A couple was extremely fortunate to conceive six children in just five years. They’ve been given three sets of twins. Consecutive twin births are extremely rare in a couple, but opportunity knocked on their door more than once.
Jolene McKee, 32, and her husband, Andrew, 33, are now a family of eight, hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Aiden and Jaiden, their third twin twins, were born nearly six months ago. Jolene considers herself fortunate to have six children from only three pregnancies, and she claims to have managed the second and third pregnancies with ease, despite the fact that she was expecting twins each time.
Peyton and Paige, both five years old, are female twins; Abigail and Andrew, three years old, are male and female twins; and Aiden and Jaiden, six months old, are twin boys.
“I had no idea I’d end up with such a large family.” I believe I will only have one or two children; nevertheless, we have three different combinations: female twins, male-female twins, and now male twins. “It all came together flawlessly,” Jolene added.
Jolene had a miscarriage three months before she became pregnant with Peyton and Paige.
“After feeling discomfort from a miscarriage, I was terrified to go to the doctor for a scan. “I was constantly worried because the doctors were taking so long, and they kept calling someone into the room,” Jolene explained. “Then they informed me that I was expecting twins.” I can’t believe what I’m hearing. It’s a lovely thing.”
Jolene found out she was pregnant with twins for the second time after two years. She had a suspicion that she was pregnant with twins again, and the pair was taken aback when the news was verified.
“We were in amazement when we found out it was twins for the third time, and the doctor was equally as surprised as we were,” Jolene said. “In 25 years, he had never seen a mother have three sets of twins,” he claimed. All of my pregnancies went smoothly, but being pregnant while still being a working mother was a very different experience the second and third times around. But I had no choice but to persevere. It was difficult having two sets of twins after giving birth to Abigail and Andrew, but twins were all we knew, so it felt like it grew easier with each set. We knew how to deal with the situation. I was certain it couldn’t be another set of twins after falling pregnant for the third time. I assumed there would be only one child.”
Jolene said that she had a hyperactive uterus that produces two eggs at a time, which is why she has twin babies every time she becomes pregnant. She is pleased with the outcome and accepts that this is her fate.
“Each child has their own distinct personality, and despite being twins, they each have their own set of friends,” Jolene explained. “My favorite part is watching them develop and mature. It brings a smile to my face.”
Jolene and Andrew confess that raising six children has been difficult, and that sticking to a strict routine requires a lot of effort.
“I do at least six loads of laundry each week, so it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with everything,” Jolene says.
“However, all of the kids are quite close and get along swimmingly. I adore my family and wouldn’t want it any other way.”