March 1, 2021

‘Twins, with a twist’ — How Freddie and Chelsea Freeman grew their family to five (ESPN)


This is the family that Freddie and Chelsea Freeman wanted: lots of siblings who will grow up playing together, loving each other, helping each other. But the Freemans never could’ve imagined how they would get to where they are now, with 4-year-old Charlie and his two baby brothers.

After trying for pregnancy for a couple of years after Charlie was born, the Freemans explored fertility options, met with doctors and heard uncertainty about whether Chelsea would be able to have more children. Last spring, the Freemans arranged for a surrogate to carry their child — and in a surprising and happy development, Chelsea also became pregnant nearly simultaneously.

Charlie now has two little brothers: Brandon John, born Dec. 30, his name in honor of Chelsea’s grandfather; and Maximus Turner, born eight days ago on Valentine’s Day, his middle name a reference to the ballpark where Freddie Freeman played his first home game with the Atlanta Braves. The babies and Chelsea are doing well and are healthy, although it’s inevitable that father and mother will be sleep-deprived.

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Read “‘Twins, with a twist’ — How Freddie and Chelsea Freeman grew their family to five” at ESPN