Ashley Ness went in for a routine ultrasound at her doctor’s.
Little did she know what the technician would find when they took a peek at what was growing inside of her.
35-year-old Ashley Ness is already a mother to four children. She and her boyfriend Val, situated in Taunton, Massachusetts, never expected to have more children. They were still excited to find out Ashley was pregnant with a fifth.
However, a recent ultrasound told them that they would not be getting just one additional family member and instead would be doubling the number of children they have.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Ashley explained:
“When she first started the scan, she was looking at the screen and wrote A, B, so I stopped and looked at her and was like, ‘Wait, I’m having twins?’ And she’s like, ‘Oh I don’t know … I’m going to step out for a minute.”
Waiting and expecting to hear the unexpected, the mother felt her worried confirmed when the sonographer entered the room again:
“She starts the scan back up, and she’s like, ‘You’re having four.’ I said, ‘I’m sorry. What?’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, there’s four of them in there.”
Ashley and Val already have four children, ages ranging from 7 to 24. Never did they expect her to get pregnant again at her age, much less to four more children.
However, they quickly appreciated their situation:
“I had a very hard time conceiving my daughter and I’ve had miscarriages in the past. So I feel like to be able to be blessed with something so big is so amazing,” Ashley said.
Even more amazing is the fact that the four fetuses are actually two sets of identical twins. As WCVB reported, it’s a very rare pregnancy. The chances of having two sets of identical twins spontaneously are one in 70 million.
Ashley also explained how she and Val’s daughter, Chanel, helped them to name the coming babies:
“I’ve always wanted to keep the whole ‘Ch’ because my parents, all their grandkids besides one is all ‘Ch.’ So I wanted to stay on that whole ‘Ch’ path and we came up with all their names. So it’s Chesley and Chatham are the girls, and then Chance and Cheston are the boys.”
It is clear that this family is blessed and will only show love and support to their four new members when they come!
In August, the quadruplets were born
Ashley was a high-risk pregnancy because of her age and previous miscarriages, so her idea was to have the babies in August instead of their expected due date in October.
But it seems like the babies were born in July, according to a post on Ashley’s Instagram. On August 30, she posted a photo stating that the quadruplets celebrated one month in life.
Then, in September, she update her followers once again:
”I can’t believe it has already been two months since The quads have entered the world. I will not lie these past two months have been a struggle, with all the ups and downs that come along with the Nicu life and juggling a family at home. The mom guilt hits hard for me, Trying to make sure I’m giving everyone enough attention just can’t wait till the Quad‘s are ready to come home so we can all be together…”
If interested, you can help out and check Ashley’s GoFundMe page here!
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I hope all is going well with you and your little ones, Ashley! 🥰
Wish the best for the babies and lots and lots of love and endurance.