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Baby, Baby: Twin Sisters Get Double Dose of Good News

Posted December 26, 2007

— When Michael and Melissa Ferraro struggled to have a baby, they turned to Melissa’s identical twin sister, KC Wheeler, for help.

On Tuesday, they shared quite a memorable Christmas.

“Out of the two embryos they put inside my sister, KC, one took, and that was little Madeline,” Melissa said.

Madeline Grace Ferraro, or “Maddy” as they call her, was born on Christmas Day in Cary.

“We couldn’t ask for a better day or a better gift,” Melissa said. “Seeing [KC] deliver this baby just made me even more happy to have her as a sister.”

“It’s awesome. I feel very blessed to have been able to do this for them,” KC said.

With identical sisters, things naturally come in twos. In six months, another baby will be welcomed into the family. Melissa, who doctors said couldn't have a baby, got quite a surprise when she learned she was pregnant.

‘Oh yeah, oh yeah, it was a surprise,” she said.

“We’re due in June, so [the babies] will be six months apart. In six months, we’ll have another one,” Michael said.

“I mean, it’s all they wanted, you know, were kids. Now, they’re going to be just bombarded with them,” KC said, laughing.


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  • rmgirl Dec 27, 2007

    I know that there are people on this forum who complain about "human interest" stories but I think that this is a wonderfully heartwarming story. Congratulations to all!

  • Desigirl Dec 27, 2007

    congrats to all of you!!

  • wcnc Dec 27, 2007

    groovy- why would it be awkward to explain the 6 month difference in ages?? For their family- they will know. For friends, neighbors, strangers, etc- it's none of their business!!

    This story is wonderful and it doesn tell me that, while doctors do wonderful things, they don't know everything!!!

  • mmafighterwife Dec 27, 2007

    This story is awesome, you hear all kinds of bad news and then something like this brightens the day. May god bless this family and to her sister for helping them that is just great, if I had a sister and she could not conceive I would do the same for her. Congratulations to this family and I pray they will have another healthy baby.

  • Groovy Dec 27, 2007

    Congrats! What a blessing. Sure is going to be awkward explaining the age difference though :)

  • rick_slick Dec 27, 2007

    Yay babies!!

  • swisher1 Dec 27, 2007

    Strange.......wonderful news!

  • sfate61 Dec 27, 2007

    A Christmas To Remember. Congrats to you all!

  • Skywatch_NC Dec 27, 2007

    Congratulations Michael, Melissa and Aunt KC! :-)

  • Ready for Summer Dec 27, 2007

    This is a wonderful story. Truly the best Christmas present ever for the family.