Mom Gives Birth to Rare 'Mono Mono' Twins Who Were Born Holding Hands (VIDEO)

Talk about having a supremely sweet Mother's Day treat! Sarah Thistlethwaite just gave birth to two little miracles: rare "mono mono" twins who shared the same placenta and amniotic fluid sac -- something that only happens in one in every 10,000 pregnancies. These little cuties were actually born holding hands. How precious!

The Ohio mom spent two months on bedrest before having a C-section delivery. She knit while being hooked up to monitors for a grueling 20 hours a day -- I mean, can you even imagine? Monoamniotic, or "mono mono" pregnancies are quite risky because there's a chance the babies' umbilical cords could become entangled inside the mother's womb. Assuming she isn't the coolest of cucumbers, I'm guessing Sarah probably felt a multitude of strong emotions, including fear, anxiety, and hope.

But it was all worth it. Identical twin girls Jenna and Jillian were born holding hands like BFF's and were able to join their 15-month-old brother, Jaxon, in wishing their mom a very happy holiday. Jenna weighed a little over 4 pounds when she was born, and Jillian weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces. Since they were born prematurely, both will have to spend between 2 and 4 weeks in the hospital.

But the important thing is that they are healthy and on their way to joining their new family at home. The bond between Jillian and Jenna must be strong as nails, considering their unique start, and I'm betting they will grow up finishing each other's sentences and protecting one another for the rest of their lives.

Watch this video to hear more from Sarah about her experience carrying her "mono mono" twins:

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GypsiSky GypsiSky

Such a wonderful story... Congratulations to the family!

Julia Saenz

omg thats so sweet.  It probably went something like this:  omg whats happening. Here grab my hand. Noooooooooooooooooo

Jlo01 Jlo01

I wish this mom & her babies lots of happiness . Very touching story !

nonmember avatar jess

For the record, she is crocheting, NOT knitting. Crocheters unite!

TheSi... TheSilence

What a sweet picture!

I know a woman who not only had quads they were a set of identical girls and a set of identical boys which is extremely rare.

Twins... Twins-Momma

I have mono di twin girls (2yrs old). They were concerned that they would be mono mono when we found out at 6weeks but a membrane formed making them mono di. Identical twins are amazing , identical twin girls even better ;-)

Jody Alton

One of those babies does NOT appear to be happy with the way things are going!  What a great story and best of luck to the family (and especially to the mom who now has three under two!)

nonmember avatar Adrien

How sweet to their bond so strong! Twins are amazing.

aweck85 aweck85

I thought that the twins holding hands was the sweetest thing I had ever seen. Good luck to the mommy!!

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