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Couple welcome twins born on different days with different star signs


Caption: A couple who thought they may never have children have welcomed a pair of twins – who were born on different days and have different star signs.
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After three years trying to conceive and two rounds of IVF, Jess and Chris Chelin were shocked to fall pregnant with twins naturally.

But the pair had even more surprises in store when their sons ended up being born on different days, giving them different star signs.

The babies both weighed 6lb 7oz but Eric was born on January 19 at 11.52pm, while little Albert was born ten minutes later on January 20 at 12.02am.

Despite being twins, the boys couldn’t be more different.

Their new ‘little miracles’ were born in different sacs, have different hair colour and even have different star signs.

Eric has dark brown hair, from his dad’s side, and is a Capricorn, while Albert has blond hair, from his mum’s side, and is an Aquarius.

Jess, 31, and Chris, 34, from York, North Yorks., also have a two-year-old daughter, Ayda, who was born as a result of one of the rounds of IVF.

Jess and Chris with their boys Eric and Albert (Picture: Chris Chelin / SWNS.COM)

Jess said: ‘I was excited and overwhelmed when we realised we were pregnant with twins. I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t believe it until they were born. I’m just so grateful.

‘We feel so lucky. They’re our little miracles.

‘It was amazing to hold them for the first time and to know the journey we’ve all gone through as a family.

‘I feel so happy and grateful. I feel so lucky for what we’ve got.

‘We always wanted more than one child but when we had Ayda we obviously knew there was a chance she was going to be an only child.

Eric and Albert (Picture: SWNS)
The first baby (Picture: Chris Chelin / SWNS.COM)

‘Now we’ve got the boys too and it warms my heart knowing they’re going to grow up having each other.’

The couple, who met in 2007 and married in 2015, always wanted to have a family of their own but were told they were unlikely to ever conceive naturally.

Jess, who was in her 20s at the time, was devastated when she was told her eggs were ‘akin to a woman in her 40s’.

Struggling with seeing other people having babies without IVF, the couple seriously considered moving to Canada or Australia as it became too overwhelming.

Jess and Chris Chelin holding their twins when they were born (PIcture: Chris Chelin / SWNS.COM)
Dad Chris Chelin walking away from York Royal with his twins Eric and Albert (Picture: Chris Chelin/SWNS.COM)

In 2017, they had IVF through the NHS but it sadly failed.

As the eggs didn’t go through a full cycle, they were still eligible for a free round of IVF but were offered a different treatment which injects the sperm directly into the egg.

The injected Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was successful and the overjoyed couple welcomed little Ayda.

Jess, a primary school teacher, said: ‘I had very little hope I was going to be able to have my own baby. They said it was very unlikely and the process of IVF is also really tough. It was so demoralising.

L-R Twins Albert and Eric (eldest) (Picture: Alex Cousins/SWNS)
Parents Jess and Chris Chelin, holding twins Albert and Eric (Picture: Alex Cousins/SWNS)

‘As soon as we got married we talked about how we wanted to have children as we wanted them quite young and to be able to do things with them.

‘Those two years seemed like the longest years ever, and it felt so futile.’

After Ayda was born, they moved from Leeds to York and bought their first home together immediately after Ayda was born.

But now after the arrival of the twins, they are selling their three-bed terraced house to move into a bigger home.

Chris, a property manager, said: ‘It’s been completely crazy, our lives have been changed forever.

‘But it’s all worth it, all the chaos in the house, all the cleaning, all the late nights – it’s 100% worth it.

‘We never expected any of this, we didn’t think we’d have such a big family.. We just can’t believe it.

‘We genuinely believed for a long time that we might never have our own children and now we’ve got three beautiful babies.

‘I’m exhausted but I’ve never been so happy.’

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