We Need Each Other: Twins Who Are Emotionally Inseparable Even 2 Years After Birth

We Need Each Other: Twins Who Are Emotionally Inseparable Even 2 Years After Birth

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Two years ago the twins who captured national headlines for grabbing hands just seconds after they were born are again making people emotional and shed a tear or two. And it’s lovely.

The girls were born May 9, 2014, and the photo that captured the nation’s heart happened by coincidence.

Inseparable Twins

The two-year-old twin sisters Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite hate to be apart. Surprisingly one will stand by the door crying for the other when separated even for a while.

Inseparable Twins

The girls were “monoamniotic twins,” meaning they shared an amniotic sac — instead of each having her own — during gestation. The rare condition carries great risks for complications, and while their mother spent 57 days on bed rest before she delivered the girls via C-section, the twins had few medical problems before and after their birth.

Inseparable Twins

“That is just a miracle from God,” Sarah Thistlethwaite told TODAY.

Jenna and Jillian, despite being born seven weeks early, have continued to thrive every day since.

“They have absolutely no health problems. They are normal 2-year-olds,” their mother said. “They run around. They chase after their brother, who teaches them pretty much what not to do, and then they still do it anyway.”

Inseparable Twins

The two blonde girls are almost indistinguishable from each other. Their parents usually can tell them apart — Jillian has a small blue vein that cuts across her nose — but the person who does that the best is 3-year-old big brother Jaxon, who occasionally has to correct his parents about which girl is which.

Inseparable Twins

The girls love to climb, go swimming and assert their wills whenever possible, particularly when fighting over toys.

Inseparable Twins

“I heard Dr. Wolfe say, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re holding hands,’ and then Dr. Manacuso was like, ‘Hold them up so mom can see them’,” she said. “I couldn’t believe they were holding hands. That was amazing. It was beautiful.”

This lovely bonding is so spellbinding, isn’t it? Wish them good luck throughout their lives.

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