Different bird same nest ?

About 3 weeks ago I saw a mourning dove sitting and some 2x4's and pvc pipe that we had hanging in our open sun porch. I climbed on the ladder to discover that it was a morning dove and 2 eggs, so I begin to watch her more, she would leave for a few minutes in the afternoon and then sit there the rest of the night. Then about a week or 10 days, I saw her sitting in an unusual position and climbed on the ladder to observe, and noticed that she had hatched 2 babies. In about a week or so the babies became really active and I left for work one morning and when I cam back that afternoon, she and the babies were gone, but the next morning I noticed the male and 2 babies under some shrub in the back yard and the mom was on the fence, then one of the babies and the male joined her on the fence. I didn't see them the next morning, then yesterday when I came home from work there was a bird sitting on the nest and 1 egg in it. So my questions are how long does it take from laying eggs until hatching eggs and then typical leaving the nest time, and can this be the same momma bird with her nest? Thanks to anyone who can give me more details.

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