Emma and John Power, of Tang Hall, become parents to twins for a second time

Emma and John Power with their twin sons Connor, left, and Kyle and twin daughters Jessica, left, and Ruby

Emma and John Power with their twin sons Connor, left, and Kyle and twin daughters Jessica, left, and Ruby

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , richard.catton@thepress.co.uk

THE mother of twin boys from York has told of her surprise at hearing she and her husband were about to become parents again – this time of twin girls.

Emma Power, 25, said husband John refused to believe her when she broke the news that her latest scan revealed a second set of twins was on the way.

The odds of having two sets of twins are believed to be one in 170,000.

Ruby and Jessica were born on September 19, weighing more than 6lb each. The girls are now at home in Tang Hall with their six-year-old twin brothers, Connor and Kyle.

Mrs Power said: “I thought ‘Oh my God’ when I found out. It was a real shock.

“John didn’t believe me. I rang him because I had rushed into hospital on my own. I said ‘wouldn’t it be funny if it was twins again’ and he said ‘don’t even joke about it’.

“When I actually told him the scan showed that it was twins again, the phone just went silent. He didn’t believe me, so I had to go around to his work and show him the print-outs.”

Mrs Power admitted the new arrivals had made their two-bedroomed home a little crowded. But she said things were about to get even more hectic.

“My parents are coming over from Australia at Christmas, so it’s going to be a real squeeze.

‘‘They are staying for a month but it’s the first time they will have met the girls.”

Mrs Power said that with her husband looking after the new arrivals every night and her getting the two boys ready for school, the best Christmas present she could get this year would be a rest.

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11:08am Tue 13 Nov 12

Blimp says...

Babies land in matching pairs?

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Babies land in matching pairs? Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
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11:19am Tue 13 Nov 12

yorkiemum says...

Lovely lovely lovely lovely
Lovely lovely lovely lovely yorkiemum
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4:51pm Tue 13 Nov 12

R'Marcus says...

What a lovely family!
What a lovely family! R'Marcus
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4:51pm Tue 13 Nov 12

R'Marcus says...

What a lovely family!
What a lovely family! R'Marcus
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5:42pm Tue 13 Nov 12

BPSP says...

How beautiful!! Congratulations to you all. Something positive to report, at last.
How beautiful!! Congratulations to you all. Something positive to report, at last. BPSP
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5:46pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

The odds of a birth being of twins, is around 67/1. If there's a predisposition within the parents' backgrounds to having twins, and the mother is having a subsequent birth the odds are 12/1 that the next birth will be a twin birth. Triplets are born around every 4500th birth in the UK and the odds of quads are 1 in 143,000 - a statistic not far off the 170000/1 one quoted. But quads are a lot rarer than two sets of twins.
The odds of a birth being of twins, is around 67/1. If there's a predisposition within the parents' backgrounds to having twins, and the mother is having a subsequent birth the odds are 12/1 that the next birth will be a twin birth. Triplets are born around every 4500th birth in the UK and the odds of quads are 1 in 143,000 - a statistic not far off the 170000/1 one quoted. But quads are a lot rarer than two sets of twins. Ignatius Lumpopo
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6:54pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bob the builder says...

Should have put a bet on and insured themselves for a lovely payout to cover the cost - it can be done.
Should have put a bet on and insured themselves for a lovely payout to cover the cost - it can be done. bob the builder
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7:40pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Son of Amigo says...

wow, fantastic!! You are so lucky.
wow, fantastic!! You are so lucky. Son of Amigo
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9:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

robinbowes says...

My partner & I had twins nine years ago but separated shortly afterwards (not related!).

We have each gone on to have a further set of twins with our new partners - both sets started school this year.

I can't decide if I'm blessed or cursed. :)
My partner & I had twins nine years ago but separated shortly afterwards (not related!). We have each gone on to have a further set of twins with our new partners - both sets started school this year. I can't decide if I'm blessed or cursed. :) robinbowes
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