When Sarah and Bill Thistlethwaite found out that they were expecting twins, they became incredibly overjoyed. But their joy was soon mixed with worry when doctors discovered that the children were so-called monochorionic twins, or identical twins that share a placenta and an inner amniotic sac.
Such a pregnancy presents big risks, so Sarah was hospitalized for 57 days before giving birth to the twins via a cesarean section. But when the twins were born, everyone in the maternity ward witnessed something unbelievable.
Sarah and Bill already had a son, but they were extremely excited to be having twin girls. Two days before Mother’s Day 2014, it was finally the time for the girls to come out and meet the world. They were born within 46 seconds of each other and doctors soon realized that everything had gone well—both girls were healthy.
Once the twins were delivered, doctors held the girls up so their mother could see them. And she could hardly believe her eyes when she saw that the girls were holding hands.
“My heart just melted,” Sarah told People magazine. “Even my husband got tears in his eyes – I don’t know that anybody in the room had a dry eye.”
It’s been two years since Jenna and Jillian were born. Today, the two busy little girls have started to develop their own personalities. But they still have one thing in common: They love holding hands.
The girls love being together and one twin would never think of doing anything without the other.
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