A mother has given birth to her third consecutive set of twins meaning she’s had six babies in five years.
Jolene Mckee, 32, and her husband, Andrew, 33, from Brooklyn, New York, are now a family of eight after recently welcoming their third set of twins, Aiden and Jaiden, who are now three-months-old.
Jolene and Andrew now have Peyton and Paige, five, Abigail and Andrew, three, and the newest additions, Aiden and Jaiden. They are all fraternal (non-identical) twins.
The mother-of-six says it has been a blessing to get six children from three pregnancies and since twins are all that they know, she has felt more like a pro each time.
Jolene said: ‘I never envisioned myself with a big family.
‘I thought I’d only have maybe one or two kids.
But it is such a blessing that I have had six babies from just three pregnancies.
‘When I discovered I was pregnant with twins for the third time, I just fully accepted that this must be what I was appointed to do.
She feel so lucky that they have all three combinations too, girl twins, boy-girl twins and now their boy twins.
Before she fell pregnant with the eldest set of twins, Peyton and Paige, she had previously suffered a miscarriage and three months later she discovered she was pregnant again.
“I was so scared to go to the doctors for the scan after going through the pain of miscarrying “. She said.
“Then they told me I was expecting twins. I couldn’t believe it.
Two years later Jolene fell pregnant again and once again discovered she was expecting twins.
She recalls having an inkling that she was pregnant with another set of twins.
However, she says she was still shocked when the news was confirmed and her husband was in shock.
Jolene added: ‘All of my pregnancies went really smoothly, but it was very different the second and third time around, being pregnant while also being an active mother.
‘But I just had to push through.
” After falling pregnant for the third time, I was 100 percent sure it couldn’t be another set of twins.
‘I thought it would definitely be just one baby.
‘So when we found out it was twins for the third time we were in shock.
‘The doctor was just as shocked as us.
‘He said that in 25 years he had never seen a woman have three sets of twins.’
Jolene says that the reason for her having so many sets of twins is due to her having an overactive uterus which she says causes her to drop two eggs at a time.
‘It’s sometimes hard to keep up with all the laundry too.
‘I do at least six loads of washing each week.
‘But all the kids are really close and get on very well.
‘I love our family and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’ She said.