Alexzandria Wolliston welcomed her first set of boys, Mark and Malakhi, in March 2019, and her second set, Kaylen and Kaleb, in December 2019, all of whom she said were conceived naturally.
Doctors told her that she had better chances of winning the lottery than delivering two sets of twins in the same year.
Wolliston, 25, was doubly surprised to deliver two sets of twins and to learn they actually run in her family. During the course of last year, she discovered that both of her grandmothers had lost twin boys at birth.
“When my mom told me, and my aunties and uncles on my dad’s side told me, I was like shocked,” she told NBC.
“I always say that I feel like my grandmothers gave me their kids because two sets of twins and their twins passed away? I feel like they just sent them down for me,” she said.
“Both of my grandmothers are no longer here, so I feel like they’re watching over me,” she continued.
Wolliston, who lives in West Palm Beach, already has a three-year-old daughter, and she said that her oldest child helped prepare her for these babies. “She was actually worse than them, so she was like two babies in one,” Wolliston said.
“I never thought that it could happen that fast and it did,” she said, adding that she was worried about how her body “would be able to handle a back-to-back twin pregnancy.”
Her first set of twins were considered high risk because they were in the same sac using only one placenta. Because of this, she would visit her doctor weekly or bi-weekly. But her second set of twins each had their own sac and she was only required to visit her doctor once a month throughout her pregnancy.
Wolliston said she is planning to keep her kid count right where it is. What an incredible story! Congratulations, mom!