For five years, Annie Johnson and her husband, Joby, struggled to conceive a child but to no avail. Just when they thought they had exhausted all possible options, Annie’s older sister, Chrissy, gave them an offer that left them entirely shocked at first. But as it turned out, her offer wasn’t the last of the incredible surprises headed their way. Chrisy already had two young boys of her own and had had no major complications during either of their births, pretty much showing that Chrissy was able to carry children successfully. Chrissy revealed that for the five years she watched her younger sister struggle to have children of her own, her heart broke more and more as the time passed by.
Speaking to Daily Mail UK, Chrissy said that no one should have to deal with anything like that, especially her sister. “It was heartbreaking. When they started having problems getting pregnant it was devastating to watch.” It was then that Chrissy approached Annie with a proposal to be their surrogate if they wanted to give it one more try. After getting over the shock of what her sister suggested, Annie and Joby happily agreed to try and the process began. Doctors implanted two embryos in Chrissy – and since Annie was on the same cycle, they placed two embryos in her as well, just to give it one last shot. In no time, both sisters started to feel the symptoms of being pregnant. They couldn’t believe it!
“They found one in me and then they moved over and saw another little sac with another flickering heartbeat, and we knew that we still had Chrissy left to go.” Annie told Daily Mail UK. Sure enough, Chrissy was pregnant with twins as well. After half a decade of trying with no luck, now the Johnsons were expecting two sets of twins! As if things weren’t crazy enough, both Chrissy and Annie went into labor on the exact same day!
Since both sisters opted to deliver via c-section , Chrissy decided to give birth first so her sister could watch the birth of her sons, Charlie and Tommy. Not long after, Annie welcomed her daughters, Gracie and Haddie into the world. Annie told Daily Mail UK how overwhelmingly exciting the births of their children had been for the entire family. “Trying to get at least one baby, we are just so excited to take all four of them home and they’re all healthy.” Even though it’s going to busy hectic raising “quadruplets” over the next few years, they wouldn’t change a thing!