Madison
49° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Couple's 2 sets of twins born two years apart to the day

Published On: Jan 30 2013 08:23:09 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 30 2013 08:49:32 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Statistics show three out of every 100 births deliver twins.

Vickie and Curtis Eberle aren't statisticians, but they're crunching the numbers after Vickie delivered twins Monday, two years to the day since she gave birth to their first set of twins.

"It's very much more demanding," said Vickie Eberle. "You're thinking, 'OK, whose diaper did I change? Who ate last? Did I do it twice?'"

The Prairie du Sac couple's first set of twins was born two years ago.

"We're set for probably five or six more years of two car seats," Curtis Eberle said.

"I just know that once you have twins, it's a greater chance of having them," said Vickie Eberle.

The chances are greater when a person has given birth to twins before, and families have multiple sets of twins more often than some may think.

But what makes the Eberles' situation rare is that the couple's two sets of twins share the same birthday -- Jan. 28.

"Even having the same birthdays for just singletons is rare," said Vickie Eberle. "It's just got to be astronomically rare for having twins on the same day."

People can calculate the odds and find probabilities, but the Eberles said they're content just to count their blessings.

"I just feel like I'm blessed to be able to have these children and raise them, and that that the good Lord is giving us what we need," said Vickie Eberle.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement