The rare mono mono twins, who were born last month holding hands, grabbed the attention of the world as this rare birth made global headlines. The parents of the babies are getting a taste of what it is like to be celebrities because "everywhere they go" someone saw the couple in the headlines, according to Fox News on June 2.
The twins, who are doing fine today and making progress toward going home, will most likely be home in less than a month's time. The girls are identical twins who shared the same amniotic sac and placenta, so they are as close as sisters could ever be!
The newborns not only made the headlines because of this rare birth, which happens in about one in 10,000 pregnancies, but they were born holding hands, which was an unbelievable sight to see. The girls are set to go home just in time for Father's Day reports ABC News.
Jenna and Jill were born premature at 33 weeks and two days, so they are getting the care that premature babies get. Jenna was 4 lbs., 2 oz. and Jill was 3 lbs, 13 oz. at birth and were moved from the medical center where they were delivered to Akron Children's Hospital shortly after they came into the world. This hospital was able to offer the breathing assistance the baby girls needed.
The girls have been successfully bottle fed and taking full bottles today. The twins are bulking up, as they are each topping 5-lbs in weight. Their progress has been full of good news.
The Ohio couple welcomed their girls into the world on May 9 and the picture of the girls holding hands was posted online only to go viral soon after it was posted. Bill and Sarah Thistlethwaite have been getting their home ready for when Jenna and Jill are released from the hospital.
This includes a mad scramble to finish painting their bedroom pink. The couple has a 16-month-old son, Jaxon, who has visited his sisters and he has also welcomed them into the world with a kiss to his little twin siblings.
Already the couple is thinking about far into the future when they will show their daughters the famous birth picture of them holding hands as they were being born. Mom said she already feels as if the girls are best friends.