Family gatherings just became a little more confusing for Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall of Wallsburg, Utah.
For the second time in five years, the 36-year-old identical twin sisters have each given birth to twins, instantly doubling the size of their families and their sleepless nights.
The sisters, who married best friends, teach at the same elementary school and live on the same street, went into labor and gave birth early – Kelli on Jan. 11, and Kerri on Feb. 13.
Kelli’s twins, Kyler (4 pounds, 5 ounces) and Kenadee (4 pounds, 2 ounces) recently went home from Timpanogos Regional Hospital‘s newborn intensive care unit.
While Kerri’s twins, Kash (4 pounds, 12 ounces) and Jace (5 pounds, 10 ounces), are likely go home within a week or two after they’ve gained a few more ounces.
“For one week, we were together in the NICU – they set us up with our own little section,” Kerri said. “It was fun for us to share that together, just like we’ve always shared everything else in our lives.”
Best friends who rarely spend a day apart, the sisters have done double duty with diapers and bottles before.
Although they were both initially told by doctors that they wouldn’t be able to have children, they quickly made up for lost time, becoming pregnant with their first sets of twins six years ago through in vitro fertilization.
For their second pregnancies with twins, Kelli conceived again through in vitro, while Kerri conceived naturally and discovered she was pregnant after buying a home pregnancy test on a whim.
“So between the two of us, we now have nine children age 5 and under,” says Kelli. To keep the noise level down, we’re thinking that every get-together we have from now on will probably have to be outside.