Talk about one in a million.
Alexzandria Wolliston was ecstatic when she got news she would be having twins. Welcoming a second set in the same calendar year? Doctors said she had better chances of hitting the lottery, and she did — the twin lottery that is.
On Dec. 27, the Florida mother gave birth to two boys, Kaylen and Kayleb, just nine months after welcoming twin sons, Mark and Malakhi, in March 2019. Both her double bundles of joy were conceived without the help of in vitro fertilization.
“Oh, yes, I feel like I hit the twin lottery,” Wolliston told local station WPTV.
She said she had no idea twins ran in her family until her doctor told the then mother of three that she was expecting another set of twins. Kaylen and Kayleb were born premature and spent some time in the neonatal intensive care unit before joining their sister, 2-year-old Ar’Mani, and brothers at home this week.
Wolliston recently learned that both her grandmothers had lost twin boys at birth and now believes her babies are a divine gift from above. In an interview with “Good Morning America,” the Florida mom admits she was nervous about carrying a second set of twins and “wondered if my body could handle it.”
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in 2018 the twin birth rate was just 32.6 twins per 1,000 births.
“I always say that I feel like my grandmothers gave me their kids because two sets of twins and their twins passed away?,” Wolliston said. “I feel like they just sent them down for me.”
In the end, all went well and there were few complications despite the early delivery.
Wolliston said she’s very happy with her bunch, but plans to keep her kid count right where it is. She’s since launched a GoFundMe page after being met with requests from generous people wanting to help her out with expenses.
Watch more in the clip below.