Three kids were born to a single mother in Washington State in the same year, but they weren’t triplets.
The Washington state mama, Stephanie Hansen, 32, welcomed her first daughter, Daphne, on Jan. 28, 2020.
She was astonished to learn she was pregnant again just three months later, and on December 8 — just over 10 months after giving birth the first time — she gave birth to twin girls Rubie and Penelope.
Hansen had recently started a new relationship at the time. She started using birth control, but she didn’t expect she’d be able to conceive again so quickly.
The new mom, on the other hand, was taken aback when she found out she was having twins with her new boyfriend just three months later.
Rubie and Penelope, her kids, were born on December 8, 2020.
Hansen, 32, told TODAY Parents, “It’s total chaos, but it’s the best chaos.”
On average, most women start ovulating again about 45 days, or six weeks, after giving birth.
At first, she admitted, she felt a bit guilty.
‘I felt awful that she wouldn’t have one-one-one time with me anymore,’ she said. ‘There was definitely some initial sadness.’
However, all anxiety subsided as soon as she welcomed her younger kids, with the mom saying the three siblings are now an inseparable trio.
“They are the Three Musketeers,” Hansen cooed. “They’re on the same schedule. They eat, bathe and play together. They share a room.”
The single mom is no longer with the father of her twins and admits it can be “chaos” in her household given her single status.
However, Hansen clarified that her ex is always on hand to help out with the girls.
“When we broke up I was devastated, but I said to myself, ‘I’ve got this. We’re not going to sit around in our pajamas crying,’” she stated. “You can sink or swim.’”
Hansen has a large fan base because to her TikTok videos on raising her two daughters, who are now 2 and 15 months old.
“I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” she declared. “These kids are the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”