Lindon, UT – Identical Utah twins Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall have done nearly everything together — now they will both be having their second set of twins in March.
“It’s like a miracle,” Bunker told 2News on Monday. “It’s like a shock and a half.”
Bunker and Wall celebrated their 36th birthday on Sunday by seeing birthday wishes in their Facebook feed, but also noticed a flood of links to stories showing the news of their unique pregnancy story had gone viral.
“It was one crazy birthday.”
The twin sisters both got pregnant with twins a year apart about four years ago thanks to in vitro fertilization. While doctors have told the sisters it was pretty rare for both twins to get pregnant and have a set of twins, it got even more interesting this time around.
A couple years ago Bunker was told by a doctor that it would nearly be impossible to get pregnant again and she should start freezing embryos if she ever wanted to have children again. She did as the doctor suggested, but didn’t expect to have children unless she used those embryos.
So when her sister, Kelli Wall recently called her to announce she was expecting twins with the help of in vitro fertilization. Bunker was happy for her sister, but she was also a little curious so she took a test.
“The day she found out she was having twins, is the day I found out I was pregnant,” Bunker said.
While Bunker had frozen some eggs, she wasn’t currently doing in vitro or any sort of fertility treatment.
“I was told I could never get pregnant on my own again ever,” she said.
So she and her husband didn’t believe the results, so they went to the hospital to get a test. It was positive. Later they learned they were expecting not just one but two children.
Bunker called her sister who was with the rest of the family at the time. No one believed her. They were all in shock.
Since the news broke about the twins having twins it’s been nothing but a steady stream of media contact requests to do everything from National TV appearances to a run of possible reality TV shows; none of which the two have decided on.
“We’re just very not public people,” Bunker said. “We’re still kind of in shock and awe about it.”
Wall shared in the excitement of the news of their story going international on her Facebook page on Sunday by saying this:
What a day! This will probably go down in history as one of my most memorable birthdays. Thank you everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes, and for sharing in our crazy excitement this past week. I truly feel loved and blessed! Thanks for being a part of it all.
P.S. Happy birthday Kerri! I hope your day was as good as mine. ;)
There’s more than just having babies in common for the two twins.
Bunker and Wall are the kind of twins that call up each other, without fail each evening to say good night. They’re also the kind of twins who haven’t spent more than a day apart from each other, “always wanted to remain close,” and vowed to marry twins, brothers, or best friends. In the end they married best friends.
“I met my husband at my twin sister’s wedding,” Bunker said adding that she was a bridesmaid and he was the best man.
The two have also been school teachers at Timpanogos Academy in Lindon for 14 years.
Bunker currently has 3-year-old twins and a 2-year-old. Wall has twin 4 year olds. So by March both sisters will respectively have five children under four and four children under 5 years old.
When people ask if Bunker is going to come back to work after have her second set of twins she tells them, “I have to pay for two more kids, what do you think?”