Ohio mum Sarah Thistlewaite will receive plenty of Mother’s Day presents in her life, but none will be more valuable than this one – two happy and healthy twins. But there was a chance she wouldn’t hold them close to her chest as she’d dreamed as they were suffering from a serious condition nicknamed Mono Mono, where twins don’t have their own placenta or amniotic sac, instead sharing them and increasing their chances of being born ‘tangled up’.
And unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened. But as doctors were untangling their umbilical cords, they noticed something incredible… The two little miracles were holding hands and had been born like that.
“They’re already the best of friends,” said Sarah. “I just can’t believe they were holding hands. That’s amazing!”
Jenna was born first weighing in at 4 pounds, 2 ounces and her sister Jillian followed 48 seconds later weighing 3 pounds, 13 ounces.
‘Mono Mono’ is thought to be relatively uncommon, occurring in only one in every ten thousand twin births.
Sarah couldn’t be happier and is recovering nicely. She’s looking forward to getting the twins back home.
Isn’t that just one of the sweetest things you’ve ever seen? You just know that Jillian and Jenna are going to have the most special bond between them for the rest of their lives, aren’t they?