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There was a woman and her young daughter there too. They hailed from Ghana. The young girl was stunning. I couldn't help myself but comment and the woman and I got talking. She was such a warm person and we connected immediately.
She was fascinated with my twins; specifically how different they are, in both looks and personality. She said that she had a strong family history of twins and worried a bit that she might conceive twins herself if she were to try for another child.
We talked about her family. Both she and her husband are seventh children. She is one of eleven. He is one of ten.
Her grandmother had a set of twins.
She has twin brothers.
Her sister also has a set of twins.
Her auntie had a singleton, and then four sets of twins. Four! One of the twins died, so there are eight remaining children in that family. We discussed this at length. My hat goes off to this woman, both for surviving four twin pregnancies but also for living through the death of a child. Unbelievable.
Her cousin had twins (one of the twins from above I think), although sadly she and one of the babies died at birth, followed five months later by the other. Such tragedy. It is barely imaginable huh?
There is little wonder that she has stopped at one child, don't you think?
Are you a multiple Mum? Do you have a family history of multiples?