Two Mums From Same Town Give Birth To Eight’Miracle’ Babies In Just 11 Days
Mums Kylie Szafranski, 30, and Virginia Johnson, 39, became friends online after ʀᴇᴀʟɪsɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜʟᴛʀᴀ-ʀᴀʀᴇ sɪᴍɪʟᴀʀɪᴛɪᴇs between their two families. They had both given birth to quadtruplets within 11 days of each other in the same town of Phoenix, in the US. Two mums from the same town had “miracle quadruplets” just 11 days apart after both sᴜFFᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴀᴄʜᴇ of sᴇᴠᴇʀᴀʟ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs.
Mums-of-five Kylie Szafranksi, 30, and Virginia Johnson, 39, initially in 2017. Virginia and her husband Victor, 49, had three girls and one boy – Ava, Olivia, Madelyn and Victor Jr, while Kylie and husband Phil, 41, welcomed three boys and one girl – Damon, Gideon, Theo and Emery. Kylie is also mum to River, seven, who’s close friends with Virginia’s eldest daughter, Zoey, also seven. The adorable quadruplets, now four, have grown up side-by-side and have celebrated some their biggest milestones together. The mums even joke that they’ve already ‘paired them off’ for ᴀʀʀᴀɴɢᴇᴅ ᴍᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs.
Kylie, from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, said: “We had no idea that the other even ᴇxɪsᴛᴇᴅ when we were pregnant. “I had my four, and then just over a week later I saw on the local news that a woman in my area had given birth to quadruplets too. Everyone was freaking out that there were two sets of quads born in Phoenix so closely together. The babies would have only been a couple of weeks old when we started talking. This is our fourth year of doing the Christmas shoot. We do a lot of major holidays together, but we had missed some this year because of the pandemic. It is a special experience because our children are so close in age, and having quads is rare, so it’s fun to share that with another family.”Before conceiving the quadruplets, both mothers faced ɪssᴜᴇs with infertility and went through the heartache of sᴇᴠᴇʀᴀʟ ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. When Kylie naturally became pregnant with quadruplets, doctors told her that she was the only woman on the US west coast to be carrying that many babies at once. But soon after giving birth to her quads, the mum was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀ that Virginia had given birth to with the help of IVF just eleven days after her – and remarkably, they were from the same town. And after discovering each other on a mother’s group on Facebook, the pair arranged a time to meet – and the two families-of-seven have been friends ever since.Virginia revealed that the best thing about the two families getting to know each other is the support they can offer each other because they are ‘all in the same boat’.
She said: “It’s been so helpful to know where that is another mum who is going through the same thing. We share advice, it’s like having a partner. It’s been wonderful to have another family go through this journey together. It’s incredible to see them grow and flourish in front of the camera. The kids love having playtime with others for sure, it takes a bit to warm up but after that they are good to go. It’s like a big party when we all get together so they think it’s fun. Plus we always have food when we get together so they love it. We both are teaching our kids to love and accept people for who they are. The world is Fɪʟʟᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ sᴏ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ʜᴀᴛᴇ that I like to give hope that the next generation will be more loving.”