LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - If you had told Kristen and Brandon Reddinger they'd have two additions to their family Tuesday, they wouldn't have believed you.
"I went in for a check because I was having some contractions. I was a little over 34 weeks," said Kristen Reddinger. "I was actually in labor."
After eight hours of labor combined, Riley and Reese Reddinger were born.
"It's just a miracle," said Reddinger.
Riley Reddinger, born at three pounds, 15 ounces, is in the neonatal intensive care unit for her low oxygen levels. Her parents said she'll make a full recovery.
"We're parents of one and now we have three. It's just exciting," Kristen Reddinger said.
The Reddinger twins were the third set of twins born at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital Tuesday.
Dr. Deb Simon, who delivered them all in a four and a half hour time frame said that's a little out of the ordinary.
"We do deliver a fair number of twins here at Gundersen Lutheran, but generally not more than one set a day or one set a week," Simon said.
"Dr. Simon had her hands full yesterday," said first-time dad Touger Moua.
Trisity and Charlene Mowa were the first set of twin girls delivered Tuesday.
"You know, to actually see my daughters' head for the first time, to hear that first breath of cry, it's something I would really never experience elsewhere," Moua said.
Rylan and Beckett Wurtzel make up the third set of twins. They're fraternal boys from Sparta.
Whether parents before, or for the first time, like Mowa, these families have two bundles of joy to bring home making their family a little bigger.
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