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

Posted December 26, 2007 7:05 p.m. EST

— 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.