Couple Welcome Second Set of Identical Twins
A Brisbane couple with no family history of twins have welcomed their second set of identical twins. In a rarity of 1 in 100,000 the baby girls Georgia and Evie were born five weeks early on Father’s Day at Mater Mothers Private Hospital.
Simone and John Burstow are bursting with joy after the natural and safe delivery of their precious bundles on September 4th. The little girls are the newest members of the Burstow family and have two very excited four year old brothers Oliver and Harrison. The couple told Kidspot that the big brothers are over the moon with excitement. “The boys have been so beautiful with the girls. They are fascinated by them, they read stories to the girls while they are feeding and they love watching them have a bath and get dressed.”
The couple found out they were expecting twins at their six week dating ultrasound, and Simone said “I thought something was wrong because my obstetrician’s face changed and he looked really shocked. I asked what was wrong and he found the second heartbeat, I was completely dumbstruck,”
“I was laughing and crying at the same time, asking him how does this happen? Then I had to call my husband to tell him. He was really shocked too but so excited!”
The new mum of four said that her little girls are harder to tell apart than the boys were at the same age and they are still using colour coded blankets “I can tell them apart because of a slightly different head shape but my husband admits to not having a clue,” she says.
Dr Rob Butler, Obstetrician told the Sunday Mail “I did suggest that Simone and John try again next year to see how many twin sets are possible, but I am not sure they are on board just yet,”
But the Mum says that she is happy with her family size “At this stage, I can’t see us having any more babies. We feel like the luckiest parents in the world to be blessed with four beautiful, healthy children and feel that our family is complete” she said.