According to statistics, twins make up only 2% of all newborns. And the probability of ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ (without the use of I.V.F and other stimulants) two sets of twins in a row is lower than the chances of being struck again by lightning. However, a couple from Kent proved that it was possible when they became the happy parents of two sets of identical twins. By the way, both pregnancies were a complete surprise for Jessica and Liam.
Jessica Phoenix and Liam McMahon met when they were 19 years old. It is clear that at this age, young people rarely think about the family and especially children. Therefore, the couple simply enjoyed the relationship and life.
But six months later, 19-year-old Jessica found out she was pregnant. And this despite the fact that the couple used ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴠᴇs. Naturally, the news of the imminent replenishment puzzled young people. They just started dating and therefore the children were not included in their plans. However, even more shocking news awaited the couple later. “On the ultrasound, we learned that we would become parents of not one, but two children at once. This news shocked us. We were not ready for one, but here is such an unexpected surprise,” the woman recalls.
In February 2016, Jessica gave birth to identical twins. The young parents named the boys Harry and Elijah. The children grew up and the couple gradually got used to the new role.
However, two years after the birth of the children, Jessica became pregnant again. And again, despite the use of ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴠᴇs. Like last time, a “surprise” awaited young parents at the ultrasound. “The sound of two beating hearts drove me into a stupor. And so my first phrase was – “it can’t be, are there really two again!” – the mother of many children jokes.
When the couple told friends and family that they were going to have twins again, no one believed them. Therefore, young parents even had to post ultrasound scans on Facebook. Only then were the words of Jessica and Liam taken seriously. And in September 2018, the couple became the happy parents of two girls, Phoebe and Aria.
As Jessica herself admitted, the second time was easier. They already knew what and how. In addition, the older brothers were very happy about the appearance of the sisters and were happy to help their parents take care of them. “I never thought that Harry and Elijah would make such caring brothers. They turned into little helpers, who sometimes even “taught” me how to treat girls properly,” says the mother of many children.
And despite the fact that both pregnancies were unplanned, the couple is glad that such an unexpected “miracle” happened in their family. “At 23, becoming parents of many children is not at all what Liam and I dreamed about when we first started a relationship. But we don’t regret anything. And they definitely wouldn’t change a thing. After all, today we have a complete set – two beautiful sons and two charming daughters,” says Jessica.
Liam also supported his wife. Although the man is still getting used to the role of the father of four children, he is glad that they are in his life. “Many of my 23-year-old friends still live with their parents. And I already have my own family, for which I am ready for anything. Children motivate and I want to make every effort to make the family proud of you,” says the father of many children.
Surely many of you have noticed that all the best things happen by chance, when you don’t expect them at all. This is exactly what happened to a married couple from the UK. Judging by the result, Liam and Jessica are an incredibly lucky couple.