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Twin Moms Give Birth to 2nd Set of Twins Weeks Apart

Double joy for Utah sisters who also live near each other and work together
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 24, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Twin Moms Give Birth to 2nd Set of Twins Weeks Apart
Twin sisters Kelli Wall, left, and Kerri Bunker are shown in this undated photo provided by Kerri Bunker.   (Kerri Bunker via AP)

Identical twin sisters from Utah each recently gave birth to twins—again. Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall delivered twins within weeks of each other at a hospital in Orem, south of Salt Lake City, the AP reports. Years ago, they gave birth to their first sets of twins, now 4- and 5-year-olds, at the same hospital a few months apart. Bunker's newest twins arrived Feb. 13; Wall's were born about three weeks earlier. A spokesman for Timpanogos Regional Hospital says some of the twins were conceived through in vitro fertilization. When Wall found out she was pregnant last year after a fertility treatment, Bunker decided to take a pregnancy test as well, per ABC News affiliate KTVX. "That afternoon I got this harebrained idea that what if I was pregnant," she says. "We weren't doing any fertility treatments of any kind." Doctors had thought Bunker's chances of getting pregnant on her own were practically nil, KUTV notes.

Even though Wall gave birth about a month before her twin, her babies were premature, so she was already at the hospital when Bunker arrived to deliver. "I said we're already here, so we'll walk down the hall," she tells KTVX. The 36-year-old women say they aren't just sisters, but also best friends and co-workers at the same school—and now the Bunkers are building a house next door to the Walls. Bunker also has a 2-year-old child, and the sisters say their nine kids will grow up together. "Two seniors, a junior, and two freshmen!" Bunker says to KUTV, extrapolating into the future for her own kids. "I said, we are not going to be able to afford them! Not to mention three boys. They're going to eat us out of house and home!" (Here's why there are more twins these days.)

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