A couple had always dreamed of having children, but faced challenges after discovering they had very little chance of getting pregnant naturally.
Jess, 31, and Chris, 34, were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ after becoming pregnant naturally with twins. Both boys were born weighing 2.92 kg. But Eric was born on January 19 at 11:52 p.m. and Albert was born 10 minutes later on January 20 at 12:02 a.m. These few minutes of difference were enough to make the babies not only have different birthdays, but different zodiac signs.
Before the boys, the couple tried to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ for 3 years and tried I.V.F twice, one of which led to the birth of the couple’s eldest daughter, Ayda, at 2 years old. The new miracles were born in different ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀs, were fraternal twins, and even had different hair colors.
Eric has dark brown hair, pulled from his father’s genetics, and is a Capricorn. Albert, on the other hand, inherited his mother’s family’s blonde hair and is an Aquarius. When Jess first held the boys, she was ecstatic. The couple met in 2007 and married in 2015, always with the plan to start a family, but they found it was very unlikely that they would be able to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ naturally.
At the age of 20, the mother was devastated to hear that she had eggs similar to those of a 40-year-old woman. After 3 years of trying, the couple had their first child, Ayda, in September 2018. And they never imagined they would have another child, let alone twins.
“I was excited and ecstatic to find out I was going to be a mother of twins. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t believe it until they were born. I’m just so grateful,” said Jess, who added, “I feel so lucky, they are such miracles.”
“It was amazing to hold them for the first time and to know the journey we all went through as a family,” the mother explained.
In 2017, they tried I.V.F for the first time for free on the NHS, but unfortunately it didn’t work on the first try.
So the couple had to face the difficult decision to continue investing in ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, which would cost them thousands of reais. Luckily, as the eggs had not gone through their full cycle, the couple was still eligible for the free in Vɪᴛʀᴏ Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ program, but they were offered a different ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, which injected the sᴘᴇʀᴍ directly into the egg. The procedure went well and they welcomed Ayda.
Now the couple will have to sell the old house, which has become too small for the family of 5. Dad Chris said it has been chaotic and they will have to make a lot of unexpected adjustments, but it was worth it as they have the perfect family.