound revealed that Erin was expecting another set of twins. Jake was so confused when Erin sent him the picture of her that he believed she had sent him an ultrasound picture of Cooper and Grant years before.
She simply replied, “No. Second round.”
Speaking to Today, Erin explained: “We were a little hesitant about having more because I didn’t want to go through that again. Never in my life did I think I would have four children. I’m still in disbelief.”
She added: “When I had my ultrasound, I didn’t even know what to say. I texted a picture of the ultrasound to my husband and he said, ‘Is it the kids?’
“He was like, ‘Oh my God. Obviously, we were excited. We have done it before. Having twins, that’s all we know.”
Speaking about how rare her case is, Dr Cliff Moore, who supervised Erin’s pregnancy, said: “Only about 1 in 111,111 pregnancies result in a second set of identical twins.
“To put that into perspective, we deliver about 8,000 babies at Woman’s Hospital each year, so we would only see that once every 15 years.”
Erin and Jake welcomed their babies into the world last year, on September 22, 2020. The identical twins are named Lola and Allie. Born at 32 weeks, the sisters had to spend a few days in the NICU, but were eventually able to go home and meet their older brothers.
Cooper and Grant are always cuddling. The other day Grant fell asleep on our bed and Cooper kissed him on the forehead,” Erin said.
“The bond between identical twins is unlike any other connection.”